floods

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian city of Montreal on Sunday afternoon and will remain in place for 48 hours, city officials said, according to the BBC. Across the province of Quebec, in Canada's east, nearly 1,900 homes

Climate change is altering global air currents

One of the scientists who demonstrated conclusively that global warming was an unnatural event with the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph is now warning that giant jetstreams which circle the planet are being altered by climate change, according to Independent. Professor Michael Mann

California flood: Hundreds rescued in San Jose as waters rise

Hundreds were rescued from their flooded homes in San Jose by crews steering boats full of people, some with babies and pets, in chest-deep water. The city had declared a local emergency Tuesday afternoon, USA Today reports. Rescuers transported at least 225

UK coastal villages evacuated amid fears of ‘life threatening’ floods

There are 78 flood warnings, 80 flood alerts and a further seven severe flood warnings in place for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as heavy snow and hurricane-force winds of 80 miles per

‘Historic’ Louisiana flooding: Three dead and thousands rescued

The National Guard and emergency teams have used helicopters to rescue people stranded in their homes or cars. Searches are continuing for missing people, as the rain is expected to continue over the weekend, BBC reports. The heavy rainfall started on Friday where

Europe floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further

The Louvre is to close on Friday to allow staff to move works at risk of damage to higher parts of the gallery, a statement said, according to BBC. The Seine, which runs through Paris past the Louvre, has risen five metres

Heavy rains and floods in Transcarpathian region caused damage to roads and households

Losses from floods, which occurred after heavy rains and snow in the Carpathians, amounted to more than 2 billion UAH, said the head of the Regional State Administration Gennadiy Moskal in the video conference to the channel "112 Ukraine". Region needs to restore