Browsing the "flood" Tag

Flooding in Pakistan

September 21st, 2011 | by Kate Follot

Heavy monsoon rains over the course of August 2011 have caused widespread flood damage in Pakistan. The southern province of Sindh was hit especially hard. The horrendous flooding has effected close to 5 million people, destroyed millions of homes, killed at least 361 people and displaced 600,000 who are currently living in refugee camps because of the continually rising waters

America Set to Suffer Continued Flooding Through Summer

July 7th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The American Midwest and northern Plains are preparing for continued flooding, with the threat of above average rainfall expected to continue through the summer, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, who believe that flooding this year could rival the Great Flood of 1993.

Nebraska Nuclear Situation Gets Worse

June 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Well, it's no Fukushima, but the concerning news from Nebraska, where one (Calhoun) nuclear power plant is shut down and waiting for flood waters to recede to start up again (something that may not be until the Fall) and another (Cooper nuclear power plant) has mostly been in operation but is under threat as well now. The news is that, yesterday, a dam (or AquaDam) built around the Cooper nuclear power plant and other flood protection systems broke. And that may just be a sign of things to come

Economic Impact of Global Warming

June 10th, 2011 | by Nicholas Brown

Global warming has always been perceived as an environmental issue with high costs associated with it's amelioration. This article, however, provides some insight into it's economic importance

Videos and Photos from the Mississippi Flooding

May 12th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service. The photos and videos below show just how far-reaching the flooding of the Mississippi River is.

Unseasonal Heavy Rain Floods Thailand

April 4th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The end of March traditionally brings with it dry weather to Thailand, but this year a powerful storm has settled over the Malay Peninsula and brought with it up to up to 1,270 millimeters (50 inches) of rain in little over a week. As a result, the rain has caused landslides and flooded 8 provinces , killed 13 and left 842,324 people affected as of April 1, according to the Thailand government

Texas Canyon Made in 3 Days

June 21st, 2010 | by Joshua S Hill

The 2002 Texas floods created a 2.2 kilometre-long and 7 metre deep canyon, all within 3 days. [social_buttons]A week of [&hellip

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