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The heaviest downpours in a century pounded South Korea

The heaviest downpours in a century pounded Seoul and its surrounding areas on Tuesday and Wednesday, killing at least 36 and triggering multiple landslides, urban traffic chaos, power outages and flooded streets, roads and residential areas.The National Emergency

July 27, 2011

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Bangladesh floods displace thousands

The homes of more than 20,000 people have been completely destroyed by the floodwaters with another 84,000 homes partially damaged. Heavy flooding in southeastern Bangladesh has forced more than 20,000 people from their homes in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf districts, say

July 27, 2011

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Heavy rain causes waterlog, interfers traffic in central China

Thunderstorms have unleashed flooding rains on the metropolitan area of China's capital, Beijing. The storms, which struck the area Sunday night, poured forth rainfall that was called the heaviest in 13 years, Xinhua News reported. Two area deaths may have been

July 26, 2011

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Floods causing landslides across South Korea

Heavy monsoon rains and floods  left four people dead and two missing in South Korea, a news agency said Saturday, citing local officials who reported landslides across the country.A 68-year-old woman and her grandchildren aged 15 and four were killed when a

July 10, 2011

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Swollen rivers dumped thousands of tons of nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico

The floods that surged through the Mississippi River basin are subsiding, but their impact is far from over. As the floodwaters swept over farms and towns in May and June 2011, they scoured fertilized soil from the ground and carried it downstream. Swollen rivers

June 26, 2011

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Sediment in the Gulf of Mexico

Besides inundating floodplains, agricultural fields, and homes, the flooded Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers delivered huge sediment loads to the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2011. At least some of that sediment could be seen from space.The Moderate Resolution

June 24, 2011

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Hundreds of reservoirs at risk of overflowing in Anhui Province in China

An official with the Anhui Water Resource Department said levels at more than 660 reservoirs in the province were above warning levels. The level of the Shuiyang and Qingyi rivers, both tributaries of the Yangtze River running through Anhui, has also risen above safe

June 22, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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Mississippi floods may cause record-breaking dead zone in Gulf

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be larger than average this year  — possibly rivaling the state of New Hampshire in size — due to this spring's massive Mississippi River floods.Scientists at Louisiana State University, the Louisiana

June 14, 2011

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Norway gripped by devastating floods

Torrential rains combined with melting snow have caused devastating floods across central Norway, washing away several houses and roads and causing landslides. One person has been injured in the floods, but it was unclear on Saturday whether their condition was

June 12, 2011

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Torrential rains affected 680,000 people, toppled 6,744 homes and inundated 639 square kilometers of farmlands in China

A new round of lethal floods and ensuing landslides have left at least 50 dead and 40 others missing in some of the major agricultural provinces in southern China, turning fears of month-long drought into record-breaking inundation and bringing this summer's flood

June 12, 2011

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011

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Waters spread across floodway above Morgan City

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the...

June 04, 2011

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Old River and the Mississippi River control

The Mississippi River is highly “engineered,” as major rivers go. The battle between human civilization and the river is perhaps best exemplified by the Old River Control structures in central Louisiana. Completed in the 1960s, the system of levees, locks,

June 03, 2011

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Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding affected areas on either side of the United States-Canada border in late May 2011. Along the Vermont-New York border, Lake Champlain was at major flood stage, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather

June 01, 2011

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Stationary depression causes floods and mudslides in Haiti

Mudslides, flooded camps for victims and an expected increase in cholera cases is the preliminary balance of the heavy rains in Haiti. The fatalities are children who died in the northern city of Cap Haitien as a result of landslides, according to a report of the...

May 28, 2011

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Receding floods around Ondjiva, Angola

Seasonal floods affected thousands of people in Angola and Namibia during a rainy season that stretched through April 2011. Flood waters finally receded in May, but not before an estimated 260,000 residents had been affected, according to the United Nations Office for

May 28, 2011