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Kenya park suspends gorge visits after flash flood kills 7

Kenya park suspends gorge visits after flash flood kills 7Kenyan authorities have suspended visits to the gorges of the famous Hell’s Gate National park in the Rift Valley Monday after a flash flood killed at least six tourists and their driver. Five Kenyans of Indian descent, an Indian national and their Kenyan driver died in the Sunday evening tragedy, said Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service. John Waweru Director General of Kenya Wildlife Services said there is another body.



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Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threatNervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of “extreme rain” and more flooding ahead of the storm’s predicted landfall by early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Barry coalesced in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (64 kph), a day after heavy showers from the gathering storm drenched New Orleans with nearly a foot (30 cm) of rain, the National Weather Service said. A tropical storm warning was posted on Thursday afternoon for metropolitan New Orleans, and a hurricane warning for a stretch of the Louisiana coast south of the city.



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Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basementA slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Flooding led to electrical outages that closed the National Archives Building and Museum, according to a statement from the National Archives, which said the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were safe and not in any danger. National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.



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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for monthsST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.



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Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendum

Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendumAs the tire fire that is Theresa May's handling of Brexit continues to burn, a crowd pegged at around a million people flooded the streets of London on Saturday, protesting the disastrous policy and calling on a new referendum. SEE ALSO: John Oliver shares his thoughts on Brexit and we honestly don't know whether to laugh or cryWhile the option of a second referendum on Brexit was once seen as highly unlikely, there's now a semblance of hope for those backing the vote. Prime Minister May has bungled the process and is faced with a variety of dubious options, including a yet-again delayed exit or even a no-deal Brexit that would have serious ramifications.Dubbed "Put It To The People," Saturday's march saw around a million people participate, organizers said. The event also included a rally in front of Parliament. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those marching and he was scheduled to speak at the post-march rally. > And we're off! > > Here in London, thousands of people from across our city and country have come together with @peoplesvote_uk to send a clear message: > > Enough is enough – it's time to give the British public the final say on Brexit. PeoplesVote PutItToThePeople pic.twitter.com/wJzXF4UB6N> > — Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 23, 2019The swarm of people in London was in direct contrast to the much smaller "March to Leave," a two-week trek of pro-leave protesters led by Nigel Farage, walking from Sunderland with the aim of arriving in London on Friday, March 29, the originally planned Brexit date. > Compare and contrast PutitothePeopleMarch pic.twitter.com/spc9sRNrxn> > — Steve Lapsley (@stevelapsl) March 23, 2019In London, though, the streets were flooded with protesters holding quippy signs and marching in costume, all part of the growing movement to demand a new vote over leaving the EU. > Unicorn makes an entrancePutitothePeopleMarch > ⁦@sloumarsh⁩ pic.twitter.com/8dzJtPA8yi> > — Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) March 23, 2019Even superheroes backed the second vote protest.Image: Getty ImagesOne of many, many clever signs seen in London during Saturday's protest.Image: Getty ImagesThe movement to remain in the EU got a big boost in visibility earlier in the week when an online petition calling for revoking Article 50, the law that outlines how countries can exit the EU, gained so many signatures (now at 4.4 million) that it crashed the government's petition website. Organizers pegged the crowd at just over a million participants.Image: Getty ImagesEven dogs joined the march.Image: Getty ImagesTo say the Brexit process has been a disaster is putting it mildly, as can be seen by the fact that Prime Minister May is the target of both aforementioned protests that take opposing sides. It's reflective of the infighting that's taken place in Parliament, leaving that body of government in a deadlock with no plan in place for an exit. Despite Saturday's enormous protest, odds of a second referendum are still long thanks to the hurdles that need to be cleared — including approval from that deadlocked Parliament, a decision on what, exactly, the referendum would be a vote on, and negotiating a timetable on the vote. Madness is an understatement when it comes to the Brexit messImage: Getty ImagesLondon was flooded Saturday with protesters and their signs, calling on a new Brexit vote as Teresa May flirts with disaster.Image: Getty ImagesFor now, it's a wait-and-see situation for everyone. The EU has given May until April 12 to get a deal passed by Parliament. The protesters were not kind to May.Image: Getty ImagesFailure to get a deal done will mean either a no-deal Brexit or May will have to propose yet another alternative before that deadline. And, with that, yet another journey into the unknown for the UK.  WATCH: Google fined $ 1.7 Billion by European Union for handicapping competitors



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'A gift sent from the heavens': Nebraska pals find fridge full of beer during flood cleanup

'A gift sent from the heavens': Nebraska pals find fridge full of beer during flood cleanupKyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer had spent the day cleaning up from flooding in Nebraska when a fridge appeared in the distance. It was full of beer.



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Correction: Southern Flood Threat story

Correction: Southern Flood Threat storyIn a story March 21 about the U.S. flooding outlook, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a weather forecaster. He is Kevin Low, not Lao.



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The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns

The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 townsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



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The Latest: Nebraska puts flood damage at more than $640 mln

The Latest: Nebraska puts flood damage at more than $  640 mlnKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



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'Unprecedented' Spring Flood Season to Put 200 Million People in the U.S. at Risk, NOAA Warns

'Unprecedented' Spring Flood Season to Put 200 Million People in the U.S. at Risk, NOAA WarnsSome 200 million people across the U.S. are at risk of experiencing spring flooding, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned



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