Posts Tagged ‘rains’

Flash floods 2010

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Global warming is very real ..
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Disasters prove that global warming is happening..
Not only floods but also droughts bow down countries.

The simultaneous catastrophes of flooding in Pakistan and Europe,
wildfires in Russia and landslides in China are evidence that,
global warming predictions are correct, according to experts.

The death toll from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled.
Global landslides monitoring by Professor David Petley.

Flooding in Pakistan has affected and is still affecting
nearly 20 million people across an area bigger than England. 

Already an anemic economy is expected to weaken in Pakistan and increasing poverty what is a factor in the militancy wracking the country. The United Nations appealed on Wednesday for $459 million in aid for flood-hit Pakistan, warning of a second wave of death among sick and hungry survivors unless help. http://www.canada.com/news/…


World, August 2010


Pakistan – After devastating northwest Pakistan – Balochistan and 10 districts including Katchi Bolan, Sibi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Barkhan, Loralai, Ziarat, Killa Saifullah, Zhob, Cheen, Eisazai, Talaodaman, Bakhtiar Khan, Babogan, Haji Karez, Didama and others; flood waters on Tuesday 3.8.2010 surged into the central Punjab province. While submerging dozens of villages even rescue teams  struggled to rush aid to the many million people hit by the worst floods in eight decades. See more in pictures — Big Picture — by Boston.com

Heavy and persistent rainfall has been recorded since July causing severe flash floods and widespread flooding. The event affected first the north-western part of Pakistan and later extended to large parts of the country, with Khyber-Pakhtonkwa, Punjab and Sindh among the most affected provinces. The province of Khyber-Pakhtonkwa received nearly 180 % excess of total July rainfall compared to the monthly long-term average.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has been issuing warnings since the onset of the pre-Monsoon season in mid-June and issues continuous weather and flood advisories and warnings to assist in emergency relief.

Thailand – Apart from Mae Hong Son, the Meteorological Department warned flash floods may hit Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Phayao, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Phetchabun, Chanthaburi and Trat. Currently, heavy downpours are drenching many parts of the country, especially in these provinces. Read more: news.asiaone.com

Philipppines – The fourth storm to enter the country has intensified into a tropical storm as it merges with a low pressure area in Batanes on Wednesday. The storm has enhanced the southwest monsoon that will generate moderate to rough seas as well as bring rains, which may also trigger flash floods and landslides in other areas of the country. Read more: sunstar.com.ph

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Europe, August 2010


14. – 17.08. – Czech Republic & Slovakia hit by severe thunderstorms

Czech republic

Prague
Firefighters in the capital, drove for more than a hundred cases related to the liquidation of damage associated with severe storm and heavy rains accompanied by hail during this period. See this video.

Liberec region
Dozens of people in the Liberec region, the north-west region in Czech republic, found themselves without jobs due to flooding from the previous weeks. Flash floods, which struck more than a quarter of the town and destroyed roads, bridges and houses caused damage estimated to exceed five billion Czech crowns. In Liberec has been evacuated around 2,000 people, 200 of them still could not return home. Meanwhile, farther north Bohemia troubling from thunderstorms with hail and strong winds which follow from Plzen to the north. Water is missing about 3780 people from Heřmanice, where high water completely destroyed the water network.

Usti region
Damage, which caused by the flooding during August, continues to rise. Now the region estimated at least 1.5 billion. Only damage to the roads of 524 million eur, the initial cost of repairing the damage is estimated at 100 million eur.

Decin region
Abundant rains rised up levels of some rivers in Decin and through the Czech-German border some reaching the third flood stage.

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Slovakia
Flooding caused by violent thunderstorms and torrential downpours in Central Slovakia.

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May – Jun – July – August 2010
Slovakia & Czech republic
– Thunderstorms and heavy rains
Pakistan – worst floods in decades.
Floods in SouthWest France.
China – floods and landslides.

May 2010
Central Europe floods
Poland , Slovakia, Hungary – worst floods in 1,000 years.
Austria and Czech Republic also partly flooded.

April 2010
Worst rains in Rio de Janeiro history.

February – March 2010
Western Europe floodsmorebbc.co.uk
France
Sarkozy aid pledge for flood damage,
after violent storms left at least 50 dead and thousands homeless along the country’s Atlantic coast.

Madeira floods (.video) from bbc.co.uk – and in pictures.

Mexico – storms and floods bring death and chaos.

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Flash floods in Europe 2010 pictures by boston.com

Flash floods in Europe 2002 article by guardian.co.uk

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US floods 2010

August

12.8.2010
Flooding in Iowa
Three nights of heavy rainfall caused Iowa creeks and rivers to swell, forcing hundreds of residents from their homes.The flooding forced the city to shut off water to its roughly 55,000 residents and left Iowa State University’s basketball arena under 4 to 5 feet of water. The flooding in central and eastern Iowa on Wednesday 11.08.2010 followed three straight nights of strong thunderstorms. Storms dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain on central and eastern Iowa overnight Wednesday, with 6 inches in some spots.

Pikeville – More than 1,200 Pike Countians have applied for individual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $4.3 million in grants has been approved to help people repair damage from deadly flash floods on July 17. Read more: kentucky.com

Denver, Colorado – The Southwest monsoon season could bring slow-moving storms, heavy downpours and flash flooding to southern, central and eastern Colorado tonight, the National Weather Service said this afternoon.

Vermont – Torrential overnight rains triggered flooding across far northern Vermont, closing roads and prompting some evacuations. Read more: burlingtonfreepress.com

Panguitch – U.S. Forest Service officials say heavy rains have left many mountain roads and trails rutted and washed out in southern Utah. Read more: deseretnews.com

Farmington – Rainfall similar to that which occurred here happens on average once every 200 years in the area. Read more: daily-times.com

Chicago (July/August) – Flash floods during summer in Chicago and surrounding areas, the pictures and full story. A flash flood warning remains in effect for parts of the Chicago area and northwest Indiana. Indiana Flash Flood Watch for Blackford; Cass; Fulton; Grant; Huntington; Jay; Miami; Pulaski; Wabash; Wells; White; Benton; Jasper; Newton. Read more: suntimes.com

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2009
Storms in Spain and France (.video) bbc.co.uk

Flash floods in Europe 2002 article by guardian.co.uk

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