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Flood threat prompts Calgary evacuation

CALGARY, Canada - Authorities have ordered the evacuation of central Calgary as flooding has left swathes of the city underwater.

Disastrous flooding wrecks tourism in southern Russia

The flooding in Russia's south has brought not only devastation, but disrupted vacations for thousands of tourists.

Last-minute go-ahead for Stieglers Gorge hydro project in Tanzania

(eTn) - The Tanzanian government will remain under the spotlight over their planned assaults on the environment even after the cabinet reshuffle last Friday, which, among others, also saw Energy and M

Tourists trapped in Kruger National Park rescued

As many as 32 tourists who were trapped in South Africa's Kruger National Park after torrential rains and flooding have been rescued, park officials said Thursday.

Thailand’s recent floods helped enhance Hua Hin’s profile

HUA HIN, Thailand (eTN) - If Pattaya has not always had a very good image for travelers or even Thai locals, Hua Hin has, by contrast, always been considered as Thailand’s chic resort station near B

Bangkok floodwaters clearing out

LOS ANGELES, California – After several weeks of flooding throughout parts of the central region of Thailand, many areas are now clear of floodwaters.

Thailand to promote domestic tourism after severe flooding

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designed a five-pronged strategy to rebuild domestic tourism after the severe flooding.

Thai authorities lose the battle against public opinion

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport looks quieter these days.

Hong Kong extends ban on group tours to Bangkok

Hong Kong has extended a ban on tour groups travelling to Bangkok as serious flooding continued to threaten the Thai capital.

Authorities declare Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport able to resist flooding

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Following the closure of Don Muang Airport, public is getting concerned about the capability of the Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT) to keep Thailand's major air gateway,

Bangkok in a panicking mood

BANGKOK/HUA HIN (eTN)- In just 24 hours Bangkok's mood has changed from anxiety to panic.

Don Muang airport under water

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With a breach in a floodwall located northwards in Pathum Thani, Don Muang district is now invaded by water, which could reach between 1 to 1.5 meters.

Bangkok tries to master floods

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With official communication from the government being very partial, if not nonexistent or contradictory, it has been difficult over the last three days to really know what wa

Despite receding waters, Bangkok’s fears are not over

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Fearing the worst for Bangkok over the last ten days, Thai government has sped up measures to protect the capital city from heavy flooding, which would have probably brought

Disaster management experts say UN contribution to Pakistan is peanuts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The United Nations has launched its Rapid Response Plan in Pakistan on the appeal made by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, but disaster management circles and e

Pakistan Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority announces red alert...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan Dr.

Floods displace 5.3 million people in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - In a second consecutive year, Pakistan has been hit by floods, and the latest government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods in Sindh Pakistan at 5.3

UN: Hurricane Irene killed two in Haiti, flooded farmland

Hurricane Irene killed two people in Haiti, flooded houses, cut roads, unleashed landslides and devastated farm fields during its passage off the coast of the Caribbean country earlier this week, the

Thai Airways steps up efforts to evacuate stranded tourists

Bangkok, Thailand - Thai Airways stepped up its efforts to evacuate stranded tourists Thursday after deadly flash floods swept through eight provinces in southern Thailand.