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  • Traditions of a Global Flood

    11/05/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Traditions of a Global Flood by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20) One of the strongest evidences for the global Flood that annihilated all people on Earth except for Noah and his family has been the presence of flood legends in the folklore of people groups from around the world. And the stories are all so similar. Local geography and cultural aspects may be present, but they all seem to be telling the...
  • Kentucky warns Noah's Ark theme park over hiring practices

    10/09/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2014 | Steve Bittenbender
    The developer of a Noah's Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday he would fight for his religious rights after state officials warned he could lose millions in potential tax credits if he hires only people who believe in the biblical flood. Ark Encounter, which is slated to open in 2016 in Williamston, Kentucky, is not hiring anyone yet, but its parent company Answers in Genesis asks employees to sign a faith statement including a belief in creationism and the flood.
  • Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle

    09/15/2014 7:35:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-15-14 | Brian Thomas
    Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But that’s for modern icebergs. New research reveals evidence of ancient icebergs that would dwarf today’s frozen floating mountains, leaving secular explanations out in the cold. Researchers from Germany’s Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, published in Geophysical Research Letters their discovery of five deep scours at almost 4,000 feet below sea level and about 250 miles off...
  • 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.
  • Immigrant Students Flood Georgia School Registration Office

    08/13/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8/13/14 | Caroline May
    Immigrant students inundated a Georgia school district registration center this week seeking to sign up for classes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that nearly 200 families with immigrant students were waiting outside the DeKalb County registration facility early Monday morning. “We got here, and there was a long line,” Sandra Nunez, head of the school district’s International Welcome Center, told AJC. The report comes as the Department of Education has made it clear that illegal immigrant students are “entitled to” public eduction and the southern border is in crisis with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • China: Giant yellow rubber duck swept away in flood

    07/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/14 | BBC
    A giant yellow rubber duck floating on Nanming River in China's south-west Guizhou Province has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters just months after it exploded on display in Taiwan. The 18m (59ft) sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman disappeared around 19:00 local time on Wednesday, after the city saw days of heavy rainfall, the Taiwan-based Want China Times reports. Even though the duck weighs 1 tonne, and was sitting on a 10 tonne metal platform lashed to the riverbed with steel wires, it was easily dislodged by the storm. "The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly...
  • Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

    06/30/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/29/14 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Mrs. Obama, Libs, Media, the World...where is the #BringBackOurKids?

    06/10/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by mononymous · 27 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    Just seems that there needs to be a hashtag on behalf of Mexican parents who need to be reunited with their missing kids who have run away from home. Mrs. Obama, come on, why do you want these kids in this unfair, racist country? Do something...
  • Lots of Grand Canyons

    06/03/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Lots of Grand Canyons by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * On the seminar trail, I and other ICR speakers often use Grand Canyon as an example of Flood-caused geological features. We frequently run into opposition from people who’ve been taught that it took millions of years for the canyon to be carved out. We counter with studies that lead us to believe that each of the pancake-like layers was rapidly deposited by catastrophic hydraulic forces, and that the igneous and metamorphic deposits were caused by events quite unlike anything we see in modern times. The continent-wide coverage of the layers...
  • Ancient Whale Graveyard Points to Genesis Flood

    05/15/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2014 | Frank Sherwin
    Ancient Whale Graveyard Points to Genesis Flood by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * According to a recent evolutionary article, anywhere from 6.5 to 9 million years ago a catastrophic event occurred in what is now the Atacama region of Chile.1 Four distinct layers of fossil marine mammals were unearthed on the edge of one of the driest deserts on the planet, leading evolutionists to exclaim, “There has never been a find of this size or this diversity anywhere in the world.”2 Indeed, at least 40 baleen (water-filtering) whales—species including minke, fin, and the modern blue whales—were found, as well as seals,...
  • Geology indicates the terrestrial Flood/post-Flood boundary is mostly in the Late Cenozoic

