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Flood News

China lightning, floods and landslides leave dozens dead

Beijing - Dozens of people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50,000

Bras - Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50,000 people from their homes, officials said Sunday, increasing an earlier estimate almost tenfold.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil floods force 6,000 to evacuate

Bras - Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6,000 people from their homes, officials said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Fernando De La Mora - Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

India searches for students washed away in river surge

Shimla - Rescuers found five bodies Monday and were searching for 20 more people feared dead in northern India after they were swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam, officials said.
In the Media by Baldev Chauhan (AFP)

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 74

Kunduz - Rescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and medical supplies to Afghan families marooned on mountaintops after flash floods killed 74 people in a remote northern district, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee.
In the Media by Gul Rahim (AFP)

Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 70

Kunduz - Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise.
In the Media by Gul Rahim (AFP)

Storms in China leave 26 dead, 10 missing

Beijing - Storms in southern and central China have left at least 26 people dead and 10 missing, state media said Monday, as emergency measures were taken to deal with the extreme weather.
In the Media by AFP

Massive clean-up in Balkans after flood of the century

Belgrade - The death toll from cataclysmic floods in the Balkans rose by six to 57 on Friday as people returned home to salvage what belongings they could amid a huge clean-up operation.
In the Media by Jovan MATIC (AFP)

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Belgrade - Floodwaters crept lower in the shellshocked Balkans Thursday to reveal widespread devastation after the region's deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago.
In the Media by Jovan Matic (AFP) - 1 comment

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Waters recede in Serbia to reveal a ghost town

Obrenovac - The roar of an armoured vehicle ploughing through muddy water was the only sound on the deserted streets of Obrenovac, a Serbian town hit by some of the worst flooding of the past week.
In the Media by Katarina Subasic (AFP)

Catastrophic floods bring down Bosnia ethnic barriers

Zepce - When Ibro Begic decided to tackle the hazardous mountain road to reach those stricken by record floods near his Bosnian town, he was also challenging deep ethnic divisions left over from the brutal conflict of the 1990s.
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

Belgrade - Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.
In the Media by Aleksandra Niksic (AFP)

Balkans floods trigger Bosnia's worst exodus since war

Lokvine - 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.
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

At least 30 dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia

Belgrade - The heaviest rains in mor than a century have sparked floods across Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 30 lives and leading to the evacuation so far of more than 16,000 from flooded villages, officials said.
In the Media by Aleksandra Niksic (AFP)

Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Sarajevo - Four people in Bosnia have died in flooding from the heaviest rainfall to hit the Balkans in over a century, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier has called a "horrible natural catastrophe".
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Three dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Sarajevo - Flooding from the heaviest rainfall in over a century in the Balkans claimed three lives in Bosnia, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier called a "horrible natural catastrophe".
In the Media by Rusmir Smajilhodzic (AFP)

Floods kill three in 'worst natural catastrophe' to hit Serbia

Belgrade - Three people have drowned in Serbia and more than 3,000 evacuated following flooding caused by torrential rain that prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency, officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Insurance company sues Chicago for inadequate flood protection Special

Chicago - It seems that at least part of corporate America is learning to use climate change to its advantage. In terms of liability, insurance companies have begun to embrace the reality of climate change and the fact that it has been going on for decades.
Digital Journal Report by Sandy Dechert - 1 comment

Flash floods kill more than 80 in north Afghanistan

Balkh - Flash floods in northern Afghanistan after two days of torrential rain have killed more than 80 people, officials said Friday, with scores more missing as helicopters searched for stranded villagers.
In the Media by AFP

Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons

Honiara - The flood-ravaged Solomon Islands was facing a new threat Monday as the first signs of disease emerged in camps sheltering thousands of displaced residents in the capital Honiara, aid workers said.
In the Media by AFP

Death toll in Solomons flooding rises to nine

Honiara - The confirmed death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands rose to nine Saturday and was expected to continue climbing, authorities said, as reports emerged of children swept away in swollen rivers.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil says floods driving thousands from homes

Bras - More than a month of flooding in northern Brazil has swollen rivers and driven thousands of people from their homes, authorities said Wednesday.Heavy rain in regions bordering Bolivia forced 22,000 households to leave their homes, including 3,000 famil...
In the Media by AFP

High River couple gets new home after the flood - for free!

High River - A couple in High River, Alberta, has a new home thanks to the generosity of Calgary country singer Jason Hastie and his wife Gina.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

London - Britain's flooding crisis eased with the arrival of drier weather following a series of fierce storms, while the government on Monday pledged a £10 million package of support for flood-hit businesses.The country is counting the cost of storms that hav...
In the Media by AFP

Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

London - Britain's flooding crisis eased on Sunday with the arrival of drier weather following a series of fierce storms, while the government pledged to have the army conduct a rapid inspection of flood defences.The country is counting the cost of storms that ...
In the Media by AFP

Britain braces for more floods after violent storm

London - Sodden communities along the River Thames braced for more floods on Sunday, as Britain counted the cost of a storm that claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power.At least three people were killed in separate incidents in I...
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

British storms claim lives, cause travel chaos

London - Transport networks suffered major disruption and more than 140,000 homes were without power across storm-battered Britain on Saturday after the country's latest severe weather claimed two lives.With southern England the worst affected by Britain's wett...
In the Media by AFP
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Mississippi River flooding in Memphis  TN.
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Mississippi River flooding in Memphis, TN.
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Torrential rains battered Toronto Monday July 8  2013  causing
a number of floods on the highway sys...
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Torrential rains battered Toronto Monday July 8, 2013, causing a number of floods on the highway system and power outages that paralyzed the subway system.
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
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Hurricane Irene causing flooding in a Bronx park
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Flooding in parts of the UK
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Flooding in parts of the UK
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There was a lot of water around some of the barns at Truro Raceway but it didn t go inside the build...
There was a lot of water around some of the barns at Truro Raceway but it didn't go inside the buildings and the horses didn't have to be moved.
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Some people can t resist a barricaded road if the waters not too high.
Some people can't resist a barricaded road if the waters not too high.
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The Keysborough Fire Station was flooded in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi - despite being almost...
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The Keysborough Fire Station was flooded in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi - despite being almost 3,000 km (1,800 miles) to the North.
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Morganza Spillway  opened in May 2011  its first opening since 1973.
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Morganza Spillway, opened in May 2011, its first opening since 1973.
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The big ferris wheel located in Southbank  Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
The big ferris wheel located in Southbank, Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
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Coast Guard cutter along the lower Mississippi River.
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Coast Guard cutter along the lower Mississippi River.
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People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda  Pakistan
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People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda, Pakistan
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One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
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One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
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cars parked on expressway to escape floods
cars parked on expressway to escape floods
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High tide floods St. Mark s Square  Venice  Italy
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High tide floods St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
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Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville  NJ
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Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville, NJ
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This photo was taken on January 1  2011 in Mundingburra  Townsville  Queensland  AU.
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This photo was taken on January 1, 2011 in Mundingburra, Townsville, Queensland, AU.
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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