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Floods

The passing days are eventful and full of peril. Signs of a most startling character appear in floods, in hurricanes, in tornadoes, in earthquakes, in casualties by sea and land. The judgments of God are falling on the world, that men may be awakened to the fact that Christ will come speedily.


Flooding in the News


The Independent

How Tokyo is preparing for flooding beyond anything we've seen before
The Independent
Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region's most vulnerable floodplains, the $2bn (£1.5bn) underground anti-flood system, completed in 2006, is an extraordinary example of the defenses that global cities are readying as they face an era ...



Toronto Star

Should Toronto Islands get ready for another flood?
Toronto Star
Packed sandbags, some faded and frayed, still stand guard on Ward's Island. While they are unnecessary for the moment as the receded lake laps gently at the shore, not so long ago they were an integral part of the island's defence against flood waters.



Tampabay.com (blog)

Tokyo preparing for floods 'beyond anything we've seen' | News ...
Tampabay.com (blog)
KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site's immense ...

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus-based insurance companies among those seeing hurricane claims
The Columbus Dispatch
In this Aug. 29 photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise in Houston. Some of the claims central Ohio insurers are seeing result from flood damage to vehicles as a result of the hurricane.



Irish Echo

More rain after devastating Donegal floods
Irish Echo
An estimated four inches of rain fell in 24 hours. Members of the Irish Army have been deployed in the most flood-ravaged areas. Minister of State Joe McHugh, who is from Donegal, compared the flooding in the county to a tsunami. “Tsunamis are ...

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The Atlantic

Using Twitter to Save a Newborn From a Flood
The Atlantic
When phone networks crashed during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, many people turned to Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and Mixi, a social-networking website in the country. When Manila, the capital of the Philippines, flooded after ... in at ...

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PBS NewsHour

Historic flooding inundates Texas, hampering rescue efforts
PBS NewsHour
Parts of southeast Texas expect a cumulative 50 inches of rain… The most ever ... On Twitter, the president called the storm a once-in-a-500-year flood and said the he would visit Texas, quote, “As soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption.
Harvey is causing 'catastrophic flooding' in Houston. Why wasn't the city evacuated?The Bellingham Herald
Menacing Harvey knocking on Texas coast as Category 4 stormPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The Disasters We Refuse to Imagine
CityLab
Just two months before Ropeik and I spoke, eight people had died in Harris County when a storm dumped 11 inches of rain on sections of Houston in ten hours. ... “You'd think regionally they'd have a better plan in place,” Wesley Highfield, a professor ...



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AZCentral.com
A flash flood near Payson killed at least nine people in July 2017. This amateur footage shows how quickly the waters rose. (David ...... Estimates also showed that upstream, along Ellison Creek, another half-inch to an inch and a half fell, “so we ...

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Pacific Standard

What Hurricane Harvey Tells Us About How We Assess and Prepare ...
Pacific Standard
A catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey was long predicted for Houston. But to live next to a dam and never fathom a breach is not a uniquely Texan brand of ...

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