Tag: flooding

    Oman: torrential rain floods wadis, six people killed
    08 Jan 2022

    Severe weather fronts have hit the Gulf region over the new year. Flooding in Oman, triggered by heavy rainfall that began on New Year’s Eve, has killed six people and left several towns completely cut off, The National News reports. Oman TV reported on January 1 that a man was found dead in his vehicle […]

    Iraqi PM offers help in responding to Erbil’s deadly flooding
    20 Dec 2021

    Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received a phone call on December 17 from his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in which the latter expressed his government’s readiness to help the Region cope with flash floods in Erbil that killed a dozen people, Rudaw reports. In the early hours of December 17, floods killed 12 people […]

    Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’
    26 Aug 2021

    The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in July was made up to nine times more likely by the climate crisis, according to research cited by The Guardian. The study reinforces the hard evidence that carbon emissions are the leading cause of worsening extreme weather. The study also showed that human-caused […]