Posts Tagged ‘floods’

Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods And Droughts Quadrupled In Cost Since 1980

A new report looks at the price of climate-linked natural disasters and how global warming is making them worse. Lisa Paul was still recovering from the wildfire trauma of 2017 when she experienced a renewed wave of sickening dread last week, the skies above her home and vineyard in the mountains east of Sonoma, California, […]

Seven killed in floods after torrential downpours on Greek island

At least seven people including a baby and an elderly couple have died following flash flooding caused by torrential rain on the Greek island of Evia. Many people had to be airlifted to safety after roads were flooded, and the fire department has received hundreds of calls to pump water from houses and vehicles. One […]

Extreme floods kill 12 & destroy Israel-West Bank barrier (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Footage posted to social media shows heavy flows of rainwater on the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Homes and shops have been flooded while debris, such as restaurant tables and chairs, can be seen in the torrents of flooding. Such was the deluge, the water also took down parts of Israel’s security fence with […]

Hawaii floods, mudslides destroy homes and close roads

     Mudslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain spread damage and shut down roads in Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were torn from their foundations in Kauai, HawaiiNewsNow.com reports. Officials say the houses appeared to be empty at the time of the incident. Dozens more homes were reported flooded or otherwise damaged. […]

Yosemite National Park floods due to California deluge with 6 inches of rain in 2 days

     Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials said. Forecasters said up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell over two days as rivers swelled in Northern California. Roads within Yosemite Valley were swamped by up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) of water […]

Mississippi floods are the biggest in 500 years – and human intervention may be partly to blame

     The world’s longest system of levees and floodways, meant to rein in the mighty Mississippi River, may actually make flooding worse. Using tree rings and lake sediments, researchers re-created a history of flooding along the lower Mississippi River extending back to the 1500s. This paleoflood record suggests that the past century of river engineering […]

More floods in Queensland, Australia after torrential rain from ex Cyclone Nora – 2 feet in 24 hours recorded

     Torrential rainfall from ex Tropical Cyclone Nora in northern Queensland, Australia caused rivers to reach some of the highest levels seen in almost 20 years. Emergency services were called on to rescue over 40 people from the flooding. This is the fifth serious flood event in the state in the last few weeks. Port […]

Central and northern New South Wales floods as 13 inches of rain falls in 48 hours in Australia

     In just two days, more than 300 millimetres of rain has fallen in parts of eastern New South Wales, resulting in flash flooding. A low pressure trough moving slowly along the NSW coast brought persistent rain and storms to parts of the Hunter and lower Mid North Coast during the last 36 hours. The […]

Flash floods leave one dead, several others swept away in Uganda

     Police in Mbarara District have confirmed one person dead and several others displaced by floods following a heavy downpour on Wednesday. A building under construction at Rwizi Arch Hotel in Kamukuzi Division collapsed also due to heavy rain. Running water around the same area swept unspecified number of people who were traveling on Boda […]

Heavy rainfall pounds, floods parts of Nairobi, Kenya (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

     Hundreds of motorists spent their Saturday night along Mombasa Road following a huge traffic jam caused by overlapping and stalled Lorries. The traffic snarl-up jam that meandered from Makutano area to Athi River junction had been occasioned by an accident between a lorry and a pick up. According to Police the heavy rains and […]

How do plants know when it floods? Recent research reveals how plants sense increased levels of water

(Natural News) Just how important are a plants roots to its survival? What might seem like a stupid question at first will actually surprise you if you start to look at it closely. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) looked into how plants are able […]

People Don’t Kill People, Americans Kill People-U.S. culture floods us with the acceptability of violence

People Don’t Kill People, Americans Kill People Yes, of course, every day that Congress goes on refusing to ban guns is more blood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. It’s immoral, disgraceful, embarrassing, and in large part a function of financial corruption. But it’s also in part a government operating within a culture of […]

Floods and landslides strike southern Norway

     Many people have had to leave their homes because of landslides and flood in Southern Norway. The Road Administration has lost the track of the number of closed roads. Several places in southern Norway report serious incidents associated with the storm and heavy rain. In Lyngdal, around 20 people were evacuated after a river […]

Almost No One Is Talking About Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People

Across India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, record amounts of heavy monsoon rains have caused disastrous flooding and landslides. Thousands of homes have become completely submerged, poor villages have absolutely no access to food and medicine, and nearly 1200 people have died – including children. Millions have been displaced, and are now wandering the region homeless […]

The U.S. Floods Are Devastating, But What About The Floods In South Asia No One’s Talking About? (PHOTOS)

Next Story The hurricanes hitting the U.S. have been absolutely devastating. Parts of Houston went practically underwater and Florida is expected to take some major hits from the approaching Hurricane Irma. I encourage everyone to send love to these areas of the world that are suffering from flooding and other natural disasters. However, it’s important that […]

