Flooding chaos causes death & destruction in southern Germany (VIDEOS)

Flooding chaos causes death & destruction in southern Germany (VIDEO):

Violent weather killed three people in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, a spokesperson for the region’s interior ministry said.

The majority of destruction took place in the town of Schwabisch Gmund where a firefighter was killed as he attempted to rescue another person who also died in the floods.

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Separately, a 60-year-old man drowned in a Weissbach underground car park after it filled with rainwater, according to Reuters.

77 flood warnings in place across northern England as heavy rain persists

A few days earlier:

Met Office warns of heavy rain, severe storm

UK weather: More storm chaos as 90mph winds and 2 inches of rain set to hit Britain tonight

The devastation from above: Aerial photographs show widespread flooding across Cumbria caused by Storm Desmond as residents tell of despair after £48million flood defences fail to do their job

Storm Desmond: Hundreds made homeless by record-breaking rainfall as 46 severe flood warnings put in place

Storms lash England and leave hundreds homeless


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77 flood warnings in place across northern England as heavy rain persists:

Further deluges of rain lashed the north of England today as river levels remained high across several counties.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning, and a spokesman said that although the forecaster was not expecting floods as severe as those seen last weekend it would not take “an awful lot of rain” for there to be a risk of rivers overflowing.

By 6pm there were 77 flood warnings in place across the region, although no severe flood warnings which are classed as a “danger to life”.

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Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest:

  • The record-breaking storms opened sinkholes in several major roads, caused rivers to spill over their banks and closed roads and schools for a third day in the worst-hit areas across the region
  • Outside Tacoma, Washington, emergency officials rescued several people who were swept into the swollen Puyallup River overnight on Wednesday from a bankside homeless encampment, police said
  • A 60-year-old Portland woman died when a tree fell on her house, according to the city’s fire department
  • Puget Sound Energy, a utility that serves Seattle, reported that 37,000 customers were without electricity on Wednesday morning
  • Storms have also left 26,000 customers without power in the Portland area, utility Portland General Electric said 

Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas brace for life-threatening flooding

Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas brace for life-threatening flooding:

4, 8, up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain in one day, in some cases a matter of hours

Remnants of hurricane Patricia will dump between 4 to 8 inches of rain through portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, says Accuweather.com. “There is the potential for some communities to be hit with a foot or more of rain through Sunday night, especially in eastern Texas and far western Louisiana.”

Read moreTexas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas brace for life-threatening flooding

India: Flash Floods And Landslides Kill At Least 1,000 People As Thousands More Await Rescue


Soldiers tried to repair a footbridge over the Alaknanda River in mountainous Uttarakhand State during resue work on Saturday.

Flood Toll Reaches 1,000 in India as Thousands More Await Rescue (New York Times, June 22, 2013):

NEW DELHI — Flash floods and landslides in northern India have killed at least 1,000 people in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in the past week, an official said Saturday, and with thousands missing or stranded the toll was expected to rise.The official, Vijay Bahuguna, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, confirmed the latest toll in a meeting with reporters. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde told the Indian news media on Saturday that 40,000 people were still stranded, and he described the floods as a “national crisis.”

Most of the stranded were people on a pilgrimage known as Char Dham Yatra, which takes Hindus to four of the holiest shrines in Uttarakhand between May and November.

Read moreIndia: Flash Floods And Landslides Kill At Least 1,000 People As Thousands More Await Rescue

Beijing’s Heaviest Rainfall In 60 Years Causes Chaos, Kills 10

Rainfall causing widespread chaos in the Chinese capital, stranding 80,000 people at the city’s main airport


Rescuers and residents stand next to a stranded car being pulled up from a flooded street under the Guangqumen overpass in Beijing. Photograph: Joe Chan/REUTERS

Beijing’s heaviest rainfall in 60 years kills 10 (Guardian/Reuters, July 22, 2012):

The heaviest rain storm in six decades to hit Beijing killed at least 10 people and caused widespread chaos, flooding streets and stranding 80,000 people at the city’s main airport, state media reported on Sunday.

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Japan Hit By Record Rains: 10 Killed, 20 Missing, 50,000 Evacuated (VIDEO)

Japan hit by record rains: 10 killed, 20 missing, 50,000 evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (RT, July 12, 2012):

Ten people died and at least 20 are missing after heavy rain hit southwestern Japan, particularly in the country’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, police and firefighters said.

Most of those killed in the disaster were elderly people who did not manage to leave their houses themselves.

“Unfortunately, we believe the numbers [of dead and missing] will rise as we get more and more information from the field,” a Kumamoto spokesman told AFP.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency said in Kumamoto and neighboring Oita prefectures saw “the heaviest rain that [the region] has ever experienced” as hourly rainfalls of 100 millimeters were recorded there.

Read moreJapan Hit By Record Rains: 10 Killed, 20 Missing, 50,000 Evacuated (VIDEO)

‘UNIMAGINABLE’ CHAOS: Worst Floods In Decades Hit Russia (Video)


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At least 80 people have been killed in severe flooding, after Russia’s southern Krasnodar region was swamped by torrential rain over the last 24 hours. Dozens have been injured and hundreds displaced, as the floods caused widespread structural damage across the popular resort area. RT’s Tom Barton reports.