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New Orleans Braces For New Flooding As It Copes With Power Outages, Failed Pumping System

Heather Wright is a New Orleans native, so she knows that flooding is a part of life in the city. New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is mostly surrounded by water.

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Historic flooding hits Missouri and Arkansas, more heavy rain on the way

Parts of Missouri and Arkansas are experiencing historic flooding after a powerful storm produced deadly tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rain, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens injured.

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Calif. evacuees may be away from home two weeks for Oroville spillway fixes

WEB Notes: FEMA is going to provide 150,000 bottles of water to nearly 200,000 people? They will also provide 20,000 blankets, 10,000 cots to nearly 200,000 people. Am I missing something here? Are the people going to share the water, blankets and cots? The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico is helping a large amount of people all by volunteers in the community and this is the best the government can do? Our tax dollars? Another great example why we all need to be prepared for whatever may pop up in life. People are potentially looking at being away from their homes for up to two weeks at this point if everything goes well. This is a huge deal right now. Entire towns are evacuated, stores are closed and towns look like ghost towns. The economic impact this is having is tremendous to say the least.

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Oroville Dam News and Updates: 188k Evacuated, National Guard To Assist With Repair, Officials Knew Risks 12 Years Ago – Video

Update: Since 5pm yesterday (12 hour period) the water level in Lake Oroville has dropped by 4 feet due to water released from the main spillway.

WEB Notes: Let this be a lesson to everyone. You always need to be prepared for an emergency, this is why we constantly talk about preparation. When people are struck by crisis’ like this they always say we did not know it was going to happen. That is exactly why you should always be prepared. You do not know what surprises life will bring you each and everyday. You have insurance on your home and cars don’t you? Preparing is an insurance policy as well, get used to it, make it a part of your life. That does not mean you have 20 years worth of this or that. It means you do not leave your cabinets dry. This is the perfect time to address this as this is fresh in everyone’s mind.

For those who were evacuated all they would be able to do is take water, food and blankets with them. But you need to have those items to begin with. Trying to stock up during a time of crisis is just about worthless. I know people who were stuck in the evacuation traffic for hours without moving. It was extremely upsetting for them and everyone else as roads were blocked off by authorities directing traffic out of the towns. We are talking about 188,000 people who were evacuated from the area. This area of Northern California consists of many small towns and communities. Always know your surroundings and understand the roads in your area to possibly make your exit strategy faster. Never become complacent with preparation, when you do that is when disaster tends to strike and that would be a shame for those who typically work hard doing that.

On Wednesday more rain comes to these communities, so our prayers go out to everyone involved.

 

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Five dead, 20,000 rescued from historic Louisiana floods

Historic flooding that killed five people and forced more than 20,000 sometimes harrowing rescues continued to sweep across southern Louisiana on Monday as the region braced for ever higher waters.

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China’s Worst Flooding Since 1998 Kills 173, Takes Economic Toll

Weeks of torrential rain across central and southern China have caused the country’s worst flooding since 1998, killing 173 people, ruining farms and cutting major transportation arteries — and creating potential headwinds to economy growth.

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West Virginia Flooding Kills 24; Federal Disaster Declared

At least 24 people have died and a federal disaster has been declared in West Virginia after heavy rains flooded several towns, prompting search and rescue operations. Both Virginia and West Virginia have declared states of emergency due to the devastating event that has been described as “complete chaos.”

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Obama declares disaster in 12 Texas counties

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in 12 Texas counties throughout the state that suffered severe flooding last month during heavy rainfall.

The declaration, approved on Saturday, covers Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties.

It enables residents to received federal grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover.

Source: Obama declares disaster in 12 Texas counties – Washington Times

Historic Flooding in Missouri and Illinois

Dozens of towns and villages lay abandoned after another day of historic flooding in Missouri and Illinois. Floodwater swamped entire settlements and forced widespread evacuations in disaster that has killed at least 20. Five foreign soldiers training in US were killed when their car was swept off a rural road and into rampaging water. Crisis could rival 1993 when one of ‘most damaging natural disasters to ever hit US’ killed 50 and left $15bn damage. Swollen rivers and streams were pushed to almost unheard of heights and up to 17million people are under threat

Source: Mississippi flooding devastation revealed by aerial photographs | Daily Mail Online

Worst flooding in the last 50 years hits Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brasil

Widespread flooding across Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil over the last 7 days forced more than 150 000 people to evacuate their homes and claimed 6 lives so far. The floods are the worst to hit the area in the last 50 years, according to the local authorities.A few days of persistent heavy rainfalls are thought to be enhanced by the El Nino weather phenomenon. The rains caused three large rivers in the region to swell with water.

Source: Worst flooding in the last 50 years hits Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brasil

150,000 Flee Flooding in South America

Emergency officials said Saturday that as many as 150,000 people in the border areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina had fled their homes ahead of severe flooding from torrential summer rains linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon.Regional reports said 90,000 residents of the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, had been evacuated by Saturday evening — many of them families living in substandard housing near the Paraguay River.

Source: 150,000 Flee Flooding in South America

“200-year flood” – Southern Norway immersed in heavy flooding

Severe Storm “Synne”, known as Desmond in UK and Ireland, battered southern Norway with heavy rainfalls and strong winds during the weekend of December 5 and 6, 2015. Torrential downpours caused heavy flooding across the affected areas. Road and rail traffic was disrupted and numerous people were forced to evacuate their homes.

The so-called “200-year flood” ravaged southern Norway wreaking havoc across the country on the weekend of December 5. According to media reports, Bjerkreim Municipality in Rogaland was hit the hardest. Abundant water amounts flowing through Bjerkreim have left the town of Vikesa immersed in water.

Source: “200-year flood” – Southern Norway immersed in heavy flooding

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