    05/09/2014 8:36:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Creation Ministries International | May 9, 2014 | Michael Oard
    Geology indicates the terrestrial Flood/post-Flood boundary is mostly in the Late Cenozoic by Michael J. Oard Dr Marcus Ross’s recent article on the location of the Flood/post-Flood boundary is based on problematic paleontological data provided by secular paleontologists. His conclusion that the only significant paleontological discontinuity is at or near the K/T boundary is disputable, as are its three underlying assumptions. Geological arguments are preferred, being clearer and more objective. Fourteen criteria, mostly geological, indicate that the end-Flood boundary is in the Late Cenozoic, and examples include the Messinian salinity crisis ‘evaporites’, the Absaroka Volcanics which contain the Yellowstone fossil...
  • Northern Michigan dam fails, section of U.S. 127 could flood

    04/15/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 27 replies
    mlive ^ | 4-15-2014 | Andrew Krietz
    ROSCOMMON TOWNSHIP, MI — Flood water reportedly is moving quickly downstream toward Old 27 and U.S. 127 after a dam failed in the area. A flash flood warning is in effect for southwestern Roscommon County until 6 p.m. Tuesday following the breakage of the Wraco Lodge Dam. Shortly after noon, the National Weather Service reported water was just inches below a U.S. 127 bridge. There is the possibility of water overtopping the highway between mile markers 185 and 186. Motorists are advised to not drive over flooded roads. "The water is about a foot and a half from the top...
  • Scientists Confirm Biblical Account of the ‘Fountains of The Deep’

    04/08/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    In yet another confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy, scientists have now confirmed what Scripture refers to as “the fountains of the deep.” In the days of Noah and the Ark, these large pools of water beneath the Earth’s crust burst forth onto the surface providing the massive amounts of water needed for the global flood judgment. What has once been a source of skepticism and mockery for those who doubt the Bible, has now been confirmed by secular scientists, again showing that although written over 3,000 years ago, the Bible’s description of the Earth and its natural properties are...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofsky’s Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the film’s straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images “provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law,” read a fatwa issued by Cairo’s al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. “It is important to respect these religions and not show the film,” lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • The Noah film is afloat with extremism

    03/31/2014 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 129 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    AMAZING. Hollywood just killed God, and almost no critic noticed how it quietly slipped a green human-hater in his place. I never thought you could make a two-hour film about Noah and his ark without mentioning “God” even once, but director Darren Aronofsky has managed it in his $142 million epic, which opened last week. His Noah, played by a muttering Russell Crowe, prays to a different deity, a much nastier one called “the creator” who seems to brood on global warming. Hey, what a coincidence! So does Aronofsky, who last year declared, “climate change as an enemy of the...
  • The midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed [a spoiler-free “Noah” review]

    03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    Denny Burke Blog ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Denny Burk
    Does the movie resemble the actual Noah story enough to establish credible points of contact? No, it does not. The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a midrash—an ancient method of interpreting scripture involving ahistorical embellishments. As far as midrash is concerned, Noah is the midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed. Aronofsky’s Noah is nothing like the biblical Noah, the only righteous man on the planet. More seriously, Aronofsky’s god is nothing like the biblical God, a long-suffering sovereign who graciously condescends to reveal Himself and His plans to Noah and to save Noah and...
  • Ray Comfort Releases Christian Noah Movie: Watch 'Noah and the Last Day' on YouTube for Free

    03/30/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Kelly Hunt
    Hollywood Movie 'Noah' starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins premiere in the theaters on March 28. The movie has largely received negative reviews from Christian audiences because of the liberty that director Darren Aronofsky took to veer from the Biblical text. Just before the debut of the Hollywood movie, Ray Comfort, President of the Living Waters Publications, released a biblical version of the Noah movie on Youtube to warn about God's judgement of the last days. Comfort said he wants to provide another option for the Christian viewers. The 30-minute documentary entitled Noah-- And the Last Days was released on...
  • Ken Ham: The Unbiblical ‘Noah’ Is a Fable of a Film

