September 23, 2009 |
The state of Georgia faced continuing headaches and heartache Tuesday from a pernicious series of rainstorms that had claimed the lives of at least seven people and flooded more than 1,000 homes -- although weather forecasters said the worst of the deluge likely had passed. On Tuesday morning, Gov. Sonny Perdue formally asked President Obama for an emergency declaration that would make the hardest-hit areas eligible for federal disaster relief funds. A day earlier, Perdue had declared a state of emergency in 17 counties in the Atlanta area and north Georgia.
April 19, 2009 |
Boat crews from federal agencies including the Coast Guard patrolled farming country in southeast North Dakota on Saturday, looking for people stranded by record flooding from the Sheyenne River. The river had risen by as much as a foot in some areas since Friday. "Some people have already evacuated and some people are still fighting the fight," said Coast Guard Chief Exor Pabro. U.S.
September 24, 2009 |
With floodwaters finally receding, Georgians began the unglamorous task of cleaning up Wednesday, while taking stock of the destruction from an unprecedented autumn deluge that has claimed nine lives and caused an estimated $250 million in damage. Across the state, roads opened and residents returned to view the damage to their homes. In the early hours Wednesday, work crews managed to fix much of the damage to a city of Atlanta water-treatment plant that spilled millions of gallons of water into the Chattahoochee River.
August 1, 2010 |
As the death toll from this week's flash floods rose to at least 800 Saturday, authorities tried desperately to rescue thousands of stranded villagers and deliver emergency relief to stricken areas. The country's hardest-hit region was the northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the record-breaking monsoon rains had trapped at least 26,700 people on the roofs of buildings and mud huts. Hussain said the threat of further flooding had subsided in many areas in the northwest but that authorities were struggling to provide relief to thousands of victims, many of whom were in dire need of food, drinking water and medicine.
February 23, 1992
The flooding in the Sepulveda Dam Basin reaffirmed the value of the flood control area, and also confirmed why we should not use the Los Angeles River as a transportation corridor. JOEL ROBBINS North Hollywood
February 7, 2007 |
Deadly floods that swamped the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, have begun to recede, but much of the city remained covered with filthy water. Flooding and related problems, such as downed power lines, have killed at least 50 people and forced more than 220,000 from their homes, but some were returning as the water levels dropped. Thousands of people had sought shelter in government buildings, schools and mosques. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions sparked fear of waterborne diseases.
January 12, 2011 |
Residents of Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, braced Wednesday for potentially monumental flooding as a river overflowed its banks from a combination of rain, runoff and the forced release of large amounts of water from a dam that had been designed to protect the city from raging storms. At least 40,000 properties were expected to be affected by the overflowing Brisbane River, as water let out of the Wivenhoe Dam to the north bore down on the city at a rate of 7,000 cubic meters a second.
February 14, 2005 |
Rescue teams in helicopters searched Sunday for dozens of people missing in floods and landslides that had cut a trail of destruction through small Andean towns and killed at least 37 people over the last few days. Rescue workers searching for victims began digging in what remained of Santa Cruz de Mora, where a swollen river tore through town Saturday, smashing homes and submerging some buses in a terminal, Col. Eslain Longa Tirado said at the nearby El Vigia military air base.
July 26, 2007 |
Oxford University stacked sandbags around its music department, but its main classrooms escaped the brunt of England's worst floods in 60 years as water pushed through the Thames Valley. The city's rain-swollen waterways forced nearly 100 residents from their homes and into a stadium. Many residents watched nervously as passing emergency vehicles sent waves lapping toward doorsteps.
August 29, 2002 |
A plague of mosquitoes and washed-up World War II munitions are hampering Germans' efforts to return to normal life after disastrous floods, but Czechs got encouraging news Wednesday as Prague's 14th century Charles Bridge reopened after two weeks. The bridge, a tourist magnet and symbol for Czechs of their proud heritage, was nearly submerged at the height of the floods. On most summer days, tourists, artists and musicians crowd the span. But on Wednesday, only a few tour groups were on it.