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#Floods

From TheJournal.ie Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him Floods

Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him

The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in bids to transport him to a safari park.

From TheJournal.ie At least 15 dead as fierce storms hit Macedonian capital Skopje

At least 15 dead as fierce storms hit Macedonian capital

One of the dead was an eight-year-old girl.

From TheJournal.ie Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal Kathmandu

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

From TheJournal.ie After reaching near-record heights, the River Seine has begun to recede Paris Is Flooding

After reaching near-record heights, the River Seine has begun to recede

The river rose to levels last seen in 1982, prompting emergency measures.

From TheJournal.ie Floods in Europe have killed ten people and forced thousands from their homes Devastating Floods

Floods in Europe have killed ten people and forced thousands from their homes

The Louvre in Paris is closing today so artworks can be moved out of reach of the rising waters.

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 Over 4 months after the floods first hit, and this family can still only access their home by boat Castleplunkett

Over 4 months after the floods first hit, and this family can still only access their home by boat

The road to Caroline Collins’ home is still under 4ft of water.

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 Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed' Flood Defences

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Can you help? Flooding crisis leads to severe drop in blood supply at hospitals Call For Donors

Can you help? Flooding crisis leads to severe drop in blood supply at hospitals

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said that their blood supply is the lowest it has been for years.

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann warns that flooded areas could freeze over as temperatures set to plunge Cold Snap

Met Éireann warns that flooded areas could freeze over as temperatures set to plunge

A widespread ground frost is expected for areas of Leinster and Munster.

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayers aren't willing to pay higher insurance premiums to help flood victims, so what's the solution? Opinion

Taxpayers aren't willing to pay higher insurance premiums to help flood victims, so what's the solution?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting with insurance companies today over the refusal of companies to insure homeowners who have been flooded.

From TheJournal.ie One way to help stop floods? Don't let developers build on flood plains Makes Sense

One way to help stop floods? Don't let developers build on flood plains

That’s the advice of one Irish expert who has been analysing international floods.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today The Fallout

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods Splash This post contains videos

Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods

The Hagguland vehicle is from the Dublin Civil Defence who are volunteering in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Where is Enda? The Taoiseach has made an appearance Storm Frank

Where is Enda? The Taoiseach has made an appearance

After facing criticism over his low-profile, he’s now out and about in Athlone.

From TheJournal.ie On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods Protection

On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods

“We’re big chaps, a lot of us. If people see us they’re liable to go away.”

From TheJournal.ie Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not 'doing the Bertie Ahern' Storm Frank

Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not 'doing the Bertie Ahern'

Members of the opposition have strongly criticised the government over their response to the widespread damage.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Frank causes severe flooding in the UK and more is on the way Weather

Storm Frank causes severe flooding in the UK and more is on the way

Storm Frank has also been battering parts of the UK overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Someone left thousands of lottery tickets in a lift with one instruction attached Japan

Someone left thousands of lottery tickets in a lift with one instruction attached

They want the winnings donated to flood victims.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after his car enters river in Co Offaly Pollagh

Man dies after his car enters river in Co Offaly

The incident happened near the town of Pollagh.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Longford train tilts at odd-looking angle as it crawls through flood-hit Shannon area Deliberate Curve

WATCH: Longford train tilts at odd-looking angle as it crawls through flood-hit Shannon area

A video shows the train tilting at an awkward angle.

From TheJournal.ie The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we? Opinion

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?

Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie People living along the Shannon are being warned to brace for more flooding Sandbags

People living along the Shannon are being warned to brace for more flooding

The ESB says that river flowing through the Parteen Weir is set to increase.

From TheJournal.ie Two more rainfall warnings just took effect - here's the advice... Severe Flooding

Two more rainfall warnings just took effect - here's the advice...

Prolonged rain is expected in Clare, Cork and Kerry – but it will be wet everywhere.

From The42 This Irish wakeboarder made the most of the floods caused by Storm Desmond Opportunistic This post contains videos

This Irish wakeboarder made the most of the floods caused by Storm Desmond

David O’Caoimh had some fun in Cork after the River Lee breached its banks.

From TheJournal.ie This 71-year-old man had a calm, collected response to the floods Take A Break

This 71-year-old man had a calm, collected response to the floods

Sure you might as well use it for a spot of yoga.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Torrential Dublin rain turns the Spire into a hypnotic waterfall Waterworld

WATCH: Torrential Dublin rain turns the Spire into a hypnotic waterfall

Easier to enjoy it when you’re indoors.

From TheJournal.ie There's flooding on a number of roads - and the rain isn't going away Floody Hell

There's flooding on a number of roads - and the rain isn't going away

Plan your journey before heading off.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after getting caught in floods on Achill Island Mayo

Man dies after getting caught in floods on Achill Island

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Three people killed and two 8-year-old children missing as massive floods destroy homes Japan This post contains videos

Three people killed and two 8-year-old children missing as massive floods destroy homes

Dozens of people were trapped in buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim Clerys

Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim

Financial accounts show the insurance payout was significantly higher than the damage had been valued at.

From TheJournal.ie An escaped tiger in Tbilisi has been shot after killing a man Tbilisi

An escaped tiger in Tbilisi has been shot after killing a man

The tiger had evaded capture for four days after its zoo was ravaged by devastating floods at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Chaos in Georgia as heavy flooding lets zoo animals loose on the streets Lions And Tigers

Pictures: Chaos in Georgia as heavy flooding lets zoo animals loose on the streets

At least eight people have died in the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Malaysia PM under fire for playing golf with Obama while 120k flee floods Monsoon

Malaysia PM under fire for playing golf with Obama while 120k flee floods

“The PM needs time to take a break.”

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The floods have arrived Get The Ark

Photos: The floods have arrived

Several counties have been affected, with Dublin and Wexford particularly badly hit.

From TheJournal.ie Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend The Tide Is High

Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend

Met Éireann says it expects gales in coastal areas as well.

From TheJournal.ie Flooding shuts down Galway's Mill Street Garda Station Floods

Flooding shuts down Galway's Mill Street Garda Station

Gardaí advised members of the public in the area to attend Salthill Garda Station for all policing matters.

From TheJournal.ie Indian and Pakistan floods becoming "national emergency" as hundreds die Disaster

Indian and Pakistan floods becoming "national emergency" as hundreds die

Thousands more have been left homeless.