Category Archives: Flood

Flood control system work increasing in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — As funding comes together for the city’s $750 million permanent flood control system, residents in the coming years will see a marked uptick in construction of flood protection projects around Cedar Rapids. Nearly 30 projects are slated to come online in the next four years, with design and construction underway throughout the […]

2020’s typhoon Haishen loss rises 12%, Kyushu rain/flood loss rises 6%

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has said that insurance market losses from the July 2020 heavy rainfall event and related flooding in Kyushu, plus typhoon Haishen in September of last year have now risen by 9%.In total, the amount of insurance claims paid in Japan after what were two of 2020’s largest catastrophe […]

UNFPA provide essential services to flood victims: Worst floods in 40 years leave 32 people dead and over 10,000 homeless in Timor-Leste – Timor-Leste

DILI, 06 April 2021 — Heavy rains in Timor-Leste over the weekend left 32 people dead, over 10,000 people homeless and countless missing. According to Timor-Leste deputy prime minister José Reis, this is the worst floods the country has experienced in 40 years. The floods left the presidential palace water-logged, most roads in Dili inaccessible, […]

‘Suddenly we heard people scream: Flood!’ – Horror in Adonara island – National

Homeless, injured, and with his daughter dead, Sugeng stares blankly as he comes to grips with the devastation left by floods and landslides on East Nusa Tenggara’s Adonara island. The 60-year-old was asleep with his family on Sunday night as torrential rain battered the community at the eastern end of the vast archipelago nation. In […]

‘Suddenly we heard people scream: Flood!’ – Horror in Indonesia

Issued on: 07/04/2021 – 06:20Modified: 07/04/2021 – 06:18 Adonara (Indonesia) (AFP) Homeless, injured, and with his daughter dead, Sugeng stares blankly as he comes to grips with the devastation left by floods and landslides on Indonesia’s Adonara island. The 60-year-old was asleep with his family on Sunday night as torrential rain battered the community at […]

LTS, Flood Brook deal with more COVID cases | Local News

Two schools announced additional COVID-19 cases recently. Long Trail School Head of School Seth Linfield said LTS had three students in two families test positive and Flood Brook School has announced three additional positive tests. Both schools were able to maintain in-class school with quarantines for the individuals involved and close contacts. LTS Linfield said […]

Country music star Sturgill Simpson creates flood relief fundraiser for Eastern Kentucky

By Hayley RobbBuilding Kentucky When the flooding first hit Eastern Kentucky last month, many people donated money, clothes, food and time to help the affected areas – including a famous Kentucky native, Grammy winner Sturgill Simpson. Simpson is originally from Jackson, one of the main cities hit by the flooding. He launched a fundraising campaign […]

US Immigration Courts Brace for Flood of Asylum Claims | Voice of America

U.S. immigration courts, already swamped with a backlog of 1.3 million cases, are ill-prepared to handle a crush of new asylum claims filed by a rising number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, especially children traveling alone, current and former immigration judges told VOA. The sharply increasing number of migrants arriving at the border, including […]

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