Dam failures, floods, landslides

angelburst29

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Eight people are missing and several villages have been evacuated after a landslide in southeast Switzerland, police said.

Switzerland landslide: Eight people missing after rockfall near Italian border (Video)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/switzerland-landslide-latest-news-missing-bondo-val-bondasca-italy-border-southeast-a7909786.html

Nationals of Germany, Austria and Switzerland among those lost.

Around 100 people were evacuated from the village of Bondo yesterday. Rolling rocks reached the entrance of the village and police in Graubuenden canton said some buildings were damaged.

Police said they are yet to be able to reach eight people who were in the Bondasca valley at the time of the slide – nationals of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Six of those people have been reported missing by relatives, prompting an “intensified” search overnight.

A Swiss army helicopter was deployed as part of the search.

An emergency warning system was set up in the village after a massive landslide in 2012.


Eight people are still missing after a landslide in an alpine valley in south-eastern Switzerland, police say.
Switzerland landslide: At least eight missing in Val Bondasca (Photos - Video)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41036851

The incident in a remote valley popular with hikers and climbers forced the evacuation of a village in the Val Bondasca region, officials said.

German, Austrian and Swiss citizens are among those missing, Graubünden cantonal police said in a statement.

Six others initially reported missing were later found safe across the border in Italy, AFP news agency reports.

A rescue operation is under way with army helicopters circling above equipped with infrared cameras and technology to detect mobile phone signals.

On the ground, some 120 rescuers with dogs are searching for survivors of Wednesday's massive landslide.

"Six people have been found in Italy," local police told AFP, adding: "There are still eight people whose whereabouts remain unknown."

Early on Wednesday, millions of cubic metres of rock and mud flowed down into the Bondasca valley, stopping just feet from the tiny village of Bondo.
The slide area is over 5km (3 miles) long and is "tens of metres" high in places, police said.


About 100 local residents were immediately evacuated, with rescue workers initially reporting that everyone was safe.

Pictures from the scene show rocks and debris scattered across roads and properties surrounded by mud flows.

The landslide happened at about 09:30 local time (07:30 GMT) on Wednesday when four million cubic metres of mud and rock cascaded down the side of the Piz Cengalo mountain, the authorities said.

The village of Bondo near the Italian border, which narrowly escaped being hit by the landslide, has been completely evacuated, and will remain closed until at least Friday.

Residents fled after alarms sounded in the village, and hikers staying in mountain huts were airlifted to safety. Several farm buildings were destroyed.

Geologists have warned that further landslides in the remote area cannot be ruled out.

The Graubünden region of Switzerland is known to be at risk of landslides when water overflows from the high alpine lakes.

Warning sirens alert local residents and some communities have constructed barriers. But Wednesday's landslide, the biggest in decades according to police, took Bondo by surprise.

The alarm system in Bondo was installed after a huge landslide on the slopes of Piz Cengalo in 2012 which crashed into an uninhabited valley.

In 2014 a mudslide in Davesco-Soragno in the southern Canton of Ticino swept into a block of flats, killing two people and injuring four others.

In 2000, 13 people died when a landslide struck villages in the canton of Valais.
 

angelburst29

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Re: Dam failure and flooding

The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years.

Floods Kill Over 1200 in India, Nepal, Bangladesh
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960605001380

All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but international aid agencies say things are worse this year with thousands of villages cut off and people deprived of food and clean water for days, World News reported.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit Bihar state on Saturday and has pledged a relief fund of $78m.

Government officials in India's Eastern state of Bihar told Reuters news agency on Friday that at least 379 people had been killed over the past few days, with thousands sheltered in relief camps away from their inundated homes.

"This year farming has collapsed due to floods and we will witness a sharp rise in unemployment," according to Anirudh Kumar, a disaster management official in Patna - the capital of poor Bihar state known for mass migration to cities in search of jobs.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, at least 88 people were killed when floods swamped nearly half of the vast state of 220 million people.

Rajan Kumar, a federal interior ministry official in New Delhi overseeing the rescue and relief operations, told Reuters news agency that at least 850 people had been killed in six flood-affected states in the past month.

"A second wave of floods led to widespread destruction," he said, adding that "We will have to provide immediate rehabilitation aid to help millions affected directly."

In Nepal, 150 people have been killed and 90,000 homes destroyed in what the United Nations is calling the worst flooding there in a decade.

