World in Wash Cycle....  (Blog Continuing from 2010)

 

Historic Floods of 2010:

Tennessee Floods USA

New England Floods USA
Poland Floods
Madeira Island Floods
Portugal Floods
Brazil Flood
South East France
Romania and Ukraine
Canada Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Floods
Canada Yorkton, Saskatchewan Floods
Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Flood
China Floods
Hungary Floods
Peru Floods
Mexico Floods
Spain Floods
Colombia Floods
Australia Floods
Indonesia Floods
Serbia Floods
Argentina Floods
Kenya Floods
Nigeria Floods
Guatemala Floods
Ohio Floods USA
Singapore Floods

Victoria Australia

Vietnam Floods

Indonesia Floods

China Southern Island Province Floods

 

What is going on??????????????????

 

Any more floods not listed here to add too?


 

ASTONISHING FLOOD VIDEO RECAP 2010:

http://sgenergycrisis.com/blog/crisis/major-floods-in-2010-worldwide/

 

A few stories....

 

Reuters "Pakistan is the worst flooding in recorded history"

http://www.alertnet.org/db/crisisprofiles/PK_FLO.htm

 

BBC: Worst flooding in France in 200 years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10327034

 

USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-07-21-china-flooding_N.htm

 

 

Wiki Quotes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_floods#2000s


"In 2010, from Mid-July till Mid-August - Pakistan's four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Southern Punjab and Sindh) were badly affected during the monsoon rains when dams, rivers and lakes overflowed killing atleast 1,750-2,000 people,injuring 2,500 and affecting 23 million people. The flood is considered as worst in Pakistan's history affecting people of all four provinces and Azad Jamu and Kashmir Region of Pakistan.[6]"

 

"In May 2010, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk informs the Sejm that ongoing flooding is "the worst natural disaster in the nation's history".

 

"The May 2010 Tennessee floods were 1000-year[3] floods in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, South Central and Western Kentucky and northern Mississippi as the result of torrential rains on May 1 and 2, 2010. The Cumberland River crested at 51.86 feet in Nashville, a level not seen since 1937[4]."

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LANDS WHICH ARE SINKING HAVE THESE CLUES:

1. flooding when little or no rain occurs

2. lingering flooding, for weeks and months is a BIG clue

3. statements like "the worst ever" or 'Never happened".

4. lingering floods where the elevation is low land, or with sea access.

5. indications that the sea has inundated, salt water where not before.


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PX symptoms - weather changes: http://www.zetatalk.com/poleshft/p24.htm

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Flooding All over the world (Khan's Blog): http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=0igkyv1xeady5

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Update January 3,  2011: Philippine Islands are sinking!

Update January 3,  2011: Australian plate is rising!

Update May 5, 2011: INDONESIA/THAILAND/MALAYSIA/PHILIPPINES/CARIBBEAN AND MORE ISLANDS: FLOOD WATERS ARE LINGERING,  NOT GOING AWAY AND GETTING DEEPER WITH LITTLE OR NO RAIN = SINKING

2010-2011 FLOODS ARE UNPRECEDENTED GLOBAL DISASTERS WORLDWIDE.

UPDATE June 6, 2011: INDONESIA FLOODS DEEPER AND EVERYWHERE (MARCH 2011 STATS) 


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Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:28am

China: evacuates tens of thousands in deadly floods / Floods kill 14 people, leave 35 missing 

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BEIJING - Nine people were killed and 13 others are missing after torrential rain triggered floods that lead to the evacuation of 60,000 people in Guizhou province, the province's civil affairs bureau said on Monday.

The downpour first hit parts of the province on Friday and has affected 200,000 people, according to the bureau.

The heavy rain has also inundated 9,383 hectares of farmland in the region and caused economic losses estimated at 170 million yuan (S$32.29 million).

Other parts of the province were flooded in the following days. Water levels on the Wangmo River in Wangmo county were more than 3 meters higher than the safety level because of the downpour, which lasted for a day from 8 am on Sunday, causing massive floods and the evacuation of some 6,000 residents in the county.

The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs initiated an emergency response plan on Monday afternoon to cope with the flooding. One hundred tents, 2,000 quilts and 3,000 items of clothing have been sent to the flood-hit region.

