Tag Archive: Africa

May 20 2013

A Few Good Reads (5/20/13): Deadly Flooding in China and Somalia

This week: Extreme flooding in the Guangdong Province of Southern China, flooding displaces thousands during the rainy season in Somalia, water infrastructure approved by the Senate and now moves to the House, the status of the state water bill in California, and the Netherlands’ use of sand engines as coastal flood protection.    Guangdong hit …

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Feb 08 2013

A Suds Tsunami in Nairobi (Footage)

After the video I posted earlier this week, here is another foam tsunami of sorts that happened late last year. Although these suds had a bit different cause… This soapy surge was well over two stories high in places. It rose from the fast-flowing creek that runs below the road, whose waters were now a …

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Mar 16 2012

St Francis Bay Bridge Collapse in South Africa (Video)


Our video of the week this week comes to us from South Africa, where a major causeway over St Francis Bay washed out not once but twice within a month. You can see the original structure downstream, which looks like a couple of concrete box culverts, and the newer structure with the 4 CMPs. Pay …

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