    03/29/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Ken Ham
    Leading creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye, says that the new blockbuster, starring Russell Crowe, is an insult to Christians: "Ultimately, there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start" As a Creationist and also a believer in the historical account of Noah and the Flood, I agree with atheist Darren Aronofsky’s statement about his just-released film “Noah”: It is the “least biblical” of Bible-themed films. Any other agreement I have with the filmmaker’s take on the book of Genesis and its account of Noah ends right...
  • Atheist ‘Noah’ director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever

    03/29/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Note to Christians and those who believe the Bible: The producer of the movie “Noah,” a self-professed atheist, says he is proud of the fact that he’s taken a story inspired by God’s word and turned it into something so secular. Director Darren Aronofsky called his movie “the least biblical biblical film ever made,” The Telegraph reported. He also claimed his leading character, Noah, was the “first environmentalist,” something that suggests the movie storyline doesn’t exactly follow the Bible’s. And something else the suggests a serious divergence from the biblical account: Not once during the movie is the name “God”...
  • The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah's Ark; Godawful Storytelling

    03/29/2014 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Brian Godawa
    I'm the "little guy" who wrote a blog post critiquing an early draft of the Noah script because of my own research into the subject matter. Well, when things went south in the studio screenings of the movie with religious audiences, the blood hound media scoured the internet for negative quotes, found my post, and it went viral. I thus became Satan for Paramount and its elitist director of dark unsympathetic sick and twisted heroes, Darren Aronofsky. I finally saw the movie. And now I know why Paramount and its hired Christian marketers would not let me into an early...
  • The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]

    03/29/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    Answers In Genesis ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Staff Report
    Editor’s note: A shorter review of Noah appeared on Friday. The movie review below is a much more detailed examination of the new Hollywood film. On Thursday evening, a team of researchers from Answers in Genesis viewed the new Noah film. Based on reviews from trusted friends of the ministry who had seen the movie, including a staff member, we were hesitant to spend any money on watching this unbiblical picture. But AiG had already received hundreds of inquiries about our position on the film even before it was released, so we believed it was necessary for AiG’s research team...
  • Noah, The Film: All Washed Up

    03/29/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 73 replies
    World of the Bible Ministroes ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Randall Price
    The pre-release advertising promoting the movie Noah made a point of stating that while the director took artistic license in the production it was still faithful to the biblical story. Early theater previews were carefully edited to appeal to people of faith, but this is the least biblical “biblical film” of all time! However, to be charitable, the bare outline of the Flood story is present, but after that artistic license has taken the film so far afield of anything resembling the Bible that it is offensive to people of faith. To say that the biblical story was watered down...
  • Does An Ancient Tablet Tell the Real Story of Noah’s Ark?

    03/27/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/27/2014 | By JAVIER ESPINOZA
    As Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe unveil “Noah” in U.S. cinemas this week, British archaeologist Irving Finkel offers a new perspective on the story with his book “The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood.” In his book, published in the U.S. by Doubleday, Finkel tells the story of how he managed to get his hands on a cuneiform tablet, which was part of the flood story. As a curator for the British Museum, he relies on members of the public bringing artifacts to him for inspection. He was on duty one afternoon in 1985 when a man...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Broomfield [Colorado]man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers

    03/06/2014 10:18:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 3/5/2014 | Megan Quinn
    A Broomfield [Colorado]man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette. He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped...
  • Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe

    03/03/2014 8:34:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar 2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Rapidly Forming Oil Supports Flood Timeframe Tim Clarey My earlier Acts & Facts article “Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood” dealt with the origin of hydrocarbons and the oil generation process. This article will examine the timing of oil and gas generation and their migration into reservoirs. Unfortunately, the scientific information communicated to the public is slanted by pro-evolutionary rhetoric. The occurrence of oil is even used as an argument against a recent global flood. Evolutionist David Montgomery insists all sedimentary rocks could not have formed during the year-long Flood, arguing that “a literal reading of the Bible requires...
  • For Average Joes, Fighting FEMA Flood Maps Isn't Easy or Cheap

