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The Souris River broke the 130-year-old record high and kept going because of the heavy rains upstream and dam releases water to the rivers.
By Friday evening, the brownish river water had risen to more than four feet above historic 1969 flooding and topped the 1881 record by two feet.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot.
The Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened on May 9, to divert flood water from the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain.
330 of the spillway’s 350 bays were opened before the corps started closing them on June 12.
The last 20 bays were closed on Monday.
On May 14, the Morganza floodway was opened to diverted water from the Mississippi into the Atchafalaya River, which carried it into the Gulf of Mexico.
It caused some flooding in the Atchafalaya Basin.
The number of gates opened on the Morganza peaked at 17.
Only one gate remained open as of Monday morning.
The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m., June 22, 2011.
Today, starting from 8 a.m. some areas in the Klang Valley, Malaysia are without water supply.
Syabas said that the repair and upgrading works at the Batang Berjuntai Reservoir was completed ahead of schedule.
So, the water supply in several areas in the Klang Valley will resume in stages beginning Thursday; instead of Friday morning as reported earlier.
And by Friday morning at about 8am, water supply would be fully restored to all four affected districts in the Klang Valley.
The Missouri River flooding is getting worse.
Flood water crest more and more levees.
The US Corps of Engineer had released water from dams along the river.
And in some place the levees were ruptured causing more water to flood the homes and farms.
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There will be a water supply cut from 8am on Wednesday to 8am on Friday in the Klang Valley.
The cut would affect consumers in Kuala Lumpur, Gombak, Petaling and Hulu Selangor.
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said that the Sungei Selangor water treatment plant Phase 1 (SSP1) in Bukit Badong, Ijok will be shut for maintenance and upgrading works.
The Syabas emergency response plan (ERP) will be on standby to provide water tankers to consumers.
Syabas advise the public to store water.
The public can call the Syabas Hotline at 1-800-88-5252 for details on the areas affected as well to get water tanker services.
It will be very hard to be without tap water…
Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.
It is a Category 1 hurricane.
The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.
There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes.
The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.
A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.
Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.
It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.
Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.
The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.
This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.
A RusAir airline passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames late Monday on a highway in northwestern Russia.
44 people were killed while 8 were in critical condition.
The plane crashed on its final approach to the airport in Petrozavodsk, making a crash landing one to two kilometers (about a mile) short of the runway, breaking apart and then bursting into flames.
The runway’s high-intensity lights which is supposed to be deployed at times of low visibility had failed.
It was unclear if the plane had attempted to land on the road, or just happened to fall there.
Petrozavodsk is in Karelia province, near the Finnish border, about 400 miles (640 kilometers) northwest of Moscow.
This is a disaster and I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.
Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.
A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.
Lunar means moon.
There was a total lunar eclipse on June 16, 2011.
Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the Moon from the Sun.
It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or almost; with the Earth in the middle.
Total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the whole moon.
If only about half Moon is blocked by the Earth, it will be a partial lunar eclipse.
This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.
First I tried to watch the lunar eclipse at 12:56 a.m., but I can’t see anything because it was too cloudy.
Then I woke up early and went outside to watch the lunar eclipse at 6:05 a.m. and this time I can see the eclipse but it was still cloudy.
I waited and soon it was less cloudy and I can see the eclipse clearly.
Anyway I miss the total eclipse.
I hope that I’m not going to miss another total lunar eclipse next time.