Browsing the "flooding" Tag

Girl Scouts Meet With Pope Francis

July 1st, 2015 | by Robyn Purchia

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org On the day of the Epiphany in 1965, twenty-one Girl Guide associations established the International Catholic Conference of [&hellip


Thailand Suffers Most Costly Flood in History – 10% of Annual Rice Crop Destroyed

October 19th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The tropical tourist paradise of Thailand is currently suffering through enormously costly floods, resulting from a "weak" La Niña monsoon season. Following September's extremely heavy rains -- five feet of rain for the month -- the monsoon season continues virtually unabated into this month, where it also coincided, last weekend, with the highest tides of the month. It is estimated that 10 % of the nation's rice crop has been destroyed, so far, costing nearly 4 billion USD, and growing. This will have certain impact on global food prices (driving them higher) and on food security for tens of millions of people


From New York to Maryland, 100,000 Ordered to Evacuate their Homes because of Flooding

September 9th, 2011 | by Kate Follot

Still recovering from Hurricane Irene, the East Coast is being hit again by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Rain comes on and off for the East Coast, sometimes only drizzling, but the rivers and streams continue to rise. Among many of the areas flooded are the many towns along the Susquehanna River. Rural towns are nestled along 444 miles of water that lead down into the Chesapeake Bay. As water surged over flood walls built decades ago to protect residences from potential flooding from the Susquehanna River, 20,000 people were ordered to head for higher ground. This is said to be the worst flooding in the history of Binghamton, at least since the flood walls were built in the 1930s and '40s. Besides the town of Binghamton, nearly 100,000 people from New York to Maryland were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday


Floods in Seoul Displace over 11,000 & Kill Dozens; Floods in Bangladesh Displace over 10,000

July 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Floods, one of the hallmark natural disasters resulting in greater occurrence and strength from climate change, are tearing about homes, cities, and people in Bangladesh and Seoul, South Korea this week. Seoul has seen the heaviest rains in July since 1907 now. At least 59 people are dead and 10 missing, according to the latest reports. About 10,000 people from about 4,800 homes have been left homeless


South Korea Hit with Deadly Landslides (from Heavy Rains)

July 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

South Korea just got nailed with some heavy rain that has triggered landslides in and flooding in and near its large capital city, Seoul. 32 have been confirmed dead so far. (Whatever you do, don't consider that is has anything to do with climate change, even though this is exactly the sort of catastrophe climate scientists have predicted will become more and more common.)


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


Extremely Extreme Weather in 2010.. Perhaps Most Extreme on Record

June 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Dr. Jeff Masters, a world-leading meteorologist, just finished a compilation of what he considered 2010's top 20 extreme weather events. All in all, he considers 2010 to be the most extreme year for weather since records began and, unfortunately, with a good understanding of climate change, he hints at what we could be in for if we don't turn things around quickly



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