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Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions, where five people have died and 3,500 forced to flee their homes, as train and air services were disrupted for yet another day.

Death toll from Spain floods rises to four

Madrid - Two more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to four as the storm caused havoc for travellers and forced 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

Two dead as torrential rains batter southeast Spain

Madrid - Two people died when their car overturned as torrential rains and flooding hit southeastern Spain Thursday, sparking travel chaos and closing schools in a move affecting hundreds of thousands of children, officials said.

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change

So-called '100 year floods' will have far more frequently due to climate change, according to new research in relation to the U.S. These means coastal communities need to be better prepared.

Florida starts evacuations as Category 4 Hurricane Dorian grows

Hurricane Dorian has grown into a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 131 mph. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has the track east of where it had been for much of the day Thursday.

Barry back to Tropical Storm status but rain and floods continue

Following a brief stint as a Category 1 hurricane, Barry weakened once again to a tropical storm on Saturday after making landfall along the central Louisiana coast.

Louisiana's new climate plan addresses 'existential crisis'

Baton Rouge - On Wednesday, Louisiana released a sweeping plan called LA SAFE, detailing climate adaptation strategies and underscoring the problem of coastal land loss. The plan is a detailed blueprint for coping with global warming.

Blame Ontario government for three million trees to be destroyed

Kemptville - Environmentalists are concerned the Ontario government has cut $4.7 million in funding for a massive tree planting program. One of the nurseries in the program said it will likely have to destroy about three million trees because of the cancellation.

Death toll rises to 7 as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to strike India in the last 20 years, made landfall around 8 a.m. Friday morning, local time, pummeling the country's east coast with the equivalent force of a Category 3 hurricane.

Number of flood victims spikes as Ottawa River keeps rising

Residents in a corridor along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers between Montreal and the boundary with Ontario are being told the rivers won't peak until Monday or Tuesday, while in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, a dike breach forced 6,000 people to flee.

Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood

Rio De Janeiro - Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain.

The face of global warming — 'Unprecedented' flooding in Iran

Tehran - At least 37 people have been killed in southern Iran as the result of "unprecedented" flooding that occurred on Monday after heavy rains swept through the Middle East, according to Radio Farda. More rain is expected.

Farmers in Carolinas could take billions in losses from Florence

For farmers in North Carolina, Hurricane Florence is testing their resolve. Most are still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Matthew two years ago, and now they are faced with billions of dollars in losses this year.

Florence is going to sit in place, producing 'extreme rainfall'

Storm surges of nine to 13 feet and rainfall up to 40 inches: those are two of the direst warnings about Hurricane Florence's impact on parts of North and South Carolina. The massive storm has forced more than one million people to flee.

Do not underestimate the threat of Florence — It is dangerous

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of Virginia, North and South Carolina have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting hundreds of thousands of residents in coastal areas.

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

Record rain across soggy France keeps Seine rising

Paris - The Seine continued its relentless rise on Thursday, flooding quays with muddy water and putting museums on an emergency footing as record rainfall pushed rivers over their banks across northeastern France.

Record rain across sodden France keeps Seine rising

Paris - The Seine continued to rise Thursday, flooding streets and putting museums on an emergency footing as record rainfall pushed rivers over their banks across northeastern France.The river which flows through Paris is expected to reach a peak of up to 6.

Hurricanes shed light on the vulnerabilities in U.S. power grid

Two Category 4 hurricanes, back-to-back, not only caused extensive damage, massive flooding, and loss of lives – they also laid bare the poor condition of the nation's electrical grid.

Rainfall amounts could reach 50-inches as storm stalls over Texas

Houston - The latest update from the National Hurricane Center indicates Tropical Storm Harvey is slowly moving to the southeast at about three miles an hour. There is the danger the storm could move off the coast on Monday and restrengthen.

Update: Harvey expected to dump three feet of rain on Texas

Corpus Christi - Hurricane Harvey is moving in on the Texas coast tonight, bringing with it the potential for torrential rains, winds of up to 125 mph and a storm surge of 12-feet. Evacuations are underway as Texas battens down the hatches.

Texas bracing for a powerful Hurricane Harvey this weekend

Corpus Christi - tropical Storm Harvey is expected to rapidly gain strength and hit the Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane by Friday evening, causing devastating flooding and threatening the energy industry and oil production.

Eight dead, several missing in Arizona flash-flooding

Los Angeles - Flash flooding that swept over a swimming hole near Payson, Arizona has left at least eight people dead with several still missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Lagos flooding causes panic and finger-pointing at government

Lagos - The entire metropolis of Lagos in Nigeria's Lagos state is now submerged after a week of heavy rains. The flooding has been so severe that business was brought to a stand-still and as of Monday morning, the finger-pointing has begun.

Heavy rains and flooding the biggest threat from T.S. Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to swirl in the Gulf off the coast of Louisiana. Overnight, Cindy dumped heavy rains throughout the state and into Alabama and Mississippi. More heavy rain and flooding is expected on Wednesday.

Emergency personnel in Cape Town preparing for gigantic storm

Cape Town - Resident's in drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa may get a little relief from their water woes as a monster winter storm, the first of the season approaches.

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.

Impact of heavy rains and flooding continues to grow in Midwest

Heavy rains in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have brought many rivers to record levels, causing at least 20 deaths and forcing hundreds to flee their homes as levees break. More levees are now at risk as the rains continue.
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Flood waters submerge parts of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus depot in Nashville.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
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ON THE MOVE: A cable car keeps working in the rain on Powell Street in San Francisco in 2010.
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Cyclists would do well to heed the advice to dismount here!
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