Tropical Rains Flood Parts of Thailand, 5,000 Seek Shelter

BANGKOK (AP) — Water up to waist-high flooded some riverfront neighborhoods and other areas of Thailand on Thursday after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains and knocked down trees, causing at least one death. The heaviest rainfall, about 22 centimeters (8.5 inches) in 24 hours, was recorded in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani where … Read more

Bridging the gap: Late rains likely to narrow paddy acreage shortfall

Though kharif sowing is almost over for most crops, the government on Friday was bullish that some more area could come under paddy in states like Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Odisha till the end of this month. This is owing to a good late rainfall. If transplanting continues for a few … Read more

Delhi rains: From 49% deficit in September to 16% excess in just 24 hours

Delhi recorded more than half of the rainfall in September in just 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Friday, swinging from being rain deficient to rain surplus this month. The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, recorded 58.5 mm of precipitation against a normal of 108.5 mm between September 1 and September … Read more

Heavy NSW, Queensland rains cause flooding amid wet outlook – Daily – Insurance News

Heavy rainfall has hit NSW and southeast Queensland, causing flooding in areas including the hard-hit Northern Rivers region, as the Bureau of Meteorology says wetter than usual weather is likely to persist through to the end of the year. “Overnight we saw river rises across the Northern Rivers catchment and as a result of that … Read more

Portion of road caves in, massive traffic snarls as rains pound Delhi

A portion of a road caved in as incessant spell of light to moderate rain drenched Delhi for the second consecutive day on Thursday leading to waterlogging and uprooting of trees that caused massive traffic snarls in many parts of the capital. The weather department has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Friday, … Read more

Epic Insurance Names Rains Managing Principal in Tennessee

EPIC Insurance Brokers, a property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced that is has named Parker Rains as managing principal for its property/casualty practice. Rains Rains, based in Nashville, will oversee business development and client management, the company said in a news release. He previously was vice president for a regional commercial … Read more

Nine labourers dead as wall collapses following heavy rains in Lucknow

An under-construction boundary wall of an Army enclave collapsed here following heavy overnight rains, leaving nine labourers dead and another injured, police said on Friday. One person was pulled out alive from the debris, they said. “Some labourers were living in huts outside an Army enclave in Dilkusha area. Owing to … Read more

Southern California Evacuations Prompted by Rains and Mudslides

Thousands of residents were under evacuation and shelter-in-place orders early Tuesday after heavy rains unleashed mudslides in a mountain area east of Los Angeles that burned two years ago, sending boulders and other debris across roads. Firefighters went street by street in the community of Forest Falls Monday night to make sure no residents were … Read more

Heavy rains in Mumbai; IMD issues ‘orange alert’ for three regions

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring areas on Tuesday morning and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more showers in the city. The IMD has also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three districts. The MeT … Read more

Bengaluru rains: How bad infra took Indian Silicon Valley under the weather

A few days ago, Bengaluru, often regarded as India’s Silicon Valley, almost drowned after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the city. As relentless monsoon continued to batter the city, transport and business operations took a toll, eventually leading to many firms triggering emergency business continuity plans, allowing work from home, or passing crucial work … Read more