Feb 24

Dramatic Drone Footage Shows Extent Of San Jose Flooding

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Feb 23

Worst floods in a century in San Jose:

Residents of the inundated California city are angry that they were not given more warning that a disaster was imminent.

“If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of a home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, then clearly there has been a failure,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Chest-deep  water trapped hundreds of residents in homes and in trees.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-jose-floods-20170222-story.html

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Feb 20

Flooding on I-5 in California – Video

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Aug 18

What You Need to Know About Louisiana’s Catastrophic ‘1,000-Year’ Flood

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Aug 14

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National Guard Helicopters To Drop Supplies To 1,500 Stranded Motorists As “Historic” Floods Cover Louisiana:

More than a decade after hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana, the impoverished state finds itself in yet another natural emergency, once again as a result of historic floods, which have led to more than 7,000 people being rescued from their homes. The flooding has left at least three people dead, and a fourth person was reported missing in the floodwaters in St. Helena’s Parish, officials said.

The heavy rain began on Friday, with between 6 and 10 inches of rain falling on parts of southeast Louisiana. Several more inches fell Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. “The water’s going to rise in many areas. It’s no time to let the guard down.”

In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge had as much as 11 inches, according to The Associated Press.

And while officials said on Sunday that the rain had subsided, dangers loomed. “It’s not over,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday cited by NBC, who previously declared a state of emergency and called the floods “unprecedented” and “historic.” Edwards said Sunday he didn’t know how many homes had been damaged in the state, but “it’s in the thousands,” he said.

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Jul 28

China flooding: Dozens dead, tens of thousands evacuated

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Jul 23

More than 130 dead in China flooding, many still missing:

More than 130 people died and scores remained missing after heavy rains touched off floods and landslides in China this week, officials said Saturday. Meanwhile, meteorologists warned that more thunderstorms were expected in the coming days.

In northern China, where most of the deaths were concentrated, the worst-hit area was Hebei province, which encircles the capital, Beijing. At least 72 people died there, the provincial branch of the Ministry of Civil Affairs told the official New China News Agency on Saturday. An additional 78 people were still missing in Hebei as of Saturday.

Authorities put the number of affected people at more than 8 million, with nearly 300,000 evacuated.

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Jun 26

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A “one-in-a-thousand-year event”: Rivers reach historic highs as federal disaster declared across West Virginia: 24 dead:

A federal disaster declaration was approved for three of the hardest-hit counties in flood-ravaged West Virginia after a historic deluge killed at least 24 people there.

The floodwaters swept away cars, cut power to thousands and trapped hundreds in a shopping center after 10 inches of rain pounded parts of the state in just 24 hours.
It also submerged a golf course, forcing the PGA to cancel the upcoming Greenbrier Classic.

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Jun 11

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Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania:

A cloud-seeding company Hydro Tasmania performed the seeding over the Derwent River watershed a day before the widespread flooding, caused by intense rainstorms, began on June 6, 2016. According to Premier Will Hodgman, the Energy Minister Matthew Groom is looking for an explanation as to why the seeding was authorized despite the heavy rainfalls already forecast.

Cloud seeding is a process of changing the amounts or types of precipitation by adding substances into the air that act in support of cloud condensation or ice nuclei, altering the microphysical processes occurring within the clouds. Continue reading »

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Jun 09

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Why Is The Weather So Crazy All Of A Sudden?:

All over the planet, global weather patterns have gone completely nuts.  Just over the past few days we have seen “life threatening” heatwaves, extremely dangerous wildfires, vicious tornadoes and unprecedented flooding – and that is just in the United States.  And of course this is just the continuation of a trend that stretches back to last year, when extremely weird weather created “apocalyptic-like conditions” in many areas around the world.  So why is this happening?  For decades, we could count on weather patterns falling within fairly predictable parameters, but now that is completely changing all of a sudden.  All over the globe we are seeing things happen that we have never seen happen before, and the weather just seems to get even more crazy with each passing month. Continue reading »

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Jun 03

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The Louvre is scrambling to save its priceless artworks from floodwaters:

The River Seine is flooding.

The streets of Paris nearby the river are now canals of water and residents are fleeing their buildings.

