FLOODS FLASH FLOODS
A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF RECENT FLOODS
Are floods, flash floods, and flooding created by Poseidon? Who is Poseidon? Is he the god of sea and the god of floods?. The question is of what kind of sea. Is he a god of the sea of water or of another one? The more we study the ancient texts of mythology, the more it appears that Poseidon is not the god of the sea of water but rather of the sea of evolution. Poseidon has to be understood as an allegory that symbolizes the determinism of the times on which mankind is sailing.
Who is Athena? She is the goddess of sciences, war techniques, wisdom, and crafts. She is a warrior but also a protector. Why did Athena enter into a dispute with Poseidon? Do recent floods, flooding, and flash floods have anything to do with it? The Greek myths tell us the following story: -«Poseidon once claimed possession of Attica by thrusting his trident into the acropolis of Athens in order to spring up a magnificent horse. But the magnificent horse kept on metamorphosing into a salted lake. Athena offered an olive-tree to the inhabitants of the country, symbol of peace and wealth. These inhabitants considered that the olive-tree would be more useful than the horse of Poseidon. Therefore, they chose Athena as their protector». This story seems unimportant. However, the fact that the dispute between Poseidon and Athena was carved onto the west pediment of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens shows the importance of this story.
When did science enter into conflict with the way mankind is moving? Since the early nineties it appears very clearly that we have a problem as far as Global Warming is concerned. In fact, floods, flooding, and flash floods increase dramatically. Therefore, it is not fictitious to link Global Warming to the dispute between Athena and Poseidon. In fact, the magnificent horse of Poseidon appears to be an allegory that symbolizes the economy based on fossil energy and the metamorphosis of this horse into a salted lake symbolizes the consequences of the economy based on fossil energy. Poseidon is connected to the element of water as far as his dispute with Athena is concerned despite that he has to be understood as an allegory symbolizing the determinism of the times on which mankind is sailing.
As far as the Egyptian mythology is concerned, it is written in the pyramids that Ra refused to give his Ka to Isis. The weather became so hot that everybody complained. Finally, Ra accepted.
It is very obvious that others went through the phenomenon of Global Warming before us. However, some members of the scientific community have other explanations such as: -«all these phenomena of floods are insignificant compared to the big climate changes that occurred during the Paleolithic era. We are in a period of climatic stability. These phenomenon of floods are unusual just because mankind has no memory». It looks like some scientists are unable to make the difference between the history of our climate and climate changes caused by the industrial era.
Then, farmers were accused of plowing their field in the wrong direction causing water to flood their villages. Finally, people were found guilty of building their houses in areas liable to flooding.
Some scientists believe that these climate changes are nothing to worry about because Nature has always managed to overcome its climate problems alone. The Greek myths prove that such is not the case. We are not the first civilization that experiences Global Warming. However, we have no material evidence to prove it since other civilizations left no evidence of technology behind them.
Some people think that scientists use Global Warming to get government fund. The following list was compiled from major world networks during the past 20 years. It is not as complete as the one of the United Nations. However, this list will help people to consider the problem of Global Warming in a more global way.
In October 1988 the town of Nîmes in France experiences spectacular flash floods.In 1991 Bangladesh an unusual strong cyclone causes the death of 130,000 people.
In September 1992 the village of Joyeuse in the Ardèche France experiences spectacular floods. Miami USA is visited by an unusual strong typhoon. The village of Vaison-la-Romaine in France is devastated by a three meter high mudslide caused by heavy rains.
During the summer of 1993 the US Midwest (Iowa, Des Moines, Kansas-City) experiences The Great Flood of 1993 along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers causing the death of fifty people. It is the most costly and devastating flood to have ever occurred in the United States. Furthermore, the monsoon season causes havoc in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Heavy rains fall on Northern Spain and Japan.
In 1993 the consequences of the Dispute between Athena and Poseidon were already very obvious. Damages caused by storms and rains were getting heavier. Entire towns were underwater. Other parts of the planet were experiencing a severe drought. However, the acceptation of the Dispute between Athena and Poseidon under the name of Global Warming took at least another ten years of heavy consequences.
In September 1993 unusual rains fall on Southern France causing mudslides and destroying bridges. Several villages are affected. Rivers burst their banks. A mudslide on a railway causes the derailment of a train. Floods cut roads and highways. Corsica experiences heavy rains causing floods in the region of Bastia. In Switzerland the town of Brig located in the canton of Wallis experiences catastrophic floods. In Northern Italy heavy floods cause the death of six people and destroy roads. The damages caused by the floods are important in the town of Genoa and in the valley of Aosta.
At that time some meteorological departments in Europe had laconic explanations about this phenomenon: -Quote “We are facing a very natural phenomenon that has been going on for some years. It will go on for several more years. Masses of cold air coming from the North Pole meet masses of hot air coming from the Mediterranean”.
In October 1993 heavy rains cause catastrophic floods in England and Northern Italy. The monsoon season in Vietnam causes significant floods.
In November 1993 the monsoon season in Thailand causes significant floods.In December 1993 Southern Thailand experiences several weeks of flash floods. In Europe the Rhine bursts its banks causing huge floods in Holland, Germany, and France.
In January 1994 heavy rains cause floods in Belgium and England. France experiences floods and mudslides causing a lot of damages. In the US state of Pennsylvania several houses are washed away by floods. Heavy rains cause floods in Australia.
In February 1994 flash floods and mudslides occur in Malibu California. Torrential rains become ice in Boston New England. Tennessee experiences heavy winter storms. Torrential rains cause significant damages in Taiwan.
In March 1994 heavy rains cause floods in Peru. Violent tornadoes kill thirty people and cause significant damages in Alabama and Georgia.
In April 1994 floods along the Missouri River cause significant damages. The Plains of the Midwest are flooded.
In May 1994 there are heavy floods in China. A strong cyclone pounds Bangladesh. A heat wave kills 160,000 people in India.
In June 1994 a heat wave in Namibia kills almost all the seals living in the area. In China huge floods kill 800 people in four provinces. There are significant floods in India. Flash floods similar to the previous ones cause a lot of damages in Southern France.
In July 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto causes significant flooding, $500 million in damage, and the death of thirty people. It is the worst disaster in Georgia's history. Wildfires rage across California, Colorado, and Spain. There are violent thunderstorms over Las Vegas and Corsica. Germany raises the Ozone Alarm. Violent thunderstorms cause significant floods and damages over Southern France.
In August 1994 the State of Washington experiences huge wildfires because of a drought generated by a very hot summer. After two days of very heavy rainfall a dam breaks in Central Russia killing ten people. Four villages are underwater and eighty people are missing. A drought generated by a very hot summer causes significant wildfires in Southern France, Northern and Southern Spain, Corsica, and Sardinia. Tornadoes pound South Carolina causing a lot of damages. North Carolina experiences spectacular floods. Wildfires rage in the Sierra Nevada of California.
In the summer of 1994 the monsoon season gets out of control in Southeast Asia. The city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand experiences significant floods and the city of Hua Hin in Southern Thailand is hit by mudslides causing the death of twenty people. Floods affect 11,000 families in Thailand while at the same time other floods occur in Vietnam and China.
In September 1994 the city of Marseilles in France experiences heavy rains and violent thunderstorms occur in Southern France.
In October 1994 the city of Houston Texas is hit by very heavy rainfalls causing a record flooding. Oil pipelines burst and cause a massive fire on the Jacinto River. There are 22 flood-related deaths and 15,775 homes damaged, including 3,069 destroyed and 6,560 requiring major repairs. The city of Athens in Greece experiences flash floods and spectacular floods causing the death of six people.
In November 1994 there are significant floods in Southern Egypt and lightning strikes an oil depot causing the death of 500 people. In Italy the area of Turin experiences severe floods causing the death of 100 people. Significant floods are reported in Southeastern France and in Corsica causing a lot of damages.
In December 1994 Scotland experiences significant floods.
In January 1995 There are severe floods in the San Francisco area and the Sierra Nevada. The Sacramento area is hard hit. New South Wales Australia experiences huge floods. There are severe floods in Brittany France, Belgium and Germany. The Rhine river breaks its banks causing huge floods in Wiesbaden and Koblenz Germany. It is the worst flooding in 100 years. The water reaches the second floor of the houses located along the Rhine river. In France the Moselle river breaks its banks and the Seine is four meters above its normal level in Paris. Things are getting worse in Holland where more than 250,000 people must leave their homes.
