The governor of California declared a state of emergency in three northern counties late Sunday after an emergency spillway of one of the largest dams in the United States threatened to fail and unleash severe flooding.
Two Hungarian icebreakers tasked to clear the Danube between Croatia and Serbia may be unable to continue downstream and the Croatian army could be asked to use explosives, according to news reports Tuesday.
After six days of heavy snowdrift and sub-zero temperatures, snow has stopped falling and temperatures are rising in Serbia but a state of emergency is still in force in 13 municipalities and navigation along the Sava, the Tisza and the Danube has been suspended due to ice.
Extremely low temperatures have claimed six lives in Serbia, prompting local authorities to declare a state of emergency in 11 municipalities in the country's south where temperatures of minus 27 degrees Celsius have been reported lately.
Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans are suffering under the current freezing temperatures as local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.
At least eight people have died from hypothermia in Ukraine and another five in neighbouring Belarus in recent days, local media reported Monday, as temperatures sank below minus 20 degrees Celsius amid an unusual cold spell affecting much of Europe.
Parts of Europe faced chaotic travel conditions on Thursday as temperatures across the region plunged below zero amid heavy snowfalls, blocked roads, dozens of accidents and the worst coastal storms in a decade.
Power outages in temperatures hovering around freezing tested the patience of Istanbul's residents on Saturday as the Turkish Energy Ministry revealed that heavy snowfall and storms had damaged power lines to the metropolis.
Red Cross flood relief efforts in North Korea will have to be scaled back after the aid agency failed to meet funding goals, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Wednesday.
A flooding crisis which plagued several Italian regions in the past 48 hours eased on Saturday, leaving authorities the task of assessing the damage and looking for survivors from the natural disaster.
Wildfires in Israel, some of which are believed to have been caused by arson, have spread further, including to areas of the West Bank, injuring at least three people seriously, authorities said Saturday.
Firefighters in Israel warned Friday that their networks were on the verge of collapse after five days of fighting blazes in the north of the country, while 14 suspects were arrested on suspicion of arson and inciting violence.
Italy's biggest chocolate confectionery factory, which produces Nutella and Kinder eggs and other well-known products, will shut temporarily on Thursday due to severe weather, parent company Ferrero said.
Thousands of people were evacuated from towns and villages across the northern Philippines on Wednesday as a powerful typhoon threatened to pummel the region with record-breaking flooding and landslides, officials said.
Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in the south-east US state of South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Centre, reporting maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and and expecting serious inland flooding.
Millions of Americans evacuated coastal areas of three states in the south-eastern United States ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew on Friday, a powerful storm that ravaged the Caribbean earlier in the week, killing at least 283 in Haiti.
Millions of Americans evacuated coastal areas of three states in the south-eastern United States on Thursday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, a powerful storm that ravaged the Caribbean earlier in the week, killing more than 260 in Haiti.
A slightly weakened Hurricane Matthew continued its march Wednesday towards the Bahamas and the south-east United States after pummelling eastern Cuba as well as Haiti, which was forced to postpone presidential elections because of the storm.
A body was retrieved from the debris of dozens of houses destroyed in a landslide in eastern China's Zhejiang province as a result of heavy rains brought by typhoon Megi, the authorities said on Thursday.
More than two dozen people were missing in China's eastern Zhejiang province after torrential rains from Typhoon Megi triggered a large mudslide that buried dozens of homes on Wednesday, local media reported.
Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan's east coast and travelled across the island Tuesday, causing at least four fatalities and nearly 170 injuries as well as major power outages, flooding and damage, authorities and local media reported.
Residents living in low-lying areas of Indian information technology hub Hyderabad were being evacuated Saturday and IT firms asked their employees to work from home as days of rain led to floods in the city, officials and news reports said.
The US National Hurricane Centre on Thursday afternoon upgraded Tropical Storm Hermine to a hurricane after maximum sustained winds increased to 120 kilometres per hour as the spinning storm continued to bear down on Florida's Gulf Coast.