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Flash floods tear through southwestern France

Flash floods tear through southwestern FranceFlash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said. He told BFMTV that the floods in the Aude region also killed four other people in other locations, left one person missing and seriously injured five others.



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Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared(Reuters) – Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke’s 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant.



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Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak fearedDuke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke’s 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant. Site personnel are supplementing on-site supplies with large stones and other materials, and engineering experts are on their way to the site, Duke said.



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Typhoon Mangkhut wind and rain cause floods in Hong Kong

Typhoon Mangkhut wind and rain cause floods in Hong KongHeavy downpours and flooding hit Hong Kong, sending high waves crashing on to a walking promenade and flooding the streets. Rough cut (no reporter narration).



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Weatherman Forced to Evacuate Mid-Broadcast As Hurricane Florence Floods Station

Weatherman Forced to Evacuate Mid-Broadcast As Hurricane Florence Floods Station"We are staying here to keep you up to date"



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Rush to bring aid to 2 million homeless as fears grow over spread of disease after floods in Kerala

Rush to bring aid to 2 million homeless as fears grow over spread of disease after floods in KeralaA deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps. Incessant rains since August 8 have caused the state's worst floods in a century, and at least 186 people have perished, many of them killed by landslides. The beaches and backwaters of Kerala are top destinations for domestic and international tourists, but far fewer visit during the monsoon season. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall only at one or two places of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. Flood waters too began to recede from several places. Using boats and helicopters, India's military has led rescue efforts to reach people in communities cut off for days by the floods, with many trapped on roof tops and the upper floors of their homes, and in desperate need of food and potable water. Rescue teams were focused on the town of Chengannur on the banks of the Pamba River, where some 5,000 people are feared to be trapped, officials said. Volunteers reach out to stranded people with food supplies in a flooded area in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala Credit: Aijaz Rahi/ AP More than 200,000 families have taken refuge at relief camps set up across the state, an official at the Kerala State Disaster Management office said. Kerala's chief minister had earlier said over 200,000 people had taken shelter in camps since the monsoon rains began three months ago. Anil Vasudevan, who handles disaster management at the Kerala health department, said authorities had isolated three people with chickenpox in one of the relief camps in Aluva town, nearly 250 km (155 miles) from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. He said the department was preparing to deal with a possible outbreak of water-borne and air-borne diseases in the camps, where an estimated two million people have taken shelter since the monsoon rains began three months ago. Kerala, which usually receives high rainfall, has seen over 250 percent more rain than normal between August 8 and August 15, causing the state authorities to release water from 35 dangerously full dams, sending a surge into its main river. As the rain abated on Sunday morning, one resident in Cheranelloor, a suburb of Kochi situated on the banks of the Periyar river, visited his home to see when he and his family could return. "The entire house is covered with mud. It will take days to clean to make it liveable. All our household articles, including the TV and fridge have been destroyed," 60-year-old T P Johnny told Reuters. Kochi's airport is closed due to waterlogging, and Jet Airways has arranged additional flights from Thiruvananthapuram for passengers holding confirmed tickets from Kochi.



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Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala

Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala“In some areas, airlifting is the only option… thousands are still marooned,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Vijayan said he was hoping the military could step up its support for rescuers already using dozens of helicopters and hundreds of boats. “I spoke to the defense minister this morning and asked for more helicopters,” he told a news conference in the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram, adding that he planned to send 11 more helicopters to the worst-hit areas.



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Water rescues, flooded roads as flash floods overtake parts of Delaware Valley

Water rescues, flooded roads as flash floods overtake parts of Delaware ValleyHeavy rain has caused roads to flood all across the Delaware Valley resulting in cars getting stuck, people being rescued, and streets to shut down.



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Volcano Kilauea Floods Geothermal Plant, Threatening Hawaii’s Energy Source

Volcano Kilauea Floods Geothermal Plant, Threatening Hawaii’s Energy SourceOfficials are scrambling to replace this resource.



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After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguardsELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town's historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. Less than two years later, an even more treacherous flood ravaged the town, gutting shops and killing a visitor.



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