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  • Bears Trapped As Zoo Animals Die In Russia Flood
    Bears Trapped As Zoo Animals Die In Russia Flood Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia, killing several animals and trapping 14 brown bears and a lion. Animals including a wolf, a lynx and the city’s favourite female bear Masyanya, drowned in their cages on Sunday after a river in the eastern city of Ussuriysk burst its banks. More »

  • Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages
    Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia's Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages. More »

  • North Korea flash floods kill 40 and leave thousands homeless
    North Korea flash floods kill 40 and leave thousands homeless Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Flash floods have killed at least 40 people and left 11,000 homeless in North Korea. Pyongyang said in Rason city, a special economic zone, nearly 100 state buildings and several rail networks have been destroyed. Water levels were as high as a human being and poured in through the windows of people's homes unabated," a source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK along with providing photos. More »

  • Tropical Storm Erika unleashes deadly floods in Dominica
    Tropical Storm Erika unleashes deadly floods in Dominica Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean on Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead. More »

  • As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them
    As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government. More »

  • Cider Floods Across Road After Strongbow Lorry Overturns
    Cider Floods Across Road After Strongbow Lorry Overturns Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Motorists were left decidedly scrumpy after a lorry flipped over on a roundabout – sending hundreds of litres of cider spilling onto the road. More »

  • Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floods
    Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floods Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Monsoon storms have wreaked havoc on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims. More »

  • Flash floods kill 40 people in N. Korea: Red Cross
    Flash floods kill 40 people in N. Korea: Red Cross Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Flash floods caused by heavy rain killed 40 people in North Korea's northeastern border area over the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday. More »

  • Rutgers investigating communication between Flood, faculty Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player. More »

  • India floods threaten rare one-horned rhinos
    India floods threaten rare one-horned rhinos Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Hundreds of rare rhinos and other animals are fleeing flooding in India's northeast, raising fears of a rise in poaching during the exodus, a senior wildlife official said Tuesday. More »

  • Mideast leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace salon
    Mideast leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace salon Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry. More »

  • 8 killed in floods, landslide in northeast Turkey Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say at least eight people have been killed in northeast Turkey from heavy floods and a landslide triggered by torrential rains. More »

  • Flood alerts as heavy rain lashes UK with more downpours to come
    Flood alerts as heavy rain lashes UK with more downpours to come Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Parts of the UK have had more than fortnight's rainfall in the past 24 hours and there is more to come as heavy thundery downpours sweep across the country, forecasters said. More »

  • Monsoon floods kill 14 in India's remote northeast
    Monsoon floods kill 14 in India's remote northeast Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Monsoon flooding killed at least 14 people and forced around 200,000 to leave their water-logged homes and take shelter in state-run camps this past week in India's northeastern Assam state, officials said Saturday. More »

  • 'Spanish Plume' could bring thunderstorms, floods and even tornadoe …
    'Spanish Plume' could bring thunderstorms, floods and even tornadoe … Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Flash floods, tornadoes, heavy thunderstorms and torrential rain could batter parts of Britain as soaring temperatures trigger extreme weather. More »

  • 'Spanish Plume' could bring heat, thunderstorms and floods
    'Spanish Plume' could bring heat, thunderstorms and floods Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Residents in eastern England have been given a severe weather warning for Saturday as the country comes under a "Spanish Plume" event which may cause heavy thunderstorms, flash flooding and even tornadoes. More »

  • Land Vanishes Under Monsoon Floods in New Satellite Image
    Land Vanishes Under Monsoon Floods in New Satellite Image Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    A river in Myanmar appears swollen with monsoon rain in a new photo taken from space. The overflowing Irrawaddy River — the longest river in the country — is emblematic of the worst floods to hit the Southeast Asian nation in decades. The torrential rains have displaced thousands of people and caused over 70 deaths, according to local coverage in The Star Online. More »

  • 13 dead, 13 missing in central China floods Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Flooding in three central Chinese provinces has left at least 13 people dead and 13 others missing and disrupted the lives of nearly 1 million people, state media reported Thursday. More »

  • Lovely messages of support flood social media as BBC's Victoria Derbyshire …
    Lovely messages of support flood social media as BBC's Victoria Derbyshire … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    As BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire reveals she is to be treated for breast cancer, social media users respond with a wave of support. More »

  • Flash flood leaves group of tourists stranded on Big Island Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    A group of tourists riding all-terrain vehicles in a remote, mountainous part of Hawaii's Big Island had to climb trees to keep from being swept over a 75-foot waterfall during a flash flood. They were ... More »

  • Migrants from Turkey flood into Greece; scuffles on boat
    Migrants from Turkey flood into Greece; scuffles on boat Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    BODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Migrants on a Turkish beach scuffled over places on one inflatable dinghy and frantically bailed out another to keep it from sinking during a dramatic night that highlighted their desperation to reach the Greek island of Kos — and the safety of Europe. More »

