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Posted by feww on December 31, 2015

Major to record flooding continues over parts of Mississippi River Valley: NWS

Major flooding is occurring or forecast on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers & tributaries in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, with record flooding at several locations. Major flooding is also occurring on the Arkansas River & tributaries in Arkansas. Floodwaters will move downstream over the next couple of weeks, with significant river flooding expected for the lower Mississippi into mid-January. Read More…

More flooding is forecast for Missouri and Illinois were on Thursday as rain-swollen rivers overflowed their banks, inundating vast areas, washing out hundreds of homes and leaving thousands of people displaced.

Flood Warnings were in effect in at least 16 states, as of posting. The Mississippi River, North America’s third longest, is forecast to crest early next week in Thebes, Illinois, at 14.48 meter, more than 0.46 cm above the 1995 record, said NWS.

Tornadoes, flooding and extreme rain have killed dozens of peephole in the southern and central U.S. since last week.

Yemen: Humanitarian catastrophe worsens

Conflict continues to devastate the lives of men, women, and children in Yemen. Eighty-two per cent of Yemen’s population requires some form of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights. After nine months of intensified conflict the severity of needs, among the most vulnerable populations, has deepened and the lack of a political solution will further exacerbate the humanitarian crisis, UN said.

Ongoing air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition and conflict on the ground makes humanitarian activities, including the transportation of goods, difficult and, at times, dangerous.

Over one million migrant/ refugee sea arrivals reach Europe in 2015

Some 1,000,573 people have reached Europe across the Mediterranean, mainly to Greece and Italy, in 2015 including 3,735 who were missing, believed drowned, according to the latest figures released by UNHCR.

Mass evacuations in three Australian towns as bushfires reignite

Thousands of residents and tourists were evacuated on Thursday from three regions along the scenic Great Ocean Road in southern Australia as hot, windy weather reignited  bushfires that destroyed 116 homes on Christmas Day.

The fires, which started by lightning 12 days ago, have consumed more than 2,500 hectares, and threatened to re-intensify amid record warm temperatures and high winds.

“The local community has listened to the best of advice and will leave their homes because on such a challenging day, with that fire still active, so close to them, it’s not safe for them nor is it safe for those who have been called on to protect them,” Victoria state Premier said

Colombia issues ‘Red Alert’ over record low river levels

Colombia has issued a red alert after water levels dropped significantly in the Magdalena River, the country’s main waterway, and Cauca River, another key river, said a report.

Hundreds of towns and cities across the country rely on the two rivers for water.

“The Magdalena River presents the lowest levels since 1973. The level is 45 centimeters, when it should be 134 centimeters,” said President Santos.

Drought Plunges Lesotho into Emergency

More than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho’s worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by low rainfall across much of southern Africa.

Impact of flooding in northern Argentina

The number of families impacted by the flooding in the north and central parts of the Argentina is growing.

  • More than 25,000 people have been affected by the overflow of the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers, according to the latest estimates.
  • At least 1,900 inhabitants of Concordia have been evacuated due to historic river flooding in the city.
  • Over 15,000 people have been affected in Concordia, a number that includes 2,000 evacuees and over 9,000 people that have abandoned their homes and are living with family or friends.

Hundreds evacuated from BP oil platforms in North Sea

Some 235 workers were evacuated from BP’s oil platforms in the Vallhall oilfield in the Norwegian North Sea after a 110-meter monster barge drifted near the major oilfield uncontrollably, local media reported.

Fatality on board COSL rig in North Sea

Statoil and COSL say one worker was killed an at least two others injured as a result of the “breaking wave” that hit the drilling rig COSL Innovator.

“COSL Innovator is under contract to Statoil at the Troll field in the North Sea, west of Bergen. The rig had been taken off the well as a result of the bad weather before the incident occurred. The breaking wave also caused some damage to the rig’s accommodation module.”

The rig is being evacuated, and the evacuees are being flown ashore, according to a statement posted on Statoil website.

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Deadly Floods Plague U.S. Midsection

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

Extreme Rain Events in U.S. Midsection trigger widespread flooding , destroy or damage hundreds of homes

Beginning August 2, a  storm front stalling over the Plains has hit Missouri’s Ozarks region as well as parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee causing flash flooding and claiming at least 6 lives.