In February 1995 there are significant floods in Sao Paulo Brazil, New South Wales Australia, and France. There is also a drought in Nepal and South Korea.
In March 1995 Southern California experiences flash floods.
In May 1995 New Orleans experiences significant floods. Six people die as a result of the flooding, 56,000 homes are damaged, and thousands of cars are flooded. At least fifty tornadoes are reported in Texas and Missouri. There are significant floods in St Charles County Missouri.
In June 1995 there are significant floods in Northern Canada. Both Alberta and British Columbia experiences the worst floods in a century. India experiences a significant drought that cause the death of 523 people. The state of Victoria in Australia experiences the worst floods in a century. There are significant floods in Central China and Bangladesh. Floods in New Zealand cause significant damages. Torrential rains in Nepal cause mudslides that hit three villages killing 69 people.
In July 1995 there are significant floods in Western Japan. China declares a state of emergency because of the worst floods in forty years. Three million people are hit by these floods that destroy 160,000 houses and kill 387 people. Virginia experiences significant floods. A heat wave in the Midwest and many cities along the East Coast causes the death of more than 1,000 people. Torrential rains cause mudslides that kill forty people in Turkey. Significant floods cause the death of more than 170 people in Bangladesh.
In August 1995 the area of Marrakesh in Morocco experiences flash floods generating three meter high mudslides and catastrophic floods that cause the death of 160 people. There is a significant drought in England. The monsoon season is catastrophic in Thailand during the summer of 1995.
In September 1995 there are significant floods in New Delhi India that cause the death of 400 people. In Laos 400,000 people are hit by catastrophic floods. In Southern Vietnam significant floods put 15,000 houses underwater causing the death of 12 people and the evacuation of 10,000 others.
In December 1995 Brazil experiences significant floods that cause a lot of damages.
In January 1996 there are severe floods in Jakarta Indonesia. Huge floods in Virginia, West Virgina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut cause damages to highways, bridges, and private property. Twenty lives are lost in Pennsylvania and ten lives throughout New York State. France experiences significant floods in the region of Montpellier.
In February 1996 historical floods occur in Oregon. The heaviest rainfall in 25 years on Rio Janeiro and Sao Paulo Brazil causes the death of 55 people.
In May 1996 six people are killed by significant floods in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Northeastern Brazil is hit by five days of floods that cause the evacuation of 3,000 people. Forty-nine people loose their live. There are significant flash floods in New South Wales Australia.
In June 1996 India experiences flash floods in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka causing the death of 268 people. The town of Madanapalle has some of its districts six meters underwater. A heat wave in Karachi Pakistan causes the death of 40 people. In Tuscany Italy flash floods and mudslides cause the death of 17 people. In China five provinces experience the worst floods in fifty years that kill 300 people. Ten million people are affected by these floods. In Eastern Yemen the worst floods in 30 years kill 324 people. Thousands of families are homeless and 108 people are missing. In Venezuela torrential rains raise the level of the Orinoco three meters above its normal level causing significant floods.
In July 1996 things are getting worse in China where floods cause the death of 700 people. There are spectacular floods in Eastern Quebec Canada where the Chicoutimi river's flash flood destroys 56 buildings. The death toll in China reaches 1,500. In France flash floods cause significant damages in the region of Chamonix and Bourg St Maurice. In the Northern part of South Korea flash floods kill 76 people and leave 30,000 homeless.
In August 1996 the camping of Biescas in the Aragon province of Spain is devastated by flash floods and mudslides that kill 83 people. Two hundred people are wounded and six are missing. The death toll in China climbs to 2,000. In Eastern India heavy floods cause the death of 350 people.
In October 1996 strong rain hits the whole of the Italian peninsula. Two people loose their lives in Southern Italy and serious economic damage is recorded all over the country.
From December 1996 to January 1997 Torrential rains and snow melt produce severe flooding over portions of California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana causing the death of 36 people and $3 billion in damage.
From the end of January 1997 to early February very heavy rainfall fell in Western Queensland Australia.
In March 1997 floods occur in Falmouth KY, New Richmond and Cincinnati Ohio. In Queensland Australia heavy rainfall occurred in the Bungil Creek catchment upstream of Roma. This resulted in major flooding in the township of Roma with approximately 10 houses flooded over floor level.
In April and May 1997 the Red River Flood was a major flood that occurred along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Southern Manitoba. It was the most severe flood of the river since 1826.
In May 1997 heavy rain floods homes in Auckland NZ
In July 1997 Eastern Europe is hit by severe rainfalls causing major rivers to burst their banks. Floods kill 50 people and damage 29,000 homes in Moravia and Eastern Bohemia.
In Summer 1997 the flood that occurred in Poland, affecting the drainage basins of the Odra and the Vistula, caused 54 fatalities and material losses of the order of billions of US$. The flood struck a large part of the country and caused inundation of 665 000 ha of land. The number of evacuees was 162 thousand.
In July 1997 Colorado, five residents are killed by the devastating flash flood known as “The Spring Creek Flood of 97” that results from a series of heavy thunderstorms over a two-day period in West Fort Collins.
In August 1997 floods are reported in Myanmar.
In November 1997 floods are reported in Kenya and Somalia.
In December 1997 floods are reported in Paraguay.
In January 1998 Some of the heaviest rainfall and worst flooding over northern Australia occurs when a tropical cyclone crosses the coast, moves inland, and floods the town of Katherine.
In April 1998 Easter river floods bring severe disruption to many low-lying areas in central England. The extent and height of the floods rank the event as the worst flood disaster since the devastating spring floods of March 1947. These rainfall totals are equivalent to nine weeks of rain in just two days.
In June 1998 floods are reported in Romania. On June 20 heavy rains cause the worst floods in Slovak history. The tragic results of these destructive floods are 63 dead, over 3,000 people evacuated from their homes, and two thousand houses destroyed in dozens of communities.
In August 1998 floods are reported in the Wollongong area of Australia.
In 1998, floods are reported in Surat, India
The summer of 1998 has seen the worst flooding in 44 years along the Yangtze in central China, and the worst in decades in northeastern China, affecting a total of 250 million people. The official flooding death toll is located between 2,000 and 4,000.
In 1998, “the flood of the century” covers more than two-thirds of Bangladesh, causing crop losses of 2.04 million tons of rice.
In September 1998 torrential rain during the third week of September produces heavy flooding in Belgium and the Netherlands. Floods are reported in Sudan and Ethiopia along the Awash River.
In 1998 floods are reported in Bourke, Australia.
In October 1998 parts of South Texas and Southeast Texas are flooded. The storm is one of the costliest in the recorded meteorological history of the United States, causing over $ 750 million in damages and killing 31 people. Heavy rainfall across Wales (UK) results in river levels rising to warning levels. Heavy rain over the Wairarapa region causes floods in the Wellington region (NZ).
In November 1998 floods are reported in Kansas and Vietnam.
In March 1999 exceptionally heavy and persistent rainfall causes floods in the UK.
In April 1999 the City of Fort Collins and surrounding area experiences a period of flooding as the result of a slow moving storm. In New Zealand a period of sub-tropical downpours hit northern districts on April 30 and May 1-2 resulting in flash flooding, homes and properties flooded, people evacuated, and roads and schools closed.
In May 1999, Switzerland suffers a third episode of catastrophic flooding, not long after the floods of 1987 and 1993.
In June 1999, the monsoon in Bangladesh starts early and is fairly active over the country. At least 15 districts are affected by floods in July.
In July 1999, an exceptional flood is registered on the River Cerna in Romania. Las Vegas Valley in southern Nevada experiences floods on July 8.
In August 1999, Northern Iran is hit by several disastrous floods along the Caspian Sea. Heavy rain over New York City floods major highways and subways on August 27, closing subway lines due to danger of flooding. Floods in Russia's North Caucasus region leaves 796 homes underwater.