  • Floods & Drought: NASA Satellites Map 'Tale of 2 Countries' in US
    Floods & Drought: NASA Satellites Map 'Tale of 2 Countries' in US Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Floods ravage Texas while drought parches California. It has been a wild 2015 for United States weather, and more changes are coming when El Niño takes hold in the Pacific, a NASA scientist said. The agency has 20 Earth-monitoring satellites in orbit examining the planet and providing statistics on rainfall, ground water and cloud cover. More »

  • Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim
    Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Financial accounts show the insurance payout was significantly higher than the damage had been valued at. More »

  • Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN
    Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations said Friday. More »

  • Argentine gov't warns flood victims to be careful of snakes
    Argentine gov't warns flood victims to be careful of snakes Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government is warning people returning to their flooded homes to be careful of snakes and other pests. More »

  • Intense thunderstorm pounds Vegas area, prompts flood alerts
    Intense thunderstorm pounds Vegas area, prompts flood alerts Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An intense thunderstorm over Las Vegas that grounded flights and diverted arrivals elsewhere has settled down. The storm that slowly swept through the area Thursday afternoon prompted warnings of flash floods through 7 p.m. and winds faster than 60 mph. More »

  • Argentine presidential candidate confronts floods, critics
    Argentine presidential candidate confronts floods, critics Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's leading presidential candidate returned from Italy on Thursday, cutting short his trip amid growing complaints about his absence during widespread flooding in the province he governs. More »

  • Argentine front-runner Scioli cuts short Italy trip to battle floods
    Argentine front-runner Scioli cuts short Italy trip to battle floods Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    By Juan Bustamante LUJAN, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina's presidential front-runner Daniel Scioli cut short a trip to Italy for work on his prosthetic arm, returning to the province he governs amid mounting criticism over his handling of flooding that has forced thousands from their homes. Gale-force winds whipped heavy rains across Buenos Aires province on Thursday for the seventh straight day, prompting Scioli to declare a flooding emergency and defend his regional government's investment in water and drainage works. Buenos Aires province, roughly the size of Ecuador or the U.S. state of New Mexico, is home to one in three Argentines, and be a key battle ground in the Oct. 25 presidential election. More »

  • Flood Risk As Torrential Storms Bear Down On UK
    Flood Risk As Torrential Storms Bear Down On UK Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Torrential rain and thunderstorms are sweeping across the UK, with up to 50mm of rain expected to fall in a two-day onslaught. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Wales and all English regions except the North East today. Central and southern areas of the UK will be worst hit, the Met Office said, with warm air moving in from the south expected to make it feel very humid. More »

  • Flood risk as storms sweep through UK
    Flood risk as storms sweep through UK Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Torrential downpours and thunderstorms are sweeping in from the South early today, bringing the risk of flooding as some areas may receive as much as a month's average rainfall over the next 36 hours. More »

  • UK flood warnings: A month's rain to fall in two days drenching Wales and …
    UK flood warnings: A month's rain to fall in two days drenching Wales and … Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Storms and the equivalent of a month of heavy rain are forecast across parts of southern England and Wales for the next two days. The Met Office has issued a number of warnings for the next few days, due to the likelihood of heavy rain, as warm air pushes up from France and into the south of Britain, triggering thundery downpours. A yellow warning urging extra vigilance is in place on Thursday for the south coast up to the Midlands and North Wales, and as far north as Yorkshire, with a risk of localised flooding and as much as 50mm, predicted to fall in a short space of time as the front of rain pushes north. More »

  • One Million Displaced By Floods In Burma
    One Million Displaced By Floods In Burma Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Authorities are evacuating nearly 7,000 people in Burma's Chin state after further torrential rain and mudslides destroyed more than 375 homes. Chin state's finance minister Nan Zamon said thousands of residents are being moved to safety amid the worst flooding to strike Burma in decades. More »

  • Myanmar evacuates thousands as worst floods in decades hit
    Myanmar evacuates thousands as worst floods in decades hit Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was evacuating parts of a city on Wednesday after mudslides wiped away hundreds of houses and torrential rain threatened further damage in the worst floods to hit the country in decades. The government in Hakha, the capital of impoverished Chin state in northwest Myanmar, was moving nearly 4,000 people to safety after landslides caused by rains destroyed 375 houses, Chin Finance Minister Nan Zamon told Reuters. At least 103 people have been killed and more than one million "critically affected" by the flooding, according to the government and the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. More »

  • Floods warning as heavy rain forecast for England and Wales
    Floods warning as heavy rain forecast for England and Wales Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Forecasters warned of possible flooding later this week as England and Wales are likely to see heavy rainfall. More »

  • Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response
    Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    By Timothy Mclaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handling of the country's deadly floods, helping to erase criticism over a previous disaster and possibly bolstering support before a landmark election in November. It is Myanmar's biggest natural disaster since Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 140,000 people in May 2008. Myanmar quickly appealed for foreign aid, set up shelters for flood victims and cooperated with the same international aid community shunned after Nargis. More »