Tag: floodings

Nearly 200,000 Evacuated Near California Dam

California authorities on Sunday ordered 188,000 people to evacuate their homes after an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest dam, threatened to fail and cause massive flooding downstream. “This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill,” the National Weather Service said. The evacuation was ordered after engineers spotted a…

Obama Heads To Flood-Devasted Louisiana [VIDEO]

President Obama on Tuesday is visiting neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that have been devastated by floods that killed at least 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. Republicans have criticized Obama for not cutting short his Martha’s Vineyard vacation last week to visit the flood zone. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended Obama’s…

6 Dead in Louisiana Flooding, 10,000 in Shelters [VIDEO]

The federal government has declared a major disaster in southern Louisiana after massive flooding killed six people, destroyed homes, and left 10,000 in shelters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The four parishes hit the hardest in flooding that began Friday include Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston. Nearly 20,000 people have been pulled…

Five Ft. Hood Soldiers Dead After Truck Overturns in Floods [VIDEO]

Five soldiers died and four more remain missing after an Army truck overturned Thursday during major flooding in Fort Hood, Texas. An additional three troops were recovered and are in stable condition. The service members are part of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, and the 1st Cavalry Division.…

12 Dead In Terrific SC Flooding; Obama Declares Disaster [VIDEO]

SC’s crucial rainstorm is over but the flood waters may continue to rise, officials said. Statewide the epic flooding led to the breaching of 18 dams and 12 lives were lost during the course of the storm. Officials urged residents to remain indoors if they were safe and warned that rivers may continue to rise…

7 Dead, 6 Missing After Floods Hit Utah [VIDEO]

A massive thunder storm triggered flash floods in southern Utah near the Arizona border, leaving seven people dead and six others still missing, officials said late Monday. Two vehicles carrying 16 women and children in Maxwell Canyon, just north of Hildale, were among several cars that were swept away into the flood channel, said Assistant…

100,000 Evacuated in Japan Flooding [VIDEO

More than 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes in Japan on Thursday after torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm Etau caused widespread flooding. At least two people are missing while television footage from public broadcaster NHK shows military helicopters rescuing the many residents still stranded in their homes. Japan issued a pre-dawn warning…

Three Killed in Texas, Oklahoma Floods [VIDEO]

Three people were killed, including a firefighter, and eight people are missing after heavy rains and flooding swept parts of Oklahoma and Texas through Sunday. Hundreds of homes are underwater and a thousand residents were evacuated in San Marcos, Texas, as emergency crews assessed the damage, said Hays County emergency-management coordinator Kharley Smith. The Oklahoma…

Malaysia Evacuates 100,000 Amid Floods [VIDEO]

Authorities have evacuated more than 100,000 people across five states in parts of northern Malaysia following the nation’s worst monsoon in decades. Prime Minister Najib Razak said it’s been difficult to rescue people and send food supplies amid the extreme conditions caused by Malaysia’s highest amount of rainfall since 1971. The seasonal northeast monsoon hit…

At least 180 dead in monsoon flooding in Nepal, India

The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India has increased to more than 180 people, local officials said Monday. Western Nepal and northern India are the worst-hit regions where floodwaters brought on by monsoon season have submerged hundreds of villages. Photo: This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 aerial photo…

Bosnia and Serbia emergency after ‘worst ever’ floods

States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, while landslides have buried houses. At least three people have drowned. Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said it…

18 People Still Missing in Deadly Mudslide, More Flooding Feared [VIDEO]

Eighteen people were still unaccounted for Sunday in the wake of a mudslide that killed three and injured seven others in Washington State, officials said Sunday — as fears were raised of more disastrous flooding. The number of missing people in the square mile mudslide that washed over Snohomish County would be “fluid,” said Snohomish…

Storms Hammer Mexico With ‘Historic’ Floods; 41 Dead

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing an estimated 41 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Tropical Depression Ingrid soaked Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco. The storms, though weakened,…