BREAKING: Half of the World Flooding

BREAKING: Half of the World Flooding

Tohoku flooding leaves one dead

At least eight houses were swept away by floods and at least one person died Friday as torrential rain hit parts of northern Japan, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue evacuation warnings.

A 91-year-old woman died in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, following a landslide, according to the local fire department.

Meanwhile, three women were rescued from their houses in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, but one of them was in critical condition. Other local residents are also unaccounted for, and police are trying to confirm their whereabouts.

The weather agency called on residents of parts of Akita and Iwate prefectures to take “immediate action to protect their lives,” and to “head to an evacuation center, or stay in a safe place inside their home if it is difficult to go out.”

Aerial photos released by the Philippines' Department of National Defence (DND) shows the extent of the flooding around Bulacan, north of Manila 

Deadly Floods Hit Russian Urals

Flooding in Russia's Chelyabinsk Oblast in the Urals region has killed two people.

Regional police officials said on August 9 that flooding overnight caused by heavy rains had destroyed a dam and washed away a car with two people inside, killing both of them.

About 1,000 local citizens in Chelyabinsk Oblast and the neighboring Republic of Bashkortostan have been evacuated.

Rains continue in the region.

On August 8, floods hit Amur Oblast in Eastern Siberia.

Several villages and towns in Amur Oblast have been affected by the high waters.

Local authorities have evacuated hundreds of citizens.

300,000 people affected in NW China flooding

Heavy rain that has hammered northwest China's Gansu Province since Tuesday has affected 300,000 people in seven cities, authorities with the provincial civil affairs department said on Friday.

One person has been killed and 2,267 houses were damaged in rain-triggered floods. About 34,100 people have been evacuated, according to local authorities.

In the worst-hit Wenxian County of Longnan City, the rainstorm at one point had cut off water, power supplies and communication in Bikou town. Water and power supplies are resuming gradually in the town.

58 reported killed in flooding in Pakistan

The death toll in the flooding across Pakistan is now 58, the National Disaster Management Authority said Monday.

Flash floods from torrential rains over the past three days have killed 15 people and displaced more than 20,000 others in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Abdul Katif Kakar, the director of planning for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said Monday.

At a news conference in Quetta, Kakar said that in Balochistan, the flooding and rain killed six people in Khuzdar district, four in Turbat and five in Lasbella. He said two people were missing in Lasbella district, feared to have been swept away by flood waters.


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Floods hit north ahead of Mangkhut's arrival

With the Mangkhut storm hovering over the country's North, floods have already hit several provinces in the region.
Inundation on Friday destroyed more than 100 houses and over 500 rai of farmland in Chiang Mai's Chai Prakan district.

"We are urgently handing out relief items," Tambon Chai Prakan Municipality's mayor Suchart Buakham said.

He said his municipality also warned people in risky zones to move their belongings to higher ground and evacuate to safe places as another round of downpours could trigger further flooding.,or.r_qf.&cad=b&fp=90ae7c9922eac4d&q=Bauchi

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Haikota sub-zone

Haikota, 09 August 2013 – Reports indicated that heavy rainfall and the damaging of a major diversion canal in Hashenkit area have caused flooding on the 5th of this month in Haikota sub-zone, thus giving rise to the destruction of 20 residential houses and the washing away of property.

Among the inhabitants, Mr. Mohammed Kerar and Ms. Letemichael Asgedom pointed out that the area has been witnessing fool river floods since the end of July in line with the consistency of heavy rains, and called on the inhabitants in general and herdsmen in particular to practice caution in this connection.

Accordingly, the timing of the flood which occurred at night was a disadvantage for the inhabitants in case of the efforts made to save property.

Bosses knew about flood threat at Letterkenny Hospital for 10 years

Damning report warned of catastrophe in 2002

A report into the hospital, which was destroyed after devastating floods, was ignored despite revealing a series of damning findings.

The Letterkenny Localised Flood Study was sent to the Department of the Environment in November 2002 but gathered dust on the shelf.

Senator John Crown, said this raised “serious questions” about the mechanism of hospital planning and the building of such facilities on flood plains.

He said: “All the questions asked about the planning process nation-wide may well have to be asked about Letterkenny too.”

The hospital has been destroyed and the cost of cleaning and repairing damages caused by the flooding could run to millions of euro.

The Emergency Department remains closed and patients are being diverted to Sligo Regional Hospital and Altnagelvin Hospital.

See pic – flooding in Sudan (I wonder if their evil President Bashir gives a damn …my guess is no) – click to see pic

Flood havoc in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal

Monsoon rain and floods have killed at least 58 people across Pakistan and affected tens of thousands of others, officials said Monday, warning of more rain to come.

“At least 58 people have died, more than 30 others were injured and 66,000 were affected by rain and flooding in Pakistan since July 31,” Brigadier Mirza Kamran Zia, operations chief of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told reporters.

Zia said floods were receding and people were returning to their homes, but he warned that more rain than usual was expected this month and next.

Authorities in the city of 18 million people, which contributes 42 percent of Pakistan's GDP, said it would take more than two days to clear up after the water flooded markets, buildings and houses and blocked roads. Hundreds of cars were half-submerged after poor sewerage and drainage systems became blocked due to garbage.

In the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, homes were swept away.

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