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Thailand Flooding Death Toll Tops 100

Posted by feww on October 30, 2010

3 Weeks of Flooding Paralyzes Thailand

Unusually heavy monsoon rains since October10 inundated at least 38 of the country’s 76 provinces, destroying about 650,000 hectares of farmland and causing at least $333 million in damage, Thailand’s disaster prevention and mitigation officials said.

As of posting, at least 22 provinces were still submerged.

At least 100 people have died since the flooding began three weeks ago, mostly from drowning, according to Thailand’s Emergency Medical Institute.

About 250,000 people have so far been treated for flood-related diseases, with half of the patients suffering foot infections, Thailand’s Public Health Minister told reporters.

Flooding has affected at least 600,000 households, or more than 5 million people.

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The two images were acquired by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite showing flood-affected regions in Thailand on October 29, 2010 (top), and October 30, 2009 (bottom). Flooded areas are dark blue.

“Compared to conditions the year before, flooding is most apparent along the Mae Nam Mun River in the east, and along the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok. Although Bangkok itself avoided major damage, Agence France-Presse reported that more than 1,000 homes north of the city had been partly submerged. In the 2010 image, large areas of standing water are apparent north of the coastal metropolis.” Source: NASA-EO.

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Oklahoma City Under Deluge

Posted by feww on June 15, 2010

State of emergency declared in 59 Oklahoma counties, as flash floods inundate parts of Oklahoma City

Up t0 10 inches (25cm) of rain deluged parts of the Oklahoma City area leaving hundreds of people stranded.

Cars are stranded and submerged by flood water in Oklahoma City, Okla. after heavy rain hit the area on Monday, June 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams). Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire Earth Fair Use Notice.

A boat carrying firefighters sank when they attempted to rescue a 17-year-old  along a North Canadian River tributary that had its banks collapsed, AP reported.

“About 6,700 homes and businesses lost power, according to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.”

“We had one officer who came in and rescued three carloads of people with families, including children and their pets,” a police spokeswoman said.

“Aerial footage showed one northside Oklahoma City neighborhood where water tinged brick red from nearby Chisholm Creek sat hip-deep in some places and reached the tops of garages in others. Crews ferried families from their homes on small boats and jet skis. At least one person floated his way around on an innertube and other residents gathered in a garage as water worked its way up the driveway,” said the report.

“This is the most flooding that I’ve had since I’ve lived here,” said a resident.

“I’ve never seen it like this,” said another resident. “This is incredible.”

About 200 people have been injured, according to local reports.

Lt. Gov. Jari Askins declared a state of emergency for 59 Oklahoma counties affected by the storms and flooding.

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Warsaw Heavily Flooded

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Comment by a Reader in Poland:

“I don’t get it, why there’s no news about it around the world?”

Hey. I think  I should update you right about now:

Terrible storms invaded Poland since Wednesday night, the capital city is terribly flooded with just rain water (cars are whole under water in some places). With such huge amount of rain and rivers still full of flood from two weeks ago, ground cannot take any more water. And the second wave of flood is raging in, and we suspect there’s gonna be a third one.

Flooding in a suburb of Warsaw. Source: Onet.Pl. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire-Earth Fair Use Notice.

We’re massively flooded, and I don’t get it, why there’s no news about it around the world? All I can read in US news in some sport superbowl or something.

Here you have photos: (click blue “nastepne” for next photo),21,0,pokaz.html

Fire Earth found only a brief mention of flooding by AP (CP) on the Internet:

In the Warsaw suburb of Piaseczno, water rose high enough in some places to nearly immerse cars. Firefighters used boats to navigate streets as they helped evacuate residents.

Sandomierz, a town in the country’s south that was among the worst-hit places last month, was bracing Friday for new floods.

Landslides also destroyed houses in some areas, including in Klodne, in southern Poland, where people have been trying to salvage belongings after their homes collapsed.

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US Weather Forecast: Heavy Snow, Heavy Rain

Posted by feww on April 6, 2010

Serial No  1,539. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

Possible Heavy Snow, More Snow, Rain and Thunder Storms,  Flash Flooding, Severe Thunder Storms and More Rain

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