    02/20/2014 2:03:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | Miranda Leitsinger
    **SNIP** As FEMA has moved to update its decades-old flood maps, experts have cheered the effort. Using the latest in mapping technology such as laser beams (LiDar) and computer modeling will account for climate change, they say, and will lessen the blow of devastating storms by compelling homeowners to reduce their risk. But critics caution that the maps, which are used to determine flood insurance premiums, are tough to challenge and in some cases are ensnaring homeowners who shouldn’t be in a flood zone. And though FEMA intends for everyone to pay their share, some businesses have found a way...
  • Remembering "The Genesis Flood" - 50th anniversary remembrance

    02/03/2014 6:17:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 63 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2-2-14 on AIG | John C. Whitcomb
    Remembering The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb December 8, 2010 “A word fitly spoken” has incredible power (Proverbs 25:11). Burdened by the rampant disregard for God’s Word, two young men collaborated to write a book called simply The Genesis Flood. Fifty years later their shout still reverberates round the world. In February 1961 a small publisher in New Jersey—Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company—brought into this world a 518-page, somewhat ponderous, volume entitled The Genesis Food: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. The co-authors were a little-known theologian (myself) and a hydraulic engineer, Henry M. Morris. Little did we...
  • Sen. Landrieu blasts White House for opposition to bill delaying flood insurance premium increases

    01/29/2014 3:35:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/28/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Tuesday sharply criticized what she called the Obama administration's "short-sighted, misguided and irresponsible" opposition to legislation delaying flood insurance premium increases for four years. Though the statement of administration policy didn't include a veto threat, Landrieu said the White House's position, "threatens the very foundation of the National Flood Insurance Program and will only saddle taxpayers with higher costs when disasters strike." Just before the White House policy statement was released the Senate voted 86-13 to begin debate on legislation that would delay most increases resulting from the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act so, sponsors say,...
  • Is the geological column a global sequence? (1-10-2014 article)

    01/10/2014 7:46:50 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    creation.com ^ | 1-10-2014 | Michael J. Oard
    Is the geological column a global sequence? by Michael J. Oard Creationist geologists are not yet agreed over whether the geological column represents an exact sequence of Flood events or not. Local stratigraphic sections seem to line up with the general order of the geological column at hundreds of locations around the world. But there are many problems with the details. For example, 1) the geological column is a vertical or stratigraphic representation abstracted from rock units that are mainly found laterally adjacent to each other in the field, 2) new fossil discoveries continue to expand fossil stratigraphic ranges, 3)...
  • Study of Idaho canyons suggests ... result of massive flooding not erosion (Phys.org article)

    12/17/2013 8:25:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 12-17-13 | Bob Yirka
    (Phys.org) —A team of researchers is proposing that Idaho's Malad Gorge and two of its three unique heads were created by a massive flood 46,000 years ago. In their paper published in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, the team members from California Institute of Technology describe a field study they undertook of the area and how their findings suggest the gorge was created by a flood, not erosion as has been previously thought. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-idaho-canyons-result-massive-erosion.html#jCp
  • Soft-Sediment Deformation: Recent Flood Evidence (article)

    10/01/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2013 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Soft-Sediment Deformation: Recent Flood Evidence by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Years ago, Dr. Steve Austin and I wrote a technical article on tight folds in sedimentary rock as evidence for recent creation. The original article, which was awarded the best paper at the 1986 International Conference on Creationism, contained two studies, one of which is abridged here.1 The evidence we presented then is just as relevant today for showing that EarthÂ’s geology clearly supports the biblical record. Introduction Evolutionists and creationists have different views on the origin of sedimentary rock strata. Evolutionists, who uphold the uniformitarian doctrine of 19th-century...
  • Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood (article)