In September 1999, there are floods in North Carolina. US hurricane Floyd causes extensive flooding damage. Heavy rainfalls cause severe floods in Ghana killing 50 people, displacing 290,000 residents and destroying 31,000 houses as well as 117,000 acres of farmlands. Floods are reported in Gambia. Heavy rains kill many by triggering landslides in Uganda. Other landslides kill many in India's far eastern state of Manipur. Rain falls nonstop for 30 hours in Mogadishu, Somalia. Eastern Bulgaria experiences 3 days of incessant rain, causing floods that destroy seven bridges. A state of emergency is declared on the Black Sea coast. Rains cause drowning deaths in South Korea. In Ghana, torrential rains leave 9,000 people homeless as 2,000 homes are flooded. Spain is pounded by heavy rain and hail. Rainfall in Central America causes 3,400 families to leave their homes in Mexico City and 10,000 people to evacuate Veracruz. Torrential rains flood 14,800 acres of farmland in Oaxaca. Honduras evacuates 100,000 people from the northern coast because of heavy rains that has caused flooding, destroying nine bridges. India's eastern state of West Bengal is pounded by torrential rains on Sept 27, 1999, paralyzing Calcutta and isolating 100,000 residents.
In 1999, floods are reported in suburban Cairns Australia.
In October 1999, floods occur in several states of Mexico, including Veracruz, Pueblo, and Tabasco killing 425 people and leaving over 300,000 people without a home. It is the worst flood in the country in fifty years causing over 1 billion U.S. dollars in damage. In Ethiopia the inundation of the Baro River leaves 57,500 people homeless. Unusually heavy rainfall leaves 40,000 people homeless in 30 communities in the Congo. Heavy rain causes landslides in Nepal. South Africa is hit by floods. Heavy storms leave hundreds homeless in Cambodia.
In November 1999, Southeastern Ethiopia experiences 10 days of pounding rains that inundate more than 10,000 acres of crops, leaving 79,000 homeless. Floods sweep southern Greece. Heavy rains cause mudslides 500 miles north of Lima, Peru. Northern Italy is hit by floods and high tides. Vietnam experiences the worst flooding in 100 years causing the death of 600 people. Incessant rains in Columbia leave 355,000 homeless. Three days of torrential rains cause evacuation in New Zealand's south island.
In December 1999, Vietnam experiences renewed flooding, causing the evacuation of 100,000 residents. The worsening Vietnam floods result in 1,000 people missing and a million people being made homeless. Flood evacuations occur in Thailand as storms lash the country, forcing many residents to flee in boats. On Yemeni Island 350 homes were destroyed by torrential rains. The Bosnian capital of Sarajevo is at a standstill due to snowfall and flooding rivers that destroy bridges and homes. In Venezuela, between 15,000 and 25,000 people die in the worst flood disaster in a century leaving 200,000 residents homeless. In southern Italy, pounding rains result in floods and mudslides. Torrential rains flood Jakarta, Indonesia. Mudslides and flooding in South Africa leaves 1,000 homeless. In Nigeria, 25,000 people are homeless because of the worst flooding in 30 years. Incessant rains cause flooding in the Philippine island of Mindanao, destroying three bridges. The floods that occurred in Southern and Central Mozambique in late 1999 and early 2000 resulted in the displacement of 500,000 people.
In February 2000, Zimbabwe experiences heavy floods that cause the death of 62 people and leave 250,000 residents homeless. Floods kill 1,000 people in Mozambique and 76 people in South Africa.
During the first quarter of 2000, significant floods are reported in Queensland Australia.
In May 2000, significant floods cause the death of 45 people in Colombia. Thousands are homeless.
In June 2000, Southwestern China experiences heavy rains that kill 74 people. Thousands are homeless.
In August 2000, floods occur in several Northern States of India killing 204 people and leaving 2,5 million residents homeless. Significant floods leave 3 million homeless in Douala Cameroon. Northeastern Brazil experiences during five days the worst downpours in 25 years causing the death of 57 people. Entire towns are flooded leaving 150,000 residents homeless. The Western part of the US is in flames (Utah, California, Montana, Texas, Idaho, and Nevada). Russia experiences significant floods.
In September 2000, Japan experiences the worst floods in 100 years. In Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, the worst floods in 70 years kill 88 people. Heavy rains fall in Southern France. In Western Bengal India, 10 million people are affected by floods that kill 180 people. Things are getting worse at the end of September. The Mekong River bursts its banks killing 179 people in Cambodia, 230 people in Vietnam, and 400 people in Thailand and Laos. Millions of residents living along the Mekong River are affected by these floods. In Bangladesh, severe floods force several thousand residents to take refuge in trees and on roofs killing 981 people. More than a million people are affected by these floods while in India 17 million people are affected by other floods.
In October 2000, Southeastern England (Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire) experiences the worst flooding in 40 years. Canton Wallis in Switzerland experiences heavy rains that overflow a river killing 3 people and destroying 10 houses. There are 18 people who are reported missing. In Italy floods are reported in Liguria, Lombardy and in the Aosta Valley. The plain of River Po is flooded leaving 39,000 residents homeless. The death toll in Italy and Switzerland climbs to 30. Heavy floods cause the death of 8 people in Spain (Murcia, Valencia). Thousands are homeless. In the US, heavy floods cause significant damages. Heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 43 people on the island of Java in Indonesia.
In November 2000, floods occur in the Midlands of Great Britain causing the evacuation of 3,000 residents. The water level is similar to the water level of the Great floods that occurred in 1947. In Southern Thailand, 500,000 people in 10 provinces are affected by severe floods that kill 50 people.
In December 2000, heavy floods occur in Mwanza, Tanzania killing 34 people. Southwestern Wales in Great Britain experiences the worst rain falls since the start of rainfall measurement in 1766.
In January 2001, Brittany in France is hit by the worst floods in a century.
In February 2001, heavy rains cause floods that kill 89 people on the island of Java in Indonesia. The Zambezi River bursts its bank causing floods that kill 56 people. These floods affect 80,000 people. In Hungary, the Tisza River reaches its highest level in 100 years causing the evacuation of 18,000 people. In the Ukraine, 35,000 people are evacuated. There are floods in Southeastern Turkey.
In March 2001, many rivers burst their banks in France, England, and Germany due to three times more rainfalls than usual. It is the heaviest rainfall in a century.
In April 2001, 108 villages are flooded in Northern France (Somme). The worst floods in 36 years occur the US (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Illinois, and Iowa).
In May 2001, heavy rains cause significant flooding in Northeastern Iran after 30 years of drought killing 32 people and wounding 50. In Russia the Lena bursts its banks causing the flooding of 5,000 houses in the town of Lensk.
In June 2001, almost one third of Uruguay is underwater because of very heavy rains leading to the evacuation of 5,400 people. In Texas and Louisiana the worst rainfalls in 40 years kill 17 people. Southern China experiences severe rainfalls that kill 16 people. In Quito, Ecuador a week of heavy rains cause the evacuation of 2,000 residents and mudslides that kill 36 people. Significant floods are reported in Bosnia and Romania. Things are getting worse in China where 54 people die because of mudslides caused by heavy rains. Over 100 people are missing.
In July 2001, Southern China experiences the worst floods in 50 years. Storms are getting more violent in Germany and France. In Strasbourg, France a storm kills 11 people wounding 85 others. Heavy rains cause the evacuation of 300 people in Northern France. West-Virginia experiences significant floods that kill one person. The town of Gdansk in Poland experiences heavy floods. The state of Orissa in India experiences significant rains that destroy over 1,000 houses and cause the evacuation of more than a hundred villages. South Korea experiences the worst rains in 37 years causing flash floods and landslides that kill 45 people. Over 20 residents are missing and 34,000 houses are flooded. Storms in Southern France are worsening. Significant floods occur in the state of Kerala, Southern India. Things are getting worse in the town of Bhubaneswar located in the state of Orissa, India where one million people are trapped in floods that cause the evacuation of 10,000 residents and the destruction of 1,500,000 homes. More than 7,000 villages are underwater. About 5 million people are affected by these floods. Things are worsening in Gdansk, Poland where thousands of residents are evacuated. These spectacular floods also affect the city of Prague and Austria. In Pakistan the worst rainfalls in 100 years cause mudslides that kill 170 people. The city of Kracow in Poland is also flooded. Hundreds of residents are evacuated and 9 people die. Mount Etna in Italy as well as the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines try to cool down the whole mess by projecting dust 30,000 feet into the atmosphere.
CNN quote: “Global Warming is happening at nearly twice the rate predicated just six years ago, a U.N. report says. It warns that the planet is warming up faster than at any time in the last 1,000 years and says the Earth is threatened with catastrophe.
