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  • 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...
  • Do Texas floods portend a new ice age?

    05/30/2015 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 109 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 30MAY2015 | Robert Felix
    “What do floods in Texas have to do with the coming Ice Age?” asks reader Caroline Snyder. “Quite a lot actually! “Looking at the historic record, we only have to go back to the 16th Century; a time when the Little Ice Age was causing devastation across Europe, but what of the South-West US?“ This article, amongst other things, looks to first hand accounts by Europeans amongst other things. Little Ice Age (Excerpt) – “…if you think it’s cold here in the Southwest now, you should have been around back in the days when the Spanish, Mexicans and Anglos settled...
  • 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...
  • 155,000 People Are Without Power In San Francisco

    12/11/2014 10:23:38 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    BI-AP ^ | Natasha Bertrand
    Natasha Bertrand December 11, 2014PG&E is reporting that 155,000 customers are without power in San Francisco after a massive storm hit Northern California early Thursday morning and fried a Civic Center substation. Officials are preparing for the possibility of debris slides and tidal waves as a result of the storm. As much as 8 inches of rain could fall over 24 hours, and up to 2 feet of snow is expected to blanket Sierra Nevada ski resorts. Heavy rain is long overdue in California, which has been suffering from one of its most severe droughts on record. The storm, which...
  • Phoenix, Valley recovering from record-setting rain, floods

    09/08/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Sep 8, 2014, | Tim Gallen
    The Phoenix area is recovering from record-setting rainfall Monday that led to flooding in several parts of the Valley, closing schools, stranding vehicles and snarling commutes. Both Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared states of emergency while other local public safety agencies cautioned residents to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Several schools closed across the region, including the Maricopa Community College District, which cancelled all classes today.
  • Top UK scientist criticized by peers for saying floods caused by global warming

    02/20/2014 2:45:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/18/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Britain’s top climate scientist is being criticized for linking the recent deluge of winter storms and floods to global warming. After the UK’s Met Office released a report on “extreme weather,” the office’s chief scientist Dame Julia Slingo said that “all the evidence” pointed to global warming playing a role in the harsh winter weather. “In a nutshell, while there is no definitive answer for the current weather patterns that we have seen, all the evidence suggests that climate change has a role to play in it,” Slingo said.
  • Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

    02/17/2014 2:55:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Spectator ^ | February 15, 2014 | Christopher Booker
    It has taken six long weeks to uncover the real hidden reasons why, from the West Country to the Thames Valley, the flooding caused by the wettest January on record has led to such an immense national disaster. Only now have the two ‘smoking guns’ finally come to light which show just how and why all this chaos and misery has resulted directly from a massive system failure in the curious way our country is governed. Because I live in Somerset, I first became aware that something very disturbing was going on back around the new year. As it became...
  • Photos: The 'Other' Storm - Israel's Floods

    12/14/2013 11:40:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | Tova Dvorin
    While snow pummeled the Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and Northern areas of Israel over the weekend, the Tel Aviv area and the Western side of Israel faced torrential rains and flooding Saturday. Total damages have been estimated to be over 300 million shekel thus far, according to Channel 2. The floods have also proved deadly. Saturday evening, the bodies of two men were found in the Tze'elim Stream, near Arad. The stream had been flooded in the storm and had drowned the two men, who had been in the midst of a hike, medics stated. Rain also hit Hamas-controlled Gaza...
  • In Flooded Colorado, Immigrants' Livelihoods Washed Away

    10/18/2013 8:36:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies ^ | October 18, 2013 | KIRK SIEGLER
    In flood-ravaged Colorado, much of the recovery has focused on rebuilding roads and bridges to mountain towns cut off by last month's floods. But take a drive east to the state's rolling plains, and a whole new set of staggering problems unfolds in farm country. Living In Limbo A woman named Claudia, who doesn't want to use her last name because of her immigration status, is sitting on a couch in the lobby of a shabby hotel in Greeley, about an hour's drive northeast of Denver. She's come because a friend has been staying here. Both women lost their homes...
  • Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Rates Bring Financial Chaos

    09/30/2013 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Sept. 28, 2013 | Terrell Johnson
    When Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey last fall, it sent massive floods through the streets of coastal towns and cities across the Northeast, turning areas like Toms River, N.J., into something like a war zone. But nearly a year later, residents there and in many other coastal communities across the U.S. face a potentially far more devastating menace: a nationwide revamp of flood insurance rates, forcing premiums that were once around $500 per year into the $5,000-, $10,000- and even $20,000-a-year range and higher. "The adverse effect of [this] would be more devastating than Hurricane Katrina,"...
  • 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.
  • South Sudan Devastated By Floods, Requests Emergency Humanitarian Aid

