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Hurricane Fiona Swamps Puerto Rico, Knocking Out Power to Island
Hurricane Fiona left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, Sept. 18, causing catastrophic flooding and landslides on the island before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, a government agency said. The storm, hitting Puerto...
Flood Waters in Mississippi Submerge Roads and Fields
Mississippi's Pearl River is expected to crest on Monday (August 29) at 35.5 feet (10.82 meters), at least half a foot (15.24 cm) below what officials had predicted, after substantial rainfall triggered voluntary evacuations in...
Massive Flooding in China Submerges Roads, Traps Residents Inside Leaking Buildings
A number of cities and provinces across China are being battered by torrential downpours that have destroyed homes — trapping people inside leaking buildings — and submerged streets and roads. In some instances, the rains...
A factory responsible for 20% of US baby formula production is shuttered after being hit by flooding.
Flooding Shutters Factory Responsible for 20% of US Baby Formula Production
One of the largest factories in the United States for producing baby formula has been shuttered after suffering severe flooding during a recent freak storm. Abbott Laboratories made the announcement on June 15 that it...
Torrential Downpours Kill Dozens of People in Southern China
As China attempts to recover from severe losses incurred by the nation’s “zero-COVID policies,” the country is also grappling against increasingly devastating flood seasons. Prolonged rains in the first week of June caused floods in...
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Australia: Thousands Forced to Evacuate for the Second Time in Weeks After Another Night of Heavy Flooding
Thousands of Australians have been forced from their homes for the second time in a month after torrential rain burst river banks and levees inundating communities with flood waters.  Several communities in northern New South...
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Typhoon Lupit Makes Landfall Twice in China, Skips Taiwan, Forces Evacuation of Over 300,000 in Japan
Typhoon Lupit, which was active in the Pacific region from August 2 to August 9, made landfall twice in China before forcing the evacuation of more than 300-thousand people in the prefectures of Hiroshima, Shimane...
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Videos Show Drowned Victims of Devastating Floods in Zhengzhou, China; State Media Claim No Deaths
Central China’s Henan Province is experiencing its heaviest rainfall in over 60 years and the rainfall is causing devastating flooding in numerous cities including the province’s capital city, Zhengzhou. On Tuesday, July 20 torrential rains...
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Deadly Flooding in South and Central China Causes Millions in Economic Losses
Extreme weather has been battering numerous provinces in the south and central regions of China for weeks, causing an unaccounted for amount of damage and resulting in numerous deaths and scores missing, while inflicting millions...
A car gets towed while men walk in the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA and the NFIP are bumping flood insurance rates for the first time in 50 years as a result of potential climate catastrophe, which may lead to enormous increases for homeowners in the highest risk areas.
FEMA Bumps Flood Insurance Rates for First Time in 50 Years After Consulting Climate Experts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised flood insurance rates for the first time since the 1970s in what it calls “Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action.” New policies will see an increase...