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Misery as torrential rain causes devastating floods in Britain

Guildford Surrey

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in York after flood gates protecting the historic city were deliberately opened by the Environment Agency – sending raging torrents through the streets. The authority took to the decision to open the Foss Barrier – a flood defence which protects the city – amid fears water had got inside the main ...

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Scientists link UK floods, extreme global weather to El Nino, climate change

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Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires are linked to El Niño, making effects of man-made climate change worse From some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, to record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and forest fires in Australia, the link between the tumultuous weather events experienced around the world in ...

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Photos: UK hit by worst floods in decades

Calder Valley

The United Kingdom has of recent experienced intense downpours, leading to rivers bursting their banks and leaving hundreds of homes submerged in floodwater. Residents in the UK continue to be evacuated as the nation comes to terms with the horrific widespread flooding.  

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Dams breached, 15 die as South Carolina flooding worsens

Flooding in South Carolina, USA

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven’t crested. “God smiled on South Carolina because the sun is out,” Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “That is a good sign, but I will tell you that for us, ...

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Floods wash snakes into farms, homes in states


The massive flooding in Plateau State has washed snakes from far distances into farms and residences in Pankshin/Kanke/Kannam Federal Constituency, according to Rep. Timothy Golu. Golu, who represents the area in the House of Representatives, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Sunday that “all manner of snakes” had taken over his constituency. He said: “The floods have pushed snakes ...

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The unending Makurdi flood disaster


The unending flood situation in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State in Nigeria, doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon as recent findings have revealed that the Food Basket’s capital’s drainage system and residents’ sanitation practice as well as lack of awareness of the dangers of living along flood plains is inimical to checking impending flood. This revelation came ...

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NEMA warns of imminent danger as flood ravages Kaduna


Director-General of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, has warned that ‘frontline’ states in the North should expect more flooding before the end of the year. The frontline states, according to the NEMA boss, include Kaduna, Kebbi, Adamawa, Niger, Kogi and Jigawa states as well as other states mentioned in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s prediction. The NEMA ...

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About 200 homes consumed in Makurdi flooding


About 200 houses and huts were swept away on Friday in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, following over four hours of torrential downpour. Many valuables worth millions of naira were also submerged in the flood. Makurdi is located along the Benue River, the nation’s second biggest waterbody after the Niger. The latest incident which has taken its toll on residents was ...

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Predicted flood: Government urged to build buffer dam


A call has been made by stakeholders in the environment sector, urging the authorities to build a buffer dam in Adamawa to curtail the excess water being released from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon. The call is contained in a communiqué issued on Thursday, August 13, 2005 in Abuja, at the end of a daylong stakeholders’ roundtable for the management ...

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Why Okun Alfa experiences flooding, by Elegushi

The Okun Alfa community, which hosts the once-popular Alpha Beach in Lekki area of Eti-Osa Local Government in Lagos, has in numerous occasions been besieged by the nearby Atlantic Ocean, losing its attraction to settlers and fun seekers. Council chairman, Anofiu Elegushi, attributes the tragedy to the combined effects of ocean surge, lack of drainage facility, poor urban planning and, ...

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