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Over a hundred killed as tsunami-like flood hits southern Russia

July 7, 2012

"More than 140 people have been killed in a devastating flood in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region. It's the worst of its kind in nearly a century, and the death toll continues to rise.

Five people were electrocuted as an electricity transformer fell into the water, while many more drowned. Russia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed a total 141 deaths, but that number is likely to rise.

In the Krymsky district alone, at least 130 bodies have been found, the Interior Ministry reports. Two more have died in Novorossiysk, and nine more in the Gelendzhik district. A 10-year-old child was among the victims."

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The speed of the flood was also shocking, carrying away not only homes, but 16-ton trucks as well. One driver said his truck was literally carried tens of meters by the waters.

In a separate incident, a nine-year-old girl was ripped from her mother and sister’s arms by the force of the current.

Krasnodarsky Region authorities have declared July 9 a day of mourning"

A seven-meter wave hit Krymsk in the middle of the night – witnesses

"Eyewitnesses also claim a 7-meter wave struck Krymsk in the middle of the night. The wave came down from the mountains, they say. The reasons are unknown, but one of the possible explanations, widely circulating in social networks, is that the water was discharged from reservoirs situated in the mountains. The other is that the wave was caused by excessive rain.

Anna Kovalyovskaya, whose parents are currently in the flood zone, says that local residents are expressing doubts that a reportedly 7-meter wave could have been caused by the rain storms alone.

“It all happened during the night. People just ran from their homes, because there was a huge wave of water, nobody warned them. Two-story houses were flooded up to the second floor. The water came on very fast. It wasn’t rain.

"I don’t know if this is official information or not, but in the city they are saying that they opened the water reservoir in the mountains above the city. That’s where the wave came from. In the city all of a sudden there was 7 meters of water. There was certainly a large storm beforehand, but the water came on so quick that in 15 minutes everything was flooded,” Kovalyovskaya told the Russian News Service.

Children's summer camps evacuated

"Over a meter of water crashed over the intersection of Ostrovsky and Kirov Street in the center of Gelendzhik, ripping up the pavement and sweeping away everything in its path. According to the city administration, 5,000 homes have been flooded.

Authorities in the Perm region of Russia dispatched their own rescue team to evacuate dozens of children who were at local summer camps as the storms hit.

“The children have no contact with the Ministry of Emergencies or the local authorities in Gelendzhik. For two days now they have been without supplies and electricity,” said Viktor Basargin, Governor of the Perm Region. “We have decided to take action on the issue of their evacuation.”

Six months' worth of rain in two days

"The flooding occurred in the aftermath of a giant storm that swept through the region. The region experienced almost half a year’s worth of rainfall over the last two days. 

The most heavily affected areas are along the Russian Black Sea coast, which bore the brunt of the torrential waters as they rushed out to sea.

An Emergencies Ministry plane took helicopters and rescue teams to Anapa in order to join the rescue and repair efforts already underway in the region. Over 1,000 rescue officers are working at the scene.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin as well as Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov and the Minister of Regional Development Oleg Govorun have visited the affected area."

http://www.rt.com/news/toll-dead-region-floods-633/

IT WILL RAIN 'TIL SEPTEMBER

Saturday July 7,2012

By Sarah Westcott

BRITAIN is facing its “worst ever” summer with cold wet weather ruining family holidays and blighting the Olympics, forecasters warned last night.

August is set to be a washout following a miserable July and the wettest June since records began – meaning summer is effectively over.

Gloomy forecasts suggest dire weather will continue as officials last night put Britain on flood alert after torrential downpours yesterday wreaked havoc.

As the Environment Agency warned of a “potential danger to life” with rivers swelling to breaking point in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales, Government forecasters were on standby to brief the Cabinet if severe floods strike."

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"Parts of the M50 in Worcestershire were closed yesterday due to hazardous conditions, with roads also closed in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Delays hit the London to Scotland East Coast main railway line and race meetings at Haydock, Beverley and Warwick were cancelled. More than 11,000 properties had a flood warning.