    09/30/2013 8:50:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2013 | Timothy L. Clarey, Ph.D.
    Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Oil resources are in the news nearly every day, with discussions on both the pros and cons of oil “fracking.” Approximately 10 percent of the world’s recoverable oil reserves are in shale-rich rocks that can only be accessed by hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking).1 A 2013 study estimates there are about 345 billion barrels of recoverable shale oil. These same shale-rich rocks also account for up to 32 percent of the world’s natural gas reserves.1 The amount of gas recoverable from shale is estimated at around 7,300 trillion cubic...
  • Immigrants in US face uncertainty after floods

    09/28/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    kvue.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Associated Press
    EVANS, Colorado (AP) — Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find that there was little left to salvage — not the water-damaged cars, not the old family pictures and not the sheds carried away by the rushing waters. The destruction, however, was only the beginning of what's been a nightmarish two weeks. They didn't have flood insurance. And because they are not citizens or legal residents — and don't have family members who are — they won't get the federal government's help. "They say that faith and hope die last,"...
  • New flood insurance rates spark anxiety in Gulf

    09/26/2013 12:55:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Sept 2013 | Tamara Lush
    When Colin and Joyce Elston bought their Florida dream home in May, they were confident they could afford the three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch with a pool and a backyard overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Now they are not so sure. The retirees said they had enough in savings and investments to pay the mortgage and the $1,482 yearly flood insurance on the home, which sits on palm tree-lined Paradise Boulevard on Treasure Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. But within two months of moving in, they received a stunning surprise: Due to a recently passed federal law, their flood...
  • South Platte repeats 1965 flooding performance ( Colorado flood to Nebraska )

    09/18/2013 5:07:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    McCook Daily Gazette ^ | September 18, 2013
    Nebraskans have observed the Colorado flooding with detached concern, but their worries are about to become reality, at least if they live along the South Platte River. Virtually all of the creeks mentioned in reports of last week's flooding shared something in comon -- they drain into the South Platte River. National Weather Service officials are warning that there will be flooding, but they're not entirely sure how bad it will be, because a number of river gauges were damaged by debris. A coordinating team from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is already in Ogallala to help local officials, and...
  • Photos: Colorado Flood damage aerial views

    09/14/2013 5:01:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 95 replies
    fort morgan times ^ | Sep 14, 2013
    Aerial photos of the flood damage caused by heavy rains along Colorado’s Front Range. A 60-year-old Cedar Cove woman was believed to be the fifth person killed in this week’s historic flooding as authorities scrambled Saturday to reach the 230 people listed as unaccounted for in northern Colorado. Meanwhile, evacuation orders spread throughout the day to communities downstream as rivers continued to flow above flood stage.
  • 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.
  • Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved

    08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Victoria Gill
    Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago. The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin. The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters... show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years. The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC)... Using existing borehole and seismic data, his team showed how the flood would have begun with water spilling over a...
  • Hot Mantle Initiated Ocean and Flood Beginnings (article)

    08/13/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | August 2013 | Timothy L. Clarey, Ph.D.
    Hot Mantle Initiated Ocean and Flood Beginnings by Timothy L. Clarey, Ph.D. * A new discovery may shed light on how the great Flood began. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, German scientists found evidence suggesting the earth’s mantle was up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit hotter during the initial, formative stages of the Atlantic Ocean—when the continents began to violently pull apart to create it—compared to today.1 Over time, the mantle cooled to current levels. The scientists studied the composition of oceanic crust using deep-sea drilling core samples and found a systematic change in chemistry from the shoreline—the edge...
  • N Korea: Have floods washed away Kim Jong-un's ski resort?

    07/30/2013 4:09:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013
    While North Korea displayed its military might to the world to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War's end, it seems the country is fighting to rescue one of its prestige projects. Seoul-based news website, Daily NK, says the plan to develop a "world-class" ski resort at Masikryeong in North Korea's east has run into major problems, with heavy rains causing landslides and the collapse of part of the building site.
  • India's Flood Of Woes

    06/21/2013 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | Naazneen Karmali
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    05/03/2013 4:23:56 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    ME | MAY 03.2013 | swampsniper
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    04/24/2013 3:49:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/13 | Ed Payne
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