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  • Deadly floods grip Dar es Salaam
    Deadly floods grip Dar es Salaam Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Ten people are known to have died after torrential rain pours across Tanzania. More »

  • Court: Flood victim families right in law reading Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Arkansas Supreme Court sided Thursday with relatives of the 20 people killed in flash floods at the Albert Pike campground in 2010, agreeing with their interpretation of a state law the federal government ... More »

  • A Noah screening was cancelled due to a flood in a cinema
  • Disease threatens flood-hit Solomon Islands
    Disease threatens flood-hit Solomon Islands Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    First signs of disease outbreak emerge, days after flash floods kill at least 21 in the capital Honiara. More »

  • Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons
    Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    The flood-ravaged Solomon Islands was facing a new threat Monday as the first signs of disease emerged in camps sheltering thousands of displaced residents in the capital Honiara, aid workers said. More »

  • American art to flood US billboards this summer
    American art to flood US billboards this summer Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Five museums say they are organizing the largest outdoor art show to showcase American art nationwide this summer. Beginning Monday, curators are asking the public to vote online to choose which artwork ... More »

  • World floods
    World floods Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    A selection of pictures of the flooding currently affecting three continents. More »

  • Solomon Islands floods death toll rises
    Solomon Islands floods death toll rises Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    At least 16 people have died in the flooding, another 40 are missing, and tens of thousands have become homeless. More »

  • Death toll rises to 16 in Solomons floods, 49,000 homeless
    Death toll rises to 16 in Solomons floods, 49,000 homeless Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 are missing and up to 49,000 homeless, an aid official said Saturday as the full extent of the devastation began to emerge. More »

  • Strong Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands Hours After Devastating Flash Floods …
    Strong Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands Hours After Devastating Flash Floods … Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands just a few hours after flash floods left 16 dead and around 10,000 homeless. The earthquake hit at approximately 11:40 UTC 28km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, the US Geological Survey said. More »

  • Mystery cars surface after floods
    Mystery cars surface after floods Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Eight abandoned vehicles have been discovered during the clean-up on the Somerset Levels. More »

  • Solomon Islands: Video Reveals Flash Flood Devastation Leaving Several Dead …
    Solomon Islands: Video Reveals Flash Flood Devastation Leaving Several Dead … Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    A YouTube video has revealed the devastating extent of the flash flooding in the Solomon Islands, which has killed several people and left more than 10,000 people homeless. Heavy rain over the last few days caused the banks of the Matanikau and Lungga rivers to burst their banks, washing away homes and flooding vast areas of Honiara. The national disaster body has confirmed the deaths of six people, yet a government spokesperson told ABC that 16 bodies had been recovered. Local media have reported Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo said the government would declare a state of emergency. More »

  • Solomon Islands Floods Leave Many Dead and 10,000 Homeless
    Solomon Islands Floods Leave Many Dead and 10,000 Homeless Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Flash floods have killed at upto 16 people and left 10,000 displaced in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, according to aid workers. Torrential rain has caused the city's main rivers, the Matanikau and the Lungga, to burst their banks, washing away homes and bridges and sinking the downtown area of Honiara. The airport is currently closed and so are many roads around Honiara as a number of bridges have been destroyed. More than 10,000 homeless people, a significant proportion of the 70,000-strong population of Honiara, is sheltering in schools across the capital in 16 evacuation centres. More »

  • First Images of Solomon Islands Flash Floods Devastation
    First Images of Solomon Islands Flash Floods Devastation Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    At least 16 people have died in flash floods on the Solomon Islands. Thousands have been left homeless in the capital, Honiara, after a river burst its banks More »

  • Deadly floods devastate Solomon Islands
    Deadly floods devastate Solomon Islands Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    At least 16 killed and dozens missing as flash flooding leaves 10,500 homeless in capital of Pacific nation. More »

  • Dredging Begins On Flood-Hit Somerset Levels
    Dredging Begins On Flood-Hit Somerset Levels Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Dredging is under way on the Somerset Levels after homes, businesses and farms were submerged by some of the most serious winter flooding the area has ever seen. The Environment Agency has started work on a 200-metre stretch of the River Parrett close to where it meets the River Tone at Burrowbridge. Dredging forms part of the "Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan" commissioned by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. In February, Prime Minister David Cameron promised dredging would begin in March. More »

  • Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN
    Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and mass migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change. More »

  • Last Orders for Cider Feared after UK Floods Swamp Apple Trees
    Last Orders for Cider Feared after UK Floods Swamp Apple Trees Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Summer BBQs might run dry of cider this summer after the UK's wettest winter and floods decimated apple stocks. Experts say that rising flood water wiped out almost 17,500 acres of orchards leaving the UK facing a cider drought.  Orchards had been replenished with millions of trees over the past decade as fruit growers looked to beef up native stocks. Julian Temperley, one of Somerset's most famous growers, told the Bristol Post it was hard to remain upbeat and described his 170 acres as "touch and go". More »

  • AP PHOTOS: Flood risk looms over mudslide rescuers
    AP PHOTOS: Flood risk looms over mudslide rescuers Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    The threat of flash floods loomed Tuesday as crews searched the area where a mile-long landslide destroyed a small community in Washington state. More »

  • Californians expect rising flood insurance costs
    Californians expect rising flood insurance costs Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. ... More »

  • Poor areas 'at greater floods risk'
    Poor areas 'at greater floods risk' Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Deprived areas of England have been much more vulnerable to flooding in recent years than the most affluent parts of the country, according to analysis from Oxfam. More »

  • No easy fix on flood insurance, but options exist
    No easy fix on flood insurance, but options exist Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    There's no easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program, now drowning in a $24 billion sea of red ink. But experts and advocates say Congress does have some options that could make the troubled program ... More »

  • Flood insurance still on the rise despite new law
    Flood insurance still on the rise despite new law Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    This small, central Pennsylvania river town doesn't have beach homes or boardwalks, but it shares more than a name with the famous stretch of New Jersey coastline 250 miles to the east. Both are among ... More »

  • Hawaii residents face flood insurance increases Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Nearly 14,000 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Hawaii will start to see premium increases as Congress looks to get a federal program out of a $24 billion hole. Legislation signed by President ... More »

  • Kansas residents brace for flood insurance changes
    Kansas residents brace for flood insurance changes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Some Kansas officials, real estate agents and homeowners say the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, which is drowning in debt, don't match reality in the rarely flooded state. For years, ... More »

  • Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes
    Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Katherine Calhoun gets nervous this time of year. She nods toward the rear of her home, where Ecorse Creek moseys through Dearborn Heights. "We check the creek height whenever we're outside. We worry ... More »

  • Delaware residents facing flood insurance hikes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Premiums for thousands of Delaware property owners may increase significantly because of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, but it seems many residents may not know about impending rate hikes ... More »

  • Flood insurance rates on rise in South Dakota
    Flood insurance rates on rise in South Dakota Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Fort Pierre's director of public works has his eye on a problem that many in South Dakota's flood plains don't recognize yet. More than 1,600 South Dakota residents will see their subsidized flood insurance ... More »

  • Owners in Ga. facing flood insurance premium hikes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    In the span of a year, Wanda Drury saw the bill for flood insurance on her home overlooking the coastal marshes of Glynn County increase an astounding tenfold from $674 a year to more than $6,700. It was ... More »

  • Flood-prone Ky. river towns to see insurance hikes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    As mayor of West Point, Billy Ash knows rising flood waters are a constant threat to towns like his that are nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. But rising flood insurance rates mandated by a recent ... More »

  • 7,780 flood insurance policies face hike in Tenn. Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    For many Tennessee property owners in flood-prone areas, a move by Congress to soften steep increases to subsidized insurance policies may come as little comfort. A new law signed by President Barack Obama ... More »

  • In Va, 20K-plus face flood insurance rate hikes Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    More than 20,000 Virginia homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise up to 25 percent as part of an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound ... More »

  • Thousands face flood insurance hikes in Arkansas Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    More than 5,300 homeowners in Arkansas are facing flood insurance premium increases as the federal government reduces subsidies to the program. The number comes from an Associated Press analysis of the ... More »

  • Fix only slows flood insurance hike for 14,000
    Fix only slows flood insurance hike for 14,000 Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Stephen Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo are still struggling with the destruction from Superstorm Sandy, nearly 18 months after it swept through their Westport home, taking their first-floor belongings into ... More »