Take a look. The red circles indicate a Fu Yin formation, or 'sad events.'
A few of us had predicted flooding, river banks bursting, dam breaking etc. All water related disasters.
It rained cats and dogs last night so was wondering if any parts of the world is facing the types of rain that we are getting, so I did a Google Search. Wow...these were some of the news flash in the last few hours.
Rome braces for floods as rains swell the Tiber
Heavy rains trigger flooding in Guyana
| Associated Press |
2008-12-14 03:09 AM
MANILA - AT LEAST 13 people have been killed in flooding caused by heavy rains in the central Philippines this week, the civil defence office said on Saturday.
Four people were still missing in Camarines Norte province, it said. Deaths also occured in the central islands of Samar and Leyte.
Three people were also injured in the flooding with almost 1,500 people still housed in makeshift evacuation centres.
However the civil defence office said the rains had eased and the floods were starting to subside. -- AFP
BREAKING NEWS: Flooding possible throughout the dayJamie Jones
Dalton Daily Citizen
Murray and Whitfield counties are under a flood warning until 2:15 p.m. today, meaning floods are occurring or on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS also placed the two counties under a flood watch until 7 p.m. today, which means conditions are favorable for flooding, especially along larger streams and rivers.
An operator with Murray County 911 said there was flooding throughout the county, but said there had been no major problems or serious accidents reported as of 10 a.m. The operator said there were no closed roads, adding the “torrential rain” caused several areas to have standing water.
“There have just been fender benders and people running off the road because of the rain,” he said.
Jeffrey Putnam, Whitfield County Emergency Services director, said this morning only one road in the county — River Road — was closed. He said “there was nothing to” a reported rock slide near the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. There was only one rock about 18 inches in diameter in the road, he said.
Putnam urged residents to be cautious while driving, while the NWS warned of more flooding tonight.
“Some creeks and rivers across north Georgia are already near flood stage,” according to the NWS. “The additional rainfall late tonight could push the creeks and rivers above flood stage.”
An area of showers and thunderstorms across central Georgia this morning will shift north through the day. North Georgia received between two and three inches of rain Wednesday and this morning. An extra one to three inches of rain is expected throughout the day.
Tonight, the rain, combined with temperatures near freezing, could bring some snow, according to the NWS. Little or no accumulation is expected. The rain is expected to clear out Friday, bringing sunny skies and highs in the mid 40s.
Flood situation in Johor worsens
JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor has worsened, with the number of victims increasing from 352 on Tuesday to 632 yesterday. Muar showed the most drastic increase with 549 evacuees who are being housed in three relief centres.
Meanwhile, a total of 83 victims have been placed at two centres in Batu Pahat. The situation in Kluang, however, has improved with all the evacuees returning home.
So far no death nor accident caused by floods has been reported.
Bernama reports that the situation in flood-hit districts in Terengganu, except for Kuala Terengganu, has returned to normal. There are still 91 evacuees staying at three relief centres in Kuala Terengganu.
Dec 13, 2008
Floods have left people in low-lying parts of Venice, including the popular tourist site of St. Mark's Square, wading through knee-deep water.
The entire city - founded on a collection of marshy islands in the 5th century and crisscrossed by canals - suffers from periodic flooding caused by high tides. The government has begun a multi-billion euro floodgate project aimed at stopping rising sea levels from destroying the city.