Posts Tagged ‘floods’

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 Hits: 9

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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Water floods streets of Greek island of Samos after earthquake

Streets were flooded after an earthquake hit near the Greek island of Samos. Video showed heavy flooding on the streets in the island. Greek public media reported there was a mini “tsunami” that impacted the island. People rushed to the streets in panic and the Greek civil protection agency told Samos residents in a text […]

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 […]

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