In Derbyshire, fire officers helped several people trapped in cars on flooded roads. Six people, including four disabled people, were rescued from a flooded caravan park in North Yorkshire. In the west of the county, Prince Charles braved the rain to visit Hebden Bridge, which was badly hit by flooding two weeks ago. In Southend, torch bearers were drenched as they carried the Olympic flame in heavy rain.

The AA dealt with scores of vehicles which had been driven through water. Darron Burness, head of special operations, said: “It’s often impossible to gauge the depth of flood water, so don’t even chance it.”

William Hill yesterday cut the odds on rain falling during the Games opening ceremony from 4/1 to 1/1."

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/331299/It-will-rain-til-September

Asom flood death toll touches 100

June 6, 2012

"GUWAHATI The death toll in the Asom floods on Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except Dhemaji.

However, the rising water level of the Jiadhal river submerged several villages in the morning. The surging waters have also affected parts of National Highway 52 in the district.

“The waters of Brahmaputra river that flooded the district along with other parts of the state since June 22 have started to recede and people have begun returning to their homes from relief camps,” Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner MS Manivannan said.

“However, the water of Jiadhal has inundated some villages of the district on Thursday. People there have been shifted to higher places,” he said, adding that the administration was extending all possible help to the flood victims.

Meanwhile, 16 people died in a landslide while another 16 are reported missing from various districts across the state.

With 31 deaths, Barpeta district recorded the highest number of human casualties due to floods till Thursday. The State Disaster Management Authority said conditions were improving in almost all the 27 districts except Dhemaji."

http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=123052&heading=India

Floods Kill 79 in India, Displace 2 Million

VOA News

July 02, 2012

Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 79 people and displaced two million others in eastern India.

Entire villages were washed away in the state of Assam, when the Brahmaputra river breached its banks.

The Indian army has been deployed to help flood victims. Major General R.N. Nair told reporters on Monday, "we are continuing to supply food packages and water, medical aid is being provided in almost all parts of the [Guwahati city] district. Our helicopters have been pressed into action to drop food packets to those who have been marooned."

http://www.voanews.com/content/floods_kill_seventy_nine_in_india_displace_two_million/1352578.html

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Asom flood death toll touches 100

Update  July 6, 2012

GUWAHATI The death toll in the Asom floods on Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except Dhemaji.

However, the rising water level of the Jiadhal river submerged several villages in the morning. The surging waters have also affected parts of National Highway 52 in the district.

“The waters of Brahmaputra river that flooded the district along with other parts of the state since June 22 have started to recede and people have begun returning to their homes from relief camps,” Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner MS Manivannan said.

“However, the water of Jiadhal has inundated some villages of the district on Thursday. People there have been shifted to higher places,” he said, adding that the administration was extending all possible help to the flood victims.

Meanwhile, 16 people died in a landslide while another 16 are reported missing from various districts across the state.

With 31 deaths, Barpeta district recorded the highest number of human casualties due to floods till Thursday. The State Disaster Management Authority said conditions were improving in almost all the 27 districts except Dhemaji."

http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=123052&heading=India

Russia flash floods: 144 killed in Krasnodar region

July 8, 2012

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"Flash floods caused by torrential rain have swept the southern Russian Krasnodar region, killing 144 people, officials say.

The floods, the worst there in living memory, struck at night, reportedly without warning.

TV pictures showed people scrambling onto their rooftops to escape.

President Vladimir Putin has flown over the region by helicopter and has had emergency talks with officials in the worst-hit town of Krymsk.

Most of those who died were in and around Krymsk, a town of 57,000 people. But nine deaths were reported in the Black Sea resort of Gelendzhik with a further two in the port town of Novorossiysk.

Russian TV showed thousands of houses in the region almost completely submerged and police said many of the victims were elderly people who had been asleep at the time.

"Our house was flooded to the ceiling," Krymsk pensioner Lidiya Polinina told the Agence France-Presse news agency."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18751198

IT WILL RAIN 'TIL SEPTEMBER

July 7, 2012

Sarah Westcott

"BRITAIN is facing its “worst ever” summer with cold wet weather ruining family holidays and blighting the Olympics, forecasters warned last night.

August is set to be a washout following a miserable July and the wettest June since records began – meaning summer is effectively over.

