Friday, June 21, 2013

Epoch Flooding

Across the planet people are living out biblical flood stories or end times. If you still thing it's all going away, you're wrong. Flooding brings landslides, disease and more. Today we find ...

  India floods: Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'   BBC - June 21, 2013
The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500. The state's Chief Minister, Vijay Bahuguna, said 556 bodies had been seen floating or buried in "slush", and that the army was working to recover them.

  West Canada flooding forces 100,000 to flee homes   BBC - June 21, 2013
As many as 100,000 people have had to flee their homes in western Canada amid heavy flooding. Torrential rain and floodwaters have washed away roads and bridges and caused landslides in southern parts of the province of Alberta.

  Flooding hits Alberta province, forces 75,000 people from their homes in Calgary   CNN - June 21, 2013
Rain-swollen rivers burst from their banks in southern Alberta, Canada, ripping out roads, cutting off communities and forcing about 75,000 people out of their homes in Calgary alone

Serious Flooding hits France and Spain   Euro News - June 21, 2013
Parts of France are on orange alert as savage storms leave a trail of destruction in their wake. The South-west region is on storm watch, as the unseasonal weather claims its third life. A 54-year-old woman drowned in her car in the Landes.