A German television presenter really dragged her name through the mud on Monday, when she was seen dirtying her clothes shortly before reporting on a deadly flood.
As large swathes of New South Wales is hit with torrential flooding, spiders and snakes are battling to beat the rising waters.
Italy has declared a state of emergency in Venice following the worst flooding in more than 50 years.
Single mother Amélia delivered her daughter, Sara, while keeping her two-year-old safe in a mango tree during floods caused by Cyclone Idai.
This past weekend, America’s fourth largest city was devastated by unprecedented floods. This photo of a group of women quickly went viral.
Last week Monday, Sierra Leone experienced one of its worst natural disasters in two decades. Chances are that information might have passed you by.
Three people have already been confirmed dead in KZN as rain plunders the region, and now us Capetonians need to button down the hatches.
China’s Sichuan province has been hit with days of torrential rainfall causing deadly floods and landslides in the province. Some 220,000 people have been relocated, with 31 dead and 166 missing thus far.
Yesterday, Twitter was booming with warnings of an ominous storm that was set to break over Cape Town. Some people didn’t take the storm warnings seriously enough, and it didn’t take long for Twitpics of flooded streets to roll in. Check out the full gallery
Heavy rains and winds lashed Cape Town and its surrounds over the weekend, causing widespread damage and havoc for residents. As of this morning, disaster response teams had assisted 2 566 people in the flood-stricken areas with social relief.
Anxious Bangkok residents are steeling themselves against floods moving down from the northern part of Thailand, which are the worst to hit the country in decades. With Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra keeping everyone on edge with statements such as “I’m fifty percent confident that the inner zone of Bangkok will not be completely flooded,” it must be increasingly difficult to remain buoyant.
Human displacement aside, the floods in Pakistan have caused massive changes in the local ecology. With more than a fifith of Pakistan submerged, millions of spiders have escaped the rising waterline by moving into trees – quickly covering riverside treelines in cocoons of spiderweb. It’s creepy-looking.
It’s good to see our antipodean friends still have a sense of humour after all the flooding and disaster that’s hit them. An enterprising couple looked out their bedroom window yesterday, saw the river was coming down hectically and decided to go for a joy ride on blow up dolls when the plan, well, blew up in their faces.