The central government also sent a special work team to Guizhou on Monday to direct relief work.

Eastern and southern Guizhou, central Hunan, southeastern Hubei and western and northern Zhejiang already received 100 to 200 millimeters of rain between Saturday and Monday, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said.

Before the torrential downpour, drought was the major concern with more than 3.5 million people suffering water shortages, according to a statement posted on the website of the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

The downpour did bring some partial relief from water shortages for more than 1 million people as reservoirs in the region were replenished, the statement said.

However, 2.15 million people are still affected by water shortages.

 

The rain has also brought a measure of relief to some farmers. The total area of farmland affected by the drought dropped by 1.49 million hectares to 2.3 million hectares as of Monday, it said.

In Jiangxi, about 186,500 hectares of farmland was relieved from drought by Sunday, the local drought relief authority said, and Hunan province was able to reclaim about 340,666 hectares of farmland from drought.

Drought-hit provinces will be "basically relieved from drought this month" as the rainy season begins, CMA chief Zheng Guoguang was quoted as saying in a report by China National Radio on Monday.

However, local authorities should not slacken in fighting drought, as water levels remain low in many major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in central parts, he said.

A recent CMA forecast said that heavy rain would lash eastern and southern parts from Monday to Wednesday.

The torrential rain also triggered floods in western and northern Hunan province, including Xiangxi Tujia-Miao autonomous prefecture, Huaihua and Loudi cities. Flooding affected about 103 townships since 8 am on Saturday.

The accumulated rainfall in Fenghuang county, in western Hunan province, reached 231.5 mm by Sunday, according to data released by local authorities.

The flash flooding blocked some roads in the county for more than 3 hours on Saturday, but the roads had been cleared, an official from the local transportation department told China Daily.

The Tuojiang River, which runs through Fenghuang county, broke its banks submerging roads, the official added.

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story201106...

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China evacuates tens of thousands in deadly floods


BEIJING : China said on Monday it has evacuated more than 60,000 people in the nation's southwest, after torrential rain triggered floods that killed one and left another 15 missing.

The floods in Guizhou province also damaged or destroyed thousands of houses, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement.

During the downpours, water levels on a river in Guizhou's Wangmo county rose over three metres above the safe level, before dropping back to a normal range, the official Xinhua news agency said.

State television broadcast images of water raging through towns, cars piled up and motorbikes covered in brown sludge. It also showed people being evacuated in the eastern province of Jiangxi, also hit by floods.

In neighbouring Hunan, meanwhile, around 16,000 people were evacuated in Loudi city during rainstorms, Xinhua said in a separate report.

The province has recently been hit by a severe drought, and the recent rains had helped alleviate the situation, the report said.

China suffers from serious summer rainfalls every year. In 2010, torrential downpours across large swathes of the country triggered the nation's worst floods in a decade.

More than 4,300 people died or went missing in China last year in landslides or floods, including 1,500 people who were killed in one devastating mudslide in the northwestern province of Gansu in August.

China's flood control and drought relief headquarters said Monday that the recent downpours had helped ease a severe drought along the Yangtze river, but warned that more than two million people still faced water shortages.

Weather authorities warned that rainfall this month, while relieving drought-hit areas, would also trigger floods in other parts of the country, Xinhua reported.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1133530...

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Floods kill 14 people, leave 35 missing in China

BEIJING - RAIN-TRIGGERED floods in south-western China have killed 14 people and left 35 others missing while destroying roads and bridges and thousands of homes, officials said on Tuesday.

Some 45,000 residents in Guizhou province's Wangmo County have been evacuated since flood waters inundated the area on Monday, said Tang Quanshu of the county's flood prevention office. She said another 3,000 people were still stranded.

Meanwhile, the waters toppled 300 houses and left 2,400 submerged, while 5,500 hectares of farmland were under water, Ms Tang said.

State-run Xinhua News Agency, citing county flood officials, reported that the flooding disrupted power and water supplies and telecommunications services in several towns in Wangmo County, which has a population of 8 million.

It said the floods destroyed roads and bridges and washed away more than 500 vehicles.

