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  • Texas Teen Dies on Way Home From Prom After Car Gets Swept Away by Floodwater

    05/26/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 06:38am, May 26, 2015 | CNN Wire and Lynette Romero,
    Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete. Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as Ramirez, 18, was driving home from the prom over the weekend, her car was swept away by floodwater in southern Texas, ending her short but illustrious life. “She did the right things,” her aunt Roberta Ramirez told CNN affiliate WOAI. “She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick.” Ramirez is one of six people who died in Texas and Oklahoma in the past four days...
  • Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters

    08/19/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CBS5 ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Steve Stout
    PHOENIX - Rescue crews were kept busy with several water rescues after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway, and paralyzed traffic on several surface streets Tuesday morning. A flash flood warning for Maricopa County and surrounding areas was extended until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Structures were demolished, heavy equipment was carried away and ranches were covered by the raging waters in New River, where more than 4 inches of rain was reported.
  • Ancient Chinese town’s Ming dynasty buildings under water

    07/16/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:06AM BST 16 Jul 2014 | (AFP)
    One of ChinaÂ’s renowned ancient towns was under water on Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area. The old town district of Fenghuang nestles on the banks of a winding river in a picturesque, mountainous part of Hunan province, and boasts stunning Qing and Ming dynasty architecture dating back hundreds of years. [Â…] According to ChinaÂ’s official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in the town had reached 1.1 meters above its previous highest recorded level, and several bridges had been damaged or destroyed. Â…
  • Rescuers can't reach people stranded by Colorado flooding

    09/12/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/13 | Michael Pearson and Ana Cabrera,
    An entire community cut off, firefighters huddled on the side of a mountain after water swept their truck away, and -- with rescue helicopters grounded -- no way to reach them. This is the scene facing authorities Thursday in Boulder County, Colorado, in the wake of what Sheriff Joe Pelle called a "devastating storm" that dumped more than half a foot of rain on the region during a 19-hour period. The widespread flash flooding washed out roads, pushed dams to their limits and beyond and killed at least three people along Colorado's Rocky Mountain range, from Boulder south to Colorado...
  • Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1

    09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
  • Raw Video Shows Damage Left by Arkansas Flash Flood; At Least 20 Dead, Dozens Missing

    06/11/2010 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 820+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is raw video of the damage done by a flash flood along the Little Missouri River in Arkansas that has left 20 people dead and dozens more missing. The flash flood swept people away who were at campsites along the river.
  • Afghans, Airmen conduct rescue mission following flash flood

    02/17/2010 3:53:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 146+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Angelique N. Smythe, USAF
    2/17/2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Afghan National Army Air Corps members led a rescue operation in which they, along with their U.S. advisors from the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, rescued 83 Afghan villagers during a flash flood Feb. 8 in Kandahar. The victims were a group of Kuchi nomads who lived in a small village on a sandbar located in the middle of a river. Normally, without rainfall, they would easily be able to walk across each side of the river, but after a heavy downpour, raging waters of up to 20 feet in depth closed in...
  • Flash Flood Warning for the Station Fire Burn Area in Central & Eastern L.A. County

    12/12/2009 4:27:00 PM PST · by granite · 26 replies · 1,048+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 411 PM PST SAT DEC 12 2009 | SIRARD
    FLASH FLOOD WARNING CAC037-130215- /O.NEW.KLOX.FF.W.0006.091213T0011Z-091213T0215Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OXNARD CA 411 PM PST SAT DEC 12 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... THE STATION FIRE BURN AREA IN CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY * UNTIL 615 PM PST * AT 405 PM PST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH FLOODING WITH MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS ON THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY ABOUT 8 MILES NORTH OF INTERSTATE 210. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AND BELOW THE STATION FIRE BURN AREA SHOULD BE ALERT TO...
  • S. Korea: 6 Koreans Missing After River Near Border Surges(NK-created flash flood?)

    09/06/2009 3:05:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 445+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 09/06/09
    6 Koreans Missing After River Near Border Surges Six South Koreans camping and fishing along a river flowing from North Korea were missing Sunday after it suddenly rose, possibly because a new dam in the North released a large amount of water without warning, The Associated Press reported Sunday, quoting officials. About 200 rescuers were trying to locate the missing people along the Imjin River, fire official Park Ju-il was quoted as saying. He said their identities were not immediately available. Gyeonggi provincial official Choi Kwon-rak said a North Korean dam just north of the border may have released large...
  • China: 118 Inches of Rain in 9 Hours(Record Downfall, S. China)

    06/09/2005 6:17:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 1,479+ views
    3,000mm(118.11 inches) of rain in 9 hours over S. China, including Shanghai. 200 people already killed due to the record downfall of rain. Rain is expected to continue for a while.
  • Central California Thunderstorm/Flash Warning 2-21-05

