(Reuters) – More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in five northern states of Malaysia hit by the Southeast Asian’ nation’s worst monsoon floods in decades.
Extremely high levels of floodwater and bad weather have made relocating victims and the transport of food supplies by helicopters difficult, Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement.
A total of 103,412 people have been displaced in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak and Perlis, state news agency Bernama said, surpassing the previous record of 100,000 people evacuated during floods in 2008.
Northeastern peninsular Malaysia, which is worst affected, is regularly hit by flooding during the annual Northeast Monsoon, but this year’s rains have been particularly bad.
On Tuesday, nearly 60 foreign tourists were among almost 100 people rescued by boat and helicopter from a resort in a Malaysian national park lashed by its highest rainfall since 1971.
The flooding comes as communities in northwestern Malaysia mark the 10thanniversary of the devastating tsunami that hit on Dec. 26, 2004.
At least 31 people washed away and dozens missing as storm hits southern part of the north African country.
Flash flooding in southern Morocco has reportedly killed at least 31 people, with many others still missing.
Heavy storms have swept across several regions including tourist hub Marrakesh, where torrential rain destroyed many mud homes on Sunday.
Roads and highways were blocked off, making it hard for emergency crew to reach people.
Rosalind Peterson addresses the United Nations on September 3-5, 2007 in New York at the 60TH Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change, and Confirms that Chemtrails, Geoengineering, SRM are very real. If you are still in doubt that those lines in the sky are contrails or that the milky haze which lingers all day is nothing to worry about, then you need to open your eyes and WAKE UP!
A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed at least 20 people, including eight foreigners and a group of local yak herders, while dozens of climbers remain unaccounted for, officials have said.
Improving weather conditions allowed rescue workers to recover the bodies of four trekkers – two Poles, an Israeli and a Nepali – from the Thorong La pass area on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail on Wednesday, a day after they were caught in a blizzard.
Powerfull Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least one person, a US airman on Okinawa who was washed away by high waves. Thousands of households have lost power and Japan’s two largest airlines have suspended many flights.
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Abdurraheem Green gives an Islamic perspective on climate change.
“Climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today- more serious even than the threat of terrorism.”
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Climate change has affected people world over, and those at the bottom of the economic ladder feel the maximum brunt of global warming. Dhangars are a herding caste of people from Indian state of Maharashtra. They wander looking for water and greener pastures for their animals and themselves. Rising mercury levels and shifting weather patterns pose a threat to the their existence. This is the story of Dhangars, chasing a monsoon in India.