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From TheJournal.ie Trump to seek approval for nearly €5 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding Texas

Trump to seek approval for nearly €5 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding

The eventual cost of damage caused by Harvey could be more expensive than Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees HURRICANE HARVEY

US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees

Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston said “the narrative we didn’t open in time is totally untrue”.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200 South Asia

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises HURRICANE HARVEY

President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises

Houston’s Mayor has defended the decision not to evacuate the city.

From TheJournal.ie Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey HURRICANE HARVEY

Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey

The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter join forces to help raise funds after Donegal flooding Flood Aid

Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter join forces to help raise funds after Donegal flooding

The event will take place in Letterkenny at 3pm this coming Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected Unprecedented

Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected

The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died' Sierra Leone

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding Heavy Downpours

Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding

The heaviest of the showers are likely to begin in the west and northwest before moving eastwards.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

From TheJournal.ie Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole Limerick

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds Dramatic Impact

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about climate change?

New research predicts a dramatic rise in the death toll from weather-related disasters in Europe in the coming decades.

From TheJournal.ie Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding Internet Of Things

Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and river levels.

From TheJournal.ie The rain was so bad yesterday it flooded parts of Dublin's north inner city Sheriff Street This post contains videos

The rain was so bad yesterday it flooded parts of Dublin's north inner city

A spokesperson for Dublin City Council confirmed there was localised flooding in the Sheriff Street area.

From TheJournal.ie Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend Weekend Weather

Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend

Don’t clean the BBQ just yet.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century Cyclone Debbie
From TheJournal.ie Storms Desmond and Frank: 'One year on, we need to rethink how we manage flood risk' Opinion

Storms Desmond and Frank: 'One year on, we need to rethink how we manage flood risk'

Our climate is warming and major flood events are likely to occur once every 10 years by the second half of this century, writes Anja Murray.

From TheJournal.ie Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home Laois County Council

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie 'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice Small Tsunami

'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice

After the floods he said “it took a long time to get it right,” and that he can no longer get flood insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas Ko Samui

Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas

Over 120,000 households have been affected by the flooding

From TheJournal.ie Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public River Lee

Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public

The plan will be on display to the public until the 20 January next year.

From TheJournal.ie The River Shannon is in for a major dredging Clearout

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again' Winter Storms

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands Louisiana

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands

Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.

From TheJournal.ie In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak Taiwan This post contains images

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak

More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.

From TheJournal.ie Strikes, terror threats and flooding - here's what Irish fans travelling to the Euros need to look out for Euro 2016

Strikes, terror threats and flooding - here's what Irish fans travelling to the Euros need to look out for

What’s the security situation? Are transport strikes still ongoing? Has the flooding receded?

From TheJournal.ie Five killed in France and Germany as some areas endure worst flooding in a century Devastating Floods

Five killed in France and Germany as some areas endure worst flooding in a century

The waters are expected to keep rising for the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie After five months under water, this flooded railway line is finally set to re-open* Limerick-ennis

After five months under water, this flooded railway line is finally set to re-open*

*Subject to a successful test run this afternoon, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Galway and Cork make most claims for humanitarian assistance funding after flood damage Flood Relief

Galway and Cork make most claims for humanitarian assistance funding after flood damage

Almost €900,000 has been paid out so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday Take A Break

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

From TheJournal.ie Reporter helps save man from drowning during live TV broadcast Houston

Reporter helps save man from drowning during live TV broadcast

The man escaped from his car unharmed.

From TheJournal.ie More flooding expected for Cork after weekend rain left streets underwater High Tide

More flooding expected for Cork after weekend rain left streets underwater

Millions of euro in damage has been caused by flooding in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Cork on alert once again as rain and high tides cause flooding Orange Alert

Cork on alert once again as rain and high tides cause flooding

Motorists have been advised to change their travel plans and exercise extreme caution in coastal areas.

From TheJournal.ie A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years Floody Hell

A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years

Another didn’t meet for six.

From TheJournal.ie Hope you enjoyed the sunshine, tomorrow is set to be pretty horrible Rain Rain Go Away

Hope you enjoyed the sunshine, tomorrow is set to be pretty horrible

There’ll be a risk of flooding over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Hated last winter? New research suggests it's going to be the 'new-normal' Fliuch Sake

Hated last winter? New research suggests it's going to be the 'new-normal'

Going forward we can expect a sodden winter like that which has just passed once every eight years.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much has been paid out to flood damaged households in these 22 counties Breakdown

Here's how much has been paid out to flood damaged households in these 22 counties

Almost €500,000 has been provided to 424 households.

From TheJournal.ie Power outages and flooding as Storm Imogen continues to blow through Ireland Weather Warnings

Power outages and flooding as Storm Imogen continues to blow through Ireland

Cork and Kerry have borne the brunt of the fierce weather.