Eastern Kazakhstan is bracing for the flood period to unfold in the third decade of March.
First floods have been registered in East-Kazakhstan oblast this year.
As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in more than a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid and, they hope, cut the cost of logistics in disaster zones.
Astana Maslikhat (local executive body) increased the anti-flood budget 15-fold in 2013.
The potential flood area covers over 120 villages of Kazakhstan's Almaty oblast with over 40 thousand people.
Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, despite floods and storms that devastated parts of the country's east.
Kazakhstan's Pavlodar oblast has 75 villages in the lowlands that may be largely flooded after snow melting and heavy rains.
A private sector has been flooded with hot water gushing from a breakage in an old heating pipeline in Petropavlovsk, in north Kazakhstan.
A mammoth clean-up operation began in Australia's flood-hit northeast Wednesday after waters began to recede, as the death toll from storms reached five and thousands of homes were left swamped.
Australia ramped up its military response to deadly floodwaters rising in the country's sodden northeast Tuesday which have killed four people and displaced or isolated tens of thousands.
From bushfires raging in searing tinder-dry conditions to surging floodwaters and destructive tornadoes, Australia has witnessed staggering climate extremes during its summer of 2013.
Over 300 million tenge ($2 million) have been set aside for prevention of emergency situations in Almaty oblast.
People have been warned about the danger. Anti-flood works are in process in the coastal area: Kazakhstan Emergency Department.
A teenage boy was dramatically rescued from surging floodwaters as he clung to a tree Friday, while others were plucked from stranded cars and homes as floods swept northeastern Australia.
Eleven people have died in flood-related incidents in Jakarta, and more than 18,000 people were forced to leave their homes.
48 houses and 119 yards were flooded in Saryagash region of South-Kazakhstan oblast: Kazakhstan Emergency Ministry.
Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia forced almost 14,000 people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres.
Flash floods and power cuts hit the Samoan capital Apia Thursday as Tropical Cyclone Evan lashed the Pacific island nation with high winds and heavy rain.
More than 800 homes in England and Wales have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country and environmental officials warned of more downpours to come on Monday.
At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia's Sulawesi island.
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