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  • No Break In China: Heavy Rain Hits Yangtze River Again, Inundating Cities and Leaving Many Homeless

    08/17/2020 9:59:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/16/2020 | Nicole Hao
    Flooding as a result of heavy rainfall in Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces caused the Yangtze River to overflow in recent days, inundating cities in China’s western regions.The Yangtze’s water level in Chongqing city may exceed the safety level on Aug. 19, which means an embankment breach could happen at any time, according to state-run broadcaster CCTV, which cited officials.China’s cabinet-like State Council said at a press conference on Aug. 13 that rainfall in areas along the Yangtze and Huai rivers have reached their highest levels since 1961.A woman uses a bike to cross a flooded street after a sudden...
  • I am not a conspiracy nut.. but

    08/06/2020 6:48:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 97 replies
    The last time Biden got into trouble for making the 'you ain't black' remarks... they had a distraction ready to go. Within 3 days George Floyd happened. Now he's in trouble again. The Dems know Biden is crazy. But they're willing to stick with him because they can easily divert America's attention. Now that Biden is in trouble again what will the Democrats come up with next to try and suck the air out of the news cycle?????
  • Night View of Three Gorges Project (Aug 2020)

    08/02/2020 7:23:29 PM PDT · by texas booster · 20 replies
    People's Daily ^ | Aug 1 2020 | Du Huaju
    This is a selection of photos provided by Peoples Daily, a Beijing based newspaper. I try to find things of interest to FReepers outside of current politics and CoViD-19, and from parts of the world that we do not normally read. With that in mind, be aware that this is from a state controlled media center and all comments are posted as written by Peoples Daily.
  • China's Three Gorges Dam deformed but safe, say operators

    07/26/2020 10:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 07/26/2020 | Frank Chen
    In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled. The dam was a pet project of the late Premier Li Peng and a monumental pride of the nation when it blocked and diverted Asia’s largest river in 1997. The deformation occurred last Saturday when the flood from western provinces including Sichuan and Chongqing along the upper...
  • China’s Mighty Yangtze River Nears Crest Again, New Floods Feared

    07/17/2020 10:16:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    BEIJING—Engorged with more heavy rains, China’s mighty Yangtze River is cresting again, bringing fears of further destruction, as the seasonal floods that already have left 141 people dead or missing have grown in force since last month.The heavy rains are putting renewed pressure on the massive Three Gorges Dam that straddles the river upstream of the city of Wuhan in Hubei province.The official Xinhua News Agency said the rate of flow in the reservoir behind the dam would hit a record for the year on Friday night, at 55,000 square meters (almost 600,000 square feet) per second.Rivers in the...
  • China floods: Over 140 dead as Yangtze River bursts banks

    07/15/2020 9:43:17 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 78 replies
    Deutsche Welle Online ^ | 7/15/2020 | (Not Listed)
    Damage from wide-spread flooding in China may have cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Hubei province, which was badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak, has seen some of the worst flooding around the Yangtze. The Yangtze River region saw its second-highest day of rainfall in over 50 years, authorities said Monday as deadly flooding affected much of China. Some 28,000 homes have been damaged and 141 people have died or are missing since the floods began last month. Most of mainland China is affected, including vast swathes of western areas like Tibet and Xinjiang.
  • ‘Midland could be under 9 feet of water’: Gov. Whitmer urges residents to evacuate (dam breach)

    05/19/2020 8:20:17 PM PDT · by LilFarmer · 101 replies
    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave an update Tuesday night regarding the state’s response to dam conditions and flooding in mid-Michigan. A breached dam caused by several days of rainfall and rising water has forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in mid-Michigan. READ: Evacuations underway in mid-Michigan after Edenville Dam breaks Whitmer urged residents in Midland County to evacuate as soon as possible. She said both the south and west side of Midland had been evacuated. “Please, get somewhere safe now,” Whitmer said. “This is serious.” She asked residents to either go stay with a relative or...
  • Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods

    Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water. Boats have been seen almost beached as water levels dip drastically. The canals look more like mud trenches and getting around has become a problem for many in the city. In November, Venice experienced its highest water levels in more than 50 years in what some said was a direct result of climate change. Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor More than two thirds of the city was underwater then, with the mayor...
  • Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement

    04/07/2019 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 7, 2019 10:46 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh
    U.S. sanctions have prevented the Iranian Red Crescent from obtaining any foreign financial aid to assist victims of flooding that has killed at least 70 people and inundated some 1,900 communities, the group said on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Washington was ready to help via the Red Cross and Red Crescent, but accused Iran’s clerical establishment of “mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness”. “No foreign cash help has been given to the Iranian Red Crescent society. With attention to the inhuman American sanctions, there is no way to send this cash...
  • Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” [tr]

    03/23/2019 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 22 March 2019 | Michael Snyder
    Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” – Food Prices To Skyrocket As 1000s Of Farms Are Destroyed We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through May”. More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt. That means that we are...
  • U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

    03/22/2019 6:07:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/22/2019 | Humeyra Pamuk, P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
    WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Now, the unthinkable has happened. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. With more flooding expected, damages are expected to climb much higher for the region.
  • California drought officially over after more than 7 years

    03/16/2019 7:58:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/16/2019 | unknown
    California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday. The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, tweeted. It’s the first time the state has been free of drought since Dec. 20, 2011. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted that weather in 2017 helped matters, but moderate drought persisted. Rainfall this winter further alleviated the drought, although 7 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry.”
  • Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

    04/28/2018 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/28/18 | Associated Press
    Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday. The site, located near the city of Trujillo, also contained the remains of 200 young llamas apparently sacrificed on the same day. The burial site was apparently built by the Chimú empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by...
  • Is California heading back into a drought?

    01/09/2018 2:59:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    NASA-JPL A large mass of colder-than-normal water across the equatorial Pacific, shown Dec. 7, 2017 in this satellite image, is a classic sign of La Niña conditions, scientists say, which historically have increased the likelihood of dry winters in California. Californians are beginning to wonder: Is the state heading back into a drought? While experts say it’s still too early in the winter rainy season to say for sure, the evidence is accumulating, and the rain is definitely not. La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean — the cooling of ocean waters near the equator that have historically increased the...
  • Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

    11/27/2017 6:26:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 26, 2017 | by Gethin Chamberlain
    As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty. ... Everyone has their own idea of what climate change looks like. For some, it’s the walrus struggling to find space on melting ice floes on Blue Planet II. For others, it’s an apocalyptic vision of cities disappearing beneath the waves. But for more and more girls across Africa, the most palpable manifestation of climate change is the baby in their arms as they sit watching their friends walk to school. Many experts are warning a...
  • Flooding across the world over the past year (worse than Houston, TX) VANITY

    09/08/2017 10:30:26 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies ^ | 9/8/2017 | Vanity
    I've come across a collection of videos showing epic flood footage taken from all over the world. Of the 5 I watched, some contain portions of footage from other videos (duplicate) but most is unique. The floods are of jaw dropping proportion and are taken from Spain, Italy, Turkey, India, China, New Zealand etc. It's hard to fathom how this flooding has been taken place on such an epic scale but I've not seen the footage anywhere else. Even in my state, there was apparently a "historic" flood a few months ago that I never saw on TV. The footage...

    08/13/2017 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Jeff Crouere
    From the rising crime rate to the third world street conditions to the flooding woes, New Orleans is generating the worst kind of national publicity For months, the liberal news media has been championing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Landrieu was praised for his “courageous leadership” in taking down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans earlier this year. Never mind that it was an issue manufactured by Landrieu to create racial division and publicity. In the end, the monument removal cost $2.1 million dollars, precious funds that were needed elsewhere.
  • Officials say pumps working; warn of additional flood threat(NOLA)

    08/07/2017 8:36:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 8/6/2017 | Mark Schleifstein
    With some New Orleans neighborhoods seeing 8 to 10 inches of rain falling in just a few hours Saturday (Aug. 5), the rainfall overwhelmed the ability of the Sewerage & Water Board's 24 pump stations to keep up, though all were operating, city officials said Sunday. And they warned that additional thunderstorms could again overwhelm the city's pumping capacity on Sunday and Monday. The biggest threat for additional heavy rain is likely Monday afternoon, based on a morning briefing by National Weather Service forecasters, said Aaron Miller, the city's director of homeland security and emergency preparedness, at a Sunday morning...
  • Heat Wave Melting Record Snowpack in Northern California

    05/01/2017 9:39:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 30, 2017
    Forecasters expect at least one California river to hit flood stage later this week as a heat wave melts record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Sunday they expect the Merced River in Yosemite National Park to go about a foot over its banks on Wednesday.
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...