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Flooding in Europe: Death toll reaches 103 in Germany, 126 dead in Europe

"We are mourning 60 dead at the moment," Rhineland-Palatinate state premier Malu Dreyer said, up from the previous total of 50 in the state.
An areal view after flooding at Germany.(Reuters)
An areal view after flooding at Germany.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 05:27 PM IST
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Mumbai municipal body activates disaster plan amid fears of flooding

Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal instructed all ward officers to identify evacuees, and safe shelters, and prepare evacuation plans, the BMC said in a press release.
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 03:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

70% rise in concretised surfaces increased flooding in Mumbai: Report

Researchers said over the past 45 years, concretisation and filling up of wetlands that worked as flood absorbers has led to a 40% increase in the amount of rainwater entering stormwater drains that have not been rebuilt to handle the increased flow.
People walk through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains at LBS road Kurla in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
People walk through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains at LBS road Kurla in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySnehal Fernandes

BMC chief comes up with 3 solutions to reduce flooding

Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi came up with a three-point solution to the problem and directed the administration work on it on a war footing.
After scrutiny and spot surveys to find out the reason for waterlogging after heavy rain on September 4, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday attributed it to the overflowing of Mithi river.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
After scrutiny and spot surveys to find out the reason for waterlogging after heavy rain on September 4, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday attributed it to the overflowing of Mithi river.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Flooding is the new normal in the city

In 2005, when the city saw unprecedented rainfall and the subsequent devastation, people were furious with the city and state governments. In 14 years, not much has changed but fewer questions are being raised.
Last week saw Mumbai getting submerged again as it received heavy rainfall.(HT FILE)
Last week saw Mumbai getting submerged again as it received heavy rainfall.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShailesh Gaikwad

Flooding in Phillaur villages: Locals blame Illegal mining; two breaches plugged in

Due to heavy rain and release of water from Bhakra, the Sutlej breached its banks at four places in Phillaur sub-division, submerging crops on 11,000 acres across 31 villages on Monday.
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Updated on Aug 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST
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Hindutan Times, Phillaur | ByJatinder Mahal, Phillaur

Flooding beneficial in short term, harmful if it is prolonged: Experts

Experts said the large amount of untreated sewage, debris and industrial effluents emptying into it is what is harming it.
Strong water flow in the river helps rid it of pollutants, albeit temporarily.(HT image)
Strong water flow in the river helps rid it of pollutants, albeit temporarily.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi

Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai, Thane

Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had defended the Mumbai civic body after the city was flooded following heavy rains.
The iron ladder being used to cross the stretch in Palghar district.(HT Photo)
The iron ladder being used to cross the stretch in Palghar district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 06:53 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal

Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai

Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut defended the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation after Mumbai was crippled with heavy rains. Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray went on to say that any city can crumble under 400mm of rain.
The Shiv Sena has blamed encroachments along river banks for flooding in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
The Shiv Sena has blamed encroachments along river banks for flooding in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 07, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

A state of contrasts: Flooding and drought just 250 km apart in Maharashtra

Marathwada and Vidarbha have recorded a 31 per cent and 30 per cent deficit in rainfall over the same period. IMD is forecasting that the monsoon will pick up later this week for these regions.
Western and northern Maharashtra are floating in excess rainfall, while Marathwada and Vidarbha are dry.(AP File Photo)
Western and northern Maharashtra are floating in excess rainfall, while Marathwada and Vidarbha are dry.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 02:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Tropical storm Barry pelts Louisiana with heavy rain, millions brace for flooding

After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall -- but it nevertheless packed a serious punch as it moved inland.
Storm water surges near Lake Pontchartrain, after Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Lewisburg, Louisiana U.S.(Bloomberg)
Storm water surges near Lake Pontchartrain, after Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Lewisburg, Louisiana U.S.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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Intracoastal city (US) | ByAgence France-Presse

Preserve mangroves to avoid future flooding: Research body

According to data from the state-appointed mangrove and wetland committee appointed as per Bombay high court (HC) orders, there have been 75 complaints of mangrove and wetland destruction along the Konkan coast in 2019 so far.
Powai lake overflowed on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, following heavy rain showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Powai lake overflowed on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, following heavy rain showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 06:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Coastal road contractors to be held responsible if flooding occurs in nearby areas, says BMC

Ensure flooding doesn’t occur owing to construction work or you will be held responsible, civic body tells contractors
Coastal Road work(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Coastal Road work(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

338 pumps along Metro-3 route to prevent flooding in Mumbai

Citizens had raised concerns that work on the corridor – which is being undertaken in seven packages, from south Mumbai to Seepz in the western suburbs – may lead to water logging during monsoon.
In 2018, BMC had identified 17 spots where work on the underground Metro line had disturbed sewage and storm water drains leading to flooding during heavy rain.(HT Photo)
In 2018, BMC had identified 17 spots where work on the underground Metro line had disturbed sewage and storm water drains leading to flooding during heavy rain.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 04:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByTanushree Venkatraman

BMC committee’s muck shot: Desilting claims are false, brace for flooding

The civic administration told the committee that the details of the completed work will be given in the next meeting.
Desilting work in progress at Mithi River near Mahim.
Desilting work in progress at Mithi River near Mahim.
Published on May 09, 2019 01:51 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Thirteen people trapped in ‘rat-hole’ mine in Meghalaya after flooding, rescue ops on