In August 2001, heavy rains and mudslides bury five villages under mud and water killing more than one hundred residents on the island of Nias located northwest of Sumatra, Indonesia. More than one thousand people are missing. In Eastern India rivers coming from Nepal flood 300 villages located in the State of Bihar. In Thailand, torrential rains cause flash floods that kill 73 people. Thousands are homeless and more than one hundred people are missing. Iran experiences severe floods that kill 170 people. Over 10.000 people are evacuated, 2.000 homes are damaged and 135 people are missing. In northwestern Ethiopia near the Sudanese border the Baro River bursts its banks after two weeks of heavy rains turning 8.000 people homeless. In Cambodia, a very heavy monsoon season causes the flooding of 24 provinces and the flooding of towns located near the Mekong. Over 390.000 residents are evacuated. In Vietnam, floods occur in the Mekong delta killing 139 children and more than 20 adults.
In October 2001, the equivalent of 3 months of rain drops in one hour and a half in some areas of southern France. In North Korea, a tidal wave and severe downpours kill hundreds of people. The situation is getting worse in southern France where roads and 300 houses are flooded.
In November 2001, floods kill 729 people near Alger, Algeria. Over 170 people are missing.
In December 2001, four days of heavy rains kill 14 people in Morocco after months of severe drought. Turkey experiences significant floods. In Brazil, heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 60 people.
In January 2002, a drought in Australia causes the worst fires in 100 years.
In February 2002, rains kill 50 people in Indonesia. Floods hit the center of Jakarta causing the evacuation of 200.000 people. Heavy rains wound 150 people and kill 70 others in Bolivia.
In March 2002, heavy rains create chaos and kill 5 people in Santa-Cruz, Canary Islands.
In June 2002, Chile experiences its worst floods since 1926. Over 29.000 people are affected by these floods that kill 18 people. Southern France experiences heavy thunderstorms. Torrential rain sweeps Central Europe. Floods kill 539 people and damage 306.000 homes in western China. More than 100 million people are affected by these floods. In southern Russia mudslides flow through towns destroying bridges and more than 1.000 homes killing 93 people. More than 60.000 people are evacuated in Chechnya. A heavy monsoon season kills 41 people in Bombay, India and 120 people in the southern part of that country. More than 6.000 families are homeless.
In July 2002, a heavy monsoon season causes floods that kill 10 people in the Philippines. More than 3.200 people are evacuated. The city center of Athens, Greece is flooded by flash floods that kill one person. Things are getting worse in the Philippines. Floods cover some parts of Manila under two meters of water killing 50 people. In Bangladesh significant floods kill 30 people. More than half a million people are affected by these floods. In Ecuador torrential rains cause mudslides that bury a bus and 10 cars killing 60 people. Heavy thunderstorms cause significant damages in southern Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. In Venezuela heavy rains flood the State of Apure killing 4 people. More than 40.000 people are homeless. In Turkey two days of heavy storms kill 23 people near the Black Sea. In Nepal four days of heavy rains cause floods and mudslides that kill 300 people. Bangladesh and India experiences huge floods at the end of the month that kill 82 people. More than 9 million people are homeless.
CNN: quote -a new study indicates that glaciers in Alaska are melting faster than previously thought, providing further evidence of global warming, researchers said on July 18th. Scientists have long warned that global warming could eventually raise sea levels to a dangerous point by melting ice sheets and glaciers-.
In August 2002, heavy rains brake a dam in Tajikistan killing 20 people and destroying 56 homes. Northern Italy experiences heavy storms causing a lot of damages. Heavy rains kill a lot of people in North Korea. Austria experiences floods all over the country. Thousands are isolated from the outside world. A dam brakes and floods the city of Krems. Russia experiences heavy floods that kill 58 people near the Black Sea. Over 100 people are missing. Significant floods kill 4 people and leave 2.000 homeless in the Czech Republic. Southern Romania is hit by floods that kill 2 people. Mudslides caused by very heavy rains kill 50 people in the province of Hunan, China. Things are getting worse in the Czech Republic where 50.000 people are evacuated from the city center of Prague. The worst floods in a century occur in Germany and Austria killing 6 people. Seven residents are missing. Laos experiences a very heavy monsoon season that damages 7.000 homes. Thousands are evacuated. Things are getting worse in Germany where 4.500 people are evacuated from the city of Dessau. More than 16.000 people are evacuated from the state of Saxony where 18 people die, 8 are missing and 70 are wounded. The city of Dresden experiences its worst floods in a century turning the area into a WW2 landscape. In the Philippines a heavy monsoon season kill 16 people. Four people are missing. More than 3.500 residents leave their homes. In the Czech Republic 12 more people die and 200.000 more residents are evacuated from the city of Prague that experiences its worst flooding in 500 years. The second flood wave coming from the Czech Republic hits Dresden. Significant floods kill 14 people in central Mexico. In eastern India 8.000 villages are heavily hit by floods that kill 550 people. In southwestern China 27.000 houses are damage by floods causing landslides that kill 30 people. Elsewhere in China 250 more people die because of floods. In northeastern India a very heavy monsoon season destroys several dams causing the flooding of several hundred villages and the evacuation of 10.000 people. In Nepal a landslide kills 60 people near Kathmandu. More than 400 people have already died since the start of the raining season in Nepal. More than 600.000 people in China are evacuated from Lake Dongting ready to overflow. Since the start of Summer more than 900 people have already died in China because of floods. In Eastern Cambodia the Mekong river bursts its bank causing the evacuation of 80.000 people. In Chile significant floods kill 2 people south of Santiago. Heavy rains occur in Belgium, France, and Spain. Majorca experiences its worst floods in 50 years. Very heavy rains kill 25 people east of Alger, Algeria.
In September 2002, typhoons become more devastating. In South Korea, typhoon Rusa destroys thousands of homes killing 158 people. It is the worst typhoon in 43 years. Heavy rains cause significant floods in the Czech Republic and Poland. In Switzerland a house is washed away by a mudslide. Significant floods kill several people in Thailand where many towns are flooded. Heavy thunderstorms cause havoc in Southern France killing 22 people and damaging 3.000 homes. Five people are reported missing. In Guatemala, heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 22 people. In North Ossetia, a 130 meter high mass of ice collapses from a mountain creating a 300 meter wide and 20 km long avalanche of ice and mud that buries 12 houses killing 30 people. Over 1OO people are reported missing.
In October 2002, two months of flooding kill 130 people in the Mekong delta of Vietnam.
In November 2002, heavy rains flood 110 houses in Southeastern France. Torrential rain and strong winds cause massive mudslides and severe flooding across Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
In December, floods are reported in several parts of Greece. Heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 26 people in Brazil. More than 50 people are missing.
In January 2003, floods are reported in northern Portugal, France, Belgium, German, England and northern Italy. People are evacuated along River Moldavia. Significant floods are reported in Bolivia. Heavy rains cause a landslide that kill 16 people near Rio Janeiro and 26 people in the southeast of this country. About 2.280 homes are destroyed and 70 people wounded. Significant floods kill 6 people in Peru. Thousands of people are evacuated.
In February 2003, floods are reported in southern France. Significant floods kill one person in Queensland, Australia. In Jakarta, Indonesia 10.000 homes are flooded.
In March 2003, Heavy rains cause landslides that kill 50 people on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Dozens of people are missing.
In April 2003, after years of drought heavy rains cause significant floods that kill 5 people in southern Afghanistan. Dozens of people are missing. In Columbia, 15 people are missing because of floods and mudslides. In northeastern Argentina heavy rains cause the evacuation of 10.000 people.
In May 2003, two weeks of heavy rains in Kenya cause the death of 28 people and the evacuation of thousands. In the US, 83 devastating tornadoes kill 29 people in Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee. In Sri Lanka, flash floods cause mudslides that kill 200 people. More than 150.000 people are evacuated. In China, heavy rains cause floods that kill 70 people in six provinces.
In June 2003, a heat wave kills 1.000 people in 21 days in southern India. Heavy storms cause havoc in western and southern France. In western China, heavy floods kill 26 people and destroy 1.400 homes. Several people are missing. In Bangladesh, a heavy monsoon season kills 45 people. Thousands of people are evacuated.
