Environment - Flood
  • Floods disrupt relief efforts in south-eastern Ethiopia
    30 may 2005 11:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Floods have disrupted relief efforts in Ethiopia's south-eastern Somali Region with continued population displacement while trucks loaded with relief items have been stuck on the sodden roads for nearly three weeks, a UN relief agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Floods kill four, render 300 homeless in Kenya
    24 may 2005 17:16:00
    Nyanza- Kenya (PANA) -- At least four persons were killed and hundreds left homeless in western Kenya after flash floods caused by torrential rains destroyed their homes last weekend, the national disaster office confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia assesses flood impact in Somali region
    23 may 2005 13:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- While Ethiopian government officials re- assess the impact of recent floods in the south-eastern Somali region, relief agencies estimate the number of victims as ranging from 23,000 to more than 100,000. Full text...

  • Flood victims unaccounted for in Ethiopia's Somali region
    10 may 2005 09:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though the number of dead and missing in eastern Ethiopia's Somali Region continues to rise following the devastating floods on 23 April 2005, humanitarian agencies say uncertainty remains on the exact number of the victims. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill five in Somaliland's Hargeisa
    27 april 2005 14:19:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least five people have been confirmed dead following overnight torrential rains and floods last Sunday in the capital of the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland, Hergeisa. Full text...

  • 10,000 Angolans rendered homeless by flood
    14 march 2005 22:30:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Some 10,000 Angolans have been rendered homeless, and 608 houses destroyed in Dondo by flooding from the Kapakala river, in the northern province of Kwanza-Norte, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Weather Department predicts floods in Zimbabwe
    27 january 2005 20:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Meteorological Services Department Thursday warned that incessant rains in most parts of the country had raised the prospects of floods in some areas. Full text...

  • Central Mozambique issues flood alert
    25 january 2005 23:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Water management boards in central Mozambique have launched an alert to all residents in the main river valleys to leave low-lying areas and seek higher ground, to avoid possible flooding, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". Full text...

  • Floods destroy vast crop fields in Malawi
    03 january 2005 14:03:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Floods have destroyed hundreds of hectares of crop fields in the southern Malawi district of Zomba, east of Blantyre, raising a spectre of food shortage, an MP from the district reported here Monday. Full text...

  • Weatherman says Malawi flood alert not linked to tsunamis
    31 december 2004 16:00:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi meteorological department Friday said an alert issued by the government over potential flooding in the Lower Shire Valley was not connected to the tidal waves that followed an earthquake in the Indian Ocean. Full text...

  • Malawi govt warns valley residents of 'extensive flooding'
    30 december 2004 18:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government has warned people living in the southern Lower Shire Valley to be "on guard" and consider moving upland following threats of "extensive flooding" that could occur in "the next few days". Full text...

  • Despite torrential rains, Western Cape still experiences drought
    24 december 2004 10:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape Provinces have been hit by major rains over the past 48 hours, flooding towns, cutting power supplies and washing away roads. Full text...

  • Somalia braces for catastrophe as experts warn of flooding
    03 december 2004 15:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are likely to experience heavy flooding following the citing of a tropical cyclone off the Somali coast in the northern Indian Ocean, UN weather experts warned here Friday. Full text...

  • Flood sacks 10,000 in western Uganda
    22 october 2004 14:01:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- More than 10,000 people in western Uganda's Runkugiri district have been rendered homeless by floods after a river in the area burst its banks, district officials said Friday. Full text...

  • GEF funds project to harness flooding of Limpopo River
    27 september 2004 09:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is funding a multimillion- dollar two-year project to reduce the impact of flooding on the lower basin of the Limpopo River. Full text...

  • Aristide sympathises with flood victims in his country
    23 september 2004 14:47:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- Exiled Haitian former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Thursday expressed his profound sympathy with families affected by hurricane-induced flooding that has killed more than 1,000 people in his country. Full text...

  • Floods hit Somali towns
    17 september 2004 20:21:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Floods following torrential rains in the last two days have killed four people and destroyed houses in several Somali towns, including the capital Mogadishu and Hargeisa, capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. Full text...

  • Floods hit Somalia's Lower Shabelle region
    14 july 2004 19:45:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Floods have devastated crops on 100 hectares of land and damaged several houses in Kunuwarey district of Lower Shabelle region, about 400 km from Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Full text...

  • Kenya plans more dams to stem floods
    19 april 2004 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government plans to construct more dams to help control raging floods in the disaster prone areas of Nyando and Budalangi in Western Kenya. Full text...

  • Civil protection commander in Morocco feared missing
    16 march 2004 08:52:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The commander of the civil protection in Berkane, Morocco, Lt. Full text...

  • Mozambique's central Sofala province hit by flood
    09 march 2004 18:13:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Thousands of residents in Dondo and Nhamatanda districts of Mozambique's central province of Sofala have seen their homes inundated by flood water from the Pungue river, which burst its banks at the weekend, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe weather agency warns of floods
    07 march 2004 12:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A government weather agency in Zimbabwe warned of floods in some areas of the country, after days of incessant heavy rains. Full text...

  • Flood alert issued in southern and central Mozambique
    29 january 2004 21:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Water management boards in the southern and central regions of Mozambique are calling on people living near the banks of the Maputo, Incomati, Limpopo and Buzi rivers to take the necessary precautions follwing the swelling of water levels due to persistent heavy rains in the areas and in neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Flood cuts off Mozambique's Tambara district
    28 january 2004 18:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Tambara district in central Mozambican province of Manica has been cut off from the rest of the province by rain-induced floods on the Muira River, a tributary of the Zambezi, national news agency, AIM reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Flood: MPs criticise Mozambican govt over victims' neglect
    09 december 2003 18:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- More than two years after the 2001 Zambezi valley floods in Mozambique, some of the victims are still living in miserable conditions in resettlement centres, according to the Parliamentary Social Affairs Commission. Full text...

