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  • President Obama to meet with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

    08/23/2016 8:05:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Richard Rainey
    President Barack Obama, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Aug. 23) to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, will also meet with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. He also planned to meet with the families of police officers who were killed in an ambush two weeks later in the wake of protests. Obama had been criticized for not coming to the state earlier to view the flood damage. He also was criticized for not coming to the city after Sterling's shooting, which was followed by...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: The American ghetto has replaced the plantation

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a race hustler and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an elitist who chose to finish out his family vacation in Marthas Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Hes an elitist. Hes at Marthas Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana, he said on Fox & Friends.
  • Black Lives Matter Criticized For Being No Shows At Louisiana Flood

    08/22/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 08/22/2016 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people are has gone viral. “I have not seen not one Black Panther boat, not one Black Lives Matter boat, truck or nothing else. So with all the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, oh they came out with guns, ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana flood site when campaign won't 'disrupt' response

    08/22/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response" -- a shot at her rival Donald Trump. Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge Clinton's announcement comes after a high-profile visit last week by Trump and his running-mate Mike Pence, and follows the decision by the Obama administration to schedule a trip there this Tuesday. "This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in the statement....
  • Obama's DOJ Warns Louisiana "You Better Not Be Racist Down There" Like You Were During Katrina

    08/22/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 22 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last week Obama took a lot of heat for playing golf with Larry David and attending lavish Hillary fundraisers instead of taking the time to visit Louisiana (see our post "Does Obama Care About Black People? Louisiana Asks The President To Cut Vacation Short"). But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page "guidance" letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the "guidance" has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate: The U.S. Department of...
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • President Obama to Visit Louisiana on Tuesday After Devastating Floods (Trump shamed him into it!)

    08/20/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday in the wake of severe flooding in the state, the White House has announced. At least 13 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced by the floods. The White House said in a statement that Obama has received regular updates on the situation while on vacation in Marthas Vineyard, and has worked with Louisiana officials to determine the best time to visit and decided on the Tuesday trip to Baton Rouge. The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that...
  • Louisiana Flood Victims: Why Is Obama Ignoring Us?

    08/20/2016 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2005 President Bush was rebuked by Democrats for his handling of Hurricane Katrina. President Obama scored some cheap political points -- blasting President Bush for his flyover of the devastation in New Orleans. Well, at least President Bush paid a visit. That's a lot more than what President Obama has done for the people of Baton Rouge and other parts of southeastern Louisiana. Some 40,000 homes are under water - a countless number left homeless - many without flood insurance. And even though the waters have begun to recede, President Obama has not set foot in the Bayou State.READ...
  • Trump tours La. flood damage, draws cheers as he says region will rebuild

    08/19/2016 12:19:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    Donald Trump landed Friday in flood-ravaged Louisiana Friday, where he consoled homeowners and toured devastated communities, telling one homeowner he is "going to rebuild." The Republican presidential nominee, with running mate Mike Pence at his side, stopped at the home of Jimmy and Olive Gordan in Denham Springs, where the couple was still sweeping out floodwaters from their home. A ruined couch, chair and bedroom furniture were piled on their lawn, and Jimmy Gordan told Trump he spent his 79th birthday on the roof of his house. "I just don't know what we'll do," the man told Trump. "You're going...
  • Flood Victims to Trump: "We Knew You Would Be Here," "We're Glad You Aren't Playing Golf"

    08/19/2016 9:25:07 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 157 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 19, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Donald Trump gets a warm welcome from victims of the Baton Rouge flood as he toured the devastation with Republican nominee for Vice President Mike Pence. "We knew you would be here, Mr. Trump," one woman yells to the candidate. "We knew you would be here for us!"
  • DOING OBAMAS JOB: Trump to visit Louisiana flood victims on Friday

    08/18/2016 5:50:55 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 72 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/18/2016 | Kyle Olson
    While President Obama insists on playing endless rounds of golf during his Marthas Vineyard vacation, Donald Trump will be visiting Louisianans impacted by the worst flooding since Hurricane Katrina. Fox Newss Carl Cameron is reporting Trump is changing his campaign schedule to visit with victims of the flooding on Friday....
  • Thread for info on LA Flood Rescue/Relief Orgs

    08/18/2016 1:09:22 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 5 replies
    8/17/16 | Vanity
    Hey all, I hope you don't mind if I start this, and I do hope we get some useful information out of it. It would be great if Freepers can share some GOOD relief orgs that are doing great work NOW, for people and animals. We are donating the bulk of our tithing fund to these Flood Relief efforts. Right now the misery and worry our fellow Americans are sitting in is heartbreaking. I've found the NOLA Junior League is doing a stellar job of handing out diapers, necessities and gift cards in $20 increments. I know Samaritan's Purse will...
  • Teens volunteer to dig out sewage in Ellicott City [MD]

    08/12/2016 5:01:21 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 11, 2016 5:17 pm | Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOP
    WASHINGTON In the blazing heat they walked up and down Old Ellicott Citys flood zone a group of young people sometimes trudging up the hills, sometimes dashing door to door to help residents hit by the flash floods that rushed though the city July 30. The teenagers, high school and college students volunteering with Centennial Relief, were pushing a wheelbarrow filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and bag lunches, which are all free to the families affected by the flash flooding. Many homeowners had recently returned to see basements and first floors filled with soaked furniture and carpets....
  • Flooding snarls Baltimore area

    CNN)A flash flood emergency has been issued for portions of the Baltimore, Maryland, area, with the National Weather Service citing "severe" flooding and warning people to get to higher ground. "Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation," the weather service said in a warning issued at 10:40 p.m ET. "Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order."
  • The Ark Encounter Opens To The Public

    07/11/2016 7:44:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 27 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/11/16 | Gary
    The Ark Encounter, a full-scale, 510-foot long model of Noah's Ark, has opened to the public in Grant County, Kentucky. It is the largest timber frame structure in the United States and the largest free-standing timber frame structure in the world. I find this fascinating in light of biblical prophecy, specifically 2 Peter 3:3-10: Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, Where is this coming he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But...
  • Clay County, WV warns looters

    06/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    TriState Update WOWK ^ | Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM EST | By Chase Numbers
    CLAY COUNTY, WV - Jesse Denton and his family lost almost all their belongings in high flood waters last week -- even his prized Chevy Camaro started floating down the river. "We estimate that about 80 percent of our stuff (is gone)," Denton said. "We have a storage unit up in Elkview and that had about two-and-a-half feet of water over everything. And at a certain point you just start saying, if water got on it, you throw it out." Denton said he and his family have been cleaning 24/7 but they still can't stay in their home. And after...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood

    06/21/2016 10:38:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-21-16 | Michael J. Oard
    Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood by Michael J. Oard Geomorphology is a subfield of geology which specializes in studying and explaining the shape of the earths surfaceits mountain ranges, plateaus, and plains. It includes study of small-scale features such as hills, valleys, slopes, and canyons. The individual features of the landscape within the field of geomorphology are called landforms. Geomorphology is a gold mine of evidence for the Genesis Flood.
  • Texas man uses 400ft plastic dam he found on Internet to protect his house from record floods

    06/12/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 11 June 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Texas man uses 400ft plastic dam he found on the Internet to protect his house from record 27-inch floods - and it worked! Randy Wagner of Rosharon, Texas, drove to Louisiana to buy an Aqua dam He filled 400-foot tube with water to act as giant sandbag around his house Despite odd looks from neighbors, it kept his house dry as families in the county faced mandatory evacuations He paid $8300 for dam, a small price compared to cost of potential damage It might not be the most obvious solution, but using water to fend off more water worked for...
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • Dog Chained to Front Porch of Texas Home Rescued from Flood [by a news crew]

    06/02/2016 6:25:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | June 2, 2016 | staff reporter
    A dog chained to a front porch was the latest to be evacuated from flooded areas in Texas as rain continues to fall around the state. A KPRC-TV news crew (from Houston) stepped in to help rescue a dog who was chained to the front porch of a home in Fort Bend County.
  • 3 Soldiers Dead, 6 Missing After Vehicle Swept Away at Fort Hood

    06/02/2016 3:48:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kevin Young
    Three soldiers have died, and six others are missing, after a military vehicle was swept away by fast moving flood waters Thursday at Fort Hood. According to a Fort Hood statement, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned at about 11:30 a.m. at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road. [Snip] The six soldiers who remain missing are from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • John Kasich Goes All In For Amnesty: Illegals Made In The Image Of The Lord

    03/14/2016 5:19:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/16 | Julia Hahn
    Below are just some of Kasich’s most bizarre and radical statements on immigration, which have flown under the radar.1) “God Bless” Illegal Immigrants Illegal immigrants are a “critical part of our society,” John Kasich told the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last October. “For those that are here that have been law abiding, God bless them,” Kasich said—arguing that illegals “should have a path to legalization.”2) “I couldn’t imagine” enforcing our current immigration laws: “That is not… the kind of values that we believe in.” On the GOP debate stage in February, Kasich told millions of American voters that enforcing the...
  • New Take on the Biblical Flood story

    01/07/2016 1:19:30 PM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 44 replies
    Malaga Bay ^ | January 6, 2016 | Tim Cullen
    New interpretations of the Biblical Flood story
  • flash flood warning Charlotte, just came in

    12/30/2015 7:08:52 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    accuweather ^ | 12/30/15 | accuweather
    Severe Weather Alerts - Charlotte, NC Areal Flood Watch Areal Flood Watch in effect until Thursday, 7:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...ELBERT...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN NORTH CAROLINA...CABARRUS...CLEVELAND...EASTERN POLK...GASTON...GREATER RUTHERFORD...HENDERSON...LINCOLN... MACON...MECKLENBURG...POLK MOUNTAINS...RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN JACKSON...TRANSYLVANIA AND UNION. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...ABBEVILLE...ANDERSON...CHEROKEE...CHESTER...GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...GREENWOOD...LAURENS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS...SPARTANBURG...UNION AND YORK. * THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING * VERY WET SOILS AND ELEVATED STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS AROUND THE REGION HAVE PRIMED THE AREA FOR...
  • Officials warn thousands of homes in Missouri, Illinois threatened by floods

    12/30/2015 5:31:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | December 30, 2015
    ST. LOUIS - Federal officials were monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries, warning that hundreds of homes in Illinois and Missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. As the swollen rivers and streams pushed to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, an unknown number of inmates were transferred out of an Illinois state prison threatened by flooding and Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic from submerged roads. Record flooding was projected in some Mississippi River towns after several...
  • South Carolina’s military culture and the October flood

    11/10/2015 7:55:17 AM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Selfless service is engrained into the fiber of our great state Years ago, reading Pat Conroy’s best-selling novel, The Lords of Discipline, I was struck by the single line – “No Southern man is complete without a tenure under military rule.” Not all Southerners serve, have served, or will ever serve their country. And today it is only a very small percentage of Americans overall who have served or will ever serve in the armed forces. Nevertheless, Conroy’s line speaks to many of us hailing from the South, and to an even greater degree those of us from the Palmetto...
  • Pre-Flood Human Fossils Revisited

    11/02/2015 10:46:56 AM PST · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    Pre-Flood Human Fossils Revisited by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation Where are the fossils from the people who lived before the Flood? A 1992 ICR article supplied seven responses to this question.1 Land animals and humans have a low fossilization potential. We would expect few fossils from them. If the Flood buried a multitude of people and distributed their bodies among the world’s sedimentary rocks, finding even one human fossil in such a vast area would be unlikely. Underwater mudflows during the Flood would have ground human bones to powder. Floodwaters receding off continents might have likewise pulverized...
  • Statement by Ted Cruz on the Flooding in South Carolina

    10/05/2015 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding flooding in South Carolina caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin:“Heidi and my prayers are with the people of South Carolina, many of whom have suffered immense loss,” Cruz said. “We fully recognize the sacrifices that law enforcement and first responders make to protect and save lives in the face of natural disasters, and we commend all who have bravely stepped up to lead rescue and recovery efforts. We are also thankful for Gov. Haley and the many state and local officials who are working around the clock...
  • Reports show tents trapped Boy Scouts during deadly flooding