    08/24/2013 7:52:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | August 24, 2013 | John Leaman
    Juba, South Sudan — August 24, 2013 (SSN) … More than 18,000 people with over 1,000 households in South Sudan have been directly affected and others displaced from their homes by devastating floods that ravaged the Maiwut County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. Over 48 people have been killed with severe damage to public buildings, including schools, clinics, offices, shops, markets and water and sanitation facilities. Roads in South Sudan have been inundated, disrupting transport. According to County authorities people are deeply suffering and lacking basic essentials. Women and children have mostly been displaced due to flooded homes. Médecins...
  • Storm rips through Las Vegas, causing floods, power outages

    07/20/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 22 replies
    latimes ^ | July 20, 2013 | James Rainey
    <p>A powerful thunderstorm blasted through Las Vegas and nearby communities Friday evening, flooding streets, toppling trees and trapping tourists inside casinos.</p> <p>Torrential rains and 70-mph winds also knocked out power in more than a dozen locations, including Primm, the town that sits on Interstate 15 at the California-Nevada border.</p>
  • German dam breaks near Magdeburg as Hungary floods recede

    06/09/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/13 | BBC
    A dam has broken on the flood-swollen River Elbe in eastern Germany, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes around the city of Magdeburg. Water levels in Magdeburg stood at 7.44m (24ft) on Sunday, nearly four times higher than normal (2m). In Hungary, water levels on the Danube in the capital Budapest are believed to have peaked and officials say defences should prevent flooding in most areas. At least 15 people have died in the floods in Central Europe. Analysts say the damage will cost billions of euros to clean up. The authorities in Germany are investigating an anonymous...
  • San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

    05/25/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 11:07 PM EDT | Michael Brick
    Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. “It was pretty crazy,” said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. “It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it.” For two women, the storm turned fatal. …
  • 4 dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods

    01/28/2013 11:36:06 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    Oman Observer ^ | 29 January 2013 | anon
    BRISBANE, Australia - Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues Monday as severe floods swept the northeast, killing four people and inundating thousands of homes. ... Queensland Premier Campbell Newman announced that an acute emergency was unfolding in Bundaberg ...
  • Jakarta floods leave hundreds of thousands homeless

    01/17/2013 12:46:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    australia news network ^ | 1/17/2013 | ann
    Indonesian disaster authorities have lost count of the number of people who have been left homeless in widespread flooding, but say it could reach the hundreds of thousands. The centre of Jakarta, including the Presidential Palace, is awash and parts of the Indonesian capital that have never seen flooding before are now underwater. Yesterday 10,000 people had to flee their homes but hours of heavy downpours overnight and rivers bursting their banks, have added to the problem. Audio: Australia Network's Indonesia correspondent, Helen Brown, speaks to News Radio (ABC News) Three people have been killed so far in the seasonal...
  • California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)

    11/30/2012 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-30-2012 | Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
    California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain Mark Fischetti, Scientific AmericanNovember 30, 2012An atmospheric river (thin yellow band) feeds torrential rain into northern California on Nov. 30. Northern California is experiencing the first days of what weather forecasters are warning will be a long series of torrential rainstorms that could cause serious flooding across the northern one-third of the state. The relentless storms are being driven by a feature in the atmosphere you have probably never heard of: an atmospheric river. Oh, and another atmospheric river created the worst flooding since the 1960s in western England and...
  • This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits (

    10/27/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-27-2012 | Adam Taylor
    This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits Adam TaylorOctober 27, 2012 There's a real possibility that Hurricane Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm", could cause serious disruption to major metropolitan areas in the North East states in the next few days. As such, its better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. has some suggestions for a Emergency Supply Kit that you can keep at home: One gallon of drinking water per person per day Non-perishable, ready-to-eat canned foods and manual can opener First aid kit Flashlight* Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries (you can also buy wind-up...
  • Anti-Obama DVD floods local mailboxes

    10/25/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-18-2012 | Jim Stratton
    A conservative, California-based filmmaker said this week that his company is distributing more than a million free copies of a conspiracy-laden DVD that claims much of what the public knows about President Barack Obama's early life is false. The movie — called "Dreams From My Real Father" — began appearing in Central Florida mailboxes sometime last week. It is the work of Joel Gilbert, a director whose other movies have focused on everything from militant Islam to Bob Dylan to Elvis Presley. He said the DVD is being sent to swing states, including Florida and Ohio, but would not say...
  • Flooding Closes Local Schools and Roads in Central PA.