The provincial civil affairs bureau said rain-triggered floods have hit 11 cities and counties in Guizhou province since June 3, affecting 270,000 people, according to Xinhua. More rain is forecast on Tuesday in most parts of the province.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1133530...

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Rain brings floods and drought relief


 

Nine people were killed and 13 others are missing after torrential rain triggered floods that lead to the evacuation of 60,000 people in Guizhou province, the province's civil affairs bureau said on Monday.
Floodwater rushes through the Wangmo county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, June 6, 2011. (Xinhua Photo)

The downpour first hit parts of the province on Friday and has affected 200,000 people, according to the bureau.

The heavy rain has also inundated 9,383 hectares of farmland in the region and caused economic losses estimated at 170 million yuan ($26.23 million).

Other parts of the province were flooded in the following days. Water levels on the Wangmo River in Wangmo county were more than 3 meters higher than the safety level because of the downpour, which lasted for a day from 8 am on Sunday, causing massive floods and the evacuation of some 6,000 residents in the county.

The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs initiated an emergency response plan on Monday afternoon to cope with the flooding. One hundred tents, 2,000 quilts and 3,000 items of clothing have been sent to the flood-hit region.

The central government also sent a special work team to Guizhou on Monday to direct relief work.

Eastern and southern Guizhou, central Hunan, southeastern Hubei and western and northern Zhejiang already received 100 to 200 millimeters of rain between Saturday and Monday, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said.

Before the torrential downpour, drought was the major concern with more than 3.5 million people suffering water shortages, according to a statement posted on the website of the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

The downpour did bring some partial relief from water shortages for more than 1 million people as reservoirs in the region were replenished, the statement said.

However, 2.15 million people are still affected by water shortages.

The rain has also brought a measure of relief to some farmers. The total area of farmland affected by the drought dropped by 1.49 million hectares to 2.3 million hectares as of Monday, it said.

In Jiangxi, about 186,500 hectares of farmland was relieved from drought by Sunday, the local drought relief authority said, and Hunan province was able to reclaim about 340,666 hectares of farmland from drought.

Drought-hit provinces will be "basically relieved from drought this month" as the rainy season begins, CMA chief Zheng Guoguang was quoted as saying in a report by China National Radio on Monday.

However, local authorities should not slacken in fighting drought, as water levels remain low in many major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in central parts, he said.

A recent CMA forecast said that heavy rain would lash eastern and southern parts from Monday to Wednesday.

The torrential rain also triggered floods in western and northern Hunan province, including Xiangxi Tujia-Miao autonomous prefecture, Huaihua and Loudi cities. Flooding affected about 103 townships since 8 am on Saturday.

The accumulated rainfall in Fenghuang county, in western Hunan province, reached 231.5 mm by Sunday, according to data released by local authorities.

The flash flooding blocked some roads in the county for more than 3 hours on Saturday, but the roads had been cleared, an official from the local transportation department told China Daily.

The Tuojiang River, which runs through Fenghuang county, broke its banks submerging roads, the official added.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7401573.html

 

 

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:27am

Philippines: Flash flood hits Davao Del Sur town / Floods kill 5, displace 9,000 families   

SINKING: http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/philippines-flash-flood-hits  

Flash flood hits Davao Del Sur town

MANILA, Philippines - About 40 families fled their homes after a flash flood spawned by heavy rains ravaged Brgy. Poblacion, Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur.

The flash flood was triggered by the overflowing of Bulatukan River at around 5 p.m. yesterday. No fatalities or injuries were reported from the incident.

Some houses made from light materials were washed away. Even the town chapel was not spared after a hip-deep water entered it.

Resident Virgie Ricoplacion expressed despair after her house and some of her belongings were washed away by the flash flood for the second time.

Brgy. Poblacion was first hit by a flash flood in 2006.

Affected residents are now staying in safer places such as the barangay hall and town gym, while some chose to stay in their relatives’ houses.

The local government of Magsaysay are still counting the cost of the damages brought by the disaster. Meanwhile, relief efforts are being done for the affected residents

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/06/07/11/flash-flood-hits...

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Floods kill 5 in South
 

At least five persons died in flash floods that hit North Cotabato and Maguindanao provinces the past four days, disaster and local officials said Monday.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (PNA) –  Authorities said torrential rains spawned by a low pressure area in eastern Mindanao have triggered overflowing of several major rivers in the region.

