Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape. As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays…

Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

An estimated 108,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River is rushing through Louisiana's Morganza Floodway today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened another bay bringing the total to 16 open gates out of the 125 possible.

On May 15,

Morganza floodway satellite view

Morganza floodway satellite view

On May 14, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway in an attempt to ease flooding along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The decision was made to protect the heavily populated areas and infrastructure around the ports of Baton Rouge and

Tropical storm Aere drenches Philippines

Tropical storm Aere drenches Philippines

The season’s second tropical cyclone in the Philippines killed at least 22 people but mainly spared the country’s northeastern agricultural region from crop damage. Tropical Storm Aere skirted the central and northeastern coastal areas at the height of the

Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue to soak the northeastern Caribbean Islands through at least early next week, potentially triggering more flooding problems. A persistent stream of tropical moisture will allow additional showers and thunderstorms to

US 2011 Great Flood: Morganza spillway about to open

US 2011 Great Flood: Morganza spillway about to open

Federal officials have been given approval to open a Louisiana spillway as early as Saturday to avert a Mississippi River disaster in places like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Army Corps of Engineers had received permission to open the Morganza spillway for the first