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UN says nearly 200,000 affected by flash floods in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by seasonal rains have affected about 191,800 people in Somalia since May and July, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.


Two rescue workers killed in South Korea floods after boats capsize - Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two rescue workers were killed and five were missing in South Korea on Thursday after their boats overturned in floodwaters, Yonhap news agency reported, as heavy rain across the Korean peninsula threatened to bring new floods and landslides.


Coronavirus complicates South Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as the government weighed declaring disaster zones on Wednesday.


Tropical storm Isaias hits New York City, tri-state area

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Powerful winds and rains battered New York City and its surrounding areas on Tuesday as tropical storm Isaias hit the tri-state region.