Media Ignores Floods In South Asia That Has Killed 2,000

The mainstream media has remained silent on the devastating floods that have killed over 1,500 people in South Asia. As the mainstream media remains focussed on Hurricane Harvey, torrential rainfall has devastated South Asia for the entire month of August. Bored Panda reports: Across India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, record amounts of heavy monsoon rains […]

Holiday Inn Refuses to Allow Houston Family Fleeing Floods to Bring Dogs Inside

At a time when hundreds of thousands of families are without homes and struggling to survive in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one Holiday Inn franchise isn’t budging on their “no-pets” policy, refusing to offer shelter to a family’s three dogs. On Sunday evening, New Territory, Texas resident Gillian Parker got the call that a mandatory […]

Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” Just Arrived in Texas to Rescue People From Floods

By Carey Wedler Though FEMA plans to play a large role in disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, a volunteer group is stepping in to help their fellow humans — and it’s not the first time they’ve taken action. The Cajun Navy first came into existence with 30 people and 23 rescue vessels […]

Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” Arrived In Texas To Rescue People From Floods

By Carey Wedler Though FEMA plans to play a large role in disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, a volunteer group is stepping in to help their fellow humans — and it’s not the first time they’ve taken action. The Cajun Navy first came into existence with 30 people and 23 rescue vessels during Hurricane […]

Texas Floods – Why South Texas? Why Now?

First, it’s important to note that this super-storm is still very much in progress.  Some of the best weather forecast models have predicted up to 40 inches of rain in the most affected areas over the coming days. As is often the case, this hurricane is not just about a calamitous wind-damaging event as much […]

The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed about 500 and affected over 16 million

     More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials. The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) says it is […]

Death toll from floods in Nepal climbs to 120 with about 6 million people affected

     The death toll from widespread flooding and landslides in Nepal on Tuesday climbed to 120 with nearly 35 people still unaccounted for and over six million affected by incessant rainfall across the Himalayan country. Most of the displaced, living in temporary shelters for the past three days, were yet to receive relief supplies in […]

State TV: Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

AP — Iranian state TV is reporting that flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 12 people in the country’s northeast. Saturday’s report from TV website irinn.ir quotes the spokesman for the country’s disaster agency, Ali Bakhtiari, as saying the number of people killed in the floods rose to 12 in three northeastern provinces […]

Torrential rain floods neighborhoods, roads across Boston, Massachusetts; over 3 inches fell

     The combination of summer heat and humidity caused scattered severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and early evening. The storms contained vivid lightning, very heavy rainfall that resulted in localized street and highway flooding in a short period of time. On Dorchester’s Ditson Street, people were forced to wade through high waters and abandon their vehicles […]

Japan floods: Death toll rises to 16 as further deluge expected (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Search and rescue crews took advantage of a break in the extreme weather conditions to recover victims and rescue survivors Saturday. However, further downpours are expected over the weekend. READ MORE: Heavy rains cause floods in China, 260,000 people displaced More than 60cm (24 inches) of rain fell in the Fukuoka Prefecture in just 24 […]

Heavy rainfall floods parts of Bangkok, Thailand; more expected

     It’s early in the rainy season, but Bangkok commuters are already fighting through flooded areas of the city and more rain is on the way. Bangkok commuters were confronted Tuesday morning and again Wednesday with flooded streets and traffic congestion across the city following hours of torrential rain overnight. Several major streets were under […]

U.S. House passes Iran sanctions, financial services measures

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation linked to the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Thursday, one year after the landmark pact was announced, defying President Barack Obama’s veto threat. Voting largely along party lines, the Republican-controlled House voted 246 to 179 to pass a new set of sanctions on Iran, […]

Bernie Sanders sold out: And now for the Killary wars to come

     The worst disservice Sanders has done to his supporters, other than to lead them on a wild goose chase for real change, is to virtually ignore his rival’s vaunted “experience.” He need not have mentioned Hillary Clinton’s Senate record, since there was nothing there; her stint as law-maker was merely intended to position her […]

Surface to air missile brought down TWA Flight 800

     In March 2004, the American people first learned about “the wall.” The occasion was the eighth public hearing of the 9/11 Commission. Asked to account for the intelligence failures that led up 9/11, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet blamed the “wall that was in place between the criminal side and the intelligence side.” […]

New Study explains how Aurora Borealis produces strange noises

     A new theory offers what may be the best explanation yet for hisses and pops heard during powerful light displays. Arctic wilderness tales often wax poetic about dazzling displays of northern lights painting the skies. But for at least the past century, some of those stories have also mentioned eerie noises associated with especially […]

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