Floods at Dubai airport and heavy rain kill 18 in Oman | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Record rains that inundated the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries, killing at least 18 people in Oman and crippling air travel in Dubai, were expected to continue into Wednesday, officials said. Dubai typically records around five inches of rain a year. Only the deluge that fell Tuesday afternoon equaled that amount. For the … Read more

Floods in Russia and Kazakhstan force thousands to evacuate | ET REALITY

[ad_1] More than 100,000 people were forced to evacuate on Wednesday after devastating spring floods hit cities and towns across vast areas of Russia and Kazakhstan. The floods affected multiple settlements across Russia in the Southern Urals region, east of Moscow, in western Siberia and near the Volga River, as well as at least five … Read more

The traces of the fires in Chile and the floods in California: El Niño and warming | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Two places famous for what one scientist described as “benign Mediterranean climates” are being put to the test this week as overheating weather and an El Niño climate cycle conspire to bring dangerous, record-breaking rains in California and deadly fires in Chile. Several counties in central and southern California were under a state of … Read more

Climate change worsens deadly floods in East Africa, study finds | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Heavy rains and floods in East Africa that began in October have killed at least 300 people and displaced millions more. Places in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, including the gigantic Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya, have suffered the most, but extreme rains have affected the entire region and continue. East Africa has an annual … Read more

Floods in East Africa: Torrential rains and floods wreak havoc | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Heavy rains and floods have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more across East Africa in recent weeks. Governments and the United Nations saidunderscoring the intensification of climate dangers in a politically and economically tumultuous region. At least 179 people have died in countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, according to … Read more

After Libya floods, signs point to a crackdown on dissent | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Authorities in flood-ravaged eastern Libya appeared to be moving to silence dissent over the past week, arresting protesters and activists who demanded accountability for what they say was a botched official response to the catastrophe. Torrential rains that burst two dams caused a flood on September 11 that swept much of the coastal city … Read more

Derna, Libya’s ‘city of poets’, pays a high price for floods | ET REALITY

[ad_1] In the days after much of the coastal city of Derna, Libya, was devastated by devastating floods, Mahbuba Khalifa wrote a poem in honor of her hometown, known to Libyans as the “city of poets.” I carried your great legacy on my conscience and on my shoulders, and I walked with arrogant pride and … Read more

Libyan protesters demand accountability after floods that killed thousands | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Hundreds of Libyans protested Monday from the devastated eastern city of Derna, demanding the removal of those responsible, a week after torrential rains burst two dams and triggered a catastrophe that killed thousands of people. Some protesters stood on the muddy, rocky soil that floods swept through the city center on September 11, sweeping … Read more

Libyan family tells how they survived deadly floods | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Comment on this storyComment SOUSSA, Libya — The white walls of Alaam Sadaawi’s home are stained red with the muddy handprints left by his wedding guests, holding on for dear life as the waters rose around them. His family had been planning the party for weeks. Her father, Mayloud, 70, bought silver trays for … Read more

Derna: Deadly floods leave Libyan city like a war zone | ET REALITY

[ad_1] Derna, Libya cnn — Driving towards Derna First thing in the morning it was like arriving in a ghost town. The city, decimated by Flash floods that leveled homes and streets earlier this week, was eerily quiet. Even at night, damage and destruction could be seen everywhere. In daylight a scene of utter devastation … Read more