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2009-01-23 11:05:00

Did a catastrophic flood of biblical proportions drown the shores of the Black Sea 9,500 years ago, wiping out early Neolithic settlements around its perimeter?

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2007-07-18 17:45:00

One of Earth's largest-ever megafloods broke apart a strip of land connecting what is now Britain and France, permanently separating them, a new study says.

2006-06-30 14:41:28

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - As the waters receded on Friday, authorities estimated damages could easily top $100 million after floods destroyed roads and bridges and drove hundreds of thousands from homes in the U.S. Northeast. Art Stephens, deputy chief of staff to Pennsylvania Gov.

2006-06-30 14:21:59

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - As the waters receded on Friday, authorities estimated damages could easily top $100 million after floods destroyed roads and bridges and drove hundreds of thousands from homes in the U.S. Northeast. Art Stephens, deputy chief of staff to Pennsylvania Gov.

2006-06-28 10:18:49

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue up to 70 people stranded on rooftops Wednesday in northeastern Pennsylvania as days of torrential rain caused widespread flooding across the state.

2006-06-19 14:50:20

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Floodwaters closed major highways in Houston on Monday and forced residents from their homes as waterways overflowed their banks, and forecasters said new storms overnight could bring even worse flooding.

2005-10-14 19:55:33

By Larry Fine LITTLE FALLS, New Jersey (Reuters) - Flood warnings covered much of the Northeastern United States on Friday as swollen rivers overflowed their banks and residents fled their water-filled homes after a week of unrelenting rain.

2005-10-07 02:59:32

BOGRA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, up to 50,000 have fled their homes and about 1.5 million are marooned following heavy rains that flooded several districts in northern Bangladesh, government officials said on Friday.


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