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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.

Northern California prepares for another powerful Pacific storm

Tracy - Northern California has already recorded two deaths attributed to the latest storm to track across the state after a brief reprieve over the weekend. Heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds will pound the northwestern United States early this week.

Vegetable shortage in Europe shows need for environmental focus

Grocery stores in the U.K. and other European countries have been forced to ration fresh vegetables, with some retailers actually putting caps on the amounts of broccoli or lettuce customers can buy at any one time, all due to a streak of bad weather.

California — 'State of emergency' following two weeks of storms

Sacramento - Winter storm Leo showed California its warm side as it sped across the state and into the Midwest. The storm left four people dead and tens of millions of dollars in damage, forcing Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in 50 counties.

Pumpkin shortage in U.S. brings us pumpkins from Canada

It is difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but it is just possible that some holiday tables may be without this traditional menu item. However, help is on the way, thanks to our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Heavy rains cause deadly mudslide, killing over 12 in Brazil

Salvador - At least 12 people, possibly more, have lost their lives after two separate landslides, caused by heavy rains, wrecked havoc on the city of Salvador, in northeastern Brazil.

13 dead after Tropical Storm Fernando makes landfall in Veracruz

Veracruz - At least thirteen deaths were reported after Tropical Storm Fernando made landfall over the Mexican State of Veracruz, bringing as much as 15 inches of rain, along with the threat of flash floods and mudslides.

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.

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.

Pilgrims evacuated after flooding around the shrine of Lourdes

Lourdes - Hundreds of Roman Catholic pilgrims, some sick and disabled, were evacuated from the shrine of Lourdes in France, as the Gave de Pau River overflowed from days of rain.

Tropical storm Isaac heads for Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Isaac is bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to Haiti, and is due to hit the capital on Saturday afternoon, local time.

Old dam fails in Karelia, Russia — 25,000 without power (video)

Belomorsk - Heavy rains in the Russian Republic of Karelia have left 25,000 people without electricity and have affected transport links in the region. Some communities in the region have been flooded.

Continuing heavy rains hinder clean-up after floods in Japan

With fears of more landslides, the flood clean-up operation in Japan is being delayed. More torrential rains hit the country's south-west on Monday. Authorities are saying that if it rains again, clean-up work may have to be put on hold.

Tropical storm rains threaten Appalachia with flash floods

New Orleans - Tropical Storm Lee dumped over a foot of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi and continues on a northeast trek threatening the Appalachian states with torrential rains and flash flooding to continue through Wednesday.

300 homes buried, possibly 1000 dead in mud avalanche in Mexico

Oaxaca - A mud avalanche may have buried at least 500 people in a rural town near Oaxaca in southern Mexico, officials said, while rescuers try to reach the area affected by bad weather and heavy rain.

Heavy rain, flood in Riyadh prompt state of emergency declaration

Riyadh - Heavy rain has caused massive flooding in the city of Riyadh and killed two people. The government has declared a state of emergency as the storm continues to wreak havoc.
 

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At least 12 people were killed in Salvador early on 27 April after torrential rains caused mudslides...
At least 12 people were killed in Salvador early on 27 April after torrential rains caused mudslides in the northeastern Brazilian city.
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Lantana  Florida in 2014. It doesn t take a whole lot of rain to cause flooding in the Sunshine Stat...
Lantana, Florida in 2014. It doesn't take a whole lot of rain to cause flooding in the Sunshine State.
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Flooded street in Beijing  China  July 21  2012
Flooded street in Beijing, China, July 21, 2012
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Inmates from the LOL Detention Center fill sandbags for citizens in Pasco County preparing their hom...
Inmates from the LOL Detention Center fill sandbags for citizens in Pasco County preparing their homes against heavy rains.
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