Nearly 340 areas of the UK during the holidays may occur floods. The reason was the heavy rains that have not ceased in most parts of the kingdom for the second week, according to ITAR-TASS.According to meteorologists, now showers are mainly in the west. However, the cyclone also extended its influence to certain regions of the Northern Ireland and Wales, north-west England and south-west Scotland.In England and Wales there are over 310 warnings of possible flooding. The traditionally less rainy Scotland announced a similar threat in the 21 area. Complicating the situation and a strong wind, Read more [...]
The north of France, in the province of Pas-de-Calais, several settlements were flooded by heavy prolonged rains, pass the European media. Rivers burst their banks, leaving some communities with no connection to the outside world. The most difficult situation in Melville. There under the water were 12 streets and 3 houses.
As previously reported, at least 4 people were killed and seven - were affected by the severe flooding in Iraq. Flooded the state capital Baghdad, reports "Channel 5."
Heavy rain did not abate over the city during the day. Because of outdated drainage streets were Read more [...]
At least four people have been victims of severe flooding in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, caused by heavy rains, told Western journalists representatives of local health services. As informs "Interfax", according to doctors, two men and two women were killed and another woman was injured in the collapse of their homes in the north-eastern suburb of Baghdad on Wednesday night. Another six people suffered because of the collapse of two other houses in the capital's suburbs Sandra City. Meanwhile, Iraq's Meteorological Office says that for the last day in Baghdad dropped 6.75 Read more [...]
Kiribati - a tiny state, inhabited by people of Kiribati and is located on 33 islands in the Pacific Ocean. An area of only 700 square kilometers. It seems that the coral atolls, slightly elevated above the water, is about to flood the storm. However, there are no storms, rainfall less than 1000 mm per year, and the temperature never drops below 20 degrees Celsius.There is a joke that Kiribati can travel through time. No joke? No. Indeed, you can. In one part of the state from time to Moscow delayed by 12 hours, and in the other - is ahead by 11. That's where the Date Line. But time Read more [...]
Prolonged downpours have caused many landslides in different parts of Wales in the UK. After one of them happened in Istalifera, forced the evacuation of 11 homes. Emergency evacuation was required and in the village of Swansea Valley, and in Pontipride, where people do not even have time to gather the necessary things. Welsh evacuees spent the night in the recreation center. Fortunately, during the collapse of the walls of homes and cottages, no one died. Survived and all those who are stuck in the flow of water in their own cars.Flood-damaged rail service between Cardiff and Bridgend, Read more [...]
Last weekend at the UK hit unusually high for this time of year rain. The country has been declared more than 400 warnings about the threat of flooding. Under the impact of elements hit the southern and central parts of mills, as well as north-and south-east Wales.For a family of Devon Glover flood was not a threat, but a reality. Once in the village of Amberley has overflowed river Taw, the car in which were Vanessa Glover and her husband Paul, and their seven year old son, washed with water. The man and the boy managed to get out, Vanessa picked up the water. Fortunately, the flow path Read more [...]
National focal point for preparedness for natural disasters in Sri Lanka on Monday said that as a result of floods and mudflows caused by rains that began on December 18, in the country, a total of 42 people were killed, and 9 missing.
By December 24 as a result of the disaster has been destroyed more than 10 thousand homes. Evacuated from the affected areas about 5 thousand families. On the vast territory of Sri Lanka disrupted road and rail links.Many important reservoirs of the country are overcrowded. According to forecasts of the meteorological service of Sri Lanka, heavy rains will continue, Read more [...]
In the UK starts flooding in the south-west rains come the last few days. Flooded dozens of settlements in the county of Cornwall, are preparing for the arrival of high water in Wales and Scotland. Temperatures in these regions are close to zero, but soon the rains do not stop, so the local people at Christmas for an unpleasant surprise.Category: Floods Read more [...]
Torrential rains led to disruption of rail and road transport in some parts of the UK, the abolition of football matches and evacuate people from flooded homes, according to British media. Last day to a number of areas of the country hit heavy rainfall, particularly hard-hit south-western England - Devon and Cornwall, where there have been breakthroughs levees that protect communities from flooding. Also flooded the historic city of York in northern England. Total British Agency for Environmental Protection has issued four critical, 155 serious and over 360 ordinary warnings about the possibility Read more [...]
December 15 in Makhachkala, a heavy snowfall, which continued for several days. From 16 to 18 December, the airport did not work "Uytash" from which they could not take off for a total of three thousand people. December 18 in Makhachkala, it started to rain which does not end until now.At 10:23 am in Moscow on Thursday to the panel of senior operations duty officer of the regional GUMCHS reported that "as a result of melting snow and heavy rains continued in the street sport of Makhachkala occurred overflow channel" C-4 "and flooding of houses, located below channel Read more [...]
In Peru, Chile and Bolivia for heavy rains followed by devastating floods. As a result of bad weather in the second largest city in Peru has killed 6 people. The government announced a state of emergency.
In 9000 Bolivia suffered locals. The people there are still without electricity and drinking water.
Meteorologists warned that the rains will soon resume.
In northern Italy continued rain and snow. Residents suffering city on water, Venice, now faced not only with a high water level, but with the mass of ice on its surface. This - St. Mark's Square. Locals and tourists have to stock up on rubber boots, as well as any long object, which can find their way. Incessant rains have led to the fact that the water level rose to unprecedented levels for this time of year. It exceeds the rate of almost one and a half meters. The famous Grand Canal and near the pedestrian part of him now merged into the same river. On their background Rialto Read more [...]
This - the most ambitious project in the history of St. Petersburg. For almost 200 years, engineers and hydraulic working on his drawings, and the construction lasted for several decades. Were connected to the building the best engineers in the world and tens of thousands of construction workers. But now, to protect the city from floods, the dispatcher simply pass on a computer just one team.Category: Floods Read more [...]
In Cambodia in the collapse of a dam on a tributary of the Mekong River, r.Atay, killing 4 people, TV channel ABC.
As the press-service of the police, the dam, which was engaged in the erection of the Chinese state-owned company, could not stand the pressure of water. Four of the workers were swept away by flood waters and drowned. another 10 received injuries of varying severity.
At present, work on the construction of the dam is suspended. Assessment was conducted damage.Category: Floods Read more [...]
In Northern California, because of continued for several days of rain out of the banks of two rivers - Rashn Napa River / Russian River /. As a result of flooding of 5 thousand people were left without electricity, said Sunday TV "Fox News".
It is expected that in the next day the water can flood the town of Truckee and Guerneville. At present, residents of these cities and the lifeguards are building dams of sandbags. To prepare the evacuation of more than 16 thousand people.
In 2005 and 2006, the two rivers have their banks because of prolonged rains. Then the water has destroyed Read more [...]
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