Gloomy forecasts suggest dire weather will continue as officials last night put Britain on flood alert after torrential downpours yesterday wreaked havoc.

As the Environment Agency warned of a “potential danger to life” with rivers swelling to breaking point in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales, Government forecasters were on standby to brief the Cabinet if severe floods strike.

The agency last night issued 51 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected – and 135 alerts. Monsoon-like downpours hit 85,000 music fans at the T In The Park festival in Kinross, Scotland, and 28,000 Formula 1 spectators camping for the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. Race meetings today in Nottingham and Carlisle were cancelled while play was delayed on all courts at Wimbledon – other than Centre Court."

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/331299/It-will-rain-til-September

Death toll hits 150 from floods in southern Russia

July 8, 2012

LYNN BERRY

"MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll rose to at least 150 on Sunday from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia that turned streets into rivers, swept away bridges and inundated thousands of homes as many residents were sleeping.

President Vladimir Putin flew to the region and ordered investigators to determine whether more could have been done to prevent the deaths.

Torrential rains dropped up to a foot of water in less than 24 hours, which the state meteorological service said was five times the monthly average.

The water rushed into the hard-hit town of Krymsk with such speed and volume early Saturday that residents said they suspected that water had been released from a reservoir in the mountains above. Local officials denied this, saying it was not technically possible to open the sluices.

Federal investigators, however, acknowledged Sunday that water had been released from the reservoir, but they insisted it did not cause the flooding and the dam had not been breached."

http://news.yahoo.com/death-toll-hits-150-floods-southern-russia-090158934.html

Epic: northeast India floods kill 121 and displace 6 million

update...July 9, 2012

"The death toll from heavy monsoon rains which have caused massive flooding in India's northeast has risen to more than 120, with six million forced to flee their homes, officials said Saturday.

The weather office forecast that more rains during the next 24 hours would lash the region, which is suffering from its worst flooding in recent years.

Assam state has been hardest hit by the annual rains with the mighty Brahmaputra river overflowing its banks, while flooding has also struck the nearby states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Northeast_India_floods_kill_121_displace_6_million_999.html

England Flood Risk To Rise 4 fold by 2035

July 11, 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/us-britain-floods-risk-idUSBRE8691IO20120710

Flash floods in Japan leave trail of destruction

July 12, 2012

"Arata Yamamoto of NBC News reports — An unprecedented 20 inches of rain descended on the town of Aso in southwestern Japan, inundating homes and rice paddies and killing at least 6 people. 20 people are still reportedly missing.

Images on local news reports showed cars being dragged into the raging rivers and houses destroyed by landslides. But by around noon time the rain had stopped, allowing for the clean up efforts to kick in.

The local fire department in Aso District said they had managed to rescue 8 people trapped in mudslides."

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/12/12698803-flash-floods-in-japan-leave-trail-of-destruction?lite

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12 dead, three million hit by China storms

July 14, 2012 Bejing

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"Heavy storms battered many parts of China over the last two days, killing 12 people and affecting more than 3 million others, officials have said.

The storms swept across 15 counties and cities, causing floods and landslides.

In eastern province of Shandong, four people have died, and more than 100,000 forced to evacuate from low lying areas, Xinhua reported. More than 3 million people have been affected in the province.

Floods have inundated crops, damaged houses and killed livestock. The disaster has caused an economic loss of more than 1.5 billion yuan (around USD 240 million).

Eight people were killed on Friday after rainstorms triggered landslides in the city of Liupanshui in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the city government said."

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/12-dead-three-million-hit-by-china-storms/974388/

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N Korea floods kill 169, 400 missing

FLOODS which hit parts of North Korea in the past few weeks have killed 169 people and left 400 missing, the state news agency announced on Saturday, sharply updating earlier casualty figures.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/n-korea-floods-kill-169-400-missing/story-fn3dxix6-1226442947139

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Heavy rains create havoc in U'Khand

Dehra Dun, Aug 4 :Three jawans of fire services were among six persons killed as torrential rains continued to pound Uttarakhand today triggering landslides and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a grinding halt. 