Rescue workers were trying on Friday to reach 13 miners trapped underground in a coal mine in Meghalaya since the previous day, authorities said. The mine is an old, illegal so-called rat-hole mine, they said. Rat-hole mines are common in Meghalaya as they are dug by villagers but are very dangerous as the coal is pulled out from narrow, horizontal seams.
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.(AP)
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.(AP)
Published on Dec 15, 2018 09:06 AM IST
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After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol

Japan was hit by a series of natural disasters in 2018, starting with massive flooding in western regions that killed over 200 people.
Seihan Mori, master of the ancient Kiyomizu temple, uses an ink-soaked calligraphy brush to write the Chinese character, known as kanji, of
Seihan Mori, master of the ancient Kiyomizu temple, uses an ink-soaked calligraphy brush to write the Chinese character, known as kanji, of "disaster" at the temple in Kyoto on December 12, 2018. - Japan selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its traditional "defining symbol of 2018" after the country was hit by a series of natural disasters.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 02:00 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Venice inundated by exceptional high tide; flooding hits Italy

According to city officials, 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters above sea level.
Tourists under arches next to the flooded St Mark's Square during a high-water (Acqua Alta) alert in Venice on October 29.(AFP Photo)
Tourists under arches next to the flooded St Mark's Square during a high-water (Acqua Alta) alert in Venice on October 29.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 01:10 PM IST
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Milan | ByAssociated Press

Severe flooding in North Korea kills 76: Red Cross

Thousands of people have been left homeless after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, toppling more than 800 buildings including houses, clinics and schools.
Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with another 75 missing, many of them children, the Red Cross said Thursday.(AFP File Photo)
Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with another 75 missing, many of them children, the Red Cross said Thursday.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 06:11 PM IST
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300 villages in western UP cut off from district HQs due to flooding following heavy rains

Most of the affected villages fall in districts Moradabad, Sambhal, Amroha, Rampur, Pilibhit and areas of Lakhimpur Kheri bordering Nepal.
People wade through a flooded road as water level of Ramganga River rose in Moradabad district on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018.(PTI)
People wade through a flooded road as water level of Ramganga River rose in Moradabad district on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 12:39 PM IST
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WR to widen water drains to prevent flooding of tracks in Vasai-Virar

Flooding last month disrupted traffic of local and outstation trains on the suburban network
Rains caused severe waterlogging in Vasai on July 10, 2018.(HT Photo)
Rains caused severe waterlogging in Vasai on July 10, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Stem concrete rot to end flooding in Mumbai

Not once has any authority studied the likely cumulative environmental impact of this large-scale developer-led concretisation of Mumbai and eradication of its open spaces
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Car driver dies as rainwater floods basement of apartment complex in Hyderabad

Police, however, believe 25-year-old Bosele Gopinath died of asphyxiation after falling asleep in the vehicle in an inebriated state.
Police pulled the driver out of the vehicle on Saturday morning, only to discover that he was already dead.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police pulled the driver out of the vehicle on Saturday morning, only to discover that he was already dead.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

With not a single gully cleaned, Panchkula residents fear flooding in monsoons

With its term ending on July 2, the Panchkula MC seems to be least concerned about rain readiness in the city, and no contractor seems ready to take up this work.
A blocked road gully at Sector 11 in Panchkula is already overflowing on a rain-free day.(Sant Arora /HT)
A blocked road gully at Sector 11 in Panchkula is already overflowing on a rain-free day.(Sant Arora /HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByYuvraj Kaushal

HT Monsoon Audit: Flooding in Mumbai’s western suburbs is just a shower away

In the second of the three-part series, the HT panel reviews desilting of three storm water drains in the western suburbs, and finds the work done is shoddy. But a major stretch of Mithi river is in much better state than during the previous monsoons.
Rasraj nullah at Vile Parle was found clogged with floating garbage.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Rasraj nullah at Vile Parle was found clogged with floating garbage.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySagar Pillai and Geetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai

HT Monsoon Audit: Drains cleaner, but flooding likely in parts of Mumbai

In the first of a three-part series, the HT panel reviews desilting of four drains in the city’s central suburbs. In all, the panel examined the maintenance of nine nullahs and five roads on June 2.
Floating garbage was spotted in Dharavi nullah.(HT)
Floating garbage was spotted in Dharavi nullah.(HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS and Sagar Pillai, Mumbai

Mumbai’s Juhu to flood this monsoon, say locals and NGO

Cleaning of drains in six areas yet to be completed, says Watchdog Foundation
Earlier this week, HT reported that Juhu beach continues to be filthy despite a cleaning drive which removed 50,000 kg trash.(HT photo)
Earlier this week, HT reported that Juhu beach continues to be filthy despite a cleaning drive which removed 50,000 kg trash.(HT photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Under fire, Mumbai Metro authority vows to take steps to prevent flooding this monsoon

The BMC recently identified 17 spots where flooding is likely owing to ongoing civil, railway and Metro works
The BMC recently identified 17 spots where flooding is likely owing to ongoing civil, railway and Metro works.
The BMC recently identified 17 spots where flooding is likely owing to ongoing civil, railway and Metro works.
Updated on May 19, 2018 11:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGeetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai

Metro, railway, PWD works will cause flooding in 17 areas in Mumbai this year: BMC

BMC has identified a total of 225 flood-prone areas, including 60 chronic ones that flood annually
According to data procured from BMC, Western suburbs have the most flood-prone spots due to such works, specifically in Bandra (East).(HT FIle)
According to data procured from BMC, Western suburbs have the most flood-prone spots due to such works, specifically in Bandra (East).(HT FIle)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 03:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGeetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai
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