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VIDEO: Massive flooding in Ireland

Screen grab. Flood. Village homes

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2020 DUBLIN – Footage shows severe flooding in the town of Clifden in County Galway, Ireland, today (September 2). Heavy rain overnight caused the water levels on the Owenglin River to surge, bursting its banks and overflowing onto nearby roads and homes. Terrified residents watched the raging torrents and said it was the ”worst flooding the town …

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The Big China Disaster That You’re Missing

Water is discharged Tuesday from the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province.

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 28, 2020 Beijing is failing to keep up with the more frequent and devastating floods that climate change is bringing. By Anjani Trivedi for Bloomberg – The world’s largest dam is under pressure in the massive flooding that’s wiping away billions of dollars of value in China.  The predicament symbolizes a looming crisis for Beijing. Climate change is bringing more frequent and …

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VIDEO: Dramatic footage of house collapsing during severe flooding in Delhi

Flood. Ruined house. Officials in orange uniforms. Masks. Muddy water

PortandTerminal.com, July 20, 2020 The first heavy monsoon rainfall in Delhi claimed four lives on Sunday. DELHI – Monsoon rains lashed the Indian capital, Delhi, on Sunday, causing floods in several areas. Dramatic footage shows a house located in one of Delhi’s slum districts crumble and get washed away as the flooding weakened its foundations on Sunday. At least 10 …

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VIDEO: Chinese pleasure boat demolished after crashing into bridge during massive flooding

PortandTerminal.com, July 10, 2020  SHAOWU, CHINA – A pleasure boat was destroyed and sank after being washed away by an overflowing river and crashing into a bridge pier in southern China. The video, filmed in the city of Shaowu in Fujian Province on July 9, shows a pleasure boat floating along an overflowing river caused by recent heavy rainfall and …

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Indonesia moving its capital to avoid sinking into ocean. Is this also Miami’s future?

PortandTerminal.com, September 30, 2019 The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people and is the fastest-sinking city in the world. Parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050. The crisis has forced the government to begin relocating the capital to a new location almost 900 miles away. JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Earlier this month, we ran …

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VIDEO: Drone footage shows barges stuck beneath I-10 bridge

PortandTerminal.com, September 23, 2019 BAYTOWN, TX – Last Friday strong currents caused by flooding stripped away nine barges from a fleeting area on the San Jacinto River, sending them downstream towards the I-10 freeway bridge at Lynchburg, Texas. Nine barges broke free and two of them, owned by Canal Barge of Louisiana, crashed into the I-10 bridge. Crews closed down …

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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi’s share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that closed the state’s beaches, said Joe Spraggins, executive director …

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Louisiana issues state of emergency ahead of potential hurricane that could make landfall in the state this weekend.

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 BATON ROUGE, LA – A storm system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday, the National Weather Service says. The Mississippi River at New Orleans forecast to crest at its highest level since 1927 this weekend. The Governor of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency today at 1:56 pm …

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