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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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FLOODING: Kentucky governor declares a state of emergency

Posted by feww on May 4, 2010

Southern U.S. struck by deadly thunderstorms, tornados and flash floods since weekend, 25 dead

Kentucky  Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency afetr  four people died in weather-related accidents on Monday.

“I urge individuals who encounter high waters to use extreme caution and avoid unnecessary contact with flood waters if at all possible,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile President Obama signed a disaster declaration for Alabama on Monday, in response to the damage caused by tornados and flooding in two counties, the White House said.

Parts of downtown Nashville had to be evacuated Monday as Cumberland River overflowed after 2 days of violent thunderstorms, which triggered an extreme rain event.

At least 25 people have been killed in storm and flooding-related incidents throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi.

The flooding Cumberland River that snakes through Nashville forced schools, offices, bars and clubs to shut down. About 1,500 tourists had to be evacuated from the famed Opryland hotel, where the floodwater reached the second in several wings of the building. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

At least 33cm (13 inches) of of rain fell in Nashville over the weekend, almost double the previous record of 17cm that fell in 1979 when Hurricane Fredrick struck.

One of Nashville’s two water treatment plants was submerged in floodwater, and Mayor Karl Dean urged  residents to cut their water use by 50 percent “using it only for drinking and cooking, or risk contamination of the city’s drinking water.” A report said.

The storm cut power lines leaving thousands of residents without electricity.

Meanwhile, about 13cm (5 inches) of rain fell over parts of Alabama overnight, causing extensive flooding As much as 5 inches of rain fell over some parts of Alabama overnight, causing flooding of roads in the Alexander City area in east central Alabama.

Roger McNeil of the National Weather Service in Mobile said Monday the worst flooding was , where there were reports of police having to rescue people from cars in flooded roads. There were no reports of any some areas.

Police reported many people caught in their cars on flooded roads, which had to be rescued. There was no report of fatality or injury.

2010 could prove to be one of the deadliest and costliest years on record for storms, flooding, landslide and other human-enhanced disasters. —Fire-Earth

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