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  • Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods

    Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water. Boats have been seen almost beached as water levels dip drastically. The canals look more like mud trenches and getting around has become a problem for many in the city. In November, Venice experienced its highest water levels in more than 50 years in what some said was a direct result of climate change. Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor More than two thirds of the city was underwater then, with the mayor...
  • Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement

    04/07/2019 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 7, 2019 10:46 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh
    U.S. sanctions have prevented the Iranian Red Crescent from obtaining any foreign financial aid to assist victims of flooding that has killed at least 70 people and inundated some 1,900 communities, the group said on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Washington was ready to help via the Red Cross and Red Crescent, but accused Iran’s clerical establishment of “mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness”. “No foreign cash help has been given to the Iranian Red Crescent society. With attention to the inhuman American sanctions, there is no way to send this cash...
  • Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” [tr]

    03/23/2019 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 22 March 2019 | Michael Snyder
    Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” – Food Prices To Skyrocket As 1000s Of Farms Are Destroyed We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through May”. More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt. That means that we are...
  • U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

    03/22/2019 6:07:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/22/2019 | Humeyra Pamuk, P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
    WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Now, the unthinkable has happened. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. With more flooding expected, damages are expected to climb much higher for the region.
  • California drought officially over after more than 7 years

    03/16/2019 7:58:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/16/2019 | unknown
    California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday. The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, tweeted. It’s the first time the state has been free of drought since Dec. 20, 2011. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted that weather in 2017 helped matters, but moderate drought persisted. Rainfall this winter further alleviated the drought, although 7 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry.”
  • Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

    04/28/2018 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/28/18 | Associated Press
    Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday. The site, located near the city of Trujillo, also contained the remains of 200 young llamas apparently sacrificed on the same day. The burial site was apparently built by the Chimú empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by...
  • Is California heading back into a drought?

    01/09/2018 2:59:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    NASA-JPL A large mass of colder-than-normal water across the equatorial Pacific, shown Dec. 7, 2017 in this satellite image, is a classic sign of La Niña conditions, scientists say, which historically have increased the likelihood of dry winters in California. Californians are beginning to wonder: Is the state heading back into a drought? While experts say it’s still too early in the winter rainy season to say for sure, the evidence is accumulating, and the rain is definitely not. La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean — the cooling of ocean waters near the equator that have historically increased the...
  • Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

    11/27/2017 6:26:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 26, 2017 | by Gethin Chamberlain
    As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty. ... Everyone has their own idea of what climate change looks like. For some, it’s the walrus struggling to find space on melting ice floes on Blue Planet II. For others, it’s an apocalyptic vision of cities disappearing beneath the waves. But for more and more girls across Africa, the most palpable manifestation of climate change is the baby in their arms as they sit watching their friends walk to school. Many experts are warning a...
  • Flooding across the world over the past year (worse than Houston, TX) VANITY

    09/08/2017 10:30:26 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies ^ | 9/8/2017 | Vanity
    I've come across a collection of videos showing epic flood footage taken from all over the world. Of the 5 I watched, some contain portions of footage from other videos (duplicate) but most is unique. The floods are of jaw dropping proportion and are taken from Spain, Italy, Turkey, India, China, New Zealand etc. It's hard to fathom how this flooding has been taken place on such an epic scale but I've not seen the footage anywhere else. Even in my state, there was apparently a "historic" flood a few months ago that I never saw on TV. The footage...

