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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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Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland Floods

Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland FloodsA storm hit the town Sunday.



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Burst Pipe Floods Carnival Cruise Ship in a Scene Right Out of 'Titanic'

Burst Pipe Floods Carnival Cruise Ship in a Scene Right Out of 'Titanic'Water was seen spewing out of the walls as a result of the mishap.



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Kilauea Eruption: Hawaiians Face Acid Rain Threat After Lava Floods Area: 'Like Bleach on Your Skin'

Kilauea Eruption: Hawaiians Face Acid Rain Threat After Lava Floods Area: 'Like Bleach on Your Skin'Sulfur dioxide from the volcanic eruption can combine with torrential rain to create a dangerous condition.



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Three arrested after 10 young Israelis killed in flash floods

Three arrested after 10 young Israelis killed in flash floodsThree people have been arrested in Israel in connection with the deaths of 10 young hikers in flash floods during a programme to prepare them for military service, police said Friday. The ten students, mostly aged 17 and 18, were caught up in floods while hiking in the Arabah desert in southern Israel following exceptionally heavy rainfall. “Police questioned three staff members from the academy that organised the trip,” Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement.



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Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floods

Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floodsA superstar surfer turned into a hero when he came to the rescue of several families who were stuck in Hawaii's flooding.



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Brazil jaguars find safe haven from floods in rainforest trees

Brazil jaguars find safe haven from floods in rainforest treesBrazilian jaguars, imperiled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat, have learned to survive at least one menace — flooding in the Amazon. They take to the trees!



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