Tag: Floods

China blasts dam to divert deadly floods

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Would Australia’s LNP ever be seen doing this? Destroying it’s own infrastructure “for the people’s sake”?

China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25.

Source: China blasts dam to divert deadly floods

More than 1000 people missing in Germany, Belgium as towns left in ruins

More than 1000 people are missing in flood-stricken regions of western Germany and Belgium, where waters are still rising with the death toll exceeding 100 and communications in some areas cut.

Source: More than 1000 people missing in Germany, Belgium as towns left in ruins

Flooding in Germany and Belgium leaves more than 60 dead as streets become raging torrents – ABC News

An aerial shot of a half submerged train in a flooded village.

At least 58 deaths were reported in Germany and eight in Belgium The scale of the disaster is not yet clear France and the Netherlands have also experienced flooding

Source: Flooding in Germany and Belgium leaves more than 60 dead as streets become raging torrents – ABC News

‘They lost our receipts three times’: how getting an insurance payout can be a full-time job

‘They lost our receipts three times’: how getting an insurance payout can be a full-time job

As thousands of homes remain underwater in what appears to be yet another historic flood event in New South Wales, insurance companies are being inundated with calls from worried customers. The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Insurance Council of Australia has declared an insurance catastrophe following more than 5,000 claims over the weekend.

‘They lost our receipts three times’: how getting an insurance payout can be a full-time job

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn? | Democracy Now!

By Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanWhile any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as the planet warms.

Source: Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn? | Democracy Now!

Over 30,000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked in Australian train crash, cargo totaled 819,000 liters — RT News

A freight train that derailed near the northeast Australian town of Julia Creek has reportedly leaked up to 31,500 liters of sulfuric acid, while Queensland Police have sharply revised the amount of toxic substance it was hauling upward.

Source: Over 30,000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked in Australian train crash, cargo totaled 819,000 liters — RT News