  • Moroccan floods death toll rises to 13
    21 november 2003 23:43:00
    Rabat- Maroc (PANA) -- Flash floods in northern Morocco have killed 13 persons while five are reported missing, says a government statement issued here Friday, updating the previous death toll of nine. Full text...

  • Floods kill nine persons in Morocco
    20 november 2003 22:30:00
    Rabat- Maroc (PANA) -- Flash floods from downpour that hit Northern Morocco early this week left nine persons dead and five others missing, official confirmed here Thursday in an update on the casualties from the disaster Authorities in the Rift valley province of Al Hoceima had reported four deaths from the heavy flooding in the area on Monday and Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libreville industrial zone hit by flood
    06 november 2003 11:01:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Floods from torrential rains pouring in the Gabonese capital for almost a week, have killed three children and caused serious damage to the city's industrial zone, industry sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Red Cross to assist flood victims in northern Cameroon
    31 october 2003 18:33:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian Red Cross will next week launch a programme to assist flood victims in the Magha district, north-west of the country, officials said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya ponders long-term flood control plan
    15 september 2003 16:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National disaster management committee is working on a long-term plan to find a lasting solution to perennial flood problems in some parts of the country, a Red Cross official said in Nairobi Monday. Full text...

  • Kaduna flood victims get relief supplies
    10 september 2003 11:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has sent relief materials to victims of this week's massive flooding in the northern city of Kaduna, which officially killed two people. Full text...

  • Flood displaces thousands in Nigerian northern city
    08 september 2003 19:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A relentless downpour in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna has displaced thousands of people and submerged hundreds of houses, according to Nigerian Red Cross officials. Full text...

  • Floods kill four Sudanese refugees in Uganda
    05 september 2003 12:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Four Sudanese refugees and 60 domestic animals were killed when floods from a seasonal river swept through their settlement in north-western Uganda's Arua district. Full text...

  • Fresh flood fears in Western Kenya
    27 august 2003 09:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There are fears of fresh floods in Western Kenya's flood-prone Bundalangi division, on the country's border with Uganda following the rise in water levels of the Nzoia River in the past week. Full text...

  • Seven more die in Sudanese floods
    23 august 2003 13:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Floods in Sudan have killed seven more people in the south of the country, with the government appealing for emergency aid to avert a "humanitarian disaster," local press reports said Saturday. Full text...

  • France assists flood victims in Senegal
    20 august 2003 21:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French government has donated an undisclosed amount for the purchase of relief materials including rice and water pump to assist flood victims in Senegal. Full text...

  • 700 families made homeless by fresh Sudan floods
    14 august 2003 08:32:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Some 700 families have been rendered homeless by floods from heavy rains in southern Sudan's Unity State, even as relief supplies poured into eastern Kassala State following the worst floods there in 70 years. Full text...

  • UN agency warns about more flooding in Sudan
    13 august 2003 08:28:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Office of the UN Resident Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Sudan has warned of more flooding in Kassala, north-eastern Sudan, as water levels in the Gash River started rising again Monday. Full text...

  • Floods wreak havoc in southern Sudan
    11 august 2003 09:29:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Flash floods have devastated the Rubbkona and Bentiu localities of Unity State in Sudan's Western Upper Nile Region, the state-run commission for humanitarian aid announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya acts to tame perennial floods
    06 august 2003 21:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government in conjunction with her development partners will soon put in place stringent measures to control floods and famine that have brought hardship to thousands of people in the country's flood prone areas, state minister in the country's Vice Presidency, Linah Jebii Kilimo, said here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sudan floods kill 20
    03 august 2003 18:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Floods have killed another seven people in a Sudanese town south of the nation's capital, following heavy rains that also rendered thousands homeless, a Khartoum newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya to help flood victims in Sudan
    02 august 2003 19:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leaders, Col. Full text...

  • ONEA warns against floods risks in Ouagadougou
    11 june 2003 23:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Dwellers close to the Ouagadougou Dam are at risk of floods during the coming rainy season, local officials and the National Water Authority warned in a joint release here Wednesday. Full text...

  • US supports Kenyan flood Victims
    15 may 2003 15:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US Ambassador to Kenya Johnnie Carson Thursday announced an 82,000-US-dollar emergency relief to victims of a recent flood in Kenya. Full text...

  • Kenyan govt seeks Red Cross help to deal with floods
    09 may 2003 22:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities have asked the Kenya Red Cross Society to co-ordinate all humanitarian efforts to deliver non-food assistance to victims of floods that have killed 40 people dead and displaced tens of thousands. Full text...

  • Rains bring agony, deaths to Kenya
    06 may 2003 15:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Far from showers of blessings, torrential rains have left millions of Kenyans reeling under the impact of the deluge. Full text...

  • Kenyan govt launches disaster fund after flood kills 30
    04 may 2003 15:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has launched a fund for flood victims as heavy rains continue to pound the East African nation, the death toll from flooding reached 30 on Sunday. Full text...

  • 22 die in Kenyan floods
    03 may 2003 15:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's death toll from flooding has reached 22 people, including an MP who drowned while trying to cross a swollen river in his car following heavy rains currently pounding the country. Full text...

  • Floods render 700 homeless in north-eastern Uganda
    02 may 2003 15:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Floods have rendered at least 700 people homeless in north-eastern Uganda's Kapchorwa district, a legislator from the area revealed Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan MP killed as rains wreak havoc
    01 may 2003 14:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan Member of Parliament, James Mutiso, was swept away to his death by floods Wednesday night as rains continued to wreak havoc in the country. Full text...

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