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# floods - Sunday 4 October, 2020

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Floods destroyed roads, houses and bridges surrounding the city of Nice yesterday.

# floods - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Council says extra flood defences in Skibbereen were due 'this week' but Storm Ellen arrived first

A Status Red weather warning was in place last night as the county was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds.

# floods - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Flooded roads in Sligo town 'impassable' and Orange wind alert issued for Mayo

The promenade in Strandhill, Co Sligo is also closed due to waves and stones being hurled across the wall.

# floods - Monday 9 March, 2020

Emergency services pumping water from Clare housing estate flooded from heavy rainfall

The water poured in around homes in Westbury, located close to the Limerick border, shortly before 7pm.

# floods - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

From The42 'It's more than rugby, it’s a way of life': Nigel Owens dealing with storms on and off the pitch Good Cause

'It's more than rugby, it’s a way of life': Nigel Owens dealing with storms on and off the pitch

Donating jerseys for flood relief – and why the Guinness Six Nations has a special place in his heart.

# floods - Thursday 27 February, 2020

'She won’t kiss me tonight': Minister hailed for wading into flood water to fix pump Kevin Boxer Moran This post contains videos

'She won’t kiss me tonight': Minister hailed for wading into flood water to fix pump

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran was filmed lending a hand while topless in Athlone.

# floods - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Families in flood-hit areas call for government to buy them out of swamped homes

A plan to construct a flood defence and pumping station to divert water away from the area have been left marooned.

'We’re promised more rain, sleet and snow': North-west braces for more flooding

A weather warning is in place for counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo until 12pm tomorrow.

# floods - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Flood victims in an Offaly village feel forgotten and 'never really considered in the first place'

Paddy Towey hasn’t lived in his house since the last major flood in 2015. He wants the government to come and talk with him.

# floods - Monday 24 February, 2020

'We're amateur meteorologists at this stage': Locals fear further flooding along Shannon after overnight rain

13.6 mm of rain was recorded at Shannon Airport yesterday.

# floods - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

At least seven dead in landslides and floods in Indonesia

More than 2,000 people have been forced to leave their flooded homes.

# floods - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'It was a robust warning': Met Éireann defends Storm Elsa response after warning system criticised

The storm caused damage across the country, particularly in Galway and the west.

# floods - Friday 6 December, 2019

Storm alert: Gusts of up to 130km expected in west as Status Orange warning issued

Met Éireann issued the alert this morning.

# floods - Saturday 16 November, 2019

St Mark's Square in Venice re-opens after major flooding

Tourists and residents can now return to the historic square.

# floods - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'A dramatic situation': Venice flooded by highest tide in more than 50 years

The exceptionally intense high waters peaked at 1.87 metres.

# floods - Friday 8 November, 2019

UK woman’s body recovered from floodwater as one month’s rain falls in 24 hours

Residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster, described yesterday’s downpour as “almost biblical”

# floods - Monday 14 October, 2019

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night.

# floods - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran

Local authorities have said the situation is “critical” ahead of further downpours.

# floods - Monday 4 February, 2019

Crocodiles spotted in suburban streets after 'once-in-a-century floods' hit Australia

Police confirmed that crocodiles have been reported in flood waters in parts of Townsville.

# floods - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia

Australia’s tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year.

# floods - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Venice hit by heavy flooding as 11 people die in storms across Italy Stranded Tourists This post contains videos

Venice hit by heavy flooding as 11 people die in storms across Italy

Water in St Mark’s Square rose to a near record-breaking 156cm.

# floods - Monday 15 October, 2018

Death toll in French floods rises to 13 after several months' worth of rain falls in hours

Some of the dead appeared to have been swept away by floodwaters.

# floods - Monday 17 September, 2018

National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected

Rain warnings are in place for some counties amid flooding risk.

# floods - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Japan braces for 'very strong' typhoon as authorities warn of floods and landslides

Typhoon Jebi is expected to make landfall on the country’s main island on Tuesday

# floods - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

India rejects UAE govt's $100 million flood disaster fund offer

India has a record of refusing foreign aid after disasters, turning down foreign help after the 2004 tsunami.

# floods - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Photos: Entire villages swept away as southern Indian state stricken by floods

More than 350 people have died in the floods.

# floods - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Death toll rises to 324 as Kerala suffers worst flooding crisis in 100 years

At least 310,000 people have been displaced and are taking shelter in relief camps.

# floods - Friday 17 August, 2018

Over 300 dead in India as huge floods trigger landslides

Thousands are still trapped without food or water.

# floods - Friday 10 August, 2018

Two Germans held in France over flooded youth campground

The site was off-limits for camping.

# floods - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

A partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages

# floods - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Japan rescuers carry out house-to-house searches as floods and landslides claim 141 lives

The crisis is the deadliest rain-related disaster in over three decades in Japan.

# floods - Saturday 7 July, 2018

At least 20 dead as record Japan rains prompt mass evacuations

The death toll is expected to increase.

# floods - Monday 28 May, 2018

Elderly man dies after vehicle submerged in floodwater in England

A number of roads across the region have been badly affected by flooding this week.

# floods - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

# floods - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Bus transfers in operation between Limerick and Waterford due to flooding on train line

Crews are on site to restore services as quickly as possible.

# floods - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Flood warnings issued in Kilkenny and Cork after 'extreme rainfall'

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for several counties.

# floods - Monday 22 January, 2018

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains Impassable This post contains videos

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains

The midlands was hardest hit over the weekend and some areas are still flooded.

# floods - Saturday 13 January, 2018

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains images

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to take care and avoid some areas.

# floods - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Risk of flooding overnight as another weather warning set to come into effect at 3am

The National Emergency Coordination Group on severe weather convened this morning to assess the situation in the wake of Eleanor and to review the weather ahead.

# floods - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Flooding, fallen trees and power outages as Storm Eleanor passes through the country

Much of the flooding reported earlier this evening has now receded.

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