Tag: Flooding

A Monster Typhoon is barreling toward a US Territory

A Monster Typhoon is barreling toward a US Territory

Typhoon Mawar is threatening to slam into the US territory of Guam. The National Weather Service says
the storm is posing a triple threat of devastation including deadly winds, flooding, erosion, and torrential rainfall. The storm has the potential to be the strongest storm to impact the territory in decades.

More than 400 dead after flooding in DRC

More than 400 dead after flooding in DRC

Disaster and devastation have hit the Democratic Republic of Congo due to annihilating floods, which have claimed over 400 lives and left thousands homeless. About 5,500 people are still missing after the intense floods and landslides, and the flooding has destroyed homes, schools, and infrastructure, leaving many people with no access to clean water and food.

California Emerges from a ‘Parade of Storms’ with Recovery Efforts from Across a Ravaged State

California Emerges from a ‘Parade of Storms’ with Recovery Efforts from Across a Ravaged State

Several feet of snow piled up on California’s peaks and mountain passes this weekend, causing roadways to close for avalanche control work. This also backed up traffic and forced at least one ski resort, Sierra at Tahoe, to cancel its Monday operations despite “legendary” riding conditions. California’s snowpack is on pace for a remarkable season after nearly three weeks of atmospheric river storms pummeled California with heavy precipitation. Every region of the Sierra Nevada has more than 200% of its typical snowpack for this time of year.

California Storm Prompts Evacuation Orders as State Braces for Flooding

California Storm Prompts Evacuation Orders as State Braces for Flooding

Trees fell and wires were downed in San Francisco as a powerful storm hit California and prompted evacuation orders in other parts of the state Wednesday, officials said. Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared a state of emergency as the weather was expected to bring heavy rain, snow and flooding. The declaration will allow state agencies to respond quickly as the storm develops and support local jurisdictions. The heaviest rain was expected to hit Northern California Wednesday and Thursday morning, Newsom’s office said. In Southern California, the heaviest rain was forecast for Wednesday night through Thursday.

Climate Apartheid: How the Global North is Failing Pakistan

Climate Apartheid: How the Global North is Failing Pakistan

Pakistan is currently facing what top climate officials have classified as a “serious climate catastrophe.” Severe flooding on all four corners of the country has caused over one-half of Pakistani landmass to be submerged underwater. This ongoing flooding is the combined result of excessive rainfall and glacial melting, which began after a series of heatwaves earlier this year. Pakistan’s past week of rainfall alone has killed over 100 people as certain provinces received 600% more rain than usual. Yet since the beginning of this crisis in June, over 1000 people have died, and 33 million people have been displaced.

Flooding in Kentucky Leaves Hundreds Missing And 30 Dead

Flooding in Kentucky Leaves Hundreds Missing And 30 Dead

In the midst of forest fires in California and extreme heat waves nationwide, the most recent concern centers on devastating floods in the South, specifically the severe flash floods and storms currently affecting Kentucky. While the heavy rains began last week, this morning Governor Andy Beshear shared the heartbreaking news that now there are 30 documented fatalities due to the flooding, with hundreds of individuals currently missing and unaccounted for. Beshear grew emotional as he spoke of the six children that were killed in the flooding, with four of them being siblings all under the age of 10 who were seeking shelter on top of their roof of their home before the water surged through their community.

Major Kentucky Flooding Kills At Least
8 People

Major Kentucky Flooding Kills At Least
8 People

At least eight people were confirmed dead Thursday after widespread flooding followed by heavy overnight rains. Governor Andy Beshear says this will be “one of the most significant, deadly floods,” in the state’s history. The flooding across eastern Kentucky has left people stranded on rooftops and others without power or water as forecasts call for even more rain.

Extreme Weather Across the Country: Intense Heat Wave, Flooding, & Tornadoes

Extreme Weather Across the Country: Intense Heat Wave, Flooding, & Tornadoes

Unlike the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, Americans unfortunately cannot send mother nature into a 10 day quarantine in order to prevent further damage and destruction to society. The midwest and east coast have been suffering from a plethora of natural disasters, from floods in Yellowstone to tornadoes in Wisconsin, alongside an increase in temperatures nationwide as heat advisories spread from Colorado to Florida.

Flooding Closes Parts of Yellowstone National Park

Flooding Closes Parts of Yellowstone National Park

Dangerous flooding caused by heavy rain and melting snow impacted several counties in Montana beginning Monday. As a result, all five of Yellowstone National Park’s entrances have been closed, with no official date for reopening. The flooding has caused damage to roads and bridges as well as many homes and businesses. Videos on social media show entire homes and bridges being swept away with the rushing water. Park officials released a statement saying many of the roads are completely gone and
will require a significant amount of time for repairs.

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