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David Cameron has admitted that extreme weather events are hard to overcome It was on the marshy banks of the Thames at what would subsequently become Westminster that King Canute supposedly battled the incoming flood tide. He placed his throne on
BBC correspondent Sam Wilson meets people facing the Thames flooding and bracing themselves for worse to come. He starts in the London suburb of Shepperton, famous for its film studios, and talks to people living through their own disaster movie.
The rains, which started Sunday night and caused flooding in northern areas around the capital of Bujumbura, also injured scores of people. "These rains caused flooding, mudslides and landslides, destroying goods, houses and other infrastructure,"
Thousands of people have reportedly been evacuated after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Zimbabwe's Masvingo area, threatening over 60 000 families...According to nehandaradio.com , the dam was still under
The Thames overflowed after reaching its highest grade in years , populations upstream inundating London. inhabitants and British fighters stacked sandbags to defend properties from the most recent Britain endured inundates .
Many dead in Bujumbura At least 50 people are reported to have died after floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura. The BBC's Cyiriaque Muhaweaya in the city says it is not yet possible to give accurate figures because bodies may be
The affected suburbs are Manningdale, Riverside, Matshamhlophe, Lockview, Parklands, Killarney and Mahatshula. Some residents have had to watch as their land and homes get submerged underwater since the heavy rains started two weeks ago and now more
Rains affecting Bolivia since October left 31 dead , six missing, 45,000 families homeless and killed nine thousand head of cattle , resulting in $ 5 million in losses for the sector in the Amazon region of Beni, in the north- east of the
In France , the worst rains in 250 years. The new forecast for storms and strong winds during the next days. New storm of the Atlantic, is expected to bring more floods in the UK this weekend. Que area still
Seven people have drowned in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District after heavy rains caused flooding in the area, North West Premier Thandi Modise said on Saturday. "We wish to convey our condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones