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  • Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving The Flood Without Permission

    09/08/2016 8:48:20 AM PDT · by lafroste · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/8/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be “be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.” But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana. (snip...) This massive disaster was all but ignored by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of...
  • Why isn’t the Liberal Media Asking Why Hillary Clinton isn’t Visiting Louisiana?

    08/24/2016 7:13:53 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    AIM ^ | August 24, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Donald Trump pre-empted the liberal media criticism of Republicans not caring about people by visiting last week, which even preceded sitting President Barack Obama. Obama waited up to ten days to visit flood-damaged Baton Rouge, with little criticism from the media, while George W. Bush was criticized for responding to Hurricane Katrina after three days. But, where is Hillary Clinton in all this? She tweeted support and the like for the people of Baton Rouge, but Trump visited and brought donations for the displaced residents of Baton Rouge. There were no feature articles asking this question on ABC News, CBS...
  • Walker Mayor: Louisiana Flooding event was man-made (Youtube Video)

    08/22/2016 7:11:40 PM PDT · by OneVike · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube
    "WALKER, LA - The frustrated mayor of Walker, Louisiana said Tuesday that the flooding event in his city was "man-made" and announced plans to file suit against the state of Louisiana and federal government. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey said a six-foot tall concrete barrier that was put along I-12 when the interstate was expanded last year essentially put the city of Walker "into a bowl" because he said the barrier prevents water from draining out of Walker. "When the Amite River went up, it hit that wall," Ramsey said. "We have video evidence that shows the concrete barrier and...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • 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 Martha’s 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...
  • Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

    08/20/2016 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV news ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melinda Deslatte and Jill Colvin, AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the ropes. Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. The trip made for a pointed contrast to President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who both have yet to go, although Obama announced later Friday that he would visit next week.
  • 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...
  • Clinton Supporter on Her Absence From Baton Rouge: ‘I’m Not Sure Where She Is’

    08/20/2016 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/19/16 | Chandler Gill
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), a Hillary Clinton supporter, said he was not sure where Clinton was while Donald Trump donated a truck full of food and supplies to the victims of the historic flooding that has devastated Louisiana this week. Cohen deferred questions about Clinton by attacking Trump for having three campaign managers and said his past contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital did not actually contain items of use. “You have the optics of Mr. Trump in Louisiana today,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said to Cohen. “We just saw an 18-wheeler full of items that he’s donated. Can you...
  • Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies

    08/20/2016 1:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2016 | Matthew Teague in St Amant, Louisiana
    Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’ The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a presidential burnish, and as the White House announced Barack Obama would tour the area next Tuesday. A day earlier Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, had warned Trump not to show up in Louisiana “for a photo op”. Instead, he said, Trump should volunteer and make donations. Edwards also defended the delayed visit by...
  • Trump, drawing contrast to Obama, visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

    08/20/2016 12:31:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 19, 2016 | Mark Berman and Jose A. DelReal
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday signed hats and T-shirts for supporters in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, where he met with victims and response crews at a local church and drove through the city’s damaged streets. Joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump spoke briefly with volunteers and victims at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church before stepping outside to greet throngs of supporters who had gathered outside the security perimeters to see him. Wearing a white “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, he walked over to the crowd as they reached out to him and to hand him...
  • John Bel Edwards Eats His Words When Trump Shows Up To LA With No Press And Supplies For Victims

    08/19/2016 11:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 19, 2016 | John Binder
    Gov. John Bel Edwards was forced to eat his own words when GOP nominee Donald Trump showed up in Baton Rouge today to donate and hand-out supplies for Louisiana flooding victims. Edwards’ spokesperson was silent on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s failure to visit the state in the wake of the flooding crisis. But, the spokesperson took a swipe at Trump, saying he didn’t want him to show up with cameras and not actually help victims. “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Edwards’ spokesman said. “We welcome him to LA but not for a...
  • Black Ratchet Queens Go Weave Diving During Baton Rouge Floods! What Say You Jesse Williams

    08/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor ^ | Published on Aug 18, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Ratchet Queens Go Weave Diving During Baton Rouge Floods! What Say You Jesse Williams ****video only on link****
  • Trump will do what Obama won't: Visit Louisiana

    08/19/2016 3:31:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/18/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hours after the Obama administration announced the president would not head to Louisiana to tour the devastation left behind by massive flooding, Donald Trump's campaign said late Thursday the GOP nominee will spend the following day visiting and helping the tens of thousands of victims. Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron confirmed Thursday from a Trump rally in Charlotte, N.C., that the billionaire businessman will head to the Pelican State Friday. "I would like to take a moment to talk about the heart break and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very, very special to me. We are one...
  • Commentary: Where are all the ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists now? (Louisiana flooding)

    08/18/2016 10:30:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | August 18, 2016
    A couple of days ago, a Baton Rouge rapper by the name of “Jiggy Down Tommysocks” (real name- no joke) posted a video on Facebook asking the question, ‘Where are the ‘Black Lives Matter’ or the ‘Black Panther’ boats to help folks in trouble in Louisiana? His point was that we had an influx of people in Baton Rouge to protest, but now that family here need help, these activists have been absent. And while I rarely get my own political or social viewpoints from hip hop artists, I think Mr. Tommysocks is on to something. In fact, I feel...
  • DOING OBAMA’S 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 Martha’s Vineyard vacation, Donald Trump will be visiting Louisianans impacted by the worst flooding since Hurricane Katrina. Fox News’s Carl Cameron is reporting Trump is changing his campaign schedule to visit with victims of the flooding on Friday....
  • DONALD TRUMP Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow – While Obama Vacations, Hillary Rests

    08/18/2016 6:19:43 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence will visit flood-damaged areas of Baton Rouge, La. Friday. Record flooding across Louisiana has killed at least 13 people. Over 85,000 people have registered for federal disaster assistance, more than 30,000 have been rescued, and an estimated 40,000 homes have been damaged. Trump addressed the flooding at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday night, calling Louisiana “a state that is very, very special to me.”
  • Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    08/18/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims. The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Vacation Obama Silent About Milwaukee Riots and Louisiana Flooding

    08/16/2016 7:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama emerged from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation for a fundraiser, but he didn’t mention any of the devastating events currently affecting the United States. In Milwaukee, six businesses were set on fire, four officers were injured, shots were fired, and police cars were damaged after a black police officer shot a convicted black criminal who refused to drop a stolen handgun. In Louisiana, flooding has damaged thousands of homes forcing more than 20,000 rescues after some parts of the state have suffered from over 30 inches of rain. The death toll from the floods is currently at seven.
  • Dramatic video shows woman, dog being rescued from sinking car

    08/15/2016 4:35:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    WAFB.com ^ | 8/13/2016 | Brian Tynes
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman survived a near-drowning in Louisiana floodwater thanks to some men on a boat who arrived at the perfect time, and it was captured on a dramatic video. The woman's convertible was about two-thirds submerged and she can be heard asking for help. "Oh my God, I'm drowning," the woman can be heard saying from inside the car. Three men pull up in a boat and try to break a window on the car to free the woman, but they aren't successful. The car keeps sinking and one of the men jumps out of...
  • 2 Dead & 1000+ Rescued in Severe Louisiana Flooding

    08/13/2016 3:18:42 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Fox News
    More rain Saturday was expected to swamp already soggy ground across Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, as Louisiana's governor announced that crews had rescued more than 1,000 people, some of whom were clinging to trees to stay safe. Officials said at least two people had died in the floods. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as rescue workers in the southeastern part of the state braced for more rain. The state's emergency management office called it a "historic flood event." In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge reported as much as 11.34 inches of rain....
  • 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 City’s 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."
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • 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.
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • 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.
  • Extreme March Weather Pattern Yields Snow in Mexico, Historic Flooding....

    03/11/2016 8:30:35 PM PST · by miami33 · 38 replies
    weather.com ^ | Mar 11 2016 11:00 PM EST | By Chris Dolce
    The upper-air weather pattern over North America this week has been an extreme one that has yielded record-breaking results. An area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere that pushed into California on Monday dove southward into Mexico, where it became mostly detached from the main jet stream to the north. This allowed it to stall over northern Mexico, resulting in rare March snow for parts of that country and extreme flooding in the southern United States. At the same time, the jet stream built north over southeast Canada, where an expansive area of high pressure both aloft and at...
  • 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...
  • UPDATE: Multiple reports of flooding across West Virginia

    12/25/2015 1:45:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | December 25, 2015 | Tyler Kes
    CHARLESTON, WV - UPDATE 2:53 p.m. 12/25/2015 Multiple wrecks have been reported as well as mud and rock slides on Interstates. A check of WV 511 includes the following: - I-79 Mudslide at the 23 mile marker Northbound. - I-79 Accident 26 mile marker Southbound - I-79 Car fire 2 lanes closed 25.5 mile marker Southbound - I-77 Mile marker 106 Southbound (north of Charleston) tree over power lines 1 of 2 lanes closed There are still multiple areas of Linclon, Putnam, Kanawha, Clay and Braxton where water is over the road despite rain tapering off. Runoff can take a...
  • As Florida Keys flood, property worries seep in

    12/14/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/13/2015 | Kerry Sheridan
    Key Largo (United States) (AFP) - Extreme high tides have turned streets into canal-like swamps in the Florida Keys, with armies of mosquitoes and the stench of stagnating water filling the air, and residents worried rising sea levels will put a damper on property values in the island chain.On Key Largo, a tropical isle famous for snorkeling and fishing, the floods began in late September.While people expected high tides due to the season and the influence of a super moon, they were taken by surprise when a handful of streets in the lowest-lying neighborhoods stayed inundated for nearly a month...
  • Two people, dog saved from rushing waters in McKinney

    11/27/2015 3:45:57 PM PST · by Amntn · 4 replies
    McKinney Courier Gazette ^ | 11/27/15 | Chris Beattie
    Two residents and a dog were saved from potentially dangerous rushing water situations early Friday morning in McKinney. Shortly after 3 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to find a man trapped in a tree off Eldorado Parkway near College Street. Rushing water had swept up the man, whom authorities did not identify, and his dog. The man called 911 from the tree, unsure of his exact location but relaying to dispatchers that he was scared the water would overtake him and he'd lose service to his phone, according to Stacie Durham, spokeswoman for the McKinney Fire Department.
  • Rising seas to displace millions of Americans if warming unchecked

    10/12/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Chris Arsenault
    Millions of people in the United States could be forced to abandon their homes if planet-warming emissions continue unabated through 2100, pushing global sea levels up by more than 14 feet (4.2 meters), researchers said. In the United States, between 20 and 31 million people are living on land that would be submerged by rising oceans without aggressive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Semi truck Driver Tackles Historic South Carolina Flooding (title shortened)

    10/05/2015 1:37:10 PM PDT · by Cowman · 10 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 10/5/2015 | Liz Klimas
    Video at link http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/10/05/what-in-the-world-witnesses-watch-in-awe-as-semitruck-driver-tackles-historic-south-carolina-flooding/
  • 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.
  • Six Southern Californians Among 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Zion National Park

    09/18/2015 9:17:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTAL ^ | September 18, 2015 | Anthony Kurzweil, Kennedy Ryan and Eric Spillman,
    Seven members of a group called the Valencia Hiking Crew were killed when flash floods hit Zion National Park in Utah earlier this week, the National Park Service revealed Thursday. Sgt. Robert “Steve” Arthur and his wife Linda were with the group of canyoneers in Keyhole Canyon when a series of flash floods struck the region Monday, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Steve Arthur's body was positively identified on Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office stated. His wife's body was found Thursday morning. The bodies of five others who were killed in the storm were also...
  • Deadly flash floods hit polygamous community in Utah

    09/15/2015 6:04:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/15/15
    Search-and-rescue teams trudged through muddy streambeds on Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border, looking for people who were missing after a devastating flash flood that killed at least 15 people. With more rain in the forecast, men in helmets were perched at high points along the route, watching carefully for any more floodwaters that could suspend the search in Hildale, the secluded community that is the home base of Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect. Only one person was still missing Tuesday afternoon out of 16 people - three women and 13 children - who were in two...
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: W.Va. Gov Expands State of Emergency after Flash Flooding

