Posts Tagged ‘floods’

Floods Hit Rohingya Refugee Camps In Southern Bangladesh, Forcing Thousands To Flee

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters. Just in the 24 hours to Wednesday alone, more than 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) of rain fell on the camps in Cox’s Bazar […]

We Cannot Go on Like This: Merkel Says on Tackling Climate Crisis After Floods

Destroyed houses are seen in Schuld, Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Less than three months before leaving office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has openly conceded that the industrial world has failed to adequately fight climate change and that more rapid, pain-inducing steps were urgently needed. Media reports said: Merkel, who has led Europe’s largest economy and […]

Floods devastate historic German winemaker

As Western Europe recovers from last week’s deadly floods, a historic German wine cooperative has described the impact on its business as “devastating”. The Mayschoss-Altenahr wine cooperative, near the river Ahr south of Bonn, was founded more than 150 years ago and is believed to be the oldest such organisation in the world. But it […]

Dinant hit by new floods yesterday evening after thunderstorms and heavy rain

The city of Namur was heavily impacted by new floods, especially the Bouvignes area. Torrents of water rolled down the streets around 7:30 PM (5:30 GMT PM), to the point that the asphalt rose in places. There are also gas leaks and fuel oil spilled into to the streets. Shortly before 1100 PM, the mayor […]

Residents Say German Towns Got Little Warning Before Huge Floods

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors of buildings close to the Ahr […]

As US broils and Europe floods, media dismiss EU climate plan as ‘ambitious’

Image Credit: Reuters When detailing catastrophic weather events, prominent corporate news outlets show less reluctance than in the past (FAIR.org, 9/22/20, 4/22/21) to prominently pointing out that these events are caused by human-driven climate change. But when humans seek to take aggressive action against this aggressive reality, reporters frame those goals as lofty and unlikely […]

NASA says ‘Moon Wobble’ will cause great Floods in the Years to Come

    While our focus may be on disasters happening on Earth, Nasa has spotted a problem in the sky that could affect us down here. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has highlighted moon wobbles as a potential problem in the near future. But what is a moon wobble? Here’s everything you need to […]

Germany-Belgium floods: ‘Billions’ needed for rebuilding as death toll tops 180 and Merkel to visit area

German military aids flood rescue efforts as death toll rises The death toll across Germany and Belgium topped 180 on Sunday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding waters. Some 155 people have been confirmed dead in Germany while 27 have died in Belgium. Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz has said that […]

‘FLOODS CAUSED BY THE MILITARY’

‘More than 1,000 people are missing in flood-stricken regions of western Germany and Belgium, where waters were still rising with the death toll already well over 100 and communications in some areas cut.’  [embedded content]… Lynmouth Flood Disaster: RAF rainmaking In the UK – The Lynmouth Flood Disaster: Royal Air Force rainmaking experiment blamed for […]

Death toll rises to more than 180 as Germany, Belgium clean up after floods

As waters subside after devastating floods in Germany and Belgium, a huge clean-up is underway. Over 180 people have died and that figure could rise with many still missing. Germany has borne the brunt of the extreme weather, with at least 155 people killed in Rhineland-Palatinate state and neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia. Belgium has confirmed 27 […]

Race to rescue survivors as death toll from Germany-Belgium floods reaches 170

Rescue workers are racing to find the hundreds of people still missing in floods that have caused devastation in western Germany and Belgium, as the death toll from the disaster reached 170. Some 143 people have died in Germany after burst rivers and flash floods earlier this week caused homes to collapse and ripped up roads […]

German president says fighting climate change key to preventing floods

Germany’s president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that fighting climate change is the only way of preventing natural disasters like the floods that devastated Europe this week. Steinmeier said he had spoken to regional leaders in the areas of Germany most badly affected by the flooding, and that they had described “harrowing” conditions on the ground. Across […]

Europe floods: Death toll passes 100 in Germany and Belgium as climate crisis blamed

More than 100 people have died in the floods that have devastated Germany and Belgium, while authorities desperately try to trace over 1,000 missing people in one German district alone. In Germany alone, more than 90 people have died in what is the country’s worst mass loss of life in years. That number was feared […]

Death Toll Over 110, Dozens Missing After Devastating Floods In Europe

BERLIN (AP) — At least 110 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium, officials said Friday, as rescue operations and the search for hundreds still unaccounted for continued. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he was “stunned” by the devastation caused by the flooding and pledged support to the families […]

USA’s HAARP is SINKING Europe Under NEVER BEFORE SEEN FLOODS and Nobody is Talking About it

