Floods – GBRI
 

On Monday, Washington DC received a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours, causing a flooding emergency that left commuters in hazardous conditions. Roads turned into rivers and basements into pools as the torrential rains overwhelmed the city’s storm-water system. The record-setting cloudburst unleashed four inches of water in a single hour, way […]

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Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after heavy flooding in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. As the floodwaters continued to rise amid heavy rains, Montreal and Ottawa declared states of emergency. Many environmentalists and leading government officials are linking the severe flooding event to climate change. “This flooding is happening […]

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US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding this spring season that would likely affect around 200 million people, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned. According to them, the serious flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is just a preview of an even more dangerous spring flooding. Communities living near the […]

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When the rain finally descended upon Queensland earlier this month, farmers rejoiced as the area hadn’t received any decent rain in years. However, tragedy struck when the downpour refused to subside, resulting in massive flooding across the state. The state’s cattle industry fears an estimated 500,000 cattle have already perished causing financial losses worth $300 million Australian […]

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Torrential rains sparked floods and landslides in the South Sulawesi province of Indonesia claiming at least 30 lives and forcing thousands others to flee their homes. More than two dozen people have been reported missing. Adnan Purichta Ichsann, the chief of Gowa district near Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, said operators of the Bili Bili […]

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The Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s central Bago region overflowed after torrential monsoon rains, causing thousands of people to flee their homes and killing at least four people, the officials reported on Friday. The incident comes little over a month after a dam collapse in Laos killed more than 20 and raises further concerns about the […]

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Heavy rains flooded the Raganello Gorge in Italy’s Pollino National Park, killing 10 hikers and injuring 11 others. The flash flood caused the gorge to fill up to 2.5 meters with water, mud and rocks. The water pressure pushed some bodies as far as 5 miles downstream. “A real avalanche of water came unexpectedly. We did not have […]

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The Indian central government has declared Kerala floods a ‘severe natural calamity’ that has left hundreds dead and displaced lakhs of people. Although rainfall has eased and floodwaters have started receding, the threat of diseases due to mosquito infestation is becoming a cause of great concern for authorities. Efforts to restore essential services is going on […]

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