Five-year-old boy dies after being swept away in flood

HOUSTON, TX – Storms continued to pour more rain onto already waterlogged Houston on Sunday, leading to the rescue of hundreds of people from flooded homes and roads. Meanwhile, a child tragically lost his life in the Fort Worth area when the vehicle he occupied was swept away by the flooding. The area surrounding Lake Livingston to the northeast of Houston has been doused with over 23 inches of rain in the past week, according …

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At least 45 people dead after dam collapses

NAIROBI, KENYA – Monday morning brought a catastrophic event to Western Kenya, with the collapse of the Old Kijabe Dam resulting in a tragic scene. The death toll is currently standing at a minimum of 45 people. The dam, situated in the Mai Mahiu region of the Great Rift Valley- an area vulnerable to flash floods- gave way and released a wave of water that surged through nearby homes, severing a primary road in the process. The destructive force included not only water but …

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Severe rain and lightning strikes kill 36 people

ISLAMABAD, PK – A series of severe weather events, including lightning strikes and heavy rainfall, have led to the tragic loss of 36 lives across Pakistan in the last three days. The majority of these fatalities have been reported in the eastern Punjab province, where lightning strikes and rain-induced house collapses have been prevalent. The southwestern province of Baluchistan has also been significantly affected, with seven lives lost due to the extreme weather conditions. Similarly, …

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Record level of flooding in Vermont described as s “historic and catastrophic”

Intense rainstorms in the Northeast have unleashed severe flooding in Vermont, resulting in the closure of downtown Montpelier and the evacuation of residents. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has described the situation as “historic and catastrophic,” with floodwaters surpassing levels seen during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Thousands of homes and businesses have already been affected, and the water continues to rise in some areas. The state remains under a state of emergency, and rescue efforts …

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Motel Swept Away During Hurricane Ian With Several Trapped Inside

Hurricane Ian swept away a motel with 8 people trapped inside. Only 7 survived. – NBC News Four women on vacation were pinned against the ceiling by rising waters after finding refuge on some floating mattresses. Pressure from the floodwater outside was pressing against the window. They were staying at a motel at the time, where a motel employee was also trapped in the building. He and his family found safety by breaking through a …

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One Dead. Thousands Without Power Following Record Setting Rain Fall In St. Louis

Rainfall in the St. Louis area exceeded the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set on August 20, 1915, and caused widespread flash flooding. Many areas of St. Louis saw 8-10 inches of rain in just under 7 hours. One person was found dead in a vehicle stuck in about 8 feet of water in western St. Louis, city Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said. Videos on social media showed surrounding floodwater vehicles and creeping …

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