In Bangladesh, at least 134 people have died and more than 5.7 million been affected directly as monsoon flooding submerged more than a third of the low-lying and densely populated country.

Crops on 10,583 hectares of land have been washed away while another 600,587 hectares of farmland have been partially damaged, according to the disaster ministry, in a big blow to the farm-dependent country which lost around one million tonnes of rice in flash floods in April.

"I could not find a single dry patch of land," Matthew Marek, the head of disaster response in Bangladesh for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, who made an aerial assessment of the worst affected parts of the country.

"Farmers are left with nothing, not even with clean drinking water."
 

angelburst29

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A landslide hit China's southwestern province of Guizhou, killing at least two people, while 25 remain missing, Xinhua reported Monday, citing local authorities.

Landslide in China's Southwest Province Reportedly Turns Deadly (VIDEO)
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201708281056847617-landslide-china-dead-missing/

The natural disaster occurred at 10:40 a.m. local time (03:40 GMT) in the city of Bijie, hitting 34 households, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the city’s publicity department.

The Chinese rescue service has reportedly managed to save four people.

Authorities have provided camp beds and tents for the affected locals.
 

c.a.

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Re: Dam failure and flooding

Houston Airport & Highways Flooded After Hurricane Harvey (19:22)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6xLvJftDK0

08-29-2017 Friendswood TX - Historic Flooding Day 5 (1:33)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RrBpGrh3nQ

08-26-2017 Refugio, TX - TOWN DESTROYED, DIRECT HIT from HARVEY

https://youtu.be/sfY5VnhbX1U
Late Saturday night into the early Sunday morning hours of 08-26-2017, the extreme force of Hurricane Harvey destroyed the entire Texas town of Refugio, TX. This video shows the full brunt of the major hurricane hitting land. 125mph sustained winds and gusts near 140mph, virtually every structure in town was destroyed or damaged. You'll see how violent the winds were, debris flying, a gas station destroyed and video of many structures that have been destroyed including Refugio High School.

Refugio is located 20 miles north of Rockport, TX where Harvey made first landfall. In between the towns is Copano Bay. After the hurricane made first landfall, it fed on the waters of the bay and maintained its major hurricane status.

08-28-2017 Topical Storm Harvey Spring, Texas Record Level Cypress Creek Overflow
(1:27)
https://www.youtube.com/user/LiveStormsNetwork
Cypress Creek has gone 11 feet over banks inundating any structure in its path also it has increased its flow acros Interstate 45.
Harvey causing levee to fail south of Houston
Officials in Brazoria County, Texas are urging residents to "get out" as waters at Columbia Lakes are breaching a levee.
http://www.wcpo.com//weather/harvey-causing-levee-to-fail-south-of-houston?utm_source=SilverpopMailing
"NOTICE: The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!! GET OUT NOW!!"
the county posted on Twitter at 10:30.

Brazoria County is located just south of the city of Houston, and includes cities like Pearland, Angleton and Lake Jackson.

According to CBS Houston, the levee in question is protecting residents from flood surge near the Brazos River near Sweeny, Texas.


https://twitter.com/CBS11JeffJam/status/902545881555234816/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wcpo.com%2Fweather%2Fharvey-causing-levee-to-fail-south-of-houston

Officials in south Texas had previously warned residents to shelter in place and that travel was unsafe.

According to the 2010 Census, more than 350,000 people live in Brazoria County. It's unclear how many people are in the path of danger due to the levee failure.

More on this as it develops.
 

angelburst29

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About 1.8 million children in South Asia cannot go to school due to floods that have recently hit the region's countries, according to the international non-governmental organization Save the Children.

Some 1.8Mln Children Unable to Attend School Due to Floods in South Asia
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201708311056974730-asia-children-floods-school-attend/

"At least 18,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed by South Asia’s worst flooding in years, which is putting children’s education and long-term well-being at risk, warns Save the Children. Thousands more schools have been used as evacuation centres and about 1.8 million children cannot go to class as flooding continues to ravage large swathes of Bangladesh, Nepal and India’s northeast. The regional death toll now stands at over 1,200 with more than 40 million people affected," the statement said.

According to Save the Children, over 12,000 schools had been damaged in India, 2,000 in Nepal and 4,000 more in Bangladesh.

Heavy rains hit the north of India, Nepal and Bangladesh this month. The disaster has already claimed lives of hundreds of people and prompted evacuation of thousands.


