Floods - page 42

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Powerful street geysers erupt in Montreal rainstorm

Extraordinary cloudburst produced flooding on the street s of Montreal, Canada on May 29. More than 50 mm, or 2 inches, of rain fell on parts of the city within a half hour Tuesday evening. Environment Canada said that parts of Montreal saw up to 80 mm, or

June 02, 2012

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Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012

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Rains swell dried-out Poyang Lake in China

In January 2012, we were writing about the dried-out beds of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province of southeastern China, where drought had shrunk the lake to a fraction of its former area. After a year of poor rainfall, the lake covered less than 188 square kilometers (73

May 24, 2012

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Record flood of Rio Negro, the largest Amazon tributary

The largest Amazon River tributary, Rio Negro has marked its highest historical level following weeks of heavy rain. The Rio Negro crested last Wednesday, registering 97.70 feet (29.78 meters) in Manaus. The top narrowly eclipsed the high mark of 97.67, set in

May 23, 2012

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Volcanic floodwaters hit 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, Indonesia

A cold lava flood hit Ternate city in North Maluku Province early on Wednesday. Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official

May 11, 2012

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Flooding on the Arabian Peninsula

Torrential rains caused flooding in parts of Saudi Arabia and Oman in mid- to late April 2012. News reports blamed the floods for damaged buildings, washed out roads, 18 deaths, and about 12 people missing. As of April 21, police and air force personnel were engaged in

April 29, 2012

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Flash floods hit Nairobi and parts of Kenya

Flash flooding has hit Kenya during the last few days as the height of the rainy season unfolds. Wednesday, renewed cloudbursts pounded Nairobi and other parts of Kenya. Nairobi and much of Kenya sees the peak of its rainiest season during April, a month prone to

April 25, 2012

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Deadly flooding in Colombia due the seasonal rains

Over the past several weeks, heavy seasonal rain caused major flooding throughout much of Colombia. Heavy rainfall in recent weeks have caused major flooding of the nearby . The resulting floods of Bogota and Chic0 rivers have affected more than 2,000 families in

April 21, 2012

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Fear of hyperflooding and nuclear hazard on Dnieper River, Ukraine

After an unusually cold winter in Ukraine, the spring melting of the Kyiv (or Kiev) Reservoir on the Dnieper River has caused potentially hazardous rafts of ice to start drifting toward a dam and hydroelectric plant at the southern edge of the reservoir. The

April 05, 2012

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State of emergency declared on Fiji after Tropical Storm Daphne caused severe flooding

Flood-ravaged Fiji declared a state of emergency on Sunday and warned tourists to stay away for the time being, as heavy rain and high winds continued to pound the South Pacific nation.Officials said they could not guarantee visitors' safety in the wake of flash

April 02, 2012

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Flash floods caused havoc in Fiji

A tropical low pressure caused flash flooding which cut highways and forced evacuations in Fiji with residents sheltering from rising waters on rooftops today, on March 30. Heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in the west of the main island Viti Levu. The

March 30, 2012

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Flooding in Southeastern Australia

Rising waters flooded parts of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, in March 2012, forcing some residents to evacuate their homes. On March 15, evacuation orders were lifted for the northern Victoria town of Nathalia, which had faced possible inundation. Although

March 17, 2012

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Extreme south of Chile on red alert due to flash floods

Sunday rains and flash floods in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile have left an estimated 800 people homeless forcing the city to close schools while the local chapter of the National Emergency office, Onemi, raised the alarm level from orange (moderate) to red

March 14, 2012

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Flash floods Australia - worst flooding in decades continues to threaten parts of state

One-third of New South Wales (NSW) communities have been declared natural disaster zones as the worst flooding in decades continues to threaten parts of the state. Four more natural disaster zones were declared on Tuesday March 13th, bringing the total to 53 out of

March 13, 2012

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Australian floods: scope of flooding coming to light - state of emergency for Wagga Wagga

Floodwaters covering much of western New South Wales, northern Victoria and northern South Australia are now glaring in the sunshine after a week's worth of dense cloud and rain.The scope of the flooding is coming to light, particularly from the air, where

March 06, 2012

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Record widespread rainfall threatens massive floodings in Australia

Wide tracts of open desert as well as key agricultural lands and some urban areas will be at risk of inundation and severe floodings due torrential rains at middle and southeastern Australia. Widespread rainfall through Sunday reached 150 to 250 mm (6 to 10 inches).

March 01, 2012

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Floods in northwestern Tunisia

Melting snow, overflowing rivers and heavy rains flooded parts of northwestern Tunisia in late February 2012. Flood waters reached rooftops in some areas, and at least one vehicle was swept away by fast-moving water.These images show the coastal region of

February 29, 2012