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« Reply #500 on: August 14, 2020, 02:53:10 AM »
"Received devastating messages from Aden #Yemen of floods drowning the city. At least 173 dead including 19 Children."


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« Reply #501 on: September 05, 2020, 09:02:52 PM »
Sudan declares 3-month state of emergency over deadly floods

Floods have killed 99 people and caused total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes, says local media.


The rates of floods and rain for this year exceeded the records set during the years 1946 and 1988, with expectations of continued rising indicators, minister Lena el-Sheikh added.


Sudan's rainy season begins in June and continues through to October, which means the country experiences floods and torrential rains annually.

The committee warned on Friday the country may face more rains, adding that the water level in the Blue Nile rose to a record 17.58 metres.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #502 on: September 06, 2020, 12:43:29 AM »
Time to fill up the Ethiopian dam reservoir.


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Re: Floods
« Reply #503 on: September 17, 2020, 05:50:34 PM »
I think you live in north-west Florida Tor. There's flooding in Florida because of 'stalled' tropical storm Sally. Are you okay?
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Re: Floods
« Reply #504 on: September 21, 2020, 11:58:43 PM »

Significant coastal flooding has been affecting much of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coast since September 15, during the high “king tide” period associated with the New Moon of September 17. The king tides have been exacerbated by big swells from Hurricane Teddy, high runoff from the heavy rains from Hurricane Sally the previous week, and powerful northeast winds associated with a strong area of high-pressure positioned over New England.

It seems a hurricane doesn't have to get anywhere near the Carolinas to flood their coast these days.

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« Reply #505 on: September 22, 2020, 07:00:04 AM »
I think you live in north-west Florida Tor. There's flooding in Florida because of 'stalled' tropical storm Sally. Are you okay?
I live right above the 'armpit' of Florida, called the "Big Bend" when tourists are listening.  I had 125 mm (5") of rain in 36 hours plus several 10-20 mm days before and after, due to Sally.  No flooding in my neck of the woods, but our neighborhood dirt/gravel road did get a bit rutted.  (We've certainly see worse.)  My papaya tree fell down, though, top heavy with fruit and sodden soil.  Its leaves seem to be perfectly happy, but most of the fruit broke off - about half the roots are still in the ground.

Thanks for your concern.  Pensacola, which did get some rain, is about 325 km (200 miles) to my west.
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« Reply #506 on: October 06, 2020, 07:02:48 PM »
Kenya: Red Flag as Swelling Rift Valley Lakes Wreak Havoc
28 September

The lake waters are extending at a high speed, worrying residents and scientists, who seem not to have sufficient explanation as rains have not fallen in huge volumes over the past few months.

Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha, Baringo and Bogoria have expanded to levels not seen in 75 years, with the Water Resources Authority, (WRA) revealing that the phenomenon has affected the quality of water.

WRA attributes the rising water levels to tectonic activities and the effects of climate change on rainfall patterns. WRA says water levels in all the five lakes in the Rift Valley have risen to the highest recorded levels in recent years.


When the Nation visited the park on Sunday, KWS was racing against time to relocate animals among them zebras, rhinos, buffaloes, and gazelles, which are fighting for the limited space in the park.

Acacia trees that used to host baboons have been immersed in the waters, pushing the animals into neighbouring estates. Flamingos and pelicans that used to feed at the shores of the lake have fled.

The raging waters have also invaded KWS rangers' homes, forcing some to relocate to Nakuru town. In Lake Baringo, more than 15 schools bordering the lake may need to be relocated after water levels rose drastically, swallowing adjacent structures.