    08/13/2017 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Jeff Crouere
    From the rising crime rate to the third world street conditions to the flooding woes, New Orleans is generating the worst kind of national publicity For months, the liberal news media has been championing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Landrieu was praised for his “courageous leadership” in taking down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans earlier this year. Never mind that it was an issue manufactured by Landrieu to create racial division and publicity. In the end, the monument removal cost $2.1 million dollars, precious funds that were needed elsewhere.
  • Officials say pumps working; warn of additional flood threat(NOLA)

    08/07/2017 8:36:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 8/6/2017 | Mark Schleifstein
    With some New Orleans neighborhoods seeing 8 to 10 inches of rain falling in just a few hours Saturday (Aug. 5), the rainfall overwhelmed the ability of the Sewerage & Water Board's 24 pump stations to keep up, though all were operating, city officials said Sunday. And they warned that additional thunderstorms could again overwhelm the city's pumping capacity on Sunday and Monday. The biggest threat for additional heavy rain is likely Monday afternoon, based on a morning briefing by National Weather Service forecasters, said Aaron Miller, the city's director of homeland security and emergency preparedness, at a Sunday morning...
  • Heat Wave Melting Record Snowpack in Northern California

    05/01/2017 9:39:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 30, 2017
    Forecasters expect at least one California river to hit flood stage later this week as a heat wave melts record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Sunday they expect the Merced River in Yosemite National Park to go about a foot over its banks on Wednesday.
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • California DWR videos of Emergency Spillway Operation

    02/14/2017 3:04:08 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    California DWR Videos ^ | February 13, 2017 | California DWR
    Five separate videos shot by CA DWR as the emergency spillway becomes active (overtops) at 8:a.m. on Saturday morning through Sunday p.m., and work on Monday to drop rock to fill the erosion channels. Most videos are from drones and the relationship of the spillway to the main spillway on the right (direction southeast) and the parking lot on the left (direction northwest) can be easily seen. It appears that the fear of failure of the emergency spillway was two-fold with erosion moving back up to the narrow base of the spillway and possibly undercutting the concrete spillway, and the...
  • Is California overdue for biblical, catastrophic flooding? History says it could be

    02/11/2017 9:21:52 AM PST · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11th, 2017 | By Katie Dowd
    Californians are always talking about the coming Big One, but what if the big one is a flood, not an earthquake? With this recent cavalcade of rainstorms, there's been renewed interest in a 2011 USGS study on the so-called "ARkStorm." In it, the USGS lays out a case for a hypothetical "megastorm," one that could cause up to $725 billion in damage and impact a quarter of California's homes. The ARkStorm would bring with it catastrophic rains, hurricane-force winds and hundreds of landslides. Central Valley flooding alone is projected to span 300 miles. If that sounds far-fetched, there's historic precedent:...
  • SAAMI on salvaging wet ammo (Louisiana Floods)

    09/10/2016 8:53:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    Following last month’s catastrophic flooding in large parts of Louisiana, the organization that creates safety and technical standards for firearm ammunition published guidelines for salvaging wet ammo. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute along with the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, published the document to help gun owners determine what to do with ammo that has been affected by water and moisture. The short answer, they say, is err on the side of caution and do not try to salvage ammo that has been completely submerged in water. Using such ammo could result in damage...
  • NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

    09/07/2016 11:50:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years, scientists found a clear sign of global warming in the rain that triggered the flooding that killed at least 13 people, damaged 150,000 homes and cost at least $8.7 billion. More than 26 inches of rain fell in one week, with nearly a foot in just one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Leftists Attack Christian Leader On Louisiana Floods

    08/26/2016 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | August 26,2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Liberal secularists are attacking national Christian leader Tony Perkins for trying to make sense of the Louisiana floods from a biblical perspective, after Perkins and 80 percent of his Louisiana church members lost their homes to those floods.
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies ^ | 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.
  • Donald J. Trump’s not only Louisiana’s but America’s Answer to a Prayer

    08/21/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    For all of the smears and insults now being hurled his way daily, Donald J. Trump answered the cries of the downtrodden in Louisiana Canada Free Press cannot be the only one making the connection between the need for the kind of leadership Donald J. Trump would provide for America and the Great Flood of 2016 that tragically took away 13 lives and still counting, devastating 40,000 homes with an historic 31 inches of rain in some areas over the course of four straight days. With absolutely no help from their president, the people of America, once again became their...