One dead, Thousands Displaced by South African Floods, Power Cuts

At least one person has died and properties have been destroyed by floods in South Africa. Cooperative, Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, confirmed the fatality. “We are saddened by the loss of life. We just learnt this morning that a washed-up body was discovered in Centurion. There are also secondary problems that are arising, such as sinkholes,” Dlamini-Zuma said.

Ugandan Floods Kill At Least 26

At least 26 people have been killed by floods brought about by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda. The residents of the affected areas have been urged to relocate to safer grounds. “Seventeen flooding deaths have been reported in the western district of Bundibugyo. Another nine people have died in the mountainous districts of Sironko and Bududa in the east, where residents also face mud slides,” said Irene Nakasiita, spokesperson of the Uganda Red Cross.

Venice Put on Alert as New Floods Loom

Venice is preparing on Saturday for a further increase of floods that have ravaged the city in recent days, and led the authorities to declare a state of emergency throughout the region. Civil protection officials have issued a red alert for the Venice region, drawing attention to the occurrence of “violent gusts” in the city. Meteorological services predict thunderstorms this weekend, which, combined with high tide, could dangerously raise the water level.

Hurricane Barry: Tropical Storms and Floods Hits New Orleans

Hurricane Barry struck the mainland Saturday on Louisiana coast, causing heavy rains and high winds off the coast, southern United States. The natural phenomenon weakened into a tropical storm after it reached the Intracoastal City region, with winds up to 70 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The cities of New Orleans and Lafayette registered the first floods in streets and avenues, while thousands of people were removed from areas considered risky. Authorities have issued an announcement that the entire population remain inside their homes.