    09/07/2011 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Palladin · 102 replies
    PennLive; The Patriot-News ^ | September 7, 2011 | staff
    Susquehanna River to Flood: Susquehanna River now forecast to crest at 26.2 feet. Breaking News Susquehanna River now forecast to crest at 26.2 feet in Harrisburg Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 5:06 PM Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 5:12 PM By The Patriot-News Forecasts for where the Susquehanna River will crest in Harrisburg have steadily increased in the last two days, and the National Weather Service is now calling for the river to crest at 26.2 feet early Friday morning. Flood stage for the river is 17 feet. At 20 feet, flooding is considered moderate, and at 23 feet, it's...
  • Green Ideology Trumps Flood Control

    08/27/2011 2:57:21 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2011 | Joe Herring
    As late as April of 2011, the Water Management Chief for the Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, expressed an opinion in an e-mail to a concerned citizen that the mountain snow melt this year would "be nothing to write home about." This internal e-mail, among many others recently released through a Freedom of Information Act request by Gannett's Washington Bureau, exposes that assertion as a gross misstatement of known facts. The e-mails reveal that a cadre of hydrologists, engineers, and National Weather Service (NWS) officials had repeatedly warned the chief, Ms. Jody Farhat, beginning in January about the danger posed...
  • Pray For North Dakota

    06/21/2011 2:15:49 PM PDT · by redhead · 17 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | June 21, 2011 | Self
    Please PRAY for the people of central North Dakota."The crest is going to be almost 10 feet higher than the '69 flood. The lower part of Minot is going to be underwater...The crest will be early Monday morning, so far. The levees and dikes will be over run Friday or Saturday, July 1...the crest was going to be 7 feet higher than the flood in '69. Today it has been revised to 10 feet higher. Minot is going to be a lake...It's rain, coming from Canada. They need to open up their dams and are giving people time to get...
  • 500,000 Acres of Farmland in Flood Path

    06/08/2011 8:32:33 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AgWeb ^ | June 8, 2011 | Editors
    Persistent Northern Plains rainfall and heavy mountain snowpack is setting the stage for the worst flooding on the Missouri River since 1993, reports Allen Motew, QT Weather meteorologist. These extreme levels of flooding are predicted to last for at least the next month. “The entire Missouri River Basin is flooding – only to get worse over the next several weeks,” Motew reports. “Abnormal rainfall is now expected to continue (or increase for many) across 1000’s of miles and millions of acres over the next eight days, from Alberta to Ohio.” Motew says recent reports show that the Missouri River is...
  • Mississippi's Floodbeaters

    05/23/2011 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 23, 2011 | Staff
    Property: Fair or foul, U.S. officials diverted floodwaters to farmlands to save cities as the mighty Mississippi spilled its banks. But there was a surprise: Farmers chose not to be victims. The weekend was full of disheartening news of tornadoes striking Missouri and Minnesota, as well as creeping floodwaters making their way down to the Gulf states in the worst flooding in at least two decades. But there was one unexpectedly heartening development: News photographs from tiny Vicksburg, Miss., where 2,100 people have been displaced, showed dozens of farm houses along the Mississippi River and its Yazoo tributary encircled by...
  • Is This The Year The Atchafalaya River ‘Captures’ The Mississippi?

    05/18/2011 5:36:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 5-16-11 | Forbes
    Could it happen this year? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forcing the river down a path it no longer wants to travel. Had the river gotten the best of the engineers in 1973 the Mississippi would not be the same river today–it would have forced a new path down the Atchafalaya basin, a course that is some 20 feet lower than the river’s current main stem, and which offers a 150-mile shorter path to the Gulf of Mexico. Its course has changed dozens of times over the millenia, “sweeping back and forth like a garden hose,” and will...
  • Katrina haven becomes home for flood evacuees

    05/17/2011 8:01:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies ^ | May 17, 2011
    A farming community built for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina has become a haven for families driven from their homes by river flooding that has hit states from Arkansas to Louisiana. Twenty-six families have moved into the enclave because their towns were threatened by flooding from the Mississippi River and smaller rivers that spring from it. The haven, informally known as Canadaville, was created by a Canadian industrialist and had a onetime population of around 200 residents displaced by the 2005 hurricane, but it had dwindled to just a handful by the time people from nearby towns began looking for a...
  • THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODGATES OPEN, Releasing 12 Million Gallons Per Second Onto Louisiana Farmland