Two people, including a baby and a woman, were killed by a landslide in the Vietnamese province of Yen Bai.
At Least Two Killed, Seven Injured in Landslide in Vietnam
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201709041057057943-vietnam-landslide-yen-bai/

At least two people were killed and seven more were injured in a landslide that hit northern Vietnam, local media reported Monday.

An 8-month old child and a woman were killed by the Sunday landslide in the Asian country's Yen Bai province, the VnExpress National news website said.

The news outlet added that the country's authorities provided the families of the deceased victims with five million Vietnamese dongs ($220 at current exchange rates), while those injured received three million Vietnamese dongs.

According to the website, in August Yen Bai was also hit by deadly natural disasters as rains and floods claimed lives of 14 residents of the province.


More than 500 people, including over 130 foreigners are cut off by a mudslide in the mountains of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria region, a source in the emergency services told Sputnik on Friday.
Over 500 People Cut Off by Mudslide in Russia's South (PHOTO, VIDEO)
https://sputniknews.com/russia/201709011056988725-tourists-russia-mudslide/

The tourists were cut off after the Baksan River increased in the region and the mudslides came from the slopes of the Adyl-Su mountain.

“As many as 27 tourist bases and 49 registered tour groups comprising over 500 people including 133 foreigners were cut off,” the source said t Sputnik.

​The source noted that citizens of 14 foreign countries were among those affected by the mudslide. The foreign tour groups include citizens of France, England, South Korea, India, Egypt, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine, the source added.

​Initially it was reported that nationals of the United States, Germany, China, Poland, Slovenia and Malaysia were among the foreigners trapped.

Some eight sections of Russia's federal route A-158 were damaged as a result of the mud flows. The mudslides have also resulted in five villages in the area with a total population of over 6,000 being completely cut off.


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday spoke to the head of the southwestern Kabardino-Balkaria Republic Yury Kokov and tasked him with extending all the necessary aid to residents and tourists in the areas that had been cut off by a mudslide in the mountainous Elbrus area, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Putin Orders Head of Russian Region Hit by Mudslide to Provide People With Aid
https://sputniknews.com/russia/201709021057025860-putin-mudslide-aid/

Peskov noted that Kokov had informed Putin of measures taken to tackle the consequences of the mudslide.

"The president asked Kokov, to provide, in cooperation with the Emergencies Ministry, [Russian] citizens, residing in the affected area, as well as tourists, with all the necessary assistance," the spokesman stressed.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that helicopters evacuated some 114 tourists, including 50 foreign, from the areas of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria region.

The representative of the operational staff at the site added that the road traffic with five settlements, where 5,200 people were living, had been disrupted due to the mudslide.
 

angelburst29

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Torrential Rainstorm Brings Floods and Havoc to China
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201709111057288674-china-flood-damage-rainfall-disaster/

At least eight people died and seven are reported missing as torrential rains hit China, causing disastrous flooding around the country. The severe downpour hit central and southwestern Chinese regions last Friday, affecting roughly 596,000 people, according to a statement on Monday by local authorities.

Over 6,700 people were evacuated in China from potentially dangerous areas after heavy rainfalls lashed central and southwestern regions of the country, causing massive flooding, as the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs reported on Monday, adding that at least eight people were killed and seven have gone missing.

The torrential downpours affected some 596,000 people in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Shaanxi, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.

The rainstorm, which had been battering the areas since Friday, caused mudflows, landslides and floods, while some regions were hit by a heavy hail. According to the ministry's statement, the damage inflicted so far is estimated at 420 million yuan [nearly $64,5 million]. Over 500 houses were destroyed in the floods, 2,700 others were damaged. Around 68,400 acres of farmlands were devastated by rainfall.
 

angelburst29

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A failing dam is causing an "extremely dangerous" situation in the US territory of Puerto Rico, the US National Weather Service said Friday.

Towns Evacuating as Puerto Rican Dam Fails
https://sputniknews.com/latam/201709221057625406-evacuating-puerto-rico-dam-fails/

The Guajataca Dam in the northwestern Puerto Rico failed at 2:10 p.m. local time, spurring the National Weather Service to announce a flash flood emergency. The dam failure comes in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which has caused flooding and devastation across the island.

The nearby cities of Isabela and Quebradillas, with a combined population of more than 70,000 people, received evacuation orders as the dam began to fail. "This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION," NWS San Juan said in a statement Friday afternoon. "Buses are currently evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can," the statement continued.