As a precaution, local officials have also closed Paris’s Louvre museum and the Musée d’Orsay to save historic artworks from the rising floodwaters.

Staff are evacuating tens of thousands of “reserve” paintings and sculptures for underground store rooms.

The Independent reports that as part of its emergency plan, the Louvre has 72 hours to remove works in its underground reserve. The Musee d’Orsay has 96 hours. Both museums held drills this year to rehearse for a flow with floods.

Some are saying it’s the city’s worst flood in decades. Continue reading »

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May 30

Flooding chaos causes death & destruction in southern Germany (VIDEO):

Violent weather killed three people in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, a spokesperson for the region’s interior ministry said.

The majority of destruction took place in the town of Schwabisch Gmund where a firefighter was killed as he attempted to rescue another person who also died in the floods.

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Separately, a 60-year-old man drowned in a Weissbach underground car park after it filled with rainwater, according to Reuters.

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Apr 20

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Houston Flooding Is The 8th Historic Flood To Hit America Since The End Of September:

Why has the United States been hit by historic flood after historic flood in recent months?  The flooding that is pummeling the city of Houston is the 8th historic flood in this country since the end of September.  City officials down in Houston have labeled the flooding that is currently slamming the city “a life-threatening emergency“, and they are insisting that “Houston residents should avoid travel at all costs today.”  At this point, dozens of subdivisions have been flooded and major sections of Interstate 10 and Interstate 45 are under water near downtown.  Authorities are telling us that water is getting to areas that it has never been before, and Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans announced that the water is already 10 to 15 feet deep in some areas.  But even though some parts of Houston have already gotten close to 20 inches of rain within the last 24 hours, there is more rain in the forecast, so this crisis is far from over. Continue reading »

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Jan 02

Missouri Ravaged By Historic Flooding As Disaster After Disaster Continues To Hit America:

Why does this keep happening to America?  Since the month of September, the United States has been absolutely pummeled by a devastating series of disasters, and this most recent one may be the worst of all.  Right now, communities all along the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas rivers are dealing with “historic” flooding.  In Missouri, it is being said that nobody “that is living has ever seen anything like this“, and it is being projected that rivers could reach levels not seen since “the Great Flood” of 1993.  Portions of Interstate 44 have been totally shut down, and thousands of people have either already been evacuated from their homes or are preparing to evacuate.  It would be difficult to overstate the utter devastation that we are witnessing.  Personally, I have some very good friends in southern Missouri, and I will definitely be keeping them in my prayers. Continue reading »

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Dec 30

Submerged roads and houses are seen after several days of heavy rain led to flooding, in an aerial view over Union, Missouri December 29, 2015
Submerged roads and houses are seen after several days of heavy rain led to flooding, in an aerial view over Union, Missouri December 29, 2015

17mn people face flood threat as Missouri rivers reach record high level:

Missouri is in a state of emergency as flooding continues with record water levels expected over the coming days.

Seventeen million people in the US are currently living in areas with flood warnings, with 400 river gauges nationwide over their flood capacity. Missouri is one of the worst affected areas with three major rivers, the Missouri, the Meramec and the Mississippi all above the flood stage.

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Dec 29

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What Camoron (sic) really meant was …

“We will look after the greedy, the advantaged and totally disregard the elderly, the frail and the poorest of our country. That is the sort of elite puppet I am.”

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Drowning in Ignorance: UK Government Ignored Flood Warnings:

United Kingdom — Sounds of a slow hand clap are echoing throughout Britain after revelations that the government previously rejected warnings of flood risks from its own advisers. As torrential rain triggered yet more flooding in northern towns, a report revealed that ministers made a decision not to address increasing risks back in October.

Weeks of devastating weather systems across the world have resulted in hundreds of soldiers being dispatched across northern England to help emergency teams fight rising river waters. Persistent rainfall has deluged towns and cities, leaving swathes of northern England uninhabitable and thousands without power. Some have become flood casualties for the third time since 2005 in what is rapidly becoming an annual event in the U.K.

Yet it seems the U.K. learns nothing. Continue reading »

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Dec 28

Severe flood warnings across UK prompt evacuations, army deployed in affected areas

Severe flood warnings across UK prompt evacuations, army deployed in affected areas:

Hundreds have been evacuated and the British Army has been mobilized, as water levels are dramatically rising in parts of the UK with severe flood warnings being issued.

Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria are the most affected areas, according to Environment Secretary Liz Truss.

The UK Environmental Agency has issued more than 215 warnings, 15 of them considered life threatening. Continue reading »

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Dec 13

A few days earlier:

Met Office warns of heavy rain, severe storm

UK weather: More storm chaos as 90mph winds and 2 inches of rain set to hit Britain tonight

The devastation from above: Aerial photographs show widespread flooding across Cumbria caused by Storm Desmond as residents tell of despair after £48million flood defences fail to do their job

Storm Desmond: Hundreds made homeless by record-breaking rainfall as 46 severe flood warnings put in place

Storms lash England and leave hundreds homeless


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77 flood warnings in place across northern England as heavy rain persists:

Further deluges of rain lashed the north of England today as river levels remained high across several counties.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning, and a spokesman said that although the forecaster was not expecting floods as severe as those seen last weekend it would not take “an awful lot of rain” for there to be a risk of rivers overflowing.

By 6pm there were 77 flood warnings in place across the region, although no severe flood warnings which are classed as a “danger to life”. Continue reading »

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Dec 13

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest:

  • The record-breaking storms opened sinkholes in several major roads, caused rivers to spill over their banks and closed roads and schools for a third day in the worst-hit areas across the region
  • Outside Tacoma, Washington, emergency officials rescued several people who were swept into the swollen Puyallup River overnight on Wednesday from a bankside homeless encampment, police said
  • A 60-year-old Portland woman died when a tree fell on her house, according to the city’s fire department
  • Puget Sound Energy, a utility that serves Seattle, reported that 37,000 customers were without electricity on Wednesday morning
  • Storms have also left 26,000 customers without power in the Portland area, utility Portland General Electric said 

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Oct 23

Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas brace for life-threatening flooding:

4, 8, up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain in one day, in some cases a matter of hours

Remnants of hurricane Patricia will dump between 4 to 8 inches of rain through portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, says Accuweather.com. “There is the potential for some communities to be hit with a foot or more of rain through Sunday night, especially in eastern Texas and far western Louisiana.” Continue reading »

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Aug 06

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Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa (The Watchers, Aug 5, 2015):

Heavy rainfall which was continually falling across Tampa, Florida, since July 20, 2015, has caused severe flooding in the area. 40 people were evacuated from their mobile homes in Sherwood Forest RV and Caledesi Travel Trailer Park, on August 3, as the water levels varied between 91.4 and 122 cm (3 and 4 feet). The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office described the situation as the worst flood in the last 65 years.

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Jan 02

Massive evacuations as floods hit Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand
People carry their belongings as they escape flood waters from heavy seasonal rains on a street in Dayeuhkolot, West Java, December 23, 2014 – photo Antara Foto. About 100,000 people in affected regions of Indonesia’s West and Central Java had to leave their homes.

Massive evacuations as floods hit Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (RT, Dec 28, 2014)

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May 20

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Balkans floods trigger Bosnia’s worst exodus since war (AFP, May 19, 2014):

TRPCIC POLJE (Bosnia-Hercegovina) (AFP) – Bosnia said Monday it was witnessing “the biggest exodus” since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge swathes of the Balkans, killing at least 47 people.

Muddy waters from the Sava River have submerged houses, churches, mosques and roads in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia after record rainfall last week wreaked havoc across the region.

There were fears that dead bodies and animal carcasses could lead to disease outbreaks, while officials warned that 120,000 unexploded mines from the conflicts of the 1990s could be dislodged.

“More than 100,000 people” have been evacuated in Bosnia alone, said Stanko Sliskovic of Bosnia’s emergency services, with tens of thousands more displaced in neighbouring countries.

“This is the biggest exodus since the end of the 1992-1995 war,” he told AFP. Continue reading »

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May 18

Death toll rises to 44 in worst ever Balkan flooding (PHOTOS)
Death toll rises to 44 in worst ever Balkan flooding (PHOTOS)

Death toll rises to 44 in worst ever Balkan flooding (PHOTOS) (RT, May 18, 2014):

The overall death toll in the unprecedented floods that have raged across the Balkans has reached 44, as more bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac on Sunday.