  • Flash Flood Warnings were in effect in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
  • Heavy rain in central Kansas, Tennessee and parts of Arkansas triggered severe flash flooding.
  • Many people in Nashville were forced to escape to balconies and rooftops as rescuers struggled to reach them.
  • More than 17 inches of rain has fallen in Richland, Missouri so far this week.

More torrential rains and a risk of additional flooding  is forecast across southeast Kansas, parts of central and southern Missouri, as well as parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, said NWS.

NWS had issued the following Warnings Watches and Advisories for parts of 21 states, as of posting:

Nashville Area Flash Flooding Prompts Rescues: AP

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  • Flooded basements, sewage plague hundreds of Kansas homes
    • Hundreds of Kansas homes have been damaged, several destroyed mostly by water in basements and sewage backups.
    • Four homes in Reno County were totally destroyed by flooding and 11 homes have major damage. Another 180 homes have minor damage and 56 other homes were affected.
    • Damage was reported to 30 homes in Harvey County and 60 homes in the city of Ellinwood.
    • At least 122 homes were flooded in Lindsborg.

The Springfield News-Leader
Some building blocks and a part of a porch mark the site where a flash flood washed away a trailer home Hollister, Mo., Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2013. The water went through a trailer park and industrial area of Hollister washing away at least two trailer homes and forcing the evacuation and rescue of residents of the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park. More images …

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Deadly tornadoes, flooding claim 6 lives, destroy 100 homes

Posted by feww on April 26, 2011

State of emergency has been declared in Arkansas as deadly tornadoes, flooding claim 6 lives, destroy 100 homes

A deadly tornado touched sown in Vilonia, Arkansas (population3,200), north of Little Rock, killing at least one person, destroying up to 100 homes and leaving a half-mile wide path of destruction.

Elsewhere in the state up to five other people have reportedly been killed from drowning or flood related incidents.

About a dozen vehicles were blown off the road on Interstate 40, Arkansas State Police said.

Another tornado reportedly struck Little Rock Air Force Base, destroying/damaging at least four homes on the base, reports said.

A total of 389 reports including 38 tornadoes were received at SPC for Monday, as of posting.


County officials evacuated more than thousands of people in the city of Poplar Bluff and the town of Qulin, as water topped the Black River levee at multiple points.

At least 1,000 people have been evacuated in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and elsewhere in Missouri, as local rivers  crested above the flood stage.

Continued rain threatens to worsen the flooding in the region throughout the week.

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Post updated on April 26, 2011 @ 12:09UTC

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Flooding in Midwest Kills 1, Swamps Roads, Rail Line

Posted by feww on May 14, 2010

Flooding wreaks havoc in the towns along the Missouri River

Flooding in the U.S. Midwest has killed at least one person, closed roads, inundated farmland and forced an Amtrak train to be diverted, a report said.

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National Weather Service (NWS) says it could get worse.

Several towns along the Missouri River should expect moderate to major flooding by early next week, which would close roads and soak crops, NWS hydrologist Mark Fuchs  said.

“We’re looking basically at the highest flooding the Missouri has seen this year, and it may be the highest we’ve seen in quite a while,” Fuchs said.

Thunderstorms are expected to persist through Sunday.

“We’re pretty wet right now, so if we did get a big event in the next week or so we could have some pretty significant flooding,” Fuchs said.

“It has already been a wet week across the plains. Parts of Iowa received more than 5 inches of rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A day earlier, the St. Louis region was hit with thunderstorms that brought up to 3 inches of rain.” AP reported.

“As a result, rivers and creeks have risen sharply — too much in many places. Flash floods closed dozens of roads and smaller highways. Flash flood warnings were in effect throughout parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.”

Jody Jones of Rutledge, 32, drowned while struggling to get out of his car on Wednesday as it was being swept away by a flash flood, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. More…


Destructive storms struck southwest Missouri. A tornado touched down breakfast time, destroying a Pizza Hut restaurant near downtown Monett and damaging a number of  other businesses.

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