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http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/heavy-rains-create-havoc-in-u-khand-chardham-yatra-suspended-17235.html

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Fresh flood kills four in southern Russia

August 22, 2012

Russian authorities said Wednesday that a flash flood had killed four people in the southern Krasnodar region where 172 people drowned in rising waters last month, many trapped in their homes.

"Four people have died," a spokeswoman for the regional emergency situations ministry told AFP.

"Three people are listed as missing," the Krasnodar regional government said in a statement.

Heavy rain battered the coastal Tuapse area overnight causing many rivers to overflow and flood the houses and apartments of around 1,837 people, the regional authorities said."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Fresh_flood_kills_four_in_southern_Russia_999.html

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Heavy rain, floods kill 26 in Pakistan: officials

Muzaffarabad, Pakistan (AFP) Aug 23, 2012

"Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 26 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in northern Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.

Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, the prime minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir said at least 17 people have been killed and nine others injured in six districts since Monday.

"Some 685 houses and 125 shops have been damaged and roads washed away," Majeed said, adding that a request has been made to the federal government for financial help."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Heavy_rain_floods_kill_26_in_Pakistan_officials_999.html

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Rains ravage Sindh, leaving up to 58 dead

Sept. 11, 2012

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Commuters wade through rainwater at Clock Tower Road during the downpour in Sukkur. PHOTO: PPI

"SUKKUR: 

At least 58 people, including women and children, were killed, and hundreds injured, in rain-related incidents throughout upper Sindh over the past 24 hours. An emergency has been declared in Jacobabad and Kandhkot, where the army has been called in to provide relief.

Almost all cities and towns are submerged in a mixture of rain and sewage, while the drainage system has collapsed. Much of the region experienced blackouts for over 30 hours till the filing of this report.

According to the Met office, Sukkur, Rohri and other nearby areas received 178 mm of rain till Monday morning, while 441 mm of rain has been recorded in Jacobabad – the highest in a century. Reports from different parts of upper Sindh reveal that hundreds of katcha houses have collapsed in different areas, due to which at least 58 people have been killed while hundreds are reportedly injured."

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/434676/rains-ravage-sindh-leaving-up-to-58-dead/

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Niger floods kill at least 92 people

9/24/12

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"Niamey, Niger - At least 92 people have died in floods that have swept Niger following torrential rains, according to the latest data released by the Prime minister’s office on Friday. The data indicate that 72,396 families are affected with 511,484 people being victims, as at Thursday. All the country’s eight regions are affected by floods with Tillabéry, Dosso and Niamey being the worst affected. Huge damage is reported on basic socio-economic infrastructure and other items crucial to the people.

Rice crops, schools, health centres, roads, bridges, dams have all been affected while a huge quantities of food and many cattle have been swept away by flood waters."

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http://www.afriquejet.com/niger-floods-kill-at-least-92-people-2012092245669.html

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Flooding, landslides plague parts of Alaska

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Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area.

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Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding."

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/20/4839935/flooding-landslides-plague-parts.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/us/talkeetna-alaska-faces-flooding.html?_r=1

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Teetering on the brink

Block of flats evacuated after floods wash away its foundations after worst storm to hit Britain in 30 years

By Emily Allen

"Heavy rain expected to ease off today and will fall mainly over the South West and South of England

There are still 75 flood warnings and 123 alerts in place this morning - most in the North East and North West

At least 300 properties have been flooded in the North, South West, Midlands and South East

An area of low pressure recorded in north east of England is the lowest in the UK for September since 1981

Ravensworth village in North Yorkshire has had the highest amount of rain since Sunday

Freakish white foam covers Aberdeen fishing village after heavy rain and wind batter the coast

Roads and railways across the north of England and Wales flooded, including the East Coast Mainline and the A1

Woman killed by falling branch at Kew Gardens on Sunday named as 31-year-old account manager Erena Wilson

One-year-old baby dies in road crash in Cambridgeshire and mother and son die in smash on A134 in Norfolk

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208269/UK-weather-Block-flats-Newburn-evacuated-floods-wash-away-foundations.html#ixzz27cLIkMjA

Mighty rains head South

There are still 57 flood warnings and 100 alerts in place today - most in the North East and North West