​Local residents have been warned to find "higher ground now," the weather service said on its website. Between Tuesday and Wednesday alone, water levels in Lago de Guajataca (Guajataca Lake) rose three feet, federal data show. The dam, constructed in the 1920s, had a capacity of about 11 billion gallons of water and was used primarily for irrigation and consumption.

​"Do not attempt travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order," the alert states.

As of Thursday the entire island has been without electric power. At least 13 have died on the island as a result of the storm, and the death toll is expected to rise. Maria has claimed 30 lives as it cut through the Caribbean, and the Category 3 storm remains very dangerous.
 

c.a.

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Whistle blowers come forward but fear retaliation. :whistle:

Records Raise Safety Questions Surrounding Oroville Dam (Video's and links)
Sep 29, 2017
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Records-Raise-Safety-Questions-Surrounding-Oroville-Dam-448318083.html
Snip:
A six-month investigation by NBC Bay Area that reviewed two decades’ worth of safety documents uncovers questions about the dam’s safety beyond the spillway that failed in February

An NBC Bay Area examination of 20 years’ worth of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) inspection reports, engineering studies, Federal Part 12D independent consultant inspection reports, consultant letters and memos—nearly 10,000 pages of documents in all—repeatedly identified problems with the stability, safety and monitoring of Oroville Dam.

These issues raise concern among seven engineers who reviewed the materials at NBC Bay Area’s request. Several of those engineers, who asked to remain anonymous, currently work in structural engineering, including the design, monitoring and review of dams. One engineer served on the National Dam Safety Review Board.

All of the engineers told NBC Bay Area that the documents they reviewed raise serious safety concerns that they say must be addressed sooner rather than later or risk failure of Oroville Dam itself.

Among the issues are:

*A 15-foot-long crack in the concrete at gate eight in the dam’s headworks, or flood control structure, which records show appears to be growing

*Spalling, or deterioration, of concrete in other areas of the dam

*Cracking tendons, or trunnion rods, that help move the 20-ton radial gates, which control the flow of water through the dam

*Failure of the Department of Water Resources to develop a long-term plan to monitor the amount and speed of water that naturally flows through the earthen dam, despite a request by federal inspectors to do so.



For many of the engineers, that last issue is the most troubling problem. In a 2010 report, federal inspectors ordered the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to “establish a long-term plan to monitor the flow” of water through the earthen dam—what’s known as the phreatic surface. This issue subsequently appears as the top priority to be addressed in the past five years of DSOD inspection reports, yet DWR has, thus far, failed to create such a plan.
 

angelburst29

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According to reports, The number of people killed in landslides and floods in Vietnam has reached 60, while 31 have been injured.

Death Toll From Landslides in Vietnam Reaches 60
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960723000920

The Xinhua news agency added, citing the Vietnamese Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, 37 more people were considered to be missing.

The country’s Northern and central regions were lashed with a massive downpour on Tuesday, which led to flooding and landslides across several provinces.

Over 5,000 families had to leave their homes in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh. On Wednesday, Vietnam’s authorities declared a state of emergency in the Northern province of Hoa Binh.


The number of victims in massive landslides and flooding in the north and center of Vietnam has risen.
Death Toll From Landslides in Vietnam Reaches 60 – Reports
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710151058244486-death-toll-landslide-vietnam/

Xinhua news agency has reported that the number of people killed in landslides and floods in Vietnam has reached 60, while 31 have been injured.

The agency added, citing the Vietnamese Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, 37 more people were considered to be missing.

The country’s northern and central regions were lashed with a massive downpour on Tuesday, which led to flooding and landslides across several provinces. Over 5,000 families had to leave their homes in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh. On Wednesday, Vietnam’s authorities declared a state of emergency in the northern province of Hoa Binh.

On Thursday, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Moscow was ready to provide assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster.
 

angelburst29

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The incident took place on Saturday morning, when thousands of metric tons of laterite earth slid down from a height of 35 meters (114.8 feet), CBC news reported.

Landslide in Malaysia Kills 3, 11 Others Remain Under Rubble (VIDEO)
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710211058430926-malaysia-landslide-death-toll/

At least three people were killed and 11 others remain under the rubble as a result of a landslide in Tanjung Bungah settlement in the Malaysian state of Penang, local media reported Saturday.