    09/28/2015 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Deadly floodwaters that tore through a Boy Scout troop's New Mexico campsite as they slept turned their tents into wet cages that clung to their bodies like saran wrap, newly released police reports and taped interviews show. The group of eight California boys and their chaperones fought desperately to escape, some using their teeth to rip holes in their tents. "You could hear people yelling, but you couldn't understand what they were saying," Michael Evans, one of the adults, told police of the chaos that June night.
  • Japan floods: City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain

    09/10/2015 4:48:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-10-15
    Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops.
  • The Mystery of Missing Talus

    08/31/2015 8:33:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    The Mystery of Missing Talus by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation In August 2013 while on a week-long boat tour of Grand Canyons Colorado River, I got a close-up view of secular geologys missing-talus problem. As our crew boarded the boats at Lees Ferry, our geologist guide Dr. Steve Austin explained how missing talus challenges the millions-of-years version of Earth history. Everyday weathering processes weaken the cliff face within view of Lees Ferry until the cliffs rocks tumble down. But only a handful of boulders lie on the canyon floornot enough if millions of years of erosion have...
  • Texas Flooding Reveals Deficient Infrastructure

    07/16/2015 5:33:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 15, 2015 | Brigham McCown
    Over 37.3 trillion gallons of water fell in Texas this past spring after heavy precipitation resulted in substantial flooding. While years of drought were literally washed away, the state experienced significant consequences of the flooding, including 21 deaths according to a report by NPR. The recent weather patterns exposed vital shortcomings in the states flood control infrastructure, which brings into question the appropriateness and level of investment in the states flood prevention infrastructure, the network of systems needed to protect the lives and property of citizens of the state. The rain Texas received during the single month of May broke...
  • The Lake Missoula floodclues for the Genesis Flood

    07/14/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7-13-2015 | Michael J. Oard
    The Lake Missoula floodclues for the Genesis Flood by Michael J. Oard It is difficult to comprehend fully the immense, almost unimaginable power of the Genesis Floodbecause of its sheer size. Its vast volume of water would affect the rates of erosion and sediment deposition in ways not comparable to anything happening today. Its retreat would form unique patterns over the entire earth. However, although present-day floods cannot compare, there was a flood large enough to give us a tiny glimpse as to what a gigantic global-scale flood could accomplish in a short time. It is the Lake Missoula flood,1...
  • Global warming to cause ice age in 2030 or a flood

    07/12/2015 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No, not really. But the conflicting headlines I’m seeing this week might as well say that. Apparently we’re all still doomed, but our first item in recent climate news deals with a different phenomenon than the usual screeds which, rather than melting the ice caps and drowning all of the coastal cities, is going to bring on a new mini-ice starting in about fifteen years. Rather than carbon emissions or fracking, the culprit this time is the sun. (From the Daily Mail) The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’ researchers have warned.A new study claims to...
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Lions and other animals escape from Tbilisi zoo after serious flood that has killed 8

    06/14/2015 3:18:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 6-14-2015 | AFP
    Lions, tigers, bears and other animals escaped from their zoo enclosures and roamed Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on Sunday after flooding that killed at least eight people, officials said. SNIP Animals including tigers, lions, jaguars, bears, and wolves escaped from cages in the flooded Tbilisi zoo. Some of them were captured by police while others were shot dead, according to the mayors office.
  • Don't eat the fish on the streets, Newark residents warned

    06/02/2015 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.myfoxny.com ^ | Updated: Jun 02, 2015 6:10 AM CST | Staff
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP - The fish is not for eating. That's what Newark officials are saying to residents about the fish that have washed onto the streets following recent flooding. The fish were caught or found in flooded sewers, rivers, streams, and ponds after heavy rains doused the city. The alert was issued Monday by the city's Health and Community Wellness Department. Officials urged people to not trap, catch or eat any fish caught on the streets because it's unclear how "exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them." There are several ponds and lakes in the region where...
  • Bachelor party rescued after Lake Travis dock breaks free (TX)

