Tag Archives: flooding

Warmest, wettest air mass ever recorded in March in Central/Eastern U.S.

Widespread and potentially catastrophic areal flooding and river flooding is expected this afternoon through Wednesday morning in Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, Western Louisiana, and Southwest Missouri, warns the National Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in their latest flood watch for the region. The storm system responsible is a massive, slow-moving trough of low pressure over [...]


Massive spider migration forced by record rains and flooding in Australia

No – it’s not a scene from Arachnophobia or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. These spiders have escaped the floodwaters inundating the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, by moving to higher ground and building massive networks of interconnected webs over raised sticks and bushes. They have covered entire fields [...]


Tech sector earnings hit hard by catastrophic flooding in Thailand

Scientists expect that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and last fall’s flooding in Thailand fit the definition of extreme. The floods were one the world’s most costly disasters in recent times, and it had a major effect on hard disk drive manufacturing in the region. The disk drive [...]


Pakistan hit again by deadly floods

Five million people have been affected by floods in the Pakistani provinces of Baluchistan and Sindh, according to regional officials. At least 133 people have been killed, officials said, and the number is expected to rise. About 900 villages have been submerged and about 100,000 homes have been completely destroyed. “People are moving whatever little [...]


Record rainfalls, flash flooding across Iowa and Illinois

Record rainfall totals of 7 to 15 inches fell across Dubuque County Iowa and Jo Daviess County Illinois overnight resulting in both flash flooding and River Flooding. Due to the flooding, several roads have been closed across both Iowa and Illinois.


Wettest July ever on record for Chicago

Storms rolled through the Chicago area overnight and knocked out power to more than 80,000 people. Wednesday night’s storms brought a record amount of rainfall for the month of July. In July alone, there are reports that have had almost ten inches of rain. Overnight storms pushed this month’s rain totals to 9.75 inches at [...]


Rains, mudslides submerge South Korean capital

Walls of mud barreling down a hill buried 10 college students sleeping in a resort cabin and flash floods submerged the streets and subway stations in Seoul, killing at least 36 people Wednesday in South Korea’s heaviest rains this year. The students were engulfed by a landslide in Chuncheon, about 68 miles 110 kilometers northeast [...]


Unprecedented flooding hitting Mississippi

Unprecedented flooding predicted on Ohio and Mississippi Rivers This week’s storm system, in combination with heavy rains earlier this month, have pushed the Ohio River and Mississippi River to near-record levels near their confluence. The Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois is expected to crest at 60.5 feet on May 1. This would exceed 100-year flood [...]


Major flooding hits 48 river gauges in U.S. Midwest

With rivers in the Midwestern United States already full from thawing winter snow cover, severe rainfall in late April added to the troubles for the region. The National Weather Service predicted in February that the region was primed for flooding, and so far it has lived up to the advanced billing. On the afternoon of [...]

Record Fargo floods for 3rd year in a row

Record Fargo floods for 3rd year in a row

In February 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned citizens of the Midwestern United States to prepare for a difficult spring with major floods. Those predictions are being fulfilled in North Dakota N.D. and Minnesota Minn., as melting snow and spring rains have raised rivers to and above their banks. According to the U.S. [...]