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How new canal next to Prangin Canal saved George Town from...

Canal completed in 2016 credited with saving inner George Town.

Helicopters rescue passengers on stranded Indian train

More than 250 people have died in flooding across India in the past two weeks, with Assam and Bihar states the worst hit.

At least 50 dead in Nepal’s monsoon

Heavy rain causing floods during the monsoon season often result in deaths across South Asia, this time Nepal is badly hit with 50 deaths.

Respect legislators, Penang speaker tells govt dept directors

The speaker of the Penang assembly says department heads must work hand-in- hand with legislators after an assemblyman complained that a DID official refused to utter even one word over flood problems raised by him numerous times.

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Some 12,000 others have been evacuated from water-logged Bengkulu province.

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

The flooding has already claimed a victim.

Death toll from southern Africa cyclone, floods exceeds 700

The storm has also killed 259 in Zimbabwe, while in Malawi 56 people died in heavy rains ahead of the cyclone.

Malawi flooding death toll rises to 56, braced for Cyclone Idai

Almost 83,000 people have been displaced by storms that caused rivers to break their banks.

Two dead, hundreds evacuated amid severe Indonesia floods

Flooding is common during Indonesia's rainy season, which runs roughly from October to April.

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of cattle feared dead after Australia floods

The full scale of the devastation on drought-hit cattle stations is becoming clearer as floodwaters recede.

Indonesia dam burst raises alarm over unchecked forest clearing

In late January, the dam overflowed, unleashing run-off from the mountains that swamped thousands of homes close to the city.

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll hits 70

Landslides and floods are common in Indonesia, especially during the monsoon season between October and April.

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology says Queensland’s Daintree River rose to 12.60 meters - a level not seen in over a century.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68

Some 6,700 people in 14 districts have been evacuated and are now living in shelters, schools, tents or mosques.

Philippine storm death toll rises to 22

The death toll rose from four a day after the storm brought heavy rain to the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, causing massive flooding and landslides.

12 dead in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least a dozen people have been killed so far while a search was ongoing for several others.

Sultan raises concern over flash floods in Selangor

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wants the state Town and Country Planning Department to look into the problem.

Jordan flood death toll rises to 20, most of them school...

Most of the dead were schoolchildren aged 11 to 14 who were taking part in a school trip to the Dead Sea region when their bus was swept away by floodwaters.

Rescuers search for survivors after Jordan floods kill at least 18...

Neighbouring Israel sent search-and-rescue helicopters to assist, an Israeli military statement said, adding the team dispatched at Amman's request was operating on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.

At least 10 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

At least ten people were confirmed killed while another ten are missing at an Islamic boarding school that was buried by the landslides.

Will your car insurer pay for damage from floods?

Time to check whether your car insurance policy covers vehicle damage due to floods and fallen trees during a heavy downpour.

Three people missing as cyclone brings flash floods in Greece

A rare type of tropical storm known as a Medicane has so far mostly affected areas east of mainland Greece, and the southern Peloponnese peninsula.

Typhoon Trami injures 45, direct hit on Japan mainland expected

Television footage showed cars in Okinawa island flipped over by the strength of the wind.

President Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina, six days after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state officials.