Latest Flash flood Stories
By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 30--Utahns sick of rain when the weather man predicts sun might soon be able to do something about it. The Utah Climate Center is looking for volunteers to measure rain and snowfall in their backyards.
By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 15--Photo Gallery Flooding photos Beauty among the flooding, Riverside Park 6/13/08 Severe storms and flooding have caused problems locally and statewide. If you have been affected, we want your photos. Send us your photo.
By Sanjaya Jena BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Flooding triggered by monsoon rains in the past few days have left 1.5 million people homeless and damaged thousands of acres of paddy crop in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, officials said on Sunday.
By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has rescued thousands marooned by flash floods that have killed nearly 900 people this month, but tens of thousands remain homeless as more rivers spilled over across the nation.
HANOI (Reuters) - Flooding, landslides and lightning have killed 15 people and left one missing since Friday night in Vietnam, bringing the country's toll in a week of torrential rain to 42, reports said on Sunday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Helicopters airdropped inflatable tubes on Friday to stranded Ethiopians wading in flood waters that have killed nearly 900 people and displaced almost 50,000 across the Horn of Africa nation.
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam ordered the evacuation of thousands of people on Friday in the central and northern regions to avoid flash floods and landslides triggered by prolonged rains that have killed at least 19 people.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms in China have killed 36 people in recent days, as heavy summer rains continue to wreak havoc across the country, state media reported on Monday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms in southwest China's Yunnan province have killed 11 people, adding to a trail of havoc from heavy rains lashing parts of the country, state media reported on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Waves of heavy showers and thunderstorms drenched Washington and the surrounding mid-Atlantic on Sunday, triggering flash flooding that swelled streams over their banks and shut roads throughout the region.
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