Evacuation of 87,000 people was announced in Kumamoto prefecture in southwestern Japan because of the risk of flooding, said Monday the NHK TV company. The evacuation of the entire population of Amakusa district, which includes the same-name city and its neighboring towns, was announced In Kumamoto Prefecture, according to RIA Novosti reports.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued a red-level weather alert for the Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Nagasaki prefectures of the island of Kyushu and recommended the evacuation of about 20,000 from southern Kyushu amid a looming threat of landslides and flashfloods as heavy rains continue.
Alert has been declared in the west of Mexico on the territory of Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco states because of the tropical storm "Elida." As the representatives of the National System of Civil Defense (NSCD) reported on Tuesday, the cyclone will provoke winds with gusts up to 95 km/h and rainfall, reports TASS.
The death toll from floods last week in Bulgaria rose to 15 after the body of a 3-year-old girl was found under the debris of a collapsed house, dpa cites authorities as saying Monday.
Torrential rains and floods hit Bulgaria on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and sparking evacuations, officials said.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) has sent 24 emergency response and restoration teams in additional reinforcements to help victims of floods in southern Siberia’s regions, EMERCOM spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Wednesday.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has started urgent recovery work in southern Siberia’s regions affected by flooding, ministry spokesperson Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Wednesday. "More than 100 emergency response teams have been formed based on Emergencies Ministry units. These teams are provided with the necessary machinery and equipment to carry out recovery work," Drobyshevsky said, adding that the ministry constantly monitored all settlements affected by floods and rendered assistance to citizens.
The Russian government has allocated a support of $110 million for the regions in Siberia which suffer from the flood - the Altai republic and Altai territory, and Khakassiya.
Rescuers found the bodies of five of the 24 students who went missing after the sudden surge of a river in northern India, according to dpa reports on Monday.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has assigned the Defence Ministry to join in the work being conducted by the Emergency Control Ministry and regional authorities to rehabilitate the infrastructure facilities damaged by floods in Southern Siberia, the Kremlin press service reported.
At least 79 bodies were found in northern Afghanistan, which has been hit by torrential rains and flash floods, and many more people were still missing, an official said Sunday. More than a thousand homes in the district of Guzargah-e-Nur were swept away in the flooding that began late Friday, said Javid Basharat, the police spokesman for Baghlan province.
In Russia's Altai territory remain flooded 15 settlements, where 4,300 people live, spokesman of the emergency situations ministry (EMERCOM) Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Sunday.
Flash floods have killed more than 50 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of houses and forcing thousands to flee, provincial authorities said on Saturday.
Alerts were raised for southern and north-eastern China Saturday after the death toll reached 27 with two missing from this week's heavy rains.
A total of 34,000 people have been evacuated over the period of floods in the Siberian Federal District, Eduard Chizhov, Deputy Minister of Russia's Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM), told a press conference on Thursday, according to TASS news agency reports.
More than 7,000 houses, home to about 22,000 people, remain partially flooded in Siberia, sources from the National Crisis Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday. Five more settlements have been trapped in flood water over the past 24 hours, while the number of affected houses has not changed.
More than 10,000 people have been evacuated as heavy floods struck in the Altai region in southern Siberia. That’s according to the the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Tens of thousands people were left without electricity, and more than 1.5 thousand people including 530 children are staying at temporary dwelling camps. A state of emergency has been introduced in three regions - the Altai region, Khakassia Republic and Altai republic. The Voice of Russia talked to Leonid Bolgov who lives in the village of Ust-Kamsa and the owner of tourist enterprise Beluha.net.
More than 10,000 people were evacuated over a devastating flood in Siberia, the national emergency response centre of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
A state of emergency has been imposed on a number of regions affected by floods in the southern part of Siberia.