In Photos: Devastating Chennai Flood, Dec. 2015

2 12 2015
Chennai declared disaster zone, airport to remain shut till December 6, 2015. Photo by India Today.

Chennai declared disaster zone, airport to remain shut till December 6, 2015. Photo by India Today.

Two days of fresh rains had caused devastating flood in the southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras).

BBC reported that at least 188 people are now known to have died in floods in Tamil Nadu state since last month.

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

The flood waters entered the runway and tarmac areas of the Chennai Airport on Tuesday evening causing flights to and out of Chennai to be cancelled and the airport is closed.

It was reported that nearly 700 people are stranded at the airport and efforts are underway to evacuate them.

Over 50 trains have either been cancelled or diverted due to flooding of rail tracks at several places.

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Flooded Sungai Besi Highway, Nov 30, 2015 – Photos And Video

30 11 2015

Heavy rain has caused flash flood where the Sungai Besi highway became inundated with 2 feet of water causing a traffic standstill.

New Strait Times reported that  by 6.30p.m. exit 902 heading to Balakong, Sg Long and Semenyih is accessible to traffic while the route heading to MRR2 was still cut off.

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Aerial Photos: Major Flood in Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang

25 12 2014

Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang are now facing major flooding that caused 90,000 people to be evacuated to safer places.





In Photos: Ferocious Storm Floods California

12 12 2014
People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif.  (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

The West Coast of the United States is being hit by one of the strongest storm in years bringing heavy rain that flooded some parts of California.

In Oregon, at least two people were reportedly killed due to the storm.

The ferocious storm also produced very strong winds across Northern California, including hurricane force wind of 78 mph near Lake Tahoe and over 100 mph in many spots in the mountains.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest gust recorded so far was 147 mph which was recorded near Lake Tahoe.

The powerful storm system is fueled by the “Pineapple Express” that is delivering a steady stream of moisture directly from Hawaii to the West Coast.

There were flash flood in several parts of the Bay Area and some parts of major highways were closed due to flooding.





Photos, Video: Tornado-Like Wind Hit Pandamaran, Klang

21 10 2014
A screengrab from a viral video of the "twister" in Klang. (The Star)

A screengrab from a viral video of the “twister” in Klang. (The Star)

NST reported that a severe thunderstorm and strong wind wreaked havoc in Pandamaran, damaging some 30 houses and apartment blocks.

A twister-like winds blew off roofs and uprooting trees around the area.

The thunderstorm also caused several boats at a jetty near Kunci Air Jalan Banting, Pandamaran to sink.

Several areas including Meru and Kampung Delek were flooded.

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UK Floods: Before And After Photos

16 02 2014
Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)

Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)

These incredible pictures show the extent of the devastation, with towns and villages being almost completely submerged as a result of the rising water levels.

omposite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)

Composite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)

These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)

These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)

James Winslade's farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)

James Winslade’s farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)

A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)

A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)

This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)

This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)

This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)

This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)

The flood destruction at Lesley Webber's home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)

The flood destruction at Lesley Webber’s home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)

This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)

This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)





Photos: Severe Weather Battered UK And Ireland

3 01 2014

Parts of United Kingdom and Ireland are now on high alert for severe floods as high tides, heavy rain and strong winds battered the areas.

High tides during bad storm could cause severe flooding.

The South-West, Wales, and Gloucestershire are expected to be the worst hit by this Atlantic storm.

Wales is preparing for the highest tides in 17 years.

More than 400 weather warnings and alerts have been issued in every region of England and Wales.

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