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Australian floods continue unabated flooding hundreds of thousands of square miles

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 4:58pm MDT

The death toll from the relentless flooding in Queensland, Australia continues to climb as four people were killed in a flash flood.  The rising waters have inundated an area covering hundreds of thousands of square miles and now threaten the city of Brisbane.  The most recent fatalities, two adults and two children, occurred near the […]

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Flooding in Australia reaches ‘biblical proportions’, turns deadly

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 5:42pm MDT

Residents of Australia’s state of Queensland are facing an extraordinary deluge following record-setting rain.  In recent weeks an unusually heavy rainy season coupled with Tropical Storm Tasha has affected an area of land bigger than France and Germany combined. Queensland’s state treasurer Andrew Fraser  told media last week, “It is a disaster of biblical proportions.”  […]

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NASA satellites capture images of deadly flooding in Pakistan

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 2:09pm MDT

While Colorado has witnessed some pretty good rain showers in recent days due to the monsoon season, it is nothing compared to what Pakistan is experiencing.  Seemingly endless monsoonal rains have flooded hundreds of thousands of acres in Pakistan that were easily spotted by NASA satellites. The floods, said to be the worst in the […]

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Opryland Hotel in Nashville flooded by 10 feet of water

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 6:15am MDT

With its 1,500 guests evacuated, managers and employees of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville spent Monday watching the water inside the historic hotel rise to 10 feet above floor level. Images taken in the hotel and of the surrounding area show a facility likely to face major repairs once the floodwaters recede. As the Cumberland […]

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North Dakota & Minnesota brace for widespread flooding

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 10:00am MDT

With the Red River continuing to rise and expected to crest at more than 20 feet above flood stage, communities in North Dakota and Minnesota are preparing for widespread flooding. Weather forecasters are expecting that the river may approach the record levels seen just last year, potentially flooding hundreds of square miles. The filling of […]

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England sees record rainfall that brings flooding

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 3:40am MDT

The normally picturesque view of England’s Lake District saw itself become the scene of a rescue operation as helicopters and lifeboats plucked hundreds residents and brought them to safety. The area recorded the most rainfall ever recorded in the nation and the weather was responsible for the death of a local constable. Widespread heavy rain […]

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Flooding in southeastern U.S. claims eight lives

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 11:29am MDT

The governor of Georgia issued a state of emergency on Tuesday morning as the death toll from flooding in the area continued to climb. Some areas near Atlanta reported up to 20 inches of rain in recent days as creeks and rivers ran over their banks flooding entire communities and even sending the Six Flags […]

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Various weather notes – the streak ends, big rain and more

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 6:29am MDT

Quite an eventful time we have had over the last 72 hours or so in terms of weather.  Some of the more noteworthy items: The streak ends.  With cooler air finally moving into Colorado, Tuesday, August 5th marked the last day of our streak of 90 degree or higher temperatures.  Wednesday the temperature reached 88 […]

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