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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Flooding

29th September 2023
Heavy rains cause flooding and transport chaos in New York City
Up to 5 inches of rain fell in some areas overnight, and as much as 7 inches more is expected throughout the day.
This week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Libyan prosecutor general orders arrest of eight officials after flooding disaster
Derna’s mayor Abdulmonem al-Ghaithi, who was sacked after the flood, is among the detainees.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Potential flooding as rain warning in place for 11 counties
Kerry and West Galway have also been issued status yellow wind warnings.
Aid arrives in flood-hit Libya, where at least 40,000 people are displaced
The death toll from Derna alone has risen to 11,300, the United Nations has said.
This month
September 2023
Libyan prosecutor opens probe into collapse of two dams after 11,000 killed
Recovery efforts have been hampered by difficulty getting aid to the hardest-hit areas and the destruction of infrastructure.
Death toll soars to 11,300 after flooding in Libyan coastal city of Derna
A UN official has said that most casualties could have been avoided.
UN says thousands of Libya flood deaths could have been avoided
More than 5,000 people are believed to have died, with thousands more injured and left homeless.
Aid workers who managed to reach Derna described devastation in the city centre, with thousands still missing and tens of thousands left homeless.
At least 30,000 people in Derna were displaced by the flooding, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration said.
Nearly 4,000 dead after Libya floods and thousands more missing
The Mediterranean coastal city of Derna was hit by a huge flash flood late on Sunday.
Death toll from floods in Greece rises to 15 after four more bodies found
Greece’s fire service said that since flooding hit central Greece on Tuesday it has evacuated nearly 3,500 people. Rescue efforts continue.
Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years
On Thursday, the city recorded its highest ever rainfall since records began in 1884.
Death toll from storms and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria rises to 14
A flash flood at a campsite in north-western Turkey, near the border with Bulgaria, killed at least five people and swept away bungalow homes.
At least five people dead after severe rainstorms trigger flooding across Europe
Turkish interior minister Ali Yerlikaya said four other people were missing after the flash flood swept over a campsite in the Kirklareli province.
'Harrowing' conditions and flooding strand tens of thousands at Burning Man festival site
One death is being investigated at the counterculture festival in Nevada.
Last month
August 2023
Met Éireann told forecasters that Ireland needs to prepare for more extreme weather
An advisory said it was ‘beyond doubt’ that human influence has warmed the atmosphere.
Residents evacuated from Clontarf due to flooding caused by heavy rain
Dublin Fire Brigade have stated that firefighters from North Strand and Phibsborough fire stations were called to help
At least 30 dead after heavy flooding in northern China
Officials reported the deaths in Baoding, about 150 kilometres from Beijing, adding that 18 people were missing.
Beijing records heaviest rainfall in 140 years
The amount of rain recorded in just 40 hours neared the average rainfall for the entire month of July.
At least 11 dead in Beijing as heavy rain causes floods and forces evacuations
The level of rainfall is highly unusual for the city, which enjoys a moderate, dry climate.
July 2023
Met Éireann issues rain warning for three north-west counties with risk of flooding
The forecaster said conditions will be unsettled across the weekend.
Rescue workers recover last body from flooded South Korean tunnel where 14 people died
41 people were killed and another nine are still missing nationwide after the heavy downpours.
Forever Young founder defends closure of festival to ticket-holders on Saturday due to flooding
The Forever Young festival stated that ticket holders who were not already in the festival by noon on Saturday wouldn’t be admitted for safety reasons.
Localised flooding risk in Kerry, Cork, Galway and Mayo tomorrow due to heavy rain
Rainfall will be more intense in mountainous regions.
At least 15 people killed by floods in south-western China
The Chongqing floods appear to be China’s deadliest amid deluges in other parts of the country.
China in the grip of extreme weather after flooding and 10 straight days of 35 degree heat
Beijing reported 9.8 straight days when the temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius.
This year
Enniscorthy hit with flash flooding and massive hailstones
Locals shared photos and videos of hailstones as large as grapes which began to hit the area shortly before 3pm.
Dam collapse in Ukraine evolving into long-term ecological catastrophe, experts warn
Ukrainian deputy foreign minister Andrij Melnyk has called it ‘the worst environmental catastrophe in Europe since Chernobyl’.
Almost 6,000 people evacuated from flooded regions after Russian-held dam is destroyed
People in Kherson, the most populous nearby city, headed for higher ground as water poured into the Dnipro River.
Over 36,000 people evacuated in Italy after heavy floods
Six months’ worth of rain fell in 36 hours in the Emilia-Romagna region, with the floods described as the worst the country has seen in a century and killing 14 people.
Student missing in New Zealand after school trip to caves caught up in heavy rainfall
Heavy rain has lashed the area for days, with almost 10 centimetres expected today alone.
Cork and Waterford councils issue flood warning due to high tides and heavy rain
Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow rain warning for Kerry until 8pm today and warned that the area will be ‘wet and windy with localised flooding’.
Rescuers search for missing people in Brazil after twice monthly average rain falls in 24 hours
The record rainfall in a beachside city caused flooding and mudslides, killing at least 46 people.
At least 36 dead from flooding and landslides in Brazil during weekend
Another 228 people were left homeless and 338 were evacuated in the coastal region north of the city of Sao Paulo.
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
Pakistan flood recovery needs 'massive' investment, says UN leader
Pakistan’s Prime Minister told the conference his country was ‘racing against time’ to deal with the consequences of last year’s flooding.
Last year
At least 25 killed as heavy rain and floods hit Philippines
Nearly 400,000 people were affected by the floods, with over 81,000 still in shelters and nine others injured.
Status Yellow rain warning remains in effect nationwide as Met Éireann warns of flooding
A yellow wind warning will be in place for Cork and Kerry from 8pm this
Clean-up operation ongoing in Cork after heavy rainfall caused flooding in city
Torrential rainfall caused widespread flooding and traffic disruption in the city yesterday afternoon.
UN chief has 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that has wiped out crops and destroyed homes, businesses, roads and bridges.
Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.