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.

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Photos: Heavy Rains Flooded Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya And Sepang

6 11 2012

Nowhere to go: Traffic on Jalan Lapangan Terbang coming to a standstill as motorcyclists brave the waters after the afternoon downpour caused flooding in Petaling Jaya. (Photo from The Star)

Parts of Selangor were flooded because of heavy rains yesterday.

There were flash floods in Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam.

In Shah Alam, a 4 hours rain caused a flash flood along Jalan Persiaran Sukan around Bulatan Stadium.

In Sepang a few places were flooded especially around Dengkil where around 1000 people were evacuated.

Flash flood along Jalan Persiaran Sukan in Shah Alam where the water was about 0.25 meters high.
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Muhammad Fikri Mohd. Yusoff  helping his sister, Nor Natasha at their flooded house in Kampung Semarang di Dengkil, Sepang yesterday.  (Photo: Utusan/Zaki Amiruddin)

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Photos: A Flooded Flyover In Kuala Lumpur!

18 10 2012

This photo was snapped from Menara Mesiniaga in Subang Jaya during heavy rain on October 16, 2012. It  has been posted on various Malaysian blogs and facebook.

 

Water flew down the flyover after a heavy rain in Subang Jaya, Malaysia on the afternoon of October 16, 2012.

The ground was not flooded but high up on the flyover, the water was a few inches high.

The floodwater seemed to flow down the flyover like a river.

I have never seen or heard of a flood on a flyover in my whole life!

Do anybody ever imagine that this could happen before?

It’s so amazing!

I searched the internet for more images and these are what I could find.

I hope that nobody was hurt in the disaster.

I guess this photo has been snapped on the flyover. Photo from http://pics.lockerz.com

Another scene of the flooded flyover from noktah hitam.





Photos: Hurricane Isaac Hits Southeast Louisiana

29 08 2012

10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

(Update: Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos)

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.

On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.

The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.

On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.

It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.

People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!

Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Residents gather to watch the ocean’s surf as Hurricane Isaac approaches Gulfport, Mississippi, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

L’Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)

An unidentified Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff stands next to the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as a wave crashes over the buildings boardwalk. Although Isaac is expected to make landfall in Louisiana, the storm still pounded shorelines along Northwest Florida as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)

A man runs back from the end of a jetty as waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Isaac crash around him in Bal Harbour, Fla. Forecasters predicted Isaac would intensify into a Category 1 hurricane later Monday or Tuesday with top sustained winds of between 74 and 95 mph. The center of its projected path took Isaac directly toward New Orleans on Wednesday, but hurricane warnings extended across some 330 miles from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla. It could become the first hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast since 2008. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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At Least 150 People Killed In Southern Russia Flood-Photos

8 07 2012

A flooded house in Krymsk. At least 150 people have died in the floods, including in the port of Novorossiisk and the popular Black Sea resort town of Gelendzhik where five were electrocuted, a regional police spokeswoman in the city of Krasnodar told AFP. (AFP Photo/Mikhail Mordasov)

On Friday night July 6, 2012, very heavy rain caused bad floods and landslides in southern Russia.

By Sunday, at least 150 people were killed after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours on Friday night. 

Flood victims climbed into trees and onto roofs to save themselves.

Krymsk was the worst hit town.

This is a disaster.

Picture taken on July 8, shows a general view of the flooded town of Krymsk. Russia on Sunday was reeling from devastating flash floods in its southern Krasnodar region where at least 146 people were killed and 29,000 remained without power. (AFP Photo/Mikhail Mordasov)

Russia on Sunday was reeling from devastating flash floods in its southern Krasnodar region where at least 146 people were killed and 29,000 remained without power. Duration:00:48 (AFP Photo/)

A bridge is destroyed by flooding in the Black Sea resort of Gelendzhik, southern Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water in the Black Sea region of southern Russia overnight, unleashing intense flooding that killed over a hundred people and forced many to scramble out of their beds for refuge in trees and on roofs, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ignat Kozlov)

A photo released by Russia’s Interior Ministry shows members of the emergency service inspecting flooded streets of the city of Krymsk. Flash floods frequently batter towns along the Black Sea coast during seasonal rains in the Caucasus mountains, but officials say the current disaster is unprecedented. (AFP Photo/)

A stranded car is seen in a recently flooded street in the southern Russian town of Krymsk July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/Vladimir Anosov

A picture released by Russia’s Interior Ministry shows the flooded promenade at the city of Gelendzhik. Severe flash floods in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region have killed at least 134 people and affected nearly 13,000 in the area’s worst natural disaster in decades, officials said Saturday. (AFP Photo/)

A car lies submerged in a flooded street in the village of Novoukrainsk, near the southern Russian town of Krymsk, July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/VladimirAnosov

Local residents look at flooded property near the southern Russian town of Krymsk July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/Vladimir Anosov





Seven Killed In Cameron Highlands Landslide

8 08 2011

Racing against time: Volunteers and rescue personnel searching for survivors last night.(The Star)

There was a bad landslide at an orang asli settlement at Kampung Sungai Ruil near Brinchang, Cameron Highlands at 5.50pm yesterday after heavy rain.

Cameron Highlands is a highland resort in Malaysia famous for it’s strawberries.

This is a disaster.

Seven people were killed and two people were injured.

The Star reported that during the incident, the village was hit by an avalanche of logs, earth and debris which swept down a hill, burying the victims alive.

This is the second landslide to hit an orang asli settlement.

15 years ago, 40 villagers were killed in Pos Dipang in Perak.





Pictures Of Terrible Flood In Pakistan

1 08 2010

Pakistan is now facing a very terrible flood.

The flood had killed more than 800 people so far.

More heavy rain is expected and more people will be effected by the flood.

This is a terrible disaster for Pakistan just after a plane crash that killed 152 people.

Roads, bridges, buildings, farms and others are damaged and destroyed by the flood.

A lot of the victims are poor and they lost almost everything.

Some victims are suffering from fever, diarrhea and skin problems.

Please click here for ‘ Terrible Flood In Pakistan Is Getting Worse-Pictures’.

Terrible flood hit Pakistan.

Terrible flood in Pakistan.

Pakistani stranded villagers wait for help at the flood hit village near Nowshera, Pakistan on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 60 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more were stranded as rescue workers struggled to reach far-flung villages. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

People cross a damaged portion of a main highway in flood hit area Charsadda, Pakistan on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Flooding in Pakistan has killed more than 800 people in a week, a government official said Saturday as rescuers struggled to reach marooned victims and some evacuees showed signs of fever, diarrhea and other water borne diseases. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

An aerial view shows Nowshera city submerged in flood caused by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan on Friday, July 30, 2010. The death toll in three days of flooding in Pakistan reached over 300 on Friday, rescue and government officials said, as rains bloated rivers, submerged villages, and triggered landslides. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Terrible flood in Pakistan.

Pakistani villagers wade through water after heavy rain fall caused flooding in Nowshera near Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Pakistani villagers move into safe place from a flood hit village near Nowshera . Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 60 people, official said. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Pakistani villagers move to a safe place from a flood hit village near Nowshera, Pakistan on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 60 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more were stranded as rescue workers struggled to reach far-flung villages. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Pakistani villagers move to a safe place from a flood hit village near Nowshera, Pakistan on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 60 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more were stranded as rescue workers struggled to reach far-flung villages. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)








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