    02/21/2005 2:53:38 PM PST · by Drago · 15 replies · 996+ views
    N.W.S., Hanford ^ | 02-21-2005 | NWS - Hanford
    FRESNO CA-MADERA CA- 227 PM PST MON FEB 21 2005 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 245 PM PST FOR SOUTHWESTERN MADERA AND WEST CENTRAL FRESNO COUNTIES.. AT 219 PM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR TRANQUILITY...OR ABOUT 22 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MADERA...MOVING NORTH AT 30 MPH. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR.. MENDOTA BY 230 PM PST THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...PREFERABLY...
  • Flash Flood Warning -SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY AND ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA Sat Feb 19,2005

    02/19/2005 11:29:09 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 130 replies · 1,192+ views
    national Weather Service ^ | Feb 19, 2005 | NWS
    Flood WatchCAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060-192100- FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 1010 AM PST SAT FEB 19 2005 ...FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ORANGE COUNTY AND SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET UNTIL 200 PM... ...URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM TODAY FOR ALL AREAS OF EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA BELOW 6000 FEET EXCEPT THE COACHELLA VALLEY AND THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS... ...A FLOOD WATCH FOR FLASH FLOODING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM TODAY FOR FOR ALL OF EXTREME SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA EXCEPT THE COACHELLA VALLEY AND THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS... SHOWERS AND...
  • Flash Flood in Northern Mexico Kills 21

    04/05/2004 10:55:35 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Apr 05, 2004 | AP
    PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico - A flash flood swept through a border town in northern Mexico, forcing a river over its banks, and washing away houses and cars. At least 21 were reported dead, and dozens more missing, officials said Monday. The U.S. Border Patrol sent two helicopters to help locate survivors stranded on rooftops after floodwaters rose over the only bridge that connects Piedras Negras with other towns in northern Coahuila state. On Monday, Mexican government-owned helicopters arrived from the Coahuila state capital of Saltillo. Piedras Negras is located just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, and about 150...
  • CA: Flash Flood advisory remains in effect until midnight for Los Angeles .....

    02/02/2004 9:12:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 256+ views
    Weather Underground ^ | Feb 2, 2004 | US Weather Service
    Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until Midnight For The Burn Areas Of Eastern Los Angeles County... ... Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 10 PM for the burn areas of Ventura and western Los Angeles counties... ... Flood advisory remains in effect until midnight for Los Angeles County excluding the burn areas... ... Flood advisory remains in effect until 10 PM for Ventura County excluding the burn areas... ... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight for the valleys of Ventura and Los Angeles counties... and for the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles counties below the...
  • SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK - Mid-South & Southeast (Live Thread) - 11/18

    11/18/2003 7:17:03 AM PST · by mhking · 83 replies · 275+ views
    There is a severe weather outbreak in the south and southeast today and tonight; a new tornado watch has been issued extending from the Nashville area down to south of New Orleans. This area is expected to move east as the day progresses, with Birmingham, Mobile, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville and possibly Charlotte under the gun before midnight. This same system brought severe weather and tornadoes to Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma yesterday. Several tornadoes ravaged the Houston area, where cleanup continues this morning. Everyone please stay alert for this changing situation.
  • Flash floods leave 12 dead in Makka (Mecca)

    11/11/2003 6:47:21 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 50 replies · 576+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 11th, 2003
    Flash floods leave 12 dead in MakkaWednesday 12 November 2003, 2:09 Makka Time, 23:09 GMT The Muslim holy city of Makka has been hit by flash floods Torrential rain in the holy city of Makka has left 12 people dead, and 50 injured, according to Saudi medical sources.Severe weather has been pounding the city since Monday, when water levels in some parts of the city reached six meters.The flash floods left students and employees  trapped in the city, unable to make their way home.  According to newspaper reports traffic came to a standstill in the Al-Zaher neighborhood beacuse of the water...
  • URGENT - VIRGINIA - OCCOQUAN RIVER DAM AT OCCOQUAN IN DANGER OF FAILURE

    02/23/2003 6:24:35 AM PST · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 83 replies · 693+ views
    National Weather Service Forecast Office - Sterling, VA ^ | February 23, 2003 | National Weather Service
    VAZ052-053-232200- BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 912 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2003 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH TODAY AND TONIGHT ON THE LOWER OCCOQUAN RIVER... IN VIRGINIA PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK FAIRFAX AS OF 830 THIS MORNING...THE DAM OPERATOR AT THE UPPER DAM AT OCCOQUAN REPORTED WATER RISING RAPIDLY...AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO CONTROL FLOW OVER THE SPILLWAY. NO FLOODING WAS OCCURING AT THIS TIME. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM ON THE OCCOUQAN RIVER AT OCCUQUAN. RESIDENTS THAT LIVE DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM AT OCCOQUAN SHOULD PAY VERY...