    05/16/2011 1:12:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2011 | Leah Goldman
    The Army Corps. opened the Morganza spillway on the Mississippi River in Louisiana on Saturday forcing tons of water and covering more than 100 acres of dry land with a foot of water within 30 minutes. The flood gates were opened to shift the flow of the swollen river away from the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. While the flood waters will move away from the more densely populated area, the opening of the gates could affect 25,000 people, 11,000 structures, and acres of farmland. This is the first time the Morganza spillway...
  • More than 325 cities represented in volunteer effort to fill sandbags for Fargo flood fight

    03/20/2011 2:54:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 3/20/11 | AP
    Fargo city officials say volunteers came from 22 states and more than 325 cities to help fill sandbags for the upcoming Red River flood fight. The city opened so-called Sandbag Central on Valentine's Day and filled about 2.5 million bags in 22 days. The sandbags are scheduled to be delivered to neighborhoods later this week. About 12,800 people joined the effort.
  • Washington ,Oregon ,California and The Olmypic Peninsula Choose this day whom you will serve !

    03/18/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 51 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-11 | Jedediah
    In 2005 the Lord gave me a vision of a mountain range rising up straight down Interstate 5 from Olympia through California . Yesterday I sensed even parts of the Olmypic Peninsula may soon disappear ! There is about to be , A catastrophe , Of human life greater than ever fortold , A separating of the sheep not of my fold , The ones that have gone the way of Cain , Sold their birthright as Esau for a moment of gain, These sheep have already witnessed the wonders of my love , But have rejected the God of...
  • Come "NOW" My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from the Earth !

    03/12/2011 10:48:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 24 replies
    COME NOW My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from The Earth ! Do you see my children this is not a game you are playing for your eternity lies in my hands and I am chasing after you for My love is great but your decision must be true . Come "NOW" My children and find Me for I AM in your garden calling out to you even " NOW " and though you ignore Me and find yourself distracted through your fleshly desires I have not just come to call upon you but to shake everything that...
  • Panicked residents strip shelves bare (Australian floods)

    01/12/2011 7:50:46 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    ABC australia ^ | 1-11-11 | unattributed
    Authorities are urging people to remain calm amid panicked scenes of shoppers stripping the shelves of Brisbane supermarkets as they face record flood levels. Large parts of Brisbane and Ipswich are to be inundated, with flood peaks expected to surpass the 1974 floods. There have been reports of panic buying at grocery stores across south-east Queensland, and some retail outlets are running low on essential items such as bread and milk. Scott Driscoll from the United Retail Federation says many shop owners are reporting busier than usual trade. "Trade today has been akin to holiday levels ... very, very high...
  • Floods hit Brisbane, Australia's 3rd-largest city

    01/11/2011 12:58:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/11 | Kristen Gelineau and Tertius Pickard - AP
    BRISBANE, Australia – For weeks, the flooding in eastern Australia has been a slow-motion disaster, with drenching rain devastating wide swaths of farmland and small towns. Now, rivers are rising in Brisbane, the country's third-largest city, forcing people to flee both suburbs and skyscrapers. Flooding that has unfolded since late November across the waterlogged state of Queensland turned suddenly violent Monday, with a cloudburst sending a raging torrent down the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane. Hundreds had to be rescued by helicopter Tuesday.
  • Brisbane flash floods claim at least eight lives, dozens missing (daughter is right in the middle)

    01/10/2011 3:10:18 PM PST · by steveo · 10 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | 11 January 2011 | Anna Caldwell, James O'Loan, Anthony Templeton and Rikki-Lee Arnold
    AT least eight people have died in the latest wave of flooding in Queensland and dozens more are missing. Premier Anna Bligh this morning said eight people had died in the floods and another 11 people are confirmed missing near Toowoomba. The deputy commissioner of police Ian Stewart said 72 people had been reported as missing throughout the whole region. Ms Bligh said the dead included a mother and two children whose car had been swept away in the floodwaters. She said wet weather was hampering the rescue efforts and the search for the 11 missing people. "We have a...
  • Australian floods 'disaster of biblical proportions': official

    01/04/2011 3:48:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 5 replies
    The National Post ^ | 1/4/11 | Daniel Munoz
    GRACEMERE, Australia — Military aircraft ferried supplies to an Australian town slowly sinking beneath swollen rivers on Monday, as record flooding in the country’s northeast severed roads and ports, curtailing coal exports and devastating farmland. Floods covering an area the size of France and Germany combined submerged the Capricorn Highway, the major traffic artery through Queensland state. High waters surged into homes in the sinking town of Rockhampton, sending furniture and refrigerators cascading down torrents of floodwater. Storm warnings were issued in southern Queensland late on Monday, with heavy rain and new flash floods forecast. Motorists were told to avoid...
  • Preparing for emergencies.

