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Naples braces as rains lash Italy

Naples braces as rains lash Italy

The mayor of Naples ordered a much-awaited football match scrapped on Sunday for fear tens of thousands of fans could be trapped by flooding, while in northern Italy authorities closely monitored the rain-swollen Po river.

Thai capital warned 'massive water' on the way

Thai capital warned 'massive water' on the way

Floods swamped a new area of Thailand's capital on Wednesday as some shops rationed food and Bangkok's governor warned of "massive water" on the way that could put many parts of the sprawling city in danger by the end of the week.

Deaths as flash floods hit Italy

Deaths as flash floods hit Italy

Torrential rains lashed Italy from its northern Alps to the southern island of Sicily, causing flash floods that killed at least nine people and left six others missing, authorities say.

Heavy rain lashes North Island after South Island floods

Heavy rain lashes North Island after South Island floods

Heavy rain is continuing to lash parts of the North Island after roads were closed and families forced to flee their homes in the upper South Island overnight.

Rivers recede after floods force evacuations

Rivers recede after floods force evacuations

Rivers and floodwaters are receding in the upper South Island after heavy rain overnight closed roads and forced families near Nelson to evacuate their homes.

Farmers on high alert as floods expected

Farmers are on high alert and children have been sent home from a local school as the Tasman District braces for flooding.

Flooding prompts water supply advisory

Flooding prompts water supply advisory

Heavy rain and flooding have prompted "boil-water" notices for half of the Central Otago district's town water supplies, and has also caused problems in South Otago.

Taieri flood review in for criticism

Taieri flood review in for criticism

Heavy criticism of the Otago Regional Council's Taieri flood and drainage review has led Cr Duncan Butcher to defend the council's position during annual plan hearings yesterday.

Opposition grows to review of flood rate

Opposition to the Otago Regional Council's proposed Taieri flood and drainage rating review is mounting, with nearly all the submissions to its annual plan on the subject against the changes.

Flood-risk concern inquiry

Concerns from the Mosgiel community about potential flood risks to low-lying areas around Quarry Creek at East Taieri will be investigated by both the city and regional councils.

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