September 16, 2013 |
Deadly flooding in Boulder, Colo., was due to the chance collision of meteorology, geography and urban development, according to weather and climate experts. As a fleet of U.S. military helicopters conducted search and rescue efforts Monday, more than 1,200 people remained unaccounted for following a week of intense rain and flash floods. At least seven people were reported killed in the extreme weather. Hardest hit was the city of Boulder, which sits at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, a powerful funnel for rains pouring into the steep Front Range, where years of drought have given way to dense, hard-packed soil.
June 21, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Nearly 600 people have been killed by devastating monsoon flooding in northern India and 50,000 remained stranded Friday with more rain in the forecast, authorities said. Flooding in the mountainous Himalayan state of Uttarakhand coincided with a period when 60,000 Sikh and Hindu pilgrims were trekking to four sacred sites in the region. Many pilgrims, tourists and local residents were trapped as roads, bridges and houses were washed away. “We would do the best we can to evacuate all those stranded,” Air Marshal S.B. Deo told reporters.
April 27, 2013 |
After months of drought, many areas of the Midwest on Saturday continued to fight off flooding from rising rivers that are not expected to crest for several more days. National Weather Service forecasters expect flooding to continue throughout the week along the Des Plaines, Fox, Illinois and other rivers and their tributaries in Illinois. U.S. Geological Survey monitors in the area have recorded record floods. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has declared 48 counties in his state disaster areas.
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October 4, 2009 |
Kenny Senstad lives near a grim reminder of what mudslides have wrought in his community. It's a memorial, not far from his home in Montrose, marking the deaths of 12 people in the New Year's Eve flood of 1934 -- which followed a disastrous 1933 fire. "Every time I look at it, it reminds me of all the people that died," said Kenny, a 12-year-old Boy Scout. And that's why he came out Saturday morning to help fill sandbags at Dunsmore Park in La Crescenta, an event put on by the city of Glendale after two recent community meetings packed with residents voicing concerns about mudslides this winter following the devastating Station fire.
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July 22, 2013 |
A powerful thunderstorm rumbled across the Antelope Valley on Monday evening, dumping torrents of water and flooding area highways, forecasters said. More than an inch of rain fell in Pearblossom in 30 minutes, the National Weather Service said. In Llano, 1.16 inches of rain was recorded in a hour. There were reports of flooding on Highway 138 and adjacent roadways, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The California Highway Patrol said the flooding knocked out traffic lights at Highway 138 and 165th Street East.
June 1, 2013 |
Officials in three Midwestern states worked to assess damage and launch clean-up efforts a day after a series of tornadoes and violent storms struck Friday evening, killing at least nine people and triggering mass flooding. Extensive flooding hampered the emergency response in Oklahoma on Saturday, particularly in the Oklahoma City area, where at least five tornadoes touched down Friday evening. “With flooding, it takes a little bit more time. We have to wait for the floodwaters to recede before we can get in and start clean-up,” said Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.