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Thailand braces for floods,lay bricks, sandbags

2 months, 9 days ago
BANGKOK: Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and bricks on Tuesday as Thailand’s southwestern Petchaburi province braced for flooding over fears that a dam in the area could overflow. Local media showed residents in Petchaburi, 168 km…

Bangladesh braces for possible surge in Rohingya arrivals

11 months, 25 days ago
TEKNAF: Authorities in Bangladesh were bracing Sunday for another possible surge in Rohingya refugee arrivals, with thousands from the Muslim minority believed stranded along the border with Myanmar waiting to cross. Border guards are…

Besieged Houston braces for more flooding as Harvey lingers

1 year, 1 month ago
HOUSTON: The epic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they…

Troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

1 year, 5 months ago
OTTAWA: Waterlogged parts of eastern Canada were hit with more rain on early Sunday, as freshly deployed troops helped evacuate residents ahead of peak flooding expected in the coming days. Torrential rains combined with runoff from…