    05/29/2015 3:20:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | May 29, 2015 | kxan
    Multiple rescue boats ferried 18 young men back to shore early Friday from a houseboat set adrift by a severe storm. Shortly before 1 a.m., strong winds ripped part of a dock away from Sandy Creek Marina on Lake Travis. The broken section of dock, as well as the houseboat and another boat, remained attached by service cables, but floated farther into the lake.
  • Timelapse shows Lake Travis incredible 30-day rise (TX)

    05/28/2015 9:37:54 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | May 27, 2015 | Eric Janzen
    Lake Travis has risen more than 29 feet in the last 30 days after continued rainfall across Central Texas replenished the drought-stricken lake. The body of water is now 67 percent full, just 12 feet below its average.
  • Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

    05/28/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | May 28, 2015 | Neena Satija
    Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas, said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. And its consistent with what we would expect from climate change. But the states Republican leaders are deeply skeptical of the scientific consensus...
  • Texas family records flood turning home into 'washing machine'

    05/28/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies
    upi ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WIMBERLY, Texas, - A Texas family whose home was caught in the Blanco River flood recorded the moment their home became "a gigantic washing machine." Sarah Perez of Wimberly posted a video to YouTube showing the moment floodwater from the overflowing Blanco River rushed into her family's home Saturday. "Oh no!" Perez can be heard saying in the video, which was filmed from the home's second floor. "It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine," husband Ernie Perez told CNN. The family was rescued by a fire crew in the area to check on an elderly neighbor. "We...
  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    05/26/2015 12:11:42 PM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-26-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The volcanos main 1980 eruption filled in an entire valley with hundreds of feet of sediment. Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition occurred in 1982. Later, a catastrophic flood of snowmelt water and muddy debris tore a gash through those fresh deposits, revealing sharp and flat contacts between each earlier deposit. It also showed that fast-flowing currents can lay down multiple layers thinner than a finger width. Mount St. Helens revealed to the world that both thick and...
  • 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...
  • More than 60 homes in Wimberley were taken off foundations

    05/25/2015 10:07:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 115 replies
    kxan ^ | May 25, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    Residents that have lived on the Blanco River for decades had never seen the water reach levels like it did Saturday night. This is the worst one Ive seen in 25 years, said Mark Western, a resident of Wimberley. The highest Mark had seen the water reach was touching the Ranch Road 12 bridge in 1998. This time the water went over it, taking houses and foundations with it.
  • On the Outrage of the Flood and the Purposes of God

    02/18/2015 6:52:42 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the “Outrage” of the Flood and the Purposes of God By: Msgr. Charles PopeTo the modern mind, the story of Noah and the flood is  a dark tale and one that is hard to equate with the “loving God” (i.e., the “kind” God of our notions). Why would God regret what He had done and want to kill everything He had made?Now never mind that we do this all the time when we harvest a field, or prune our roses or slaughter animals to feed ourselves, etc. When we do these things, we understand why we do them and so...
  • Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahs Flood

    02/19/2015 7:06:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 115 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) | Tas Walker
    Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahs Flood by Tas Walker Published: 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) In February 2015, geologists Tracy Thomson and Mary Droser, in an article published online by the journal Geology, released graphic evidence for the reality of Noahs Flood.1 Swimming animals left tracks underwater Thomson and Droser Lark-Quarry-trackmaker Figure 1. Swim trackway from Capitol Reef National Park, USA. The Geological Society of America press release shows a sandstone block sitting vertically in the field with tracks running for a few metres across its surface (figure 1). These are interpreted as swimming tracks because the imprints represent only a...
  • Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

    01/26/2015 9:24:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-26-15 | Jake Hebert
    Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * The Exodus is one of the best-known narratives in the Bible. It details the Israelites' escape from Egypt after centuries of slavery, Moses' rise to leadership, the devastating plagues on Egypt, and the miraculous Red Sea crossing. Yet many, maybe even the majority, of archaeologists and historians insist there is no evidence that the biblical Exodus ever occurred. This debate is the subject of the award-winning documentary Patterns of Evidence: Exodus that has an encore presentation this Thursday.1 "Absence of evidence," however, does not necessarily indicate "evidence of...