Heavy rains expected to sweep across southern England - Kent and Sussex should expect heavy downpours

Three inches of rain could fall in some places making it the fifth day of downpours for some areas

At least 400 properties have been flooded in the North, South West, Midlands and South East

River Ouse and its tributaries in Yorkshire is a concern as the water level is still rising

An area of low pressure recorded in north east of England is the lowest in the UK for September since 1981

Ravensworth village in North Yorkshire has had the highest amount of rain since Sunday

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208812/Uk-Weather-Massive-clear-begins-deluge-powerful-warped-roads.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DEmily%2BAllen&videoPlayerURL=http%3A%2F%2Fc.brightcove.com%2Fservices%2Fviewer%2Ffederated_f9%3FisVid%3D1%26isUI%3D1%26publisherID%3D1418450360%26playerID%3D72484359001%26domain%3Dembed%26videoId%3D&hasBCVideo=true&BCVideoID=1862116179001

I won't post the pictures, but for heaven's sake go look at what is going on in Britain...Stay safe all our UK friends...

Tx. Reddwolf

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Thank you Breezy/Red, chat room sleuths for keeping the British end up on these floods.

Best wishes to everyone concerned.

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Ten dead in Spanish floods

9/29/12

"At least 10 people are now known to have died in the floods that have hit southern Spain.

The provinces of Malaga in the south and Murcia and Almeria in the southeast were the hardest hit.

Among the dead were a young boy and a girl who drowned in a car in Puerto Lumbreras, according to Spanish National radio.

An estimated 600 people have been evacuated across the region of Andulucia, which includes Malaga.

Spanish emergency services said there are 800 rescue workers in the area to help those in

need.

The flooding comes after months without rain. Soaring summer temperatures all over Spain triggered thousands of wildfires."

http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/29/ten-dead-in-spanish-floods/

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Hundreds killed in Pakistan flooding

CNN Wire Staff

9/29//2012

120929052733-pakistan-flood-wading-story-top.jpgPeople flee flooded areas in Shahdadkot, Sindh province, Pakistan, on September 28.

"Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Floods resulting from monsoon rains have killed 422 people and left nearly 3,000 injured across Pakistan, a disaster agency spokesman said Saturday.

Some 350,000 people have been forced from their homes and another 4.7 million people affected by the flooding since August 22, Ahmed Kamal of the National Disaster Management Authority said.

More than 15,000 villages have been affected and many houses destroyed or damaged in the past five weeks, he said.

Pakistan has suffered a series of devastating inundations, affecting millions of people, in recent years."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/asia/pakistan-floods/index.html

9/29/12

Extreme weather wreaks havoc from Spain to Morocco

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Residents walk on a muddy street after heavy rain caused flash floods in the town of Villanueva del Rosario, Malaga, southern Spain, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Homes were destroyed and at least one woman was killed. Rescue workers are searching to determine if there are more victims.

Villanueva Del Trabuco, Spain – "Six people, including a young girl and an elderly woman, died Friday in floods that overturned cars and forced hundreds from their homes in southern Spain, officials said.

At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia province, regional officials said. Early Friday, an octogenarian woman died when a river broke its banks and floodwater swept past her home in Alora, north of Malaga, a regional government spokesman told AFP. According to provincial officials, two others died later in the same Andalusia region, while another three perished in the neighboring region of Murcia, including a 10-year-old girl.

In the village of Villanueva del Trabuco, roads were covered in brown floodwater and teams were working to unearth cars while locals swept the muddy pavements. “In Malaga province, there are 800 staff working to return things to normal as quickly as possible. The rains are decreasing and seem to be shifting towards Granada and Almeria” further east, Limon said. The state weather agency AEMET said up to 245 liters (65 gallons) of water per square meter (11 square feet) had fallen in the area in the morning alone.

Airports authority AENA said a flight was diverted to Seville as it headed to Malaga, which lies east of the resort city of Marbella on the Costa del Sol, a popular tourist haven. At least two major highways were closed, authorities said. In the neighboring southeastern region of Murcia, a highway bridge collapsed in the heavy rains, national television TVE reported. –TD

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Severe weather takes a swipe at South Africa

22 Oct 2012

South Africa has been pounded by some hazardous weather over the past few days.

