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As Texas flood waters recede, new health hazards emerge

Houston - Houston residents trying to return to flooded homes after Hurricane Harvey should wear breathing masks against molds and bacteria from the city’s sewers and watch for alligators and snakes, the city fire chief said on Saturday.

Metro Manila flooding forces thousands of residents to evacuate

More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from flooded areas of Metro Manila and brought to temporary shelters as tropical storm "Maring" dropped more than 45 centimeters of rain, turning many streets into rivers during heavy downpours Tuesday morning.

Flooding in Nigeria’s Oyo state kills 102, dam collapses

Ibadan - Floodwaters in the southwestern part of Nigeria are believed to have killed at least 102 people, many of them children, with reports of collapsed bridges and homes from heavy rains last Friday and Saturday which also forced a dam to collapse.

Op-Ed: Mississippi River — Sandbagging our way to flood control

Natchez - Mississippi River floodwaters continue moving south, leaving in their wake thousands of flooded homes and businesses and millions of acres of flooded land, an event Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, in his comfort zone, urged citizens to be wary of.

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Picture showing Nebraska s Cooper Nuclear plant amid floodwaters.
From the Journal Star.
Picture showing Nebraska's Cooper Nuclear plant amid floodwaters. From the Journal Star.
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