​The rescue service officers are now scouring the territory of 160,000 square feet, searching for other victims, the news outlet said.

​The incident has triggered public outrage as local citizens have repeatedly called on the Penang state local government to stop the over-development of hillsides. Tanjung Bungah Residents Association has submitted petitions to the local government on numerous occasions, asking to halt this activity as it provoked flash floods in the state. However, the problems were ignored by the local authorities.
 

c.a.

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Drenching rain floods Tillamook Pacific Northwest News Oregon (Pic's)
Posted October 22, 2017 at 05:06 PM | Updated October 22, 2017 at 09:04 PM
_http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/10/drenching_downpours_flood_till.html?ath=fd42cee7b04d57e3f4c6ac553877bb4a#cmpid=nsltr_stryphoto
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Overnight downpours flooded Tillamook, closing roads and businesses and snarling traffic.
The area is prone to flooding, but this came early in the season, said Gordon McCraw, the area's emergency manager.
The worst was in Lee’s Camp, he said, which was hit with 10 inches overnight. He said five inches drenched the east part of town.
Typhoon "Lan" slams into Japan, leaves at least 4 dead, extensive flooding
Posted by TW on October 23, 2017
https://watchers.news/2017/10/23/typhoon-lan-japan-damage-casualties/
https://watchers.news/2017/10/22/typhoon-lan-pre-landfall-update-by-meteorologist-jonathan-oh/
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Typhoon "Lan" made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture, some 175 km (110 miles) southwest of Tokyo at 18:00 UTC on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (03:00 JST, October 23), side-sweeping the capital, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 198 km/h (123 mph). The typhoon caused power outages, extensive flooding, landslides and left at least 4 people dead. Some 500 flights were canceled Sunday and another 350 on Monday.

Lan brought more than 400 mm (15.74 inches) of rainfall in the 48 hours to Sunday evening in Wakayama, Mie, and Kagoshima prefectures. The city of Shingu in Wakamaya saw over 700 mm (27.55 inches) of rainfall and some parts up to 888 mm (34.96 inches) within 48 hours.

超大型台風、各地で被害 土砂崩れや孤立も (0:54)
KyodoNews Published on Oct 22, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=VZUFU6YCuck
Storm Brian causes flooding in Ireland - video
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/oct/21/storm-brian-causes-flooding-in-ireland-video
The latest extreme weather event to hit Ireland is causing floods in the south-west as winds reach up to 50mph and the river Shannon bursts its banks in Limerick city. The entire country is expected to be affected by the storm later on Saturday before it passes across the Irish Sea towards Britain, where the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Wales and England.
Storm Brian hits Britain after flooding in south-west Ireland Snip:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/21/storm-brian-causes-flooding-in-south-west-ireland
Parts of Britain have been battered by winds of almost 80mph and heavy rains as storm Brian crossed the Irish Sea after causing flooding in some parts of Ireland.

A yellow weather warning for winds across a swath of Britain, including Wales and southern England up to the Midlands and north west, will remain in place until midnight on Saturday.

Gusts of 78mph (125km/h), the highest recorded on Saturday afternoon, struck the Llŷn Peninsula on the north-west coast of Wales, the Met Office said.

Dozens of flights and ferry crossings have been cancelled because of the high winds, with British Airways cutting 10 flights to and from Heathrow to reduce the number of aircraft movements at the airport.

The rough seas and strong winds have forced Brittany Ferries to cancel eight sailings, with Irish ports particularly affected by the rough conditions. P&O Ferries has also been hit by the disruption and on Saturday evening it cancelled all crossings of the Irish Sea between Dublin and Liverpool.


https://youtu.be/LFkseq95Vt8?rel=0
 

angelburst29

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Greek authorities have declared a day of national mourning after heavy rainfall triggered floods near Athens.

Greece Mourns After Deluge Kills 15, Causes Carnage (PHOTO, VIDEO)
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201711161059146426-greece-floods-heavy-rains/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTTzkJoT5s8 (1:46 min.)

Floods in Greece have killed at least 15 people and caused utter ruin, with the industrial towns of Mandar, Nea Peramos and Megara, in the foothills of a mountain west of Athens, being the most affected.

Locals said the devastation was unprecedented in scale. Residents said they were woken on Wednesday morning to their homes being filled by rainwater and awash with mud.

According to the BBC, many of the victims were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes.

