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Flooding News

Month's worth of rain, 100mph winds as 'Wild Wednesday' hits UK

Large swathes of the UK are preparing for "Wild Wednesday" with 100 mph winds and a month's worth of heavy rain, including in the South, where thousands of homes are already waist deep in flood water.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Winter storms and localized flooding spreads to UK's eastern area Special

The West Country and south western counties of England and many parts of Wales are now into the third month of successive Atlantic storms. There are major floods and a serious risk to life.
Digital Journal Report by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

The West Country deluge and the response

Flooding has recently caused devastation in the UK, especially Somerset. The authorities have been severely criticised for the way they handled it.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

UK braced for a New Year's Day storm, bringing more flooding

Parts of the UK experienced severe flooding over the Christmas period and the bad news is that bad weather is set to return as Britain welcomes in 2014.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 6 comments

Cleaning up after the floods

Flooding was in the news earlier this month, and it still is, but some people are even unhappier with the response than they were with the deluge.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

The UK Floods — Old and new

Whether it is global warming or something else, floods have been a reality for people living in some areas of the UK, and for longer than you'd think.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Colorado flooding exposes huge environmental damage

Following the Colorado flooding, thousands of gallons of oil have been spilled. The waters swept clean the state's booming oil and gas industry as the authorities in Colorado counted "notable" oil spills.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca

Colorado flooding: Thousands evacuated as heavy rain continues

The flooding that swept off the mountainside communities in Colorado on Friday reached downstream, causing a major overflow of the rivers and creeks, forcing thousands of people being evacuated.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Honoring the Calgary Zoo post flood 2013

Calgary - This Photo Essay honors the Calgary Zoo animals that were traumatized during the devastating flood in Calgary, Alberta, June 2013. A revisit to the zoo on June 22 was postponed due to massive flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers from torrential rainfall.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 4 comments

Cape of Storms: Western Cape, S. Africa hit by storms, hail, snow

Cape Town - Bitter cold conditions, heavy rains and hail have wreaked havoc in Cape Town, South Africa, with a new cold front set to arrive on Monday. The mountains close by have seen heavy snowfall.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Large sinkhole swallows 3 cars on Chicago's South Side (video)

Chicago - One driver was hospitalized on Thursday when a large sinkhole opened up in a street on Chicago's South Side, swallowing three cars. This may have been caused by heavy rains damaging the cast iron water main.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Sicilian city of Catania hit by torrential rains and flooding

Catania - Catania in Sicily, Italy has been inundated by torrential rains on Friday, flooding the streets and causing traffic chaos.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Athens, Greece flooded after torrential rainfall and thunderstorm

Athens - As if Athens hasn't got enough problems, the city was hit by torrential rains today and flooding has caused traffic jams, disruption to train and tram services and affected homes and businesses.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Video: Toddler, 2 women airlifted as flood waters quickly rise

Biloela - As many throughout Australia were celebrating "Australia Day" or watching the finals of the Australian Open, Queensland rescuers were busy rescuing a toddler and two women from a nearly submerged vehicle, catching the dramatic rescue on film.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Video: 2012 'Year of the new normal' — Weather extremes

Many have noticed that 2012 was a year of very extreme weather conditions worldwide. HawkkeyDavisChannel on YouTube has compiled a video, showing just how extreme this weather was.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Mushrooms grow in woman's apartment carpet

Sacramento - One woman in Sacramento, California need not go to the grocery store for mushrooms. Her crop may not be edible, but she has her own homegrown variety.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 9 comments

Major flashfloods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill 25 (video)

Colombo - Torrential rains continued to lash Sri Lanka after Wednesday's floods and landslides killed 25 people and left over 18,000 homeless, in most parts of the country.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Flooding in San Andreas, Ca.

San Andreas - The third large rainstorm moved through Northern California today and the demands it placed on storm drains was too much.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Power cuts as gale force winds & torrential downpours hit Britain

Britain has been hit with flooding, as gale force winds and torrential downpours go into a second day on Thursday, leaving thousands without electricity.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Torrential rains and flooding in Málaga city, Spain (video)

Heavy rains for the last two days, together with waterspouts on Saturday morning, have caused flooding in Málaga province, with the worse incidences being in the capital city of Málaga.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Helicopter flood rescue in Tuscany caught on helmet cam

Following heavy rains and strong winds parts of central Italy, including Tuscany and Umbria, have been submerged by flood waters. In the dramatic footage, a firefighter winches a person to safety from the rooftop of their flooded home.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Video: NYC underground's un-watering process

New York - Video shows the delicate process of unwatering as the US Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with draining the water from NYC's tunnels.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Bloomberg's decision to cancel the NYC Marathon was the right one

New York - Mayor Bloomberg's decision to cancel the New York Marathon was the only proper way forward in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's wrath.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Venice, Italy flooded with high tide and rain (video)

Venice - Venice has been inundated with high water levels since Thursday, due to a high tide. The city is on high alert as the water is not expected to recede for at least 15 hours.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

The gay community once again blamed for Hurricane Sandy

For the second time in less than a week, homosexuals are being blamed for Hurricane Sandy's devastation across much of the east coast.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 31 comments

Romney's stance on FEMA questioned after Hurricane Sandy

While state and local governments and citizens begin the enormous task of assessing the damage left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, many are thankful the federal government and FEMA are there to help them with the process. Romney once questioned funding FEMA.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 16 comments

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: OWS helps victims of the superstorm

New York - In the wake of devastation by Superstorm Sandy, OWS is getting involved, using its grassroots strength to help those affected and to organize relief efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

East Coast readies itself for 'historical' Sandy Special

As Hurricane Sandy continues to churn closer towards the United States, authorities along the east coast are issuing evacuation orders and residents are bracing themselves for the "megastorm" some forecasters are already calling "historical".
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment
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Emergency services personnel help local residents as they travel in a boat along a flooded road from...
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Emergency services personnel help local residents as they travel in a boat along a flooded road from the village of Muchelney on the Somerset Levels, near Langport in south west England January 30, 2014
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Emergency services personnel are carried by tractor at dusk through flooded land in the village of B...
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Emergency services personnel are carried by tractor at dusk through flooded land in the village of Burrowbridge in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have been underwater for over a month
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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Homes in south Nashville are heavily flooded.
Homes in south Nashville are heavily flooded.
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The possibility of flooding from Tropical Storm Lee extends 1600 miles inland.
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The possibility of flooding from Tropical Storm Lee extends 1600 miles inland.
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File photo: Philippines  tropical storm
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File photo: Philippines, tropical storm
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The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
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Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Master Sgt. Mark Olsen / Us Air Force
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
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Flooding from Tropical Storm Lee.
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Flooding from Tropical Storm Lee.
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Traffic Information warning motorists on the A505 near the A1(M) that localized flooding can be a ha...
Traffic Information warning motorists on the A505 near the A1(M) that localized flooding can be a hazard ahead.
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A couple walk their dog close to a large area of flooded land near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Leve...
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A couple walk their dog close to a large area of flooded land near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. Swathes of the mainly rural area of south west of England have been under water for over a month
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A man in Kroo Bay  Freetown  Sierra Leone
A man in Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Cyclists would do well to heed the advice to dismount here!
Cyclists would do well to heed the advice to dismount here!
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Helicopter rescue captured on helmet cam.
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Helicopter rescue captured on helmet cam.
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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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Our backyard
Our backyard
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Britain s Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Grego...
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Britain's Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. The prince visited flood-hit communities in the south west of England
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A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
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A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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