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Floods in Dubai are not all doom and gloom: Read about climate experimentation and geoengineering, how humanity has been working to mitigate natural challenges

Despite the bad optics that unfolded before the UAE residents yesterday because of flooding, media office in Dubai dubbed the downpours “rains of goodness”.

Tamil Nadu floods: 35 deaths reported, focus now on restoring basic services, says chief secretary

Heavy rain wreaked havoc in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari during the past few days. The state government and the Centre have jointly mobilised a massive rescue and relief operation to help the affected people.

Sikkim: 62 people missing after flash floods found alive, death toll reaches 30

The Centre has approved an allocation of Rs 44.8 crore from the central share of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to Sikkim in order to provide relief to those impacted by flash floods.

Sikkim flash floods: 14 people dead, 102 missing as cloud burst in glacial lake washes away dam, bridges and roads

The State government has set up 18 relief camps in Singtam, Rangpo, Dikchu and Adarsh Gaon which have faced most of the damages. However, due to a lack of connectivity with Chungthang, the relief camps there are being set up by the Indian Army and other paramilitaries.

Libya flood: UN revises death toll, says at least 3,958 persons have died, over 9000 still missing

As per the updated report, over 9000 people are still missing, according to CNN. However, the OCHA, in its previous report, said at least 11,300 people died in Derna due to devastating flooding, citing the Libyan Red Crescent figures for Saturday's report, according to CNN. 

Libya floods: Death toll in Derna reaches 11,300, over 10,000 people still missing

The death toll in Derna, a coastal city in Libya, has risen to 11,300 as search efforts continue in the wake of a catastrophic flood

Libya declares emergency as flash floods kill over 2000, around 10,000 reported missing

The east Libyan government's prime minister, Osama Hamad, has declared Derna a disaster zone after torrential rains and floods damaged parts of the city. In addition, the government has announced a state of emergency and discontinued schools as a precaution ahead of a storm. 

USA: Over 70,000 people stranded at the ‘Burning Man’ festival in Nevada desert for days after heavy rains, one person dead

US President Joe Biden has been updated on the plight of over 70,000 individuals stranded in Nevada's Black Rock Desert after rainfall on Sunday turned the area into a sea of sticky filth. In a statement, the White House said administration officials are monitoring the situation and communicating with state and local officials.

Himachal floods: NDRF rescues 51 people stranded in Mandi cloud burst sites

The Himalayan state has reported widespread destruction and deaths due to heavy rains, landslides, and cloudbursts reported from different parts of the state.

Himachal Pradesh: Several houses collapse as massive landslide hits Kullu district

In the clip, several houses are seen collapsing like a deck of cards in the Anni town of Kullu district. According to officials, there were no immediate reports of any casualties or injuries in the incident so far.

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