Ten towns in Maguindanao were underwater for the past four days, according to Regional Secretary Pombain Karon Kadir of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), where Maguindanao province belongs.Three persons drowned in Libungan and Pikit, both in North Cotabato. The bodies of Robert Aragoncillo and his brother Rommel were fished out in Liguasan marshland, some 10 kilometers away from where they were seen swimming earlier.

Rudy Aperdo of Pikit, North Cotabato, also drowned while fishing when rampaging waters hit his banca along Malitubog river. In Carmen, North Cotabato, brothers Ugka and Ramos Unos drowned after the Malitubog river overflowed on Sunday morning.

The banca they were riding in capsized but its operator, Ugka Katog, survived.

North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza said rice and corn fields in the towns of Carmen, Pikit and Kabacan in North Cotabato and Pagalungan and Datu Montawal in Maguindanao were inundated.

Kadir said about 8,000 families or 56,000 persons were affected by flooding in Pagalungan and Montawal.

Fifteen elementary and high school compounds were flooded for several days now which forced officials to delay the opening of classes scheduled Monday.Six houses were washed away in the town of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, according to Mayor Ramil Dilangalen. Five schools in Kabuntalan were also flooded.

In Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao, portions of the highway linking Cotabato City and Davao City were closed to traffic early Monday due to floods.


http://www.tempo.com.ph/news.php?aid=55367

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Floods kill 5, displace 9,000 families

COTABATO CITY—At least five persons drowned in North Cotabato and Maguindanao after torrential rains hit Mindanao the past few days, disaster officials said.

At least 10 municipalities surrounding the Liguasan marshland in Maguindanao have been flooded for a week now.

Last week, three persons drowned in Libungan and Pikit, both in North Cotabato due to strong currents on rivers and cut-off channels.

Roberto Argoncillo and his brother Rommel drowned in Libungan River in North Cotabato. Their remains were fished off the Liguasan marshland.

Rudy Aperdo of Pikit, North Cotabato, also drowned while crossing the Pagalungan river.

Ugka Unos and his brother Ramos also drowned in Malitubog River in Carmen town in North Cotabato. The two—along with another man, boat operator Magki Katog—were cruising the Malitubog river on Sunday when they were washed away by rampaging waters.

The Unos brothers’ remains were found downstream in Pikit. Katog survived, officials said.

The floodwater has destroyed rice and corn plants in Carmen, Pikit and Kabacan in North Cotabato and Pagalungan and Datu Montawal in Maguindanao.

Social Welfare Secretary Pombain Karon Kadir of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said about 8,000 families or 56,000 persons were affected by flooding in Pagalungan and Montawal.

Fifteen elementary and high school compounds were flooded forcing education officials to delay the opening of classes.

In Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, Mayor Ramil Dilangalen said six houses were washed away by floodwaters in Barangay Gayunga on Saturday.

Five schools in remote Kabuntalan town situated beside Rio Grande de Mindanao were also flooded.

In Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat, about 1,000 of the more than 1,400 families from Barangay Kuyog were evacuated after floodwater from Alla River hit the village.

The affected families, mostly farmers, are now housed at Barangay Sadsalan gymnasium.

Portions of the national highway in Sultan Kudarat was closed to traffic Monday morning due to floods.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/12703/floods-kill-5-displace-9000-fami...

 

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:26am

Thailand: Heavy rains flooded throughout the city at various locations.   

SINKING: http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/thailand-heavy-rains-flooded

 

Heavy rains flooded throughout the city at various locations.

June 06, 2011.


Streets at various locations in Bangkok. Sinking underwater. After heavy rain across the city. Consecutive hours. Resulting in flooding quantities at various locations at night ...

On 7 June heavy rain journalists reporting on the situation around Bangkok. Which started falling from approximately 23:00 am on June 6 by Twitter Hs. 100 reported that the Department of Meteorology. Meet the moderate rain - heavy Khlong Sam Wa Lam Luk Ka Chok move. Another group of cities Nakhon Pathom Moving towards Suphan Buri, Bangkok, Ayutthaya, the rain may have some dust from the radar at 01:00 pm, Bangkok. Detect mild to moderate area, Bangkapi, Huay Kwang, Din Daeng Don Muang, Lak Si, Chatuchak, Bung Kum move towards e. Pathum Thani And the Thonburi side of the Taweewattana Nongkhaem Bang Bon Bang Kae moved along the river affirmed.

