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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.

Zimbabwe floods leave hundreds dead and thousands homeless

Going from a devastating drought to heavy rains and flooding can put an added strain on national resources. And in Zimbabwe, which is already in arrears in payments to foreign lenders, the floods and loss of homes and lives create a dire situation.

Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California

Sacramento - Northern California is continuing to reel from an atmospheric river event that has produced evacuation orders, water rescues and dangerous flooding and mudslides.

Nepalese Army drains glacial lake near Mt. Everest to safe level

Nepal's army has confirmed it has finished draining a glacial lake to safe levels, preventing it from flooding several villages downstream and putting the lives of thousands of people at risk.

Hurricane Matthew continues to track to the north-northwest

As Hurricane Matthew continues to crawl up the Florida coastline, attention is shifting to Georgia and South Carolina, where heavy rainfall and storm surge will cause major flooding in the low-lying coastal areas.

Newton pushed into southwestern U.S. Wednesday evening

Tucson - Tropical Storm Newton made its second landfall Wednesday morning near Bahia Kino in northwest Mexico. Newton is expected to weaken as it moves to the east-northeast over Arizona and New Mexico in the next 24 hours, bringing heavy rains and flooding.

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.
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Houses look like small islands from the air.
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When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the community.
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The flooded area of Fair Grounds Park in Loveland, Colorado
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Coastal flooding from a non-tropical low at the Outer Banks of North Carolina on October 5, 2015.
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Cyclists would do well to heed the advice to dismount here!
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