Category Archives: Floods

Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

The storm continues to north along the Texas-Louisiana border but is expected to shift east sometime on Friday.

It is spreading rain and further flooding through Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

As much as eight inches of rain have already fallen in those states and the Florida panhandle.

Storm surges continue to be an issue for coastal areas.

All storm warnings and watches have been lifted, though some for flooding remain.

Days of Rain Bring Flooding to Florida

Days of rain have brought flooding to southern Florida.

As much as eleven inches fell in some areas.

Heavy rains caused hundreds of delays and dozens of cancellations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Miami International Airports.

The flooding has closed streets throughout the area and at least one mall, the Sawgrass in Sunrise.

On Thursday morning, the area got a break from the storms.

However, they began their return by Thursday afternoon.

Forecasts show the rain continuing through at least the weekend.

3 People Missing in Tasmania Flooding

Tasmania floodingDays of torrential rain have brought about severe flooding, in Tasmania.

As much as seven inches fell over Monday, in some areas.

Three people are missing as a result of the flooding, that is being called the worst in nearly ninety years.

Emergency personnel have had to make more than one hundred water rescues, as seven of the Australian state’s rivers have flooded their banks.

Dozens of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed.

The same storm is responsible for the deaths of three people in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Rains are forecast to cease for Wednesday, however they will back on Thursday and go through Saturday.

Bodies of 4 Missing Soldiers Found, Bringing Texas Flooding Death Toll to 16

Flooding in TexasThe bodies of four missing soldiers were found on Fort Hood, Friday evening.

They had been missing since their Light Medium Tactical Vehicle was swept away and overturned by raging waters, on Thursday morning.

Five other soldiers were killed and three were injured, in the accident.

Elsewhere in Texas, seven more people have been killed by the floods.

Governor Greg Abbott has declared thirty-one counties to be in a state of disaster.

Thousands have been forced to evacuate, including more than four thousand inmates, from three prisons.

Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed, throughout the state.

Forecasts have the rains continuing through the weekend, for Houston and the eastern part of the state, with up to seven more inches of rain expected.

16 Dead as Floods Sweep Central Europe

Europe Flooding
Bavaria

At least sixteen people have been killed as floods have swept across Central Europe.

France and Germany have been hardest hit, but flooding is also affecting Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland.

Most of the deaths have occurred in Bavaria.

Thousands have been forced to evacuate, in the face of the rising waters.

Tens of thousands are without power, and declarations of emergency have been made for many areas.

In Paris, museums have been closed as employees pack up artwork and move it to higher locations.

The Seine River has reached heights only seen twice before, and is expected to peak in second.

Some areas are still seeing rains fall, with more forecasted through the weekend.

Death Toll From Texas Floods Rises to 12, With 4 Missing

via AP
via AP

The search for four missing soldiers continues in Fort Hood, Texas.

Their Light Medium Tactical Vehicle was swept away and overturned by raging waters, on Thursday morning.

Five soldiers were killed and three were hurt.

Aircraft and boats are being used in the search for the remaining four.

Elsewhere in Texas, seven more people have been killed by the floods.

Governor Greg Abbott has declared thirty-one counties to be in a state of disaster.

Thousands have been forced to evacuate, including more than four thousand inmates, from three prisons.

Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed, throughout the state.

Forecasts have the rains continuing through the weekend, for Houston and the eastern part of the state, with up to seven more inches of rain expected.

By 13:00 Friday, more than one hundred and fifty flights had been cancelled, due to the weather, in Dallas and Houston.