    07/14/2015 3:25:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | Anna Baxter, The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has expanded the state of the emergency to nine counties after Monday's flash flooding. The state of emergency now includes, Braxton, Wood, Webster, Clay, Lincoln, Logan, Nicholas, Putnam and Roane counties. The counties were added Tuesday afternoon after more damage was assessed. These counties experienced anything from rock slides and mudslides to flooding and property damage, according to the governor's proclamation.
  • Texas floods and commodities: Farms face 'total loss for year'

    05/31/2015 2:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 29, 2015 | Robert Ferris
    Texas' farmers were among the first to applaud the rain that abruptly halted a grueling multiyear drought that had tormented the region. But what began as a blessing has turned quickly into a disaster, as corn and wheat crops rot in flooded fields. "I think it is not all farmers, but some farmers are looking at a total loss for this year," said Mike Barnett, a spokesperson for the Texas Farm Bureau. "You have some situations where farmers had a bumper crop, and now they have next to nothing for the season." The downpour has doused Texas with 35 trillion...
  • Age of Disinformation

    05/28/2015 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 11 replies
    Medium ^ | 5-27-15 | James Spann
    The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress. But, at the same time, I realize the instant communication platforms we enjoy now do have some negatives that are troubling. Just a few examples in recent days…
  • Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change

    05/28/2015 7:08:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed May 27, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.The Republican presidential contender has held two press conferences over the past two days to address the flooding and the government's response. At each one, he was asked about the impact of climate change on natural disasters like the Texas flooding, and at each one, he dodged the question."In a time of tragedy, I think it's wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster -- and so there's plenty of time to talk about other issues," he...
  • Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston

    05/27/2015 3:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Joni B. Hannigan
    With flash flood warnings waking residents of America's fourth largest city today, yesterday's hope of receding waters have hampered volunteers who are waiting to descend on the city to help. "The water has to go down before we can do anything, but when it does we will be quick to mobilize our recovery and feeding units," Scottie Stice, director of Disaster Relief Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention told Christian Examiner early this morning. Floodwaters had begun to recede in Houston, according to reports by the city's Mayor Annise Parker. But the rivers and Bayous needed at least...
  • 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...
  • California Welcomes Rain, Braces for Flooding

    12/02/2014 3:26:01 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    AccuWeather. ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brian Lada
    Drenching rain will fall on much of California through Tuesday night, bringing some relief to the ongoing drought and raising the risk of flash flooding. While a series of storms have brought rain to parts of northern and central California over the past few weeks, Tuesday's storm will bring the first significant rain event for Southern California since the spring. Some rain moved over part of the state on Sunday ahead of this week's storm, giving a preview of what is to come. ... Part of the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, California was closed on Sunday afternoon due to...
  • Southeast NM Flooding: Evacuees return home; Oilfields closed; flash flood watch continues

    09/23/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    KOB Eyewitnes News 4 ^ | 09/22/2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    We're just praying there's no more rain, that our house is going to stay the same. But whatever happens, God has his plan," said Jennica Granger. OILFIELD ROADS FLOODED OUT. People living in Carlsbad caught a break from the rain Monday, but it's little consolation to people who've been hit in the pocketbook by all the flooding. The Pecos River is swollen, bridges are washed over and roads are closed. The San Jose Bridge was overrun by water early Monday morning, and the sidewalk near the bridge was washed out. The water level has gone down along the Pecos River,...
  • Steady downpour closes roads; river floods. Some parts of county record 6 inches of rain

    09/20/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Thursday’s slow-moving storm dropped as much as 6 inches of rain during a 24-hour period on parts of Cochise County, according to the National Weather Service. The steady rainfall began Wednesday afternoon and continued throughout most of the county on Thursday, gradually increasing the flow of the San Pedro River and creating flooding conditions that closed roads, including portions of Highway 92 east of Palominas Road. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carol Capas said some property damage was caused by the slow-moving weather front, with two women being rescued from a house in Portal early Thursday morning....