‘Within Seconds Everything Was Gone’: Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides.

#duterte-rodrigo, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoon-goni-2020, #typhoons, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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At Least 6 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage North Carolina

Rescuers evacuated 31 people from a campground an hour north of Charlotte, which accounted for at least three of the fatalities, the authorities said.

#anderson-county-nc, #charlotte-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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Eta Makes Landfall in Florida, Again

The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

#floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Climate Change and the 2020 Hurricane Record: What We Know

Scientists can’t say for sure whether global warming is causing more hurricanes, but they are confident that it’s changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Causes Flooding in South Florida

Some areas saw more than 13 inches of rainfall, and there was a storm surge along the coast.

#floods, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

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Tropical Storm Eta Heads Toward South Florida After Strengthening

Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic season, is primed to hit the Florida Keys, possibly as a hurricane, by late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Guatemala Mudslides Kill More Than 50

Another 23 people across Central America have died or are missing as a result of a vast storm system dumping heavy rainfall across the region.

#central-america, #floods, #guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #weather

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

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These Wetlands Helped Stop Flooding From Sandy. Now a BJ’s May Move In.

A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bjs-wholesale-club-inc, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #floods, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #land-use-policies, #mariners-harbor-staten-island-ny, #oddo-james-s, #rose-deborah-l-1951, #wetlands, #zoning

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Zeta Turns Into Hurricane and Threatens to Dump Torrential Rains

Zeta could dump up to a foot of rain on some parts of the Yucatán by Tuesday before its projected landfall in the Gulf States.

#floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #yucatan-peninsula-mexico

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She Was in Labor. Floodwaters Were Rising. Then the Boat Tipped Over.

A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #rain, #vietnam

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Landslide in Vietnam Kills at Least 20 Military Personnel

Search-and-rescue efforts were underway after a landslide in the central province of Quang Tri, resulting in what may be the country’s greatest military loss in peacetime.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #vietnam

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Hurricane Delta Brings Floods and Destruction to an Already Battered Louisiana

The storm made landfall some 20 miles from where Laura touched down a few weeks ago, intensifying the devastation the state has experienced during a brutal hurricane season.

#baton-rouge-la, #floods, #hurricane-delta, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lafayette-la, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana

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Floodgates in Venice Work in First Major Test

The fiercely contested floodgate system was used to stop a high tide from flooding Venice’s fragile streets. The system held, but will it work as the climate worsens?

#brugnaro-luigi-1961, #floods, #global-warming

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Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change

The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #world-bank

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Tropical Storm Beta Draws Warnings in Gulf Coast States

The storm is headed for the Texas and Louisiana coasts, another blow for states in the Gulf that have been hit by five other storms this hurricane season.

#floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-sally-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center, #texas, #tropical-storm-beta

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How California Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters

The engineering and land management that enabled the state’s tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.

#california, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #levees-and-dams, #wildfires

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Forms in the Atlantic, Exhausting List of Storm Names

Meteorologists also designated Subtropical Storm Alpha, the first storm since 2005 to be named using a letter of the Greek alphabet, with over two months left in hurricane season.

#floods, #hurricane-sally-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration

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Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

The sluggish storm veered east and intensified before making landfall near the Alabama and Florida state line. Residents and officials said they were not anticipating a direct hit.

#alabama, #floods, #florida-panhandle, #gulf-shores-ala, #hurricane-sally-2020, #pensacola-fla, #rescues, #wind

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates

Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds over 105 m.p.h. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring “catastrophic” flooding.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-sally-2020, #mississippi, #rain, #wind

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Hurricane Sally Is a Slow-Moving Threat. Climate Change Might Be Why.

Scientists say that climate change, which has also contributed to the wildfires on the West Coast, helped intensify a storm that is unleashing a deluge in Mississippi and Alabama.

#alabama, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-sally-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi

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Tropical Storm Sally Barrels Toward the Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous flooding to areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #ocean-springs-miss, #rain, #wind

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Japan Urges Millions to Evacuate as Typhoon Looms

The authorities warned of record-breaking winds and rainfall from Typhoon Haishen, which has already brought down power lines and disrupted travel in the region.

#all-nippon-airways, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #kyushu-japan, #miyazaki-japan, #typhoons

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Melting Glaciers Are Filling Unstable Lakes. And They’re Growing.

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.

#arctic-regions, #cloud-computing, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #lakes, #nature-climate-change-journal, #nepal, #research, #satellites, #your-feed-science

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Snapped Poles, Shredded Roofs: A Long Road to Recovery After Laura

Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.

#buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wind

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Floods Bruise a War-Weary Afghanistan

Flooding has left more than 150 dead and 200 others injured in recent days, battering a country already torn asunder by violence and the coronavirus.

#afghanistan, #deaths-fatalities, #floods

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U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #disasters-and-emergencies, #eminent-domain, #environment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Afghanistan Floods Leave Dozens Dead

The toll in Charikar was expected to rise as rescue workers sift through the wreckage of dozens of destroyed homes.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #ghani-ashraf

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Gulf Coast Threatened by Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura

“We have a one-two punch that’s going to hit the state of Louisiana,” a meteorologist said.

#caribbean-area, #dominican-republic, #floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #puerto-rico, #tropical-storm-laura, #tropical-storm-marco, #weather

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Gulf Coast Threatened by Tropical Storms Marco and Laura

The governor has declared a state of emergency and some areas of Louisiana have issued mandatory evacuations ahead of Tropical Storms Laura and Marco.

#caribbean-area, #dominican-republic, #floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #puerto-rico, #tropical-storm-laura, #tropical-storm-marco, #weather

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China Flooding Has Killed Hundreds and Tested Three Gorges Dam

Unusually heavy rains have wreaked havoc in central and southwestern China, leaving hundreds dead and disrupting the economy’s post-pandemic recovery.

#china, #chongqing-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #li-keqiang, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #politics-and-government, #rivers, #sichuan-province-china, #xi-jinping

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North Korea, Fighting to Hold Back Virus and Floods, Says No Thanks to Outside Aid

The country has reported extensive flood damage. But its leader, Kim Jong-un, says that humanitarian aid might bring in Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #floods, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #shortages

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Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.

#environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #weather

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Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #east-coast-us, #environment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #wildfires

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A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.

#bangladesh, #brahmaputra-river-india, #cyclone-amphan, #dhaka-bangladesh, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #humanitarian-aid, #monsoons, #poverty

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Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.

#air-pollution, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

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Hurricane Douglas: Hawaii Braces for ‘Triple Threat’

The National Hurricane Center on Sunday warned that the storm could bring “damaging winds, flooding rainfall and dangerously high surf” to the state.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #hawaii, #hurricane-douglas, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #wind

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Flooding in India Kills Scores of Animals, Including Endangered Rhinos

The flooding at the famous Kaziranga game reserve has drawn the attention of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who had visited the park to learn about its conservation efforts.

#assam-state-india, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #floods, #international-federation-of-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies, #kaziranga-national-park-india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rhinoceroses

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A Climate Plan in Texas Focuses on Minorities. Not Everyone Likes It.

For years, money for flood protection in the Houston area went mostly to richer neighborhoods. A new approach prioritizes minority communities, and it’s stirring up resentments.

#discrimination, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #hurricane-harvey-2017, #race-and-ethnicity

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Monsoons Slam South Asia, Displacing Millions in Bangladesh and India

Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.

#bangladesh, #bhutan, #floods, #india, #monsoons, #myanmar, #nepal, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #world-heritage-sites

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New Data Show an ‘Extraordinary’ Rise in U.S. Coastal Flooding

Rising seas are bringing water into communities at record rates, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tropical Storm Fay in N.Y.: Heavy Rain, High Winds and Flash Floods Expected

The weather threatening New York is a harbinger of a hurricane season that is expected to be unusually busy this year.

#floods, #new-york-city, #rain, #weather

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NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived.

“I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying,” recalled Nathalia Bruno, a food deliverer in New Jersey. “But then I saw a flash of light.”

#automobiles, #bruno-nathalia, #clifton-nj, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #floods, #passaic-nj, #passaic-river-nj, #rain

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Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging Society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.

#abe-shinzo, #elderly, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government, #rescues, #weather

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Japan Flooding Deaths Rise to 58, With More Rain on Horizon

Tens of thousands of troops, police officers and other rescue workers have worked their way through mud and debris in the hardest-hit riverside towns to evacuate residents.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #japan, #rain, #rescues, #rivers

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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #kyushu-japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nursing-homes, #rain, #weather

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Severe Floods in China Leave Over 106 Dead or Missing

About 15 million residents in southern China have been affected by the worst flooding in decades in parts of the region as abnormally intense rainfall has swept away buildings and ruined homes.

#china, #chongqing-china, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hubei-province-china, #levees-and-dams, #three-gorges-dam-china, #weather

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