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Urban sprawl in spotlight after historic Houston floods

Washington, United States | AFP | Rapid, poorly regulated urbanization in Houston has exacerbated the impact of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, experts say, warning that local authorities must pay attention as global climate change threatens to intensify extreme weather events. A residential and commercial construction boom the Greater Houston area, even …

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Thousands urged to evacuate Niger capital after rains

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Authorities in Niger urged thousands of residents on Sunday to evacuate homes threatened by heavy rains that lashed Niamey, following floods that have killed 16 people in the capital since June. “I am calling on all residents to evacuate the flood zones and immediately leave homes …

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11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

Gonzales, United States | AFP | The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana climbed to 11 on Tuesday as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in 20 parishes of the southeastern US state. While flooding receded in parts of southern Louisiana, other areas saw rising waters. …

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Over a dozen people killed in Uganda landslides

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | About 15 people were killed and dozens injured on Tuesday in landslides triggered by torrential downpours in hilly western Uganda, local authorities said. @Jadwong houses swept away by floods in Bundibugyo, roads made impassable, 11 confirmed dead @newvisionwire — Charles Etukuri (@EtukuriCharles) May 10, …

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Police warns on floods and goons

Due to increased rainfall around the country, Uganda Police has advised everyone to be cautious, avoid pools of water and install lightning arresters, to avoid tragedy. “Motorcyclists shouldn’t maneuver through flooded waters. If the waters are above the knees, wait for the water to subside because you don’t see where …

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Fighting the floods

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Ugandan farmers fail to adjust to changing weather as counterparts surge ahead Forty-four year-old Regina Mbambu, a single mother of six, farms coffee inter-planted with spinach, mangoes, avocados, bananas, beans and maize on her one acre patch in Kasese district in western Uganda.  Last year, most …

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