    The evil empire strikes again. Biden barely just begun his reign and he is already stricking at the white man which he so much hates that he would rather see go extinct so Europe is now almost literally sinking in water. Biblical propportion floods yet nobody in the media, not even in the […]

North Korea says Facing ‘Tense’ Food Situation Following Floods

    North Korea has been a food insecure nation for much of the past 30 years, with the end of Soviet fuel subsidies in 1991 wreaking havoc on its mechanised agriculture. This, compounded with a period of droughts and floods, caused major food shortages in the 1990s, which turned into famines that killed between […]

Floods, landslides, kill dozens in Indonesia and East Timor

Flash floods unleashed by torrential rains killed 41 people on the Indonesian island of Flores on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least three more were reported killed in neighboring East Timor.At least 49 families were hit on Flores, in the east of Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago, Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman said […]

Australia floods claim first fatality, more evacuations as clean-up begins

A man’s body was found in a car trapped by floodwaters on Wednesday, the first death linked to wild weather across Australia in recent days that has submerged houses, swept away cars and livestock and cut off entire towns. More than 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as torrential rain sparked dangerous […]

Jessica tackles the floods

March 24, 2021 by Henry Benjamin Read on for article Olympian Jessica Fox took to the water to train during the severe flooding which has devasted wide tracts of south-eastern Australia following days of heavy rainfall. Jessica Fox paddles on the flooded Penrith Lakes Pic: Supplied Jessica lives close to the Nepean River near Penrith […]

Australia floods: Thousands evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue

About 18,000 people have been evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue to pound the east coast of Australia, causing the floods to worsen. Addressing parliament on Monday, prime minister Scott Morrison said that “Australia is being tested once again.” “The east coast of Australia, predominantly New South Wales but also in south-east […]

Australia: Hundreds rescued as severe floods hit Sydney and the New South Wales coast

Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) on Sunday issued more evacuation orders following the worst flooding in decades. The NSW State Emergency Services responded to 640 calls for help on Saturday night, including 66 for flood rescues. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said hundreds of people have been rescued from the […]

 Floods Unleashed by Dams Should Also Be Part of Dam Safety Concerns

          In the context of ongoing debates on dam safety and the pending legislation on this increasingly important subject, a neglected aspect is that when no harm is caused to dam structure but nevertheless large-scale damage is done by very excessive and unexpected discharge of flood water then this too should be considered an aspect […]

Indonesian capital hit by monsoon floods with over 1,000 evacuated

Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10 million […]

Senate GOP: Biden Amnesty Floods U.S. Workforce During Coronavirus Crisis

Senate Republicans are lining up to oppose President Joe Biden’s massive amnesty plan that would legalize between 11 to 22 million illegal aliens and increase legal immigration levels, all while more than 17 million Americans remain jobless. On Thursday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced Biden’s amnesty plan to Congress, seeking to hugely inflate the United […]

Himalayan glacier breaks in India, around 125 missing in floods

The Blogging Hounds Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj KumarSun, 7 February 2021, 1:05 am By Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Around 125 people were missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream. A wall […]

Music Producer Floods Twitter With Comments Vilifying ‘Terrorist Gestapo State’ of Israel, While Inciting Violence

Farid Karam Nassar, known professionally as FredWreck. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Palestinian-American music producer and artist is facing criticism for repeatedly demonizing Israel and Zionism on social media, and calling for violence against the Jewish state. Farid Karam Nassar — known professionally as FredWreck — has worked closely with music mogul Dr. Dre and produced […]

Extreme weather batters the Balkans with snow, floods and ice

In central Croatia, which was hit by a major earthquake on December 29, people cannot stay in their damaged homes and have been sleeping in containers. 00

This week in pictures: floods in Venice, negotiations in Brussels, unrest in Albania

This week, high tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice after a new system of inflatable barriers to prevent water from inundating the city wasn’t activated. On Friday, EU leaders agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 55% by 2030 after negotiations at the summit in Brussels lasted all night. Meanwhile, Albania’s interior minister […]

Weekend Rainfall Causes Flash Floods In Southern Israel, Dozens Said Rescued

Rainfall on Saturday caused flash floods in the Dead Sea and Arava areas of southern Israel, requiring emergency services to rescue hikers stranded by the flooding. Due to the floods, police closed a portion of Route 90 along the Dead Sea to traffic in both directions. The nearby Ein Gedi nature reserve was also closed […]

Flashback: Rain-making link to killer floods

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