In July 2003, torrential rains cause landslides that kill 21 people in China. Millions of people are homeless in Bangladesh, India, and China since the beginning of the raining season. In Japan, heavy rains flood 240 homes and cause landslides that kill 13 people. Several people are missing. Things are getting worse in China where 3,5 million residents are homeless and where 100 million people are affected by these floods in 16 provinces. In southern Pakistan, six days of heavy rains flood 5.000 villages damaging 33.000 homes and killing 85 people. More than 400.000 people are affected by these floods. A heat wave kills 20.000 people in France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
In August 2003, floods and landslides kill 13 people in northwestern China. Over 25.000 people are evacuated.
In September 2003, floods and landslides kill another 64 people in northwestern China. More than 200, 000 residents are homeless and 59 people are missing.
In October 2003, floods cut Wellington, New Zealand from the outside world causing the death of 4 people. In China, the Yellow River bursts its banks causing the evacuation of 300.000 people. California experiences huge fires that cause the evacuation of 75.000 people.
In November 2003, several days of heavy rains cause flash floods that kill 170 people on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. More than 70 residents are missing. Torrential rains kill 13 people in Morocco.
In December 2003, torrential rains and flash floods cause the death of 6 people and the evacuation of 10.000 residents in southeastern France. The city of Melbourne, Australia experiences its worst thunderstorm in a century. Residents take shelter on the top of their roofs. In the Philippines, Leyte island experiences unusual very heavy rains that tear apart mountains. Several villages are hit by landslides that kill 100 residents.
In March 2004, torrential rains cause flash floods that kill 6 people in Turkey and 4 people in northeastern Brazil where 60.000 residents are homeless.
In April 2004, the north of Mexico experiences flash floods that kill 31 people and turn 2.000 residents homeless. More than a dozen people are missing. Residents are evacuated on the top of their roofs by helicopter.
In May 2004, two weeks of heavy rains kill 1660 people in Haiti and 500 people in the Dominican Republic.
In June 2004, six days of heavy rains cause floods and landslides that kill 27 people in the province of Hunan, China. More than two dozen people are missing and 168.000 residents are evacuated. In Bangladesh heavy floods are reported northeast of Dhaka. About 500.000 people are cut from the outside world.
In July 2004, Taiwan experiences its worst floods in 25 years that kill 19 people. Over 10.000 residents are cut from the outside world without electricity and drinking water. India, Nepal, and Bangladesh experiences the worst monsoon season in 20 years claiming a death toll of 326 people. Millions of people are affected by floods. China experiences heavy floods. A heat wave kills 18 people in Romania and 15 people in Macedonia. Kenya experiences a significant drought. Floods kill 31 people in North Vietnam. Two thirds of Bangladesh are underwater bringing the death toll to 1.000.
In August 2004, North Cornwall, UK experiences spectacular flash floods that destroy six buildings and pile up cars on the top of each another forming three layers. The landscape looks like a junkyard. About 15 people are reported missing. The city of Istanbul, Turkey has its streets under two meters of water. Residents are on the roof. The quantity of rain that falls in 12 hours is equivalent to more than half the quantity that falls in a year. Significant floods kill 6 people in eastern Romania.
In September 2004, four days of heavy rains cause floods and landslides that kill 200 people and destroy 127.000 homes and 400 bridges in southwest China. Over 450.000 people are evacuated. About 11 million people are affected by these floods. Cyclones are getting deadlier in the US and the Caribbean claiming a death toll of 70 people in the Caribbean, 13 in Florida, 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Georgia, 4 in Louisiana. These cyclones start to reach a diameter of 700 miles. Torrential rains cause mudslides that kill 9 people in Panama city. About 13 people are missing. In northern Haiti, a tropical storm causes massive floods and mudslides that kill 3.000 people. Over 200.000 people are homeless.
In October 2004, heavy rains cause significant floods and landslides in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal killing 144 people in the province of Assam, India. In Japan a mega typhoon causes the death of 68 people. About 20 people are missing and 350 wounded. Big ships are blown away like matchboxes.
In November 2004, floods and landslides kill 400 people in the province of Quezon, Philippines. About 177 people are missing. Heavy rains cause floods that kill 12 people in northern Malaysia. Over 9000 people are evacuated.
In January 2005, heavy rains cause floods that reach the roofs killing 2 people on the Atlantic cost of Costa Rica. About 5 people are missing and 7.300 residents are evacuated. In California heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 13 people. Australia experiences a significant drought that kills 9 people. In Guyana, three weeks of heavy rains cause significant floods that leave thousand of people homeless.
In February 2005, floods, and avalanches kill 400 people in Pakistan. Floods and landslides cause chaos in Venezuela and Columbia killing 90 people. About 46.000 people are homeless. Heavy rains cause landslides that kill 9 people in the Bandung area, Indonesia. About 139 people are missing. Avalanches hit several villages in Kashmir killing 157 people. Tornadoes and avalanches kill 6 people in California.
In March 2005, torrential rains kill 200 people and destroy thousands of homes in Afghanistan.
In April 2005, heavy rains cause a state of emergency in New Jersey, USA. Thousands of people are leaving their homes. Seven rivers are about to burst their banks. Torrential rains break dams in Ethiopia killing 112 people. About 105.000 people are affected by these floods.
In June 2005, 17 million people in 16 provinces are affected by floods that kill 200 people in China. Heavy rains cause the death of 28 people in Brazil. About 31.000 people are homeless. In northeastern China, flash floods and mudslides kill 200 children in a school. Canada experiences its worst floods in 200 years. Thousands of people are evacuated. Most hit is the province of Alberta. A heatwave kills 200 people in India. Spain experiences its worst drought in 60 years. Things are getting worse in southern China where floods kill 80 people. About 38 people are missing and 700.000 evacuated.
In July 2005, significant floods kill 100 people in India. About 150.000 people are homeless. China experiences its worst rains in a century causing the death of 9 people. Many houses are underwater. Heavy rains and floods cause the death of 20 people and the evacuation of 12.000 residents in Romania and Bulgaria. Western India experiences its worst rains ever registered causing the death of 1.000 people.
In August 2005, heavy rains and floods hit 30 villages destroying bridges and killing 27 people in northeastern Iran. Significant floods cause the evacuation of 5.000 residents and the death of 3 people in Bulgaria. Heavy rains cause landslides that kill 15 people in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is under two meters of water. A week of devastating floods kill 18 people in Romania. Rivers burst their banks in Switzerland, Germany, and France killing 26 people in a week. Over 300 villages are flooded in eastern India. In the US, the damages caused by cyclone Katrina are equivalent to the Hiroshima bomb. Over 1.000 people die in New Orleans.
In September 2005, heavy rains cause floods that kill 36 people in southwestern India. Thousands of people are evacuated.
In October 2005, floods and landslides kill 35 people in El Salvador. Over 8.500 people are evacuated. Five days of heavy rains cause floods and landslides that kill 250 people in Guatemala. Over 24.000 people have lost their homes. A Maya village gets buried under 12 meters of mud from a landslide that kills 1400 people.
In November 2005, two buses are washed away by floods that kill 75 travelers in southern India.
In December 2005, a heavy monsoon season kills 12 people in southern Thailand. Torrential rains flood houses in southern Morocco (western Sahara) where it almost never rains. Heavy rains cause significant floods in Brazzaville, Congo.
In January 2006, heavy rains cause the evacuation of 4.000 residents in California. Flash floods kill 57 people in eastern Java, Indonesia. Thousands of residents are homeless and 30 people are missing. One day later in the same area a mudslide destroys 100 homes and kills 250 people.
In February 2006, a section of mountain collapses on a village in the Philippines because of heavy rains causing the death of 1.000 people. In northern Sulawesi, floods and landslides bury hundreds of homes killing 30 people.
In April 2006, snow melt and heavy rains cause a state of emergency in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. The Danube reaches its highest level in a century. A river bursts its banks in the district of Malindi, Kenya. Over 10.000 people are homeless.
In June 2006, floods and mudslides kill 112 people on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. About 100 people are missing. From Virginia to New York via Washington DC, heavy rains cause rivers to burst their banks causing the death of 10 people. About 200.000 residents are evacuated.
In July 2006, a tropical storm causes floods and mudslides that kill 180 people in China. About 260.000 residents are evacuated and 138 people are missing. A heavy monsoon season kills 41 people in South Korea. Heavy rains cause floods that kill 900 people in eastern Ethiopia. Over 30.000 people are homeless.
In December 2006, heavy floods kill 60 people in Malaysia and Indonesia. Hundreds of people are missing and thousands are evacuated.