    10/04/2010 9:08:09 AM PDT · by GregB · 16 replies
    I know these things have been covered before but for our Quinn and Rose fans when I find some helpful links.etc...I like to share them.
  • US urges Pak to accept Indian aid; hardliners blame India, US for floods

    08/19/2010 1:12:34 AM PDT · by cold start · 21 replies
    Times of India ^ | 19 Aug 2010 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has urged Pakistan to accept India's aid offer even as hardline elements in the flood-ravaged country have begun a vicious campaign to blame India, the United States, and Afghanistan for the calamity, a charge Washington has simply dismissed. Amid mounting international attention and concern for Pakistan's future in the face of the tragedy, US officials on Wednesday called on Islamabad to abjure politics and accept India's help, including an initial $ 5 million offer it has sat on saying it is under consideration, even as it is begging for international aid. "I think the priority is...
  • Pakistan drowning

    08/18/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific -- and worsening -- situation in Pakistan. This time, that forlorn country isn't threatened by Islamist terror, but by Mother Nature. Two weeks of flooding, with more rain on the way, have made refugees of 20 million Pakistanis. Try to grasp that number. Twenty million people, overwhelmingly poor, have lost their homes, their slight "wealth" and their livelihoods. Thousands have died. And international aid groups estimate that 3.5 million children are at mortal risk from diseases spread by polluted water and poor sanitation. Think cholera,...
  • Disaster tourism amidst concern for Muslim Ummah (Islamic Countries Not Helping Pakistan)

    08/15/2010 7:57:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Daily Times ^ | 8/16/2010 | Saeed Minhas
    ISLAMABAD: The worst floods in the living memory of Pakistan remained an obvious topic of concern for the diplomatic corps in Islamabad throughout the week as Europeans and especially UN officials questioned the response of the Muslim world to a mammoth disaster wreaking havoc in the second-most populated Muslim country of the world. Few gatherings of foreign emissaries rallied around the unending phases of floods happening in across the country, devastating over 15 million people and destroying over two million acres of standing crops while washing away millions of homes and state structures in over 70 – 37 directly and...
  • Landslides strike Zhouqu County, China (Amazing photos)

    08/14/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies ^ | August 13, 2010 | Staff
    At midnight on Sunday, August 8th, a temporary lake caused by a recent landslide broke loose above the town of Zhouqu, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China. The outflow slid down the valley as a wall of mud, wiping out houses and muli-story buildings, and killing at least 1,144 residents - with over 600 still reported as missing. More than 10,000 soldiers and rescuers arrived soon to comb through the mountains of mud that buried several parts of Zhouqu County.
  • China floods put pressure on Three Gorges Dam

    07/23/2010 7:52:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | Chi-Chi Zhang - ap
    BEIJING – Record-high water levels at China's massive Three Gorges Dam have called into question Beijing's claims that the world's largest hydroelectric project could withstand a 10,000-year flood. The water level reached 518 feet (158 meters) Saturday morning, just 55 feet (17 meters) from the reservoir's maximum capacity of 573 feet (175 meters), flood control headquarters in the central province of Hubei told The Associated Press. Water could go higher with China's national weather center issuing a warning Saturday of more torrential rains for the region through 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • No skimmers in sight as oil floods into Mississippi waters

    06/27/2010 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Mclatchy ^ | 6/27/10 | Karen Nelson
    GULFPORT, Miss. — A morning flight over the Mississippi Sound showed long, wide ribbons of orange-colored oil for as far as the eye could see and acres of both heavy and light sheen moving into the Sound between the barrier islands. What was missing was any sign of skimming operations from Horn Island to Pass Christian. U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor got off the flight angry. "It’s criminal what’s going on out there," Taylor said minutes later. "This doesn’t have to happen.” A scientist onboard, Mike Carron with the Northern Gulf Institute, said with this scenario,
  • 18 Dead, 22 Missing in Arkansas Flash Floods

