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Archive for August 8th, 2010

Gansu Landslides: More of China Crumbles

Posted by feww on August 8, 2010

Massive landslides triggered by large scale flooding kill at least 127 people, leave 2,000 missing

The landslides have “leveled an area about 5 km long and 500 meters wide,” affecting at least 20,000 people a statement posted on the website of the provincial government said, Xinhua reported.

Original caption: Photo taken by mobile phone shows rescuers searching for missing personnel in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Gansu Province, Aug. 8, 2010. At least 96 people have been confirmed dead in landslides triggered by torrential rains in Zhouqu County. (Xinhua)

“Someone said the fifth floor of my residential building had been submerged. People are busy looking for family members and friends,” said Li Tiankui, a resident who lived near the Bailong River.

Bailong River was blocked by debris which changed its course and formed a 3-km long lake, measuring 100 meters wide and 9 meters deep, and holding about 1.5 million cubic meters of water, the provincial flood control department said. More …

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Towns Drowning in Central Europe

Posted by feww on August 8, 2010


The First Phase of Collapse in Central Europe Has Started.

Severe flooding caused by torrential rain in central Europe has killed at least a dozen people, cutting off towns and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents from drowning towns and villages by helicopter, reports say.

People look at a flooded street in the town of Chrastava,  Czech Republic, August 7, 2010. Credit: Reuters/David W Cerny. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fair Use Notice.

Swollen rivers are overflowing their banks and large scale flooding in parts of Czech Republic, Germany and Poland are causing bridges, roads and buildings to collapse.

“Water levels have reached record highs in eastern Germany and central Europe as a broken dam in Poland flooded rivers and forced residents from their homes.” A report said.

Water levels in Goerlitz, Saxony, Germany, reached their highest ever, the report said.

“Water levels were highest in Zgorzelec on the river Neisse at 7.4 meters [normal water levels are 1.7m,]” Polish broadcaster TVN24 said. Parts of the city were submerged and several historic buildings have been damaged.

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