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Archimid

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Floods
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:44:09 PM »
I did a search and couldn't find a floods topic in the consequences section. If there is one, my apologies.

That said:

How can Peru prepare to withstand more devastating floods and landslides?

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/13/peru-prevent-floods-landslides-climate-change

Extract:
More than 100 people have died, nearly 158,000 are displaced and 210,000 homes are damaged, according to Peru’s emergency operations centre. The country’s infrastructure took a big hit: 260 bridges collapsed and nearly 3,000km of roads are unusable, cutting off hundreds of villages and towns.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39468575

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Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 05:49:39 PM »
Flooding Leaves Millions Without Water in Santiago, Chile

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/world/americas/santiago-chile-flooding-mudslides.html

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The mudslides and floods in turn contaminated the Maipo River, a main source of drinking water for much of Santiago and the surrounding metropolitan region. The water utility Aguas Andinas, whose plants draw from the river, suspended service on Sunday for about 1.5 million customers, affecting a total of about five million residents.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 05:56:40 PM »
This used to go in the Weird Weather thread, but I see no harm in a thread of its own. So, thanks for opening, Archimid.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 06:25:02 PM »
New Zealand currently enjoying the tail end of cyclones Debbie and Cook.

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Re: Floods
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 12:10:58 AM »
"Enjoying"   :o
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