In “Obrenovac alone we recovered 12 corpses,” Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said, as cited by the Associated Press. That brings the number of disaster victims in Serbia up to 16, while Bosnia has confirmed 27 dead and Croatia one.

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May 17

Record Balkan floods: Over 20 killed, tens of thousands forced to flee (PHOTOS) (RT, May 17, 2014):

More than 20 people have been killed in what has been branded the worst flooding on record across the Balkans. Tens of thousands have been evacuated and 250,000 homes are without power.

The death toll has reached 19 in Bosnia alone, including nine people found on Saturday when waters receded from the northeastern town of Doboj, Reuters reported. Authorities have warned that more bodies could emerge as waters recede in dozens of cities flooded over the past three days. Serbia has seen eight deaths, AP reported.

“This is the greatest flooding disaster ever. Not just in the past 100 years; this has never happened in Serbia’s history,” Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told a news conference on Thursday.

“More rain fell in one day than in four months,” he added. Continue reading »

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Feb 11

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More photos here:

Swamped by the Thames: Shocking aerial images show wide-scale flooding of commuter belt homes as forecasters warn hundreds more will suffer same fate within days (Daily Mail)

In other news:

Floods: Hundreds evacuated and thousands more at risk (BBC News)

River Thames Bursts Banks, Flooding Homes Near London (Wall Street Journal)

Britain’s flood crisis deepens, Thames bursts banks (Sydney Morning Herald)

UK Towns Face More Floods as Costs Seen at $1.6 Billion (Businessweek)

Flood-Battered Britain on Course for Wettest Winter in 250 Years (NBC News)

British Politicians Blame One Another for Regional Flooding (New York Times)

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Jan 13

Southern England homes flooded as Thames bursts banks (PressTV, Jan 11, 2014):

Towns and villages close to the River Thames in the United Kingdom have been inundated and local residents have been warned for further flooding as heavy rain caused the river levels to rise and burst its banks.

On Friday, the River Thames overflowed its banks, and parts of the river from Oxfordshire to West London were under flood warnings.

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Jan 04

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Britain’s coast battered by 30ft waves, high tides and giant hailstones as fiercest storms in 20 years leave trail of destruction… and there’s more on the way (Daily Mail, Jan 4, 2014):

  • Environment Agency has urged people to stay away from the sea and rivers because they risk being killed
  • Teenager Harry Martin has gone missing after taking photographs of storm from cliffs close to Plymouth in Devon
  • 21 severe flood warnings – the highest level – issued in South and West with 500 alerts in total across the UK
  • Storm surge began at around 6am this morning – with risk of floods for 4 hours after high tide peaks
  • Stronger winds and waves predicted for this evening’s high tide
  • Streets and homes in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire are already badly flooded after morning’s deluge
  • Police forced to spend time moving on weather watchers after large crowds gathered along the British coastline
  • Motorist died when his car left a Cornish road as storm hit region with torrential rain and hail
  • Met Office expects 70mph-plus winds and torrential rain to batter UK into next week, peaking on Monday
  • A Dorset petrol station had to be evacuated and a house in Wales caught fire after both were struck by lightning
  • River Severn’s banks have broken in Minsterworth

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Jan 04

Killer storms lash Britain with 70mph winds and 30ft waves as more bad weather loom (Daily Express, Jan 3, 2014)

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Sep 15

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Suspected death toll rises from Colorado floods as nearly 500 unaccounted for (CNN, Sep 15, 2013):

Boulder, Colorado (CNN) — Rain was still coming down Sunday in Colorado, preventing aerial efforts to search for those missing from a devastating flood, authorities said.

“It’s unlikely at this point that we’ll be able to reach those who are stranded in the hard-to-reach areas,” said Kim Kobel, a spokesperson for Boulder’s Office of Emergency Management.

But rescuers continued their ground efforts, searching for what could be hundreds of people unaccounted for.

A tearful Larimer County Sheriff told reporters that what he’s seen, even in the most devastated areas, has restored his hope.

Sheriff Justin Smith visited areas “somewhat cut off from the rest of the world,” he said.

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