"Everything is lost. The disaster is biblical," Mandra Mayor Yianna Krikouki told state broadcaster ERT.

According to the broadcaster, at least 37 people have been hospitalized and some are still missing. There are fears that the death toll could climb even higher as emergency crews continue searching flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens.

"This is a very difficult moment for our country. We mourn the deaths of 14 people in what is a great disaster…. It is the wish of all of us that this number does not increase," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address, announcing a national day of mourning Thursday.

​Greece has been hit by heavy rains for about a week. A new severe weather warning has been issued for Greece on Thursday.

Earlier, authorities had declared a state of emergency on Symi Island in the Aegean Sea due to torrential rains that wreaked havoc on local infrastructure.
 

c.a.

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The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else
November 16, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT+1
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-16/the-u-s-flooded-one-of-houston-s-richest-neighborhoods-to-save-everyone-else
The Army Corps of Engineers sent water cascading into West Houston’s Energy Corridor to avoid a catastrophic reservoir failure during Hurricane Harvey. Now a web of lawsuits could change how the government handles extreme weather.





Sep 4, 2017

https://youtu.be/xHqZ0RM8x8Y?rel=0
Google earth video with overlays showing where water fell, and where it will recede from as the Galveston District slowly reduces flow rates out of Addicks and Barker dams. Courtesy Video U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Sep 22, 2017 :huh:
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAKR9Bnf1pY
This brave soldier tells it like it is in a no holds bar monolog describing his personal account during hurricane Harvey. Listen as he tells you how FEMA did nothing to help and in fact was doing something else that is much more sinister.

Published on Nov 16, 2017

https://youtu.be/ZgCvY3qmIwA?rel=0

Greece: drone footage reveals aftermath of flooding / 2:02
Nov 16, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEXbXw26as
 

angelburst29

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SANTIAGO, Chile: A mudslide fueled by heavy rains swept over a village in southern Chile on Saturday, leaving at least three people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

Landslide in southern Chile leaves 3 dead, 15 missing Sunday 17 December 2017
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1210331/world

Rain caused a river to overflow and the side of a hill to collapse, burying 20 of the 200 houses in Villa Santa Lucia in the Los Lagos region, located 790 miles (1,272 kilometers) south of Chile’s capital, Santiago.

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Madmud Aleuy said the three confirmed dead are two women and an unidentified tourist, while 15 others remain missing.

Rescuers are looking for survivors and President Michel Bachelet said on her Twitter account that emergency services are in the area “to care for those affected.”

Some of the injured were taken by helicopter to medical centers. Two families were evacuated because of a fire caused by the slide, authorities said. Water and electricity service to the area was knocked out.

The alert level in the area had been raised to red because of the persistent rains.


MANILA: Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday.
26 dead from landslides after Philippine storm Sunday 17 December 2017
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1210401/world

Kai-Tak tore across the major islands of Samar and Leyte on Saturday, toppling power lines in 39 towns or cities and damaging roads and bridges, the national disaster agency said.

Some 87,700 people were forced from their homes in the region. But the previous death toll had stood at just three.

“There is a total of 26 people dead from landslides in four towns of Biliran. We have recovered the bodies,” Sofronio Dacillo, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, told AFP.

Gerardo Espina, governor of the island province just east of Leyte, gave the same figure for deaths in an interview on ABS-CBN television. He said 23 people were missing.

The national disaster risk reduction agency could not immediately confirm if the 26 deaths in Biliran included the initial three fatalities it reported on Saturday.

Kai-Tak weakened on Sunday afternoon, with gusts of up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) an hour, and was reclassified as a tropical depression, state weather forecasters said.

But disaster officials warned that more floods and landslides were possible and said 15,500 passengers were stranded because ferry services remained suspended in parts of the region.
 

angelburst29

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angelburst29 said:
26 dead from landslides after Philippine storm Sunday 17 December 2017
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1210401/world
Update: At least 27 people have been killed and 24 reported missing in the Philippine island province of Biliran after it was hit by a tropical storm Urduja.

Tropical Storm Urduja Kills 27 People, 24 Reported Missing in Philippines
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According to the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA), the storm wreaked severe damage on the infrastructure, as some towns of the province became isolated due to collapsed bridges.

Nearly 11,000 have been people stuck in ports across the country because of Urduja’s strong winds and rains, the news agency added.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will reportedly visit the affected areas later in the day.
 
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