Drainage Department stating that flooded several sites, including Sri Ayutthaya Road Home Garden Palace, Rama 6 lettuce patch inform the market of China. Estate Road Makkasan normally dry water flooded Nakornchaisri Road Home Department, Phaholyothin Road, Samit takes selected major front page and the Department of Transport, Rama 6 Road, South Expressway 3 Kamphaeng Phet Ngam Wong Wan Road Pongpetch the market.

While Twitter. Flood Protection Center reported that at 2:30 pm when the rain total 4.30 hours maximum Bangkok Yai Bangkok Yai Canal pumping station 102.5 mm tunnel underpass separation of Agriculture, Phaholyothin Road, flooding high not a small car through. Separate tunnel underpass Agriculture Phaholyothin high floods a small car through strictly prohibited. Inform the Department of Highways accelerate editing.

Later, at 3:00 pm Bangkok all the rain Light rain area moves indirectly, USA.. Trend began to decrease. Still flooded Rd. Nakornchaisri. Home Department, Phaholyothin Road, Samit takes selected major front page Department of Transport wind Soi 11 Soi Ngam Wong Wan Road, Memorial Road, Kamphaeng Phet Pongpetch the market. The market Amonphan Petchkasem Road, Klong Yai Bua temple Rail Road persistence Gen. Chim.

More media reports that Vibhavadi Road. Had flooded at some point. The immediate Thai Rath newspaper. Vehicles can not pass water easily accessible, however, started lower down. But be careful in traffic.

http://www.thairath.co.th/content/region/177073

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:24am

Guyana: Flooding causes havoc in south   

http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/guyana-flooding-causes-havoc  

06.06.11.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday June 6, 2011 – Government has activated its emergency response to bring relief to flood-affected communities across the country’s largest region – Region 9, in the south – which has experienced unusual levels of rainfall over the last few days. Many farms have been submerged, houses have collapsed, and some roads have also been left impassable.

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said the flooding in Region 9’s capital, Lethem, is “higher by about two to three feet than it was in the 2005 flood, which was the highest in recent memory.”

As a result of the extreme circumstances facing residents, an Emergency Response Centre has been established at the Regional Guest House in Lethem and is coordinating shelters, food and medical supplies, crop and livestock assistance, transportation and communication, among other activities. The response team comprises technical and field representatives of Government, Civil Defence Commission, Health, Public Works, the Business Community in Region 9, and Guyana Red Cross Society and volunteers.

“Flooding is reported around all of the villages and a majority of farms are covered,” Hinds said. “As we know, the major crop here is cassava and a number of houses have collapsed. Three in Lethem and in a number of villages there are reports of, maybe another 10 houses have collapsed in maybe four or five other villages. Villagers are being encouraged to reap as much of their mature crops as possible and process them or store them in such a way that they could be kept.”

The high water levels in Lethem caused the power company to suspend operations while the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) continues to fight to keep its own going.

Generally, Prime Minister Hinds said, small generators have been put in use from a number of private and public places to keep some services going but two of the three wells of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) which supply water to the grid from the mains have been flooded. 

“The Government, in collaboration with some private citizens, has arranged to have water delivered to homes that are without water,” he said.

However, Hinds stressed that despite government’s “emergency intervention”, there had been no real state of emergency declared as yet.

“But if this persists beyond another week, certainly we would be getting into an emergency,” he warned. “The general judgment now is that there is enough food and fuel for probably a week. We expect that many of the villages are in about the same situation, that they have enough supplies for the moment.”

Meanwhile, on the instruction of President Bharrat Jagdeo, Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud has already deployed technical teams to affected communities to determine the impact of damages to crops and livestock and commence planning to resume production and to provide assistance to farmers.

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/guyana_news/457616.html#axzz3pbrdu5gT

 

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:23am

Vietnam: flooding in Ho Chi Minh City 

SINKING: http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/vietnam-flooding-in-ho-chi 

 

06.06.11.

