Harvey: Before And After Photos Of Catastrophic Houston Flood

29 08 2017

Hurricane Harvey which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, caused “epic and catastrophic” flooding especially in Houston and some other parts of Texas.

Floodwaters are expected to rise further in the inundated Houston as the flood situation in Texas is expected to worsen in the coming days.

Below are some before and after photos of the flood caused by Hurricane Harvey taken from Yahoo! News and The Guardian.

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Aerial Photos: California’s Winter Floods 2017

27 02 2017
Due to recent storms, Fremont Weir in Knights Landing, Calif. is overtopping, January 13, 2017. The Fremont Weir Wildlife Area is 1,461 acres at the north end of the Yolo Bypass floodway along the Sacramento River in Sutter and Yolo counties. (Photo credit to Florence Low / California Department of Water Resource)

Due to recent storms, Fremont Weir in Knights Landing, Calif. is overtopping, January 13, 2017. The Fremont Weir Wildlife Area is 1,461 acres at the north end of the Yolo Bypass floodway along the Sacramento River in Sutter and Yolo counties. (Photo credit to Florence Low / California Department of Water Resource)

NBC Los Angeles – Winter storms unleashed days of downpours on California. These aerial images show the extent of the flooding and effects of the unrelenting winter storms throughout the state, including San Jose, where 14,000 people were evacuated after neighborhoods were inundated with water. Several more weeks remain in California’s wet season, which brings the potential for more damage.
Source: nbclosangeles.com

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In Photos: San Jose Flood, Feb. 2017

22 02 2017
Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017.  Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017. Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

San Jose, a hub of Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on Tuesday declared a local emergency, as the fast-rising flood water caught residents from about 500 houses and apartments near Senter Road and Phelan Avenue by surprise where the water level from the creek reached the top of cars.

This week’s flooding in San Jose has been caused by the overflowing Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

This is the wettest winter in twenty years and after five years of drought, the overflowed Coyote Creek had flooded a San Jose neighbourhood of Rock Springs.

Electricity went out while trees were downed, as flood alerts were sent and evacuations were made.

The Coyote Creek was expected to surpass the highest flow rates ever recorded since 1950.





In Photos: South America Hit By Severe Flooding

28 12 2015
Men travel on a boat near flood-affected houses in Asuncion, December 27, 2015. More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Men travel on a boat near flood-affected houses in Asuncion, December 27, 2015. More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday.

In the worse affected country, Paraguay, around 90,000 people in the area around the capital city of Asuncion have been evacuated, the municipal Emergencies Office said. Many are poor families living in precarious housing along the banks of the River Paraguay. (Reuters)

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Photos: ‘Tsunami’ Flood Hit Cumbria Village Glenridding Again

10 12 2015
As homeowners were beginning the huge clean-up operation to salvage as many of their possessions hit by the first wave of flooding as possible, the River Beck burst its banks again last night and sent raging torrents through the small village of Glenridding, Cumbria. (Photo by DailyMail)

As homeowners were beginning the huge clean-up operation to salvage as many of their possessions hit by the first wave of flooding as possible, the River Beck burst its banks again last night and sent raging torrents through the small village of Glenridding, Cumbria. (Photo by DailyMail)

The village of Glenridding in Cumbria is flooded for the second time in four days.

(Please click here for Storm Desmond: Severe Flooding In Cumbria (Photos)

Sky News reported,”Villagers in the Lake District describe the floodwaters as a “tsunami” that washed boulders weighing up to a tonne into the area.”

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Storm Desmond: Severe Flooding In Cumbria (Photos)

6 12 2015
Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK. (Press Association)

Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK. (Press Association)

Police have declared a major incident in Cumbria after heavy rain and strong wind up to 80mph brought by Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in Cumbria.

Cumbria is amongst the worst affected area in England by the storm where the River Greta near Keswick and the River Eden at Appleby overflowed, despite glass flood defences installed.

The village of Shap in Cumbria received the highest rainfall which is 7in (178.2mm) in 24 hours until 7pm on Saturday.

The average rainfall for Cumbria for December is 5.75in (146.1mm).

Some rivers in the area reached their highest ever recorded levels; and some road and highways were flooded.

The village of Braithwaite was cut off, after the main bridge connecting it to the rest of the county was swept away by the swollen river.

In Scotland, people were evacuated in Hawick after the River Teviot burst its banks and the Nith was flooded in Dumfries.

More than 80 flood warnings are in place around the UK, particularly Scotland, northern England, Wales and the Midlands.

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In Photos: Flooding In India, Dec. 2015

5 12 2015

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has triggered rains in coastal areas. (BBC)

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has triggered rains in coastal areas. (BBC)

The massive flood in Tamil Nadu, India caused the city of Chennai to be inundated.

BBC reported a total of 269 people are now known to have died in floods in Tamil Nadu state since last month.

Reuters reported that, even as the weather cleared, waters rose in many residential areas, fed by spills from 35 lakes that have risen to dangerous levels.

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