In January 2007, floods and landslides kill 13 people in Sri Lanka forcing 60.000 residents to flee. Malaysia experiences its second round of flooding since December. Over 100.000 people are evacuated in the state of Johor. A storm kills 47 people in Europe and causes a lot of damages. A heavy drought in some regions and heavy floods in others are reported in Australia during the month of January.
In February 2007, a heavy tornado kills 19 people in Florida, USA. The city of Jakarta, Indonesia experiences heavy floods that kill 80 people. About 100.000 residents are evacuated and 500.000 others are affected by these floods. The worst floods for more than 20 years occur in Bolivia killing 40 people. Tens of thousands of people are forced to abandon their homes. Three days of heavy rain causes floods and mudslides that kill 8 people in Haiti and 3 people in the Dominican Republic.
In April 2007, heavy rains cause flash floods that kill 35 people in southern Thailand.
In May 2007, on the teletext of the BBC: “A new wave of tornadoes has hit at least six counties in the central US, a day after a massive tornado devastated a small town in southern Kansas. The fresh storms forced rescuers to abandon search efforts in Greensburg, where 95% of the town was destroyed. Nine people in two counties were killed on Friday night as winds of up to 250 mph (400 km/h) tore buildings from their foundations and uprooted trees”.
In June 2007, heavy rains cause the worst floods in 30 years north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley killing 8 people. About 5.000 people are evacuated. Heavy floods kill 70 people in Bangladesh and China. Heavy storms cause flash floods in Germany. Things are getting worse in southern China where floods kill 130 people while at the same time there is a severe drought in northern China. About 20 people are missing. Floods kill 4 people in Texas. BBC: “Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in parts of England, leaving people trapped in cars and homes”. Flash floods kill 100 people in southern India. Over 56.000 people are homeless. Storms and floods kill 220 people in Karachi, Pakistan. The largest wildfire since 1898 occurs in Georgia, USA due to a severe drought in the southeastern part of this state. In northwestern Pakistan, a heavy monsoon season causes floods that kill 56 people. England experiences heavy rains in the north while Greece experiences a heavy drought.
In July 2007, thousands are affected by flooding in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. There is a heat wave in California and Arizona. In western Bengal, India floods kill 600 people. About 700.000 people are affected by these floods. In southern India, heavy monsoon rains kill 143 people. Torrential rains kill 100 people in China. A heat wave kills 18 people in Romania. There is a heat wave in Italy and Greece. Great Britain experiences its worst flooding in 60 years. A heat wave kills 500 people in Hungary. Heavy rains, floods, and landslides kill 70 people in Nepal. Floods force 675.000 residents to leave their homes in northern Bangladesh. A tropical storm destroys 3600 homes in China. About 1.2 million people are affected.
In August 2007, floods kill 600 people and destroy 30.000 homes in North Korea. About 300.000 people are homeless. Floods kill 12 people in Minnesota and Oklahoma, and 8 people in Nebraska and Ohio, USA. Five people are missing. Switzerland experiences heavy floods for the third time since the beginning of the year especially in the canton of Bern.
In September 2007, a heat wave kills 16 people in California. Floods and torrential rains bring chaos to at least 14 countries in Africa affecting an estimated one million people across this continent. For the first time in our History, ships have the alternative to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the North-West Passage along the Canadian Arctic because all the ice has melted away. Asia is hit by the worst monsoon season in decades. An estimate 13,5 million people are homeless in India and Bangladesh. Between June and September 3195 people die in India, 1.000 people die in Bangladesh, and 185 people die in Nepal because of heavy rains and floods.
In October 2007, the area of Valencia, Spain experiences torrential rains. Two weeks of heavy rains cause heavy floods that kill 23 people in Haiti. Over 1.000 people are homeless. Dozens of people are killed by floods in Vietnam. In Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador floods kill 35 people. About 6.000 people are evacuated. The masses of water carried by tropical storm “Noel” causes floods and mudslides that kill 108 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
In November 2007, 70% of the state of Tabasco, Mexico is underwater. An estimated 2.1 million people are affected. In Central Vietnam floods cause the death of 73 people.
In December 2007, heavy rains on the island of Java cause landslides that destroy many houses and kill several dozen people.
In January 2008, heavy rains cause the worst floods in Australia in 50 years. Cyclone “Fame” kills 97 people in Madagascar.
In February 2008, deadly tornadoes kill 50 people in southern USA. Deadly floods kill 50 people in Bolivia. Heavy rains since January cause heavy floods and a state of emergency in Ecuador. About 60.000 people are affected by these floods that kill 12 people.
In March 2008, one foot of rain over Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky causes floods and the death of 7 people.
In April 2008, Spain experiences its heaviest drought in 40 years. In the northern part of Brazil heavy rains and floods cause the evacuation of 50.000 residents and the death of 15 people.
In May 2008, deadly tornadoes kill dozens across the US.
In June 2008, heavy rains cause a landslide that kill 27 people in Medellin, Columbia. Flash floods kill 3 people in Germany. In the US, the Midwest (Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa) experiences the floods of the century. Floods cause the death of 55 people in southern China. Record rainfall causes significant floods that kill 4 people in Romania. There are many wildfires in California and on the island of Rhodes, Greece. Over 600 people are evacuated because of floods that cause the death of 13 people in Ukraine.
In August 2008, a very strong mini tornado bursts concrete houses causing the death of several people in northeastern France. In North Vietnam, a tropical storm causes floods and mudslides that kill 120 people. More than 40 people are missing. It is the worst flooding in 40 years. Heavy rains cause floods in Northern Ireland. Because of heavy rains in Arizona, a dam brakes causing floods in Grand Canyon. About 500 people are evacuated. A tropical storm causes the death of 50 people in Haiti. The state of Bihar, India experiences its worst floods in 50 years causing the death of 100 people. An estimated 2,7 million people in 1.600 villages are affected. The town of Nagoya, Japan experiences heavy floods. The hurricane season kills 500 people in Haiti.
In September 2008, heavy rains cause floods that kill 5 people in Northern Ireland. Heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 3 people in southeastern Turkey.
In October 2008, floods kill 31 people in Algeria. More than 80 people are wounded. Southeastern Yemen floods leave 58 dead and 20.000 homeless.
In November 2008, floods and mudslides occur in southwestern China. The worst floods in 20 years kill 49 people in Hanoi, Vietnam. After days of torrential rains, landslides bury 54 houses killing 5 people in western Java, Indonesia. Ten people are missing. The worst heavy rains in decades kill 97 people in Brazil. Over 54.000 residents evacuate their homes. These floods affect 1,5 people leaving 79.000 homeless.
In January 2009, significant floods are reported in the western state of Washington, USA. Storms kill 9 people in Madagascar leaving 20.000 residents homeless. Deadly storms kill more than a dozen people in Spain and southwestern France.
In February 2009, heavy rains cause floods on the Solomon islands killing 8 people and displacing 70 villages. Eight people are reported missing. Australia experiences floods in the North and wild fires that kill 171 people in the southeast.
In March 2009, after heavy rains a dam brakes near Jakarta, Indonesia killing 77 people. Over 100 people are missing. In the US, North Dakota is on the edge of the floods of the century because of the Red River that reaches its highest level ever recorded.
In April 2009, tornadoes destroy hundreds of homes in Arkansas and Tennessee killing 5 people while wildfires kill 3 people in Oklahoma and Texas.
In May 2009, heavy rains cause landslides that destroy dozens of houses killing 26 people in the Philippines. Over 20 residents are missing and 19 others are wounded. New South Wales, Australia experiences significant floods. CNN: "Steady rain has flooded communities across 10 states in Brazil since early April".
In June 2009, heavy weather kills five people in Italy. Heavy rains cause floods that kill 10 people in the Czech Republic.
In July 2009, huge floods displace over 700,000 people, killing dozens and destroying thousands of homes in southern China. During the same period Vietnam experiences heavy floods. Mongolia experiences its worst flooding in 40 years leaving 24 people dead and hundreds homeless. Significant wildfires cause the death of eight people in southern Europe. Dozens of people are injured and 8 people are killed by heavy storms across Europe. Dozens of people are injured by heavy thunderstorms in Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. More than 2.9 million people have been affected by floods since June in India.
In August 2009, floods kill 13 people in Japan. Typhoon Morakot kills 82 people in the Far East.