    06/13/2010 3:18:17 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 17 replies · 652+ views ^ | 06/12/2010 |
    The search for nearly two dozen people who disappeared after flash floods swept through a popular campground went from desperate to grim on Saturday, after teams that scoured miles of river and rugged wilderness found just two bodies. The last time someone was found alive was late Friday morning, hours after a pre-dawn wall of water surprised sleeping campers at the Albert Pike Recreation Area, leaving them frantically trying to scramble up the steep terrain in the dark. As the swollen rivers subsided and the hours ticked by Saturday, anguished relatives waiting for word of loved ones grew more and...
  • Woman drowns in car after heavy rains (Refused to leave her Chev. Cavalier)

    05/17/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 1,474+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 05/16/2010 | CINDY GEORGE
    <p>Authorities have identified a 47-year-old woman who drowned as her car sunk into a retention pond Friday night after she unsuccessfully tried to save the vehicle from rising water.</p> <p>Cassandra Bryant, of the 1400 block of Blue Bell in north Harris County, was southbound on the North Freeway service road around 10 p.m. when rising water prompted her to maneuver the car inadvertently into the pond.</p>
  • The Obama Nashville Scandal

    05/15/2010 12:55:26 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 24 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | 05/15/2010 | Randall Terry
    It is now glaringly obvious that President Obama has offered little moral support to the citizens of Nashville Tennessee and the surrounding areas that have been devastated by the recent flood. Has the President visited the area? No. Has he done a "fly by?" No. Has he held a press conference discussing this tragedy, and the valor of those who are rebuilding? No. The obvious question is, why? Why has the Obama administration all but ignored one of the largest non-hurricane disasters in American history? Is the death toll not high enough? Are the citizens too self-reliant? Was there not...
  • Lessons from the flood

    05/13/2010 3:38:32 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 15 replies · 413+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | May 12, 2010 | Dr, Saundra Cooper Jinnette
    Beginning Saturday, May 1, Nashville and surrounding counties in Tennessee received one-fourth of our yearly rainfall in about 48 hours. Since I now view everything through survivalist eyes, I’d like to share what I observed and the lessons that were reinforced. Lesson: Good neighbors can help prevent loss of life during a disaster. While our emergency responders were great, they couldn’t be everywhere. The greatest good was done by ordinary citizens helping each other, such as the ladies who made one hundred peanut butter sandwiches for hungry volunteers, first responders, and media. People checked on their neighbors and, in some...
  • Channel 4 To Air Flood Relief Telethon

    05/05/2010 8:17:28 AM PDT · by AtlantaBelle · 42 replies · 580+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- WSMV-TV Channel 4 will broadcast Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends on Thursday, May 6, in prime time from 7 to 10 p.m. Nashville and the surrounding middle Tennessee communities have been devastated by floodwaters after the area received 15 inches of rain within a 48-hour time period. Thousands of middle Tennesseans have been evacuated from their homes with many losing everything to the flood. Many of the victims do not have flood insurance, and the demands on relief agencies are stretched to the limit. “These are our friends and family; we always...
  • Amazing Video: Nashville Flood 2010

    05/05/2010 5:18:17 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 41 replies · 969+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 5, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The flood in Nashville is a huge disaster the mainstream media gave only gave 15 minutes of attention too. Watch this amazing video. The video is here.
  • Nashville Flood 2010: The Disaster You May Not Have Heard About

    05/06/2010 1:18:28 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 31 replies · 1,545+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/5/10 | Noel Sheppard
    A great American city is currently buried under a sea of water, but you may not know much about it given all the attention media have given to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the failed car bomb attempt in New York's Times Square. The rain totals are almost unimaginable as is the flooding. Damage estimates at this point have already surpassed a billion dollars, and are likely to go higher. Several of my readers have asked me to post the following video. I cried most of the time I watched. See if you can control your...
  • Storm-damaged Shelby, Tipton counties named federal disaster areas(TENNESSE DELUGE)

    05/06/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT · by GailA · 31 replies · 682+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/5/2010 | staff
    On the day a body was recovered from the area's worst storm in years, the federal government declared Shelby and Tipton counties disaster areas. The declaration, requested by Gov. Phil Bredesen, clears the way for federal aid to areas damaged by flooding. It brings to 10 the number of Tennessee counties declared disaster areas. Four of the counties are in West Tennessee -- Dyer and McNairy were also added Wednesday -- which was hit hard by flooding and wind. The other six to receive the designation -- Cheatham, Davidson, Hickman, Montgomery, Perry and Williamson -- are in Middle Tennessee. That...