Tag: Flood

UPDATE 1-Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru


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JULY 13, 2017 Reuters LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) – Ecuador has suspended construction of a flood-prevention wall along its southern border with Peru, the two countries said on Thursday, after Lima protested against the project by recalling its ambassador to Quito earlier this week. Peru thanked Ecuador for […]

Colombia, Peru disasters show growing risk from ‘coastal El Niño’


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South America is in the grip of an unprecedented climate phenomenon that has unleashed unusually heavy rains and taken a destructive toll. Worse still, it could be several weeks away from abating. Kay Stewart LONDON/LIMA, 5 April 2017 Several countries have declared a state of emergency, including Brazil, […]

Weird Coastal El Nino Clobbers Peru: 80 Killed, $1.4 Billion in Damage


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By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters , 6:00 PM GMT on March 24, 2017 The world’s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. […]

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding


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By Angela Fritz March 20 A crowd yells encouragement as a woman trapped by a mudslide near Lima, Peru drags herself out of the flow and attempts to make her way back to dry land. (Reuters) The worst flooding in 20 years is scouring the arid landscape of coastal […]

Global Water Partnership


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Global Competition for #YouthLed Projects: Flood & Drought Special 2/28/2017 The significance of engaging young people in the design and implementation of policies, plans and standards in Disaster Risk Reduction has been recognized by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Youth Forum at the Budapest […]

El-Nino, poor urban design leave Chennai battered


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Guataman Bhaskaran on December 4, 2015 in Asia Times News & Features The recent rain in the southern Indian coastal city of Chennai — unimaginably torrential and reportedly as heavy as it once was a hundred years ago — may have been caused by the global meteorological event, […]

Wettest start to an El Niño season in Pacific Northwest as storms hit California


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(Kristyna Wentz-Graff / The Oregonian via AP) Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II Contact Reporters A powerful El Niño continues to gain strength, the latest forecast released Thursday said. And while El Niño rains are still weeks away from hitting California, another weather phenomenon that has exacerbated the […]