The Mississippi flood of 1927 was one of America’s worst natural catastrophes. More significantly, it became the catalyst for one of the most profound changes in the country’s social and political fabric.
The European continent was hit by powerful Xaver storm that swept through several countries with wind gusts of more than 220 kilometers per hour.
Central and southern Italy was devastated by major flooding, following the recent torrential rains. Authorities have already announced the first victims.
State of emergency in the Greek island of Rhodes, after at lest three people drowned and more were reported missing. Torrential rains that lasted for two hours have caused significant flooding in several parts of the island, on Friday.
The deadly cyclone Cleopatra ravaged through half of Italy. At least 18 people have lost their lives, while other five were reported missing only in Sardinia. The disaster was described by meteorologists as the most powerful tropical storm in recent decades.
Colorado’s Boulder County was almost submerged after a few days of heavy rains. At least one person died after a building collapsed, several streets were flooded and major mudslides were triggered.
A flash flood took dozens of Rhode Island residents by surprise, forcing them to leave their apartments. The rainfall affected mostly an apartment complex in Cranston, south of Providence.
Continuous raining has lead to what has become the worst flood Sudan has seen in the past quarter of a century, leaving 500,000 people to face destruction and disease.
The devastating famine in North Korea in the mid 1990s led to a struggle for survival, which quickly eliminated the weak, the disabled, the elderly and children. This is what several people who managed to escape the disaster have testified in front of a UN commission, Thursday.
Russian authorities have evacuated over 23,000 people along the Chinese border as the far eastern city of Khabarovsk prepares for the worst flood of the last century.
The Philippine archipelago was hit at the beginning of this week by some the heaviest rains recorded so far. More than half of the Manilla capital was submerged, roads became rivers and tens of thousands of people were trapped inside their homes and shelters.
A wedding party that was driving across a valley, in southern Yemen, was swept away by floods on Saturday, August 17th, according to local authorities. The victims were mostly women and children and were travelling across the valley to take the bride to her new home.