The weather first turned severe on Thursday in the southwest of the country. 32 hikers had to be rescued after being trapped by heavy rain on the Whale Trail near Bredasdorp.

The worst of the weather struck in the southeast of the country. According to provincial disaster management officials, eight people, including a five-year-old boy, died in the severe weather in the Eastern Cape.

http://www.aljazeera.com/weather/2012/10/2012102284341144733.html

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Flooding Kills 3 People in Northwestern Turkey: Anatolia

By Selcan Hacaoglu on October 23, 2012

"Flooding from torrential rains killed three people in northwestern Turkey, Anatolia agency said today, citing local authorities.

The bodies of a father and son as well as an elderly woman were recovered in the small town of Buyukkaristiran in Kirklareli province, bordering Bulgaria, state-run Anatolia said, citing Deputy Mayor of Mesut Colak of Buyukkaristiran.

Hundreds of sheep perished in flash floods in Kirklareli and neighboring Tekirdag provinces, authorities said.

The governor’s office in Tekirdag said nearly 300 people, who were trapped by flooding, were evacuated. Floodwaters inundated several businesses and houses and blocked traffic on some highways in the region, officials said."

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-23/flooding-kills-3-people-in-northwestern-turkey-anatolia

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Exceptional floods leave more than half of Venice under water

November 3, 2012

Venice has been hit by its highest winter floods in two years with water rising to 140cm (56in) above sea level and meteorologists are warning that heavier flooding will be the rule rather than the exception in the coming years. About half of the city is currently underwater.

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Floods claim as many as 16 lives in Haitian city: officials

November 9, 2012

by Staff Writers

Port-Au-Prince (AFP)

"Flood waters inundated impoverished areas of Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, killing as many as 16 people, including three children, city officials said Friday.

"The city has been struck by disaster. There are many dead and major damage. All the populous areas are flooded," Cap Haitien Mayor Wilborde Beon told AFP by telephone."

Beon said many people had to be rescued and given shelter from the high waters, which swept through the northern city Thursday night amid heavy rains in the region."

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Floods_claim_as_many_as_16_lives_in_Haitian_city_officials_999.html

Venice 'high water' floods 70% of city

November 9, 2012

"Venetians direct anger at forecasters after 'exceptional and unpredictable' rise in sea waters floods homes and businesses"

"Tourists attached plastic bags to their legs or stripped off to take a dip in St Mark's Square in Venice on Sunday as rising sea waters surged through the lagoon city. High water measuring 1.49 metres (5ft) above the normal level of the Adriatic sea came with bad weather that swept Italy at the weekend, causing floods in historic cities including Vicenza as well in the region of Tuscany 250 miles further south.

Venice's high water, or "acqua alta", said to be the sixth highest since 1872, flooded 70% of the city and was high enough to make raised wooden platforms for pedestrians float away. The record high water in Venice – 1.94 metres in 1966 – prompted many residents to abandon the city for new lives on the mainland.

Venetians bombarded Facebook with moans about the city's weather forecasters, who had predicted just 1.2 metres of water on Saturday, before correcting their forecast at dawn on Sunday.

"How come the people from the council who put out the wooden platforms were predicting 150cm?" asked Matelda Bottoni, who manages a jewellery design shop off St Mark's Square, which floods when water reaches 105cm. "Many residents and shopkeepers had gone to the mountains for the day and did not have time to rush back."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/11/venice-floods-high-water-italy

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Reno, Sparks, Washoe County declare state of emergency ahead of potential flooding

Nov. 30, 2012

'2:50 p.m. update:

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and the Truckee Police Department issued a flood warning at 2 p.m. to Truckee residents living near the river in the Foxmead Lane and Riverside Drive neighborhoods. These are areas that run along the Truckee River through downtown.

They urged people living in those areas to take precautions and monitor conditions closely.

“Most important, stay calm, think clearly and when in doubt, call 911 and ask for help,” said the warning sent out on the Truckee Police Department’s nixie.com message service. “Please ensure your neighbors are aware of this notification.”

