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Thailand’s Flood Waters Threaten Bangkok

Thailand’s worst floods in more than half a century are threatening to swamp the capital, Bangkok, as early as next week after reaching a “crisis level,” Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.At least 253 people have been killed as a result of the seasonal

October 09, 2011

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Heavy rains flood villages and reservoirs in south China

Heavy rains have flooded 57 villages and triggered excessive high water levels in six reservoirs as of Friday in Haikou, the capital of south China's island province of Hainan. Over 5,000 residents in the affected villages have been evacuated to schools and other

October 08, 2011

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Flooding in Southern Pakistan

Unusually heavy monsoon rains inundated southern Pakistan in the summer of 2011, submerging fields and forcing residents from their homes. On September 29, 2011, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 5.44 million

October 08, 2011

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Typhoon Nalgae heads for Vietnam

Super Typhoon Nalgae crossed the Philippines Saturday, October 1, bringing flooding rains and widespread damage, and making landfall in Isabela province with maximum sustained winds of 146 mph (127 knots). Nalgae struck about 25 miles (40 kms) north of Typhoon

October 05, 2011

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Air pollution is stunting India's monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

October 04, 2011

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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that

September 20, 2011

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Heavy rains drench southern Brazil

Three days of continuous downpours have had a severe impact in southern Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil, with authorities declaring 32 cities in a state of emergency, and two -- Brusque and Rio do Sul in a state of public calamity. Torrential rains that caused

September 11, 2011

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Flood cleanup guidelines!

When an area is flooded, there is other damage in addition to just that from the water alone. The high, and sometimes forceful, water brings with it mud, fuel oil, contamination and other toxins. Officials estimate that 120 sewer and treatment facilities have been

September 09, 2011

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Lee spawns mass tornadoes touchdown from Mississippi to Georgia, floods, wildfires across Texas

Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today

September 06, 2011

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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Tropical Storm "Lee" drenches Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee lurched toward the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and threatening extensive flooding that will put the New Orleans levee system to the test. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of...

September 04, 2011

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Tropical Storm Lee: Oil rigs shut down and evacuated

Tropical Storm Lee is bringing heavy rains to parts of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Lee is centered at latitude 28.2 north and longitude 91.6 west, about 165 miles west-southwest of the

September 03, 2011

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011

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Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries

Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries affected residents of eastern India and Bangladesh in late August 2011. The Times of India reported that sudden swelling of Brahmaputra tributaries inundated villages and left thousands homeless in Assam.The Moderat

August 22, 2011