Tag Archive: monsoons

Jun 21 2013

Devastating Floods in Uttarakhand, India (Footage)

Kedarnath temple priest Dinesh Bagwari told BBC Hindi that he heard a loud explosion as a lake above the town burst its banks. “The floods arrived minutes later and everything was gone in 15 minutes,” he said. “We spent 36 hours without water or food. I saw several hundred people trapped in inhuman conditions. Five …

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Sep 14 2012

The Flooding in Las Vegas This Week (Footage)

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A thunderstorm dropped more than the average annual rainfall on parts of California’s Coachella Valley in one night alone, settling for six to eight hours over Mecca and Thermal, two towns 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles near the location of the annual Coachella Music Festival. (Tri-City Herald) On Tuesday of this week, Las Vegas …

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Aug 01 2011

A Few Good Reads (8/1/11)

This week: amazing footage of a daring rescue, planning for federal transportation cuts, Armoring the New Orleans levees, rising Lake Powell & Lake Mead, and stand up desks.   Agencies Start Planning for Steep Cuts In Federal Transportation Funding (by Larry Ehl, Transportation Issues Daily) Public agencies are beginning to game-plan for the possible impacts …

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