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Gulf Coast warned to prepare for heavy rains and flooding

The Florida Division of Emergency management (FDEM) is urging residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast from Tampa to Pensacola to prepare for potentially heavy rains and flooding through Thursday.

Surging river water kills five hikers in Taiwan

Taipei - Surging waters triggered by torrential rain killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday.

Atlantic tropical storm will drench Memorial day beach goers

Beach goers this Memorial Day weekend may almost certainly be in for a drenching if their destination is the beaches in North or South Carolina. A tropical storm is cutting a path straight toward the Carolinas.

El Nino's impact is not over as its sibling looms — Part 2

After experiencing a record El Nino, signs are pointing to the formation of La Nina, the flip-side of El Nino, and the odds of La Nina forming have jumped to 70 percent. There is a lot of interest in how strong La Nina might be and how it will affect us.

El Nino's impact is not over as it's sibling looms — Part 1

The current El Nino weather phenomenon which began last year has affected 60 million people worldwide, leaving many countries in desperate need of assistance. But even as El Nino begins to weaken, we are not out of the woods yet.

Third storm in a week batters UK and Ireland

One storm is more than enough to deal with, but three within a week is way too much. But that is what the UK, Scotland and Ireland are living with today as storm Frank moves through the region.

Record rainfall spawns 'slow-motion disaster' in South Carolina

Charleston - Residents in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina are doing their best to make it through what is being labeled a "slow-motion disaster," as record rainfall pounds the state. Governor Nikki Haley is calling for "All hands on deck."

Uruguay flooding forces 4,000 from their homes

Montevideo - Flooding from days of heavy rain in Uruguay has forced nearly 4,000 people from their homes, officials said Monday.

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Houston - Torrential rain left much of Texas swamped Wednesday after wild weather killed at least 28 people in the United States and Mexico, and Houston's mayor warned more flooding could be in store.

Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma leaves at least three dead

Washington - Flash flooding from record rains in Texas and Oklahoma left at least three people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said Sunday, warning of more wild weather to come.

Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma prompts evacuations

Houston - Almost 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Texas over a period of 24 hours, as a storm system moved across northern Texas and most of Oklahoma on Saturday, prompting rescues and the evacuation of numerous people.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

- Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

Death toll in Southern Africa reaches 260 as rains continue

Southern African nations were left reeling after what is being discribed as the worst disaster in years hit in the form of a tropical storm. Torrential rains produced extensive flooding, killing over 250 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Body of missing deputy swept away by flood waters recovered

Austin - Rescue crews frantically searched for a missing Texas Sheriff's deputy after her patrol car was swept away by rushing flood waters early Thursday morning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
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A car trying to make a left turn at a flooded intersection is brought to a complete standstill by th...
A car trying to make a left turn at a flooded intersection is brought to a complete standstill by the deep water.
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Flooded houses at Harbor Town in Memphis
Flooded houses at Harbor Town in Memphis
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When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the com...
When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the community.
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Floods in Queensland have soaked the region for days
Floods in Queensland have soaked the region for days
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People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
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The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22  2012.
The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22, 2012.
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The Centre Street Bridge leads into downtown Calgary  Alberta  Canada
The Centre Street Bridge leads into downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary  Alberta.
A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary, Alberta.
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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend has left a firefighter dead  and prompted numerous e...
Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend has left a firefighter dead, and prompted numerous evacuations and rescues.
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A police vehicle drives past emergency flood pumps near the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014
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A tsunami-like wall of water hits the city of Joso  Japan after levee is breached.
A tsunami-like wall of water hits the city of Joso, Japan after levee is breached.
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A man wades through storm surge flooding from Hurricane Isaac.
A man wades through storm surge flooding from Hurricane Isaac.
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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Flooding in Malaga city  Spain on November 17  2012.
Flooding in Malaga city, Spain on November 17, 2012.
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