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Cambodian Provinces Hit by Massive Flooding

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A handful of Cambodian provinces along the Thai border have been inundated by floods triggered when rain water poured off a nearby mountain. The water from Dang Rek mountain flooded at least four districts in Siem Reap province on Saturday before moving on Monday to Battambang and Oddar Meanchey provinces, where heavy rains along the […]

Red Cross: Over 100 Dead in Nigerian Flooding

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:11 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say flash floods killed at least 102 people in the country’s southwest in the past week. The Nigerian Red Cross Society says hundreds of residents were displaced after floodwaters from a collapsed dam swept away homes in the town of Ibadan, 150 kilometers from the port district of Lagos. The floods also knocked […]

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Flash Flooding Kills 4 People in US City

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Flash flooding in the U.S. northeastern city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has left four people dead. The victims include a mother and two young daughters found Friday drowned inside their car in 3 meters of water. Searchers found the fourth victim, an elderly woman, alongside the Allegheny River. Forecasters say Pittsburgh got 10 centimeters of rain […]

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Thousands Flee Flooding in North Dakota

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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More than 11,000 people are leaving their homes in the midwestern U.S. state of North Dakota as the Souris River threatens to reach record levels. Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman set the evacuation deadline at 6 pm local time Wednesday, several hours earlier than initially ordered. Residents along the river upstream and downstream of Minot have […]

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Severe Weather Leaves 23 Dead in Haiti

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy rains, mudslides and flooding in Haiti have killed at least 23 people, just days into the six-month-long Atlantic hurricane season. Haiti’s civil protection agency said Tuesday most of the deaths occurred in the capital, Port-au-Prince, where a week’s worth of torrential downpours has turned streets into rivers and forced people to flee to their […]

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Severe Weather Leaves 11 Dead in Haiti

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A storm has caused heavy rains in Haiti, triggering mudslides and flooding that killed at least 11 people. For hours, heavy rains have pounded the capital, Port-au-Prince, turning streets into rivers and forcing motorists to abandon their cars. Flooding has also swept through crowded slums and tent camps housing thousands of people still homeless from […]

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