In September 2009, heavy rain causes flood chaos across Scotland. Torrential rains cause flash floods that kill 31 people in northwestern Turkey. Torrential rains and floods since June have affected 600,000 people in 16 West African nations. More than 1.5 million people are affected by severe weather in Brazil. Torrential rains in the Philippines generate the worst floods in 40 years causing the death of 240 people.
In October 2009, floods kill 3 people in Vietnam, 20 people in Sicily, and 172 people in southern India. Days of flooding and landslides kill hundreds of people in the Philippines...
In November 2009, a typhoon kills 14 people in the Philippines. A devastating drought is followed by heavy rains and floods that kill 2 people and leave thousands homeless in Kenya. Heavy rains cause flooding and mudslides that kill at least 124 people and leave 7.000 residents homeless in El Salvador. Heavy snow in northern and central China triggers the collapse of 9.000 buildings killing 21 people and causing the evacuation of 159.000 residents. Severe floods submerge towns in northern England. Significant floods cause the evacuation of 13.000 residents and the death of 3 people in Argentina and Uruguay. Floods kill 123 people in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In January 2010, heavy rains cause mudslides that kill 60 people in Brazil. After a crippling drought over the past few years a ten-day deluge forces 1.200 people to leave their homes in New-South Wales, Australia. According to Global Warming skeptics, Peru floods are caused by El Nino and have nothing to do with Global Warming. Floods kill several dozens of people in central Mexico, and mudslides destroy 43 homes in Los Angeles, California. Meanwhile, the US East Coast is hit by the worst snow storms in decades.
In February 2010, storms and torrential rains cause floods and landslides that kill 42 people on the island of Madeira. Floods force 1.500 people to leave their homes in southern Spain. Strong winds, heavy rains and flash floods kill 52 people in southern France. Unusual heavy rains cause a landslide that kills 80 people in eastern Uganda. Tahiti experiences its worst floods in decades. Severe floods are reported in Australia and southern Spain.
In March 2010, 35 people are killed and hundreds of homes are flooded in Kazakhstan because of a dam destroyed by heavy rains and snow melting. A tropical storm kills 14 people in Madagascar. Heavy rain and winds cause outages in northeastern US. Severe storms and tornadoes lash southeastern US. Rhode Island experiences historical flooding.
In April 2010, torrential rain triggers a huge avalanche of mud and rock that buries a village in Peru, killing 20 people and leaving 25 others missing. Heavy rain causes floods and mudslides that kill over 200 people in Rio, Brazil. A storm kills over 100 people and destroys 50.000 homes in eastern India. Mother Nature cools down the northern hemisphere with a huge umbrella of volcanic ash sweeping in from Iceland and bringing European air space to a standstill. A gigantic Mississippi tornado kills at least 10 people in the US.
In May 2010, heavy flooding across Tennessee and Mississippi kills 31 people. A tornado kills at least 23 people and injures 160 in southwest China. A severe storm kills 54 people in northern and eastern India. Heavy rains and floods kill 97 people in Afghanistan. Violent tornadoes kill 5 people in Oklahoma. Floods kill 20 people in Poland. Heavy rains in China cause landslides that derail a train near Fuzhou City killing 19 passengers. Deadly storms kill over 100 people in Central America.
In June 2010, heavy rains cause landslides that kill 30 people in southern China. Heavy storms kill 7 and ruin homes in Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan. Floods kill 20 people in Arkansas. Flash floods kill 25 people in southern France. Heavy rains trigger landslides that kill 46 people in western Myanmar. Floods kill 55 people in Bangladesh. Floods and mudslides kill 211 people and cause the evacuation of more than 1 million people in southern China. Floods leave 40 people dead and thousands homeless in northeastern Brazil. A rain-caused mudslide kills 107 people in southwest China. Flash floods kill 7 people in northern Mexico. In June and July 2010, monsoon floods kill 221 people in India.
In July 2010, torrential rain triggers a landslide that kills 17 people in southwest China. Floods kill over 270 people in China and 30 people in Pakistan. Storms kill 21 people in Indonesia and 8 people in North Vietnam. Heavy monsoon rains kill at least 1100 people in Pakistan.
In August 2010, flooding and landslides kill over 100 people in northeastern China. The death toll in Pakistan jumps from 1100 to 1600 people. Rain-triggered floods kill at least 80 people in India Kashmir. Russia experiences its hottest Summer ever recorded. Heavy rains trigger massive landslides that kill 1100 people in northwest China. Flash floods kill 10 people in southwestern Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Flash floods and landslides kill 165 people in northern India. New torrential rains kill 29 people in northwest China. Torrential rains cause the death of 17 pupils killed by the collapse of their school in northern India. More than 60 people are missing in new landslides that occur in southwestern China. Heavy rains trigger a landslide that kill 12 people in Turkey.
In September 2010, floods and landslides kill 38 people in Guatemala. Floods are reported in Australia. Flash floods kill 2 people in Texas. The worst ever recorded rainfalls kill 10 people in southern Mexico. Flash floods kill one person in southern Italy. Typhoon Fanapi causes extensive flooding in Taiwan and kills 33 people in China. Heavy rains trigger a landslide that buries hundred of homes in southwestern Mexico.
In October 2010, flash floods and mudslides kill 75 people in Indonesia West Papua. Floods caused by torrential rains kill 11 people in southern Russia. Alarming UN report about floods in West and Central Africa. Super typhoon Megi causes unusual devastation in Asia. A strong tornado kills 6 people and injures 110 in Argentina near to the border with Paraguay. Heavy rains cause floods that kill 68 people in Thailand and 167 in central Vietnam.
In November 2010, flash floods and landslides kill 3 people in northern Italy. Heavy rains trigger a landslide that kill 20 people in Costa Rica. Floods death toll rises to 200 in Thailand. Flooding and mudslides kill at least 136 people, injure 205, and leave 20 missing in Colombia. Floods kill another 26 people in central Vietnam.
In December 2010, heavy rains trigger floods and landslides that kill 21 people and destroy thousands of homes in Venezuela. Floods are reported in Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia. A deadly landslide buries dozens after weeks of torrential rain in Colombia. Monsoon-like conditions generate flash floods and mudslides across the western US. Record floods are reported in eastern Australia. US Midwest storms leave 6 dead and cause widespread damage.
In January 2011, flash floods kill 15 people in Egypt. Torrential rains cause the death of 3 people in Guadeloupe. South Africa flooding leaves 50 dead and hundreds of homeless. Floods kill 18 people and force 325.000 residents from their homes in Sri Lanka. Floods worsen in Australia with 20 people killed by flash floods in Queensland. Floods claim over 800 lives in Brazil. Floods kill 51 people in the Philippines. Flooding spreads to southern Australia. Floods kill 10 people in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In February 2011, Sri Lanka flooding leaves 7 dead and almost 1 million displaced.
In April 2011, floods and landslides kill 20 people in southern Thailand. Record flooding kills 80 people in Namibia. Vicious storms and tornadoes kill 45 people across southern USA. A heavy storm kills 17 people and injures 150 in southern China. Torrential rains kill at least 10 in southern Brazil. The worst rainy season in Colombia's history claims 93 lives. A second round f vicious storms and tornadoes kill 339 people across southern USA.
In May 2011, US south sees the worst flooding in 70 years. Northern Colombia faces the worst flood disaster in its history. Heavy rains cause a landslide that hits an orphanage in Malaysia, killing 15 children. A massive tornado kills 151 people across southwestern Missouri. Severe weather kills 14 people in Oklahoma and Kansas. Haiti floods kill 23 people. Floods hit China after a long drought. Floods kill 100 people in southern China.
In July 2011, steady downpours trigger a mudslide that kill 15 people in southeastern Bangladesh.
In August 2011, devastating floods hit North Korea. Flash flooding kills 3 people in Pittsburgh, PA. Monster storm Irene kills 43 people from Florida to New England on the US East Coast. Unusual heavy monsoon rains kill 82 people across northern Thailand over the past 2 months. Flooding leaves 347 dead across southeastern Pakistan over the past month.
In September 2011, more than 7 million people are affected by floods in Pakistan. Floods kill 30 people and cause the collapse of 2.000 homes in several provinces of China. Heavy rains cause landslides that kill 13 people in Guatemala. Floods kill 97 people in Cambodia. Heavy floods kill over 100 people in northern and eastern India. Floods are reported in Manila, Philippines.
