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2008-06-30 06:02:23

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. The data they collect will be used to fine-tune weather prediction models. "We have a lack of data in our state and throughout the country," said Esmaiel Malek, coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Program. "We...

2008-06-15 18:00:12

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. To view a gallery of photos of the flooding taken by Gazette photographers, click here. View Gallery JANESVILLE -- The Rock River soon will be flowing over land that has been river-free for 100 years or...

2006-09-03 03:36:25

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. Over 20,000 people were evacuated after hundreds of villages were cut off. Army troops were evacuating more villagers from coastal districts with the authorities braced for more rain. "We are bothered about the fresh formation of a low...

2006-08-20 12:03:54

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. State TV said on Sunday that Ethiopia had relocated 16,000 residents stranded after heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks. But officials fear the death toll could still rise rapidly as bad weather and poor access hamper relief efforts. The floods...

2006-08-20 01:08:40

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. Thousands have been evacuated to higher ground as water levels in the northern region's main rivers were expected to continue rising with more rainfall forecast for the coming week, state media quoted a government report as saying. Northern Vietnam is not the country's key...

2006-08-18 05:48:10

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. Bad weather and poor access to remote, rural zones have hampered operations by already overstretched emergency services. Since early August, heavy rains have burst rivers and sent devastating flash floods all around Ethiopia. The United Nations estimated as many as...

2006-08-18 00:59:55

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. Floods after torrential rains since last Friday hit the Central Highlands' key coffee-growing region and four central coastal provinces, killing at least eight people in Binh Thuan province and four in Nghe An province, a government report said. Six others drowned...

2006-07-03 00:53:54

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. In Zhaotong in the southwestern province of Yunnan, heavy rains, hail storms, flash floods and landslides have killed 11, injured nine and left six missing, Xinhua news agency said. In neighboring Sichuan province, storms unleashed floods and mudslides last week killing 14, the China Daily reported. Eight people...

2006-07-02 21:30:00

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. In Zhaotong in Yunnan, thousands of villagers have been hit by heavy rains, hail storms, flash floods and landslides since June 20, and troops were called in to rescue and search for survivors, the Xinhua news agency reported. As well as the 11 dead, nine residents were seriously injured and...

2006-06-26 01:27:10

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. "Washington up through Baltimore has received between five and seven inches of rain today and most of it was in about a six-hour period," National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Woodcock said. "In many, many counties, rescues ... cars that got stuck in...


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