They said some localized flooding is expected tomorrow and Sunday.

Sand and sandbags are available at Truckee Fire station No. 92, located on Donner Pass Road next to Truckee High School, and at the Truckee Ranger Station Parking lot located at 10811 Stockrest Spring.'

Read entire story at..

http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20121130/NEWS15/121130012/Reno-Sparks-Washoe-County-declare-state-emergency-ahead-potential-flooding

Water water everywhere...

Thanks Reddwolf

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Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings

The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.

The weather also may be behind the death of a Pacific Gas & Electric worker in West Sacramento who was killed after his truck crashed into a traffic signal pole during the stormy weather.

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http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Calif-storm-brings-intense-rain-flood-warnings-4081073.php

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Floods leave hundreds homeless for Christmas.... as one village wonders why it has just spent £1.2million on flood defences

A Devon village was cut off from the outside world for hours in its worst flood for half a century despite having just spent £1.2 million on flood defences.

Across Britain, hundreds of families last night faced the nightmare of being homeless for Christmas as heavy flooding and rainstorms sweep across much of the country.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252030/Floods-leave-hundreds-homeless-Christmas---village-wonders-just-spent-1-2-million-flood-defences.html#ixzz2FsjRDQyr

Residents Rescued As More Rain Forecast

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Families face spending the festive season away from their flooded homes as the wet weather plays havoc with the Christmas getaway.

http://news.sky.com/story/1029281/floods-residents-rescued-as-more-rain-forecast 

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Floods leave areas of Mozambique submerged

Jan 26, 2013

"An estimated 70,000 people have been displaced by severe floods in Mozambique, according to the United Nations.

Severe rains have caused dangerously high sea levels along large parts of the southern African coastline

over the past few days.

The worst hit area is Gaza province where the town of Chokwe has been completely submerged. Water levels in the area have risen further due to floodwater

surging down the Limpopo river.

Reports say UN aid has yet to reach tens of thousands of people.

“We don’t have any help. No food, no tents. We’re

sleeping outside. So we’re appealing for food and shelter,” said one man.

In total, 36 people have been killed in Mozambique. Several more have died in South Africa.

The UN predicts more than 100,000 people could be made temporarily homeless if water levels continue to rise."

http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/26/floods-leave-areas-of-mozambique-submerged/

Premier Campbell Newman warns there's worse to come as southeast Queensland faces floods

Jan 26, 2013

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"THOUSANDS of Brisbane and Ipswich residents face days of uncertainty as swollen creeks and rivers deliver a "double whammy" for the second time in just over two years.

"“This story will be continually updated throughout the day. Keep checking for updates. If you have pictures, MMS them to 0428 258 117 or email them.

We have a gallery of flood and wild weather photos here.

See the Brisbane City Council flood maps

”Intense rainfall directly over the Wivenhoe Dam catchment was yesterday blamed for the sudden change in outlook for the southeast corner, which had been expected to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2011 floods.

Falls of another 100mm are now projected to cause the Brisbane and Bremer rivers to breach their banks over 24 hours from midnight tonight, with a second dose of flooding to flow into tomorrow and Wednesday.

Parts of Brisbane were already flooded last night, with four people rescued from an Ashgrove property after a torrent of water trapped them in their home on Mossvale St."

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland-premier-campbell-newman-warns-theres-worse-to-come/story-fndo4ckr-1226563096895

Stay safe all our world wide friends being impacted at this time by earth events, such as these floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, snow storms, extreme heat etc.  Take care all...you are in our thoughts...

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BUNDABERG faces a monster flood powerful enough to knock over houses as Brisbane endures its second major flood in two years.

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An aerial view of East Bundaberg. PIC: Paul Beutel Source: The Courier-Mail

4:12pm: QUEENSLAND'S telecommunications blackout is now state-wide with loss of phone, mobiles, internet and Triple Zero access from Coolangatta to the Cape. Telstra's fibre optic cables have been cut by floods causing IT systems to crash and wreaking havoc on airports, banks and shops in a meltdown likely to take days to fix.

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland-premier-campbell-newman-warns-theres-worse-to-come/story-fndo4ckr-1226563096895

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