In October,2011, the worst floods in decades kill more than 200 people in Cambodia. Flash floods kill 4 people in Turkey. The worst floods in 50 years kill more than 500 people in Thailand. Flash floods kill 9 people on the Italian Riviera. Flooding in Russia's southern Krasnodar region kills 14 people. Flash floods kill 6 people in the city of Genoa, Italy. Colombia has one of its worst rainy seasons in memory. Floods and landslides kill 37 people in Colombia.
In December 2011, a tropical storm causes flash floods and mudslides that kill 1.249 people in the Philippines.
In January 2012, severe storms level buildings and kill at least 2 people in Alabama.
In February 2012, floods are reported in eastern Australia.
In March 2012, deadly tornadoes kill 12 people in Midwestern and southern US. Violent storms kill 39 in the same area several days later. Flooding is reported in southeastern Australia and southern Louisiana. Australia' s Sunshine Coast experiences the worst flash floods in a century.
In April 2012, severe floods kill 4 people in Fiji. Five killed as 120 twisters strike Midwest.
In May 2012, flash floods kill 60 people in central Nepal and 19 in Afghanistan.
In June 2012, serious flooding is reported in West Wales, UK. Floods and landslides kill at least 16 people and affect 1.5 million people in northern and southern parts of China. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 95 people in Bangladesh. Floods are reported in Florida as storm Debby wreaks havoc. Flooding causes chaos in Northern Ireland. A mudslide triggered by torrential rain in China' s Sichuan province leaves 4 dead and 37 missing. Storms kill 12 people from Ohio to New Jersey in the US. Floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains claim 95 lives in northeastern India and leave millions homeless.
In July 2012, flash floods kill over 170 people in Russia. Floods kill one person in the UK. Record rains leave 26 dead in Japan. Russia is battered by massive downpours in various regions. The UK is enduring the wettest summer in more than 100 years. Freak tornadoes with unprecedented strength hit Poland, killing at least one person and injuring 10 more. Over 1,000 counties across 26 states are declared as natural disaster areas in the US due to the worst drought in 50 years. Heaviest rain in 60 years kills 77 people in Beijing, China. Floods kill 88 people and injure 134 in North Korea.
In August 2012, torrential rains cause flooding that kills 85 people in Manila, Philippines. New deadly flood kills 4 people in southern Russia. Flash floods and landslides kill dozens of people in Pakistan and northern India. Heavy flooding is reported in Myanmar after two weeks of heavy monsoon rain.
In September 2012, heavy rains trigger landslides that kill 15 people in northern India. Heavy rains cause major flooding in Manilla, Philippines. Floods kill 40 people in Cameroon. Floods are reported in the UK. Flash floods kill 10 people in southern Spain after months of drought. Floods kill 422 people and injure 3.000 across Pakistan.
In October 2012, floods kill 148 people in Nigeria. Flooding kills 7 people in Dagestan, Russia. Heavy rains trigger a mudslide that kill 11 people in Peru. A tropical storm causes flooding and landslides that kill 24 people in the Philippines. Flooding kills 2 people in southern France. Powerful super-storms kill over100 people in Southeast Asia, in the Caribbean, and in the US.
In November 2012, heavy flooding hits southwestern UK. Then, raging flood waters kill 4 people across Britain.
In December 2012, a devastating storm kills 1.020 people in the Philippines. Significant flooding is reported across the UK. As many as 34 tornadoes across several States kill at least 6 people in the US. Floods caused by the highest rainfall in 30 years kill 4 people in Iraq. Russia experiences minus 60° Celsius in Siberia. Floods force 14.000 people to flee their homes in Malaysia.
In January 2013, Australia experiences one of the worst heatwaves for years. A landslide kills 46 people in southwest China. Floods kill 15 people in Jakarta, Indonesia. Heavy floods are reported in Queensland, Australia. Intense rains and floods kill 36 people in Mozambique.
In February 2013, floods and landslides kill 13 people in Indonesia. In Greece and Italy flash floods kill 1 person. Floods kill 2 people in Australia. Six of Australia's 10 hottest summers on record have come in the last 11 years with this one being the hottest ever recorded.
In March 2013, flooding kills 10 people in the capital of Mauritius.
In April 2013, flooding hits the Middle East. Floods kill 52 people in Argentina. Heavy rains kill 2 people in Spain.
In May 2013, tornadoes kill 6 people and injure more than 100 others in Texas, US. Rainstorms leave 55 dead and 14 missing in southern China. A mile-wide twister stays on the ground for a full 45 minutes, kills 24 people, and injures 145 others in Oklahoma City, US. Flooding kills 1 in San Antonio, Texas. A tornado kills one person and injures 5 others in an Ukrainian northern city. New tornadoes kill 12 people in Oklahoma.
In June 2013, floods kill at least 10 people allover Central Europe. Heavy monsoon rain kills 31 people in Sri Lanka. Days of torrential monsoon rains cause flash floods that kill 580 people in northern India. Flash floods kill 3 people in southern France. Floodwaters devastate Calgary, Canada, and cause the death of 3 people.
In July 2013, record rains flood Toronto, Canada. Heavy rains trigger a landslide that kills between 30 and 40 people in southwest China. Floods kill 2 people in North Korea and 3 people in South Korea.
In August 2013, flash floods kill 70 people in Afghanistan. Floods kill dozens in North Korea. Flash floods kill 45 people in Pakistan. Flash floods kill several people in Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Missouri. Torrential rain causes mudslides that kill 6 people in Japan. Flash flooding kills 13 people in Kabul, Afghanistan. Eastern Russia experiences the worst floods in 120 years. The worst floods in decades kill 107 people in north-eastern and southern China. Flooding is reported in Manila while floods kill at least 7 people in the northern part of the Philippine. Flash floods kill 34 people in Bamako, Mali.
In September 2013, floods and landslides kill 21 people in northern Vietnam. Hundreds of people are evacuated after floods break a dam in Russia's flooded Far East. Flash floods kill 4 people in Colorado, US. Flooding and landslides kill 101 people in Mexico. Over 14.700 homes are affected by flooding in northern Thailand. Floods and landslides kill 19 people in the Philippines.
In October 2013, the flooding death toll hits 68 in Thailand. A strong typhoon causes flooding and landslides that kill 17 people in Japan. The U.N. climate chief tells CNN: "There is absolutely a link between climate change and wildfires, and that increasing heat waves will continue in intensity and frequency". Cambodian monsoon flood damage tops US $1 Billion with 168 people killed. Flash floods kill 16 people in Eastern India. A severe storm kills 4 people in the UK, and 6 others across Europe.
In November 2013, the biggest ever recorded super typhoon Haiyan kills 5719 people in the Philippines. The same storm destroys 249 houses, causes flooding, and kills six people in China. A heavy storm kills 100 people in Somalia. Floods kill 41 people in Vietnam. Rare severe flooding hits Saudi capital. Tornadoes cause extensive damage and kill 6 people in the US Midwest. Flash floods kill 17 people in Sardinia. Heavy rain floods streets, causes building to collapse, and kills 2 people in central Havana, Cuba.
In December 2013, floods caused by days of heavy rains kill 4 people and force 40.000 others to evacuate their homes in Malaysia. Deadly storms cause high tides, floods, evacuation, and kill 2 people in the UK and 7 others on mainland Europe. The death toll of last month super typhoon Haiyan climbs to 6009. Torrential rain causes widespread flooding and landslides in Brazil. Severe weather causes flooding and kills 2 people in the UK. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and torrential downpours kill 3 people across the US. A new storm system kills 5 people in the UK. Extreme cold weather kills 19 people in the US and Canada. Days of torrential rains cause widespread flooding and landslides in Mexico. Two weeks of heavy downpours cause floods and mudslides that kill 27 people in southern Brazil.
Global Warming does exist. Self-supplied electricity is the key. Global Warming does not exist. Drill everywhere.
THE CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS
FLOODS FLASH FLOODS
THE DISPUTE BETWEEN ATHENA AND POSEIDON
ALL THESE PEOPLE DID NOT DIE IN VAIN.
THEY DIED TO SAVE US FROM THE POINT OF NO RETURN.
THEIR DEATH IS FOREVER REMEMBERED ON THE WESTERN PEDIMENT OF THE PARTHENON
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