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Op-Ed: Noah-like rain hits town near NOAA headquarters Special

Denver - In Denver this spring, the heavy rains remind us of both the biblical Noah and the government agency NOAA up the foothills in Boulder. Precipitation is twice the norm for the year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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The Mississippi National Guard travel through flooded waters in Ocean Springs  MS
The Mississippi National Guard travel through flooded waters in Ocean Springs, MS
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Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6  2015 Tornadoes and flash...
Photo album of the storm system that ripped through American Midwest May 6, 2015 Tornadoes and flash floods were reported in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Flooding in York  UK
Flooding in York, UK
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Flooding is localized in many parts of eastern England  as well as the West Country.
Flooding is localized in many parts of eastern England, as well as the West Country.
Flooding in Beicheying Village  Fangshan District  Beijing  China
Flooding in Beicheying Village, Fangshan District, Beijing, China
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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!
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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A boy in Kroo Bay  Freetown  Sierra Leone
A boy in Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
The recent flooding in Pakistan has devastated large areas of the country.
The recent flooding in Pakistan has devastated large areas of the country.
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People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
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A couple walk their dog close to a large area of flooded land near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Leve...
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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Flooding in Somerset.
Flooding in Somerset.
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
Submerged homes due to Hurricane Sandy in Rodanthe  NC
Submerged homes due to Hurricane Sandy in Rodanthe, NC
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A kayaker paddles by Gene & Jude s Restaurant  flooded in mid-April 2013 by the Des Plaines River in...
A kayaker paddles by Gene & Jude's Restaurant, flooded in mid-April 2013 by the Des Plaines River in Illinois.
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Mississippi River flooding in Memphis  TN.
Mississippi River flooding in Memphis, TN.
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Emergency services personnel are carried by tractor at dusk through flooded land in the village of B...
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
© Reuters / Toby Melville
A backyard in Bentonville turned into a lake by flash flooding.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 25  2011
A backyard in Bentonville turned into a lake by flash flooding. Bentonville, Ark. April 25, 2011
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This underpass used by cyclists and pedestrians in Corey s Mill  Hertfordshire  was flooded some six...
This underpass used by cyclists and pedestrians in Corey's Mill, Hertfordshire, was flooded some six feet deep by rain water.