Various routes throughout HCM City were submerged in 0.5 metres of water following heavy rains yesterday afternoon even though drainage systems along these routes were fully operational.


Tran Hung Dao Street, the Chau Van Liem – Hong Bang Crossroads in District 5 and Kinh Duong Vuong Street in the Binh Tan District were all submerged in 1 metre of water in some places, bringing traffic to a standstill.

The Southern Bus Station was flooded causing passengers to wade through water in order to buy tickets. Routes in District 6, 7 and 8, including Hau Giang, Nguyen Thi Thap and Pham The Hien Streets, were additionally flooded.

According to the HCM City Flood Prevention Centre, flooding occurred due to nearby drainage systems still being under construction, obstructing water flow.

Heavy rains, coupled with strong winds, caused trees and billboards to fall down in Ha Noi yesterday. Although some roads were slightly flooded, the water disappeared quickly.
http://en.www.info.vn/society/traffic/27925.html
http://www.cand.com.vn/vi-VN/xahoi/2011/6/150338.cand 

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:22am

Jamaica: Widespread flooding in east   

http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/jamaica-widespread-floodin...

 

06.06.11.
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has received confirmed reports that the Yallahs river is in spate, and has left several communities in the Llandewey area of St. Thomas marooned.

 ODPEM says the communities, which are all located across the river,   include Guinea Corn Piece, Orange Tree and Gordon Castle.

The Agency says the Ministry of Labour and Social and Security has been placed on standby, in the event the rains persist into Monday and Tuesday.

 Meanwhile, ODPEM has also received reports that the Hordley Crossing to Golden Grove Main Road, in Eastern St. Thomas, is now impassableHordley Crossing is the main arterial from St. Thomas to Portland and no official alternative route exists.

And, the police are advising motorists are not to attempt to cross the roadway in the vicinity of Eastern Banana Ltd., as that road is flooded.
The Bath to Hordley Crossing is impassable, at Wheelers-field as the road is now under seven feet of water.

 Still in St. Thomas, the Airy Castle to Bath main road is impassable to small vehicles.
 The road is now flooded by the Plantain Garden River, which has overflown its banks, at Potosi. In Western St. Thomas, the Old Road in Danvers Pen is blocked by a mudslide, while the main road between Trinityville and Cedar Valley is impassable at Banana Gully, which has overflown its banks.
 The Eleven Miles Fords are also  impassable.

In view of the Flash Flood Warning in effect for six parishes including St. Thomas, ODPEM is advising motorists to avoid these areas and others that are at risk from flooding and landslides.
http://rjrnewsonline.com/news/local/widespread-flooding-eastern-jam...
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HEAVY rainfall brought on by a low-pressure system over the past two days has resulted in the suspected drowning of a man in Nine Miles, Bull Bay in St Andrew, and has caused further damage to the island’s road network.

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPDEM), reports received from the Police Control are that two men were trapped by flood waters at the Bob Marley Beach in Bull Bay while travelling in a fishing boat. One was rescued and taken to hospital, but the other is suspected to have drowned.

Flood waters also left Hordley Crossing in Eastern St Thomas impassable. The crossing which connects St Thomas and Portland left motorists with no clear alternative route.

A tour of sections of the Corporate Area yesterday saw people bracing themselves for what weather forecasters have predicted will be an active hurricane season. Residents living along the ill-fated Sandy Park Gully in Liguanea, St Andrew, said that they stayed up all night Saturday watching as the water levels in the gully rose. Last September, the gully claimed the lives of six people after their two-storey house was washed away by torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm Nicole.

"We don't really have the flooding, but we are watching in case of anything," said Marian Seally who has been living along the gully bank for the past 34 years.

A section of the house that Seally occupies with her sister and nieces and nephews was also swept away by flood waters last year, but she said that they had nowhere else to go. Fearing for her life, her family constructed a makeshift retaining wall along the gully bank three weeks ago, which they hope will ward off flood waters.

"We have to help ourselves. We can't really sit down and wait on government," she said.

In the usually flood-prone New Haven community in St Andrew, residents said that they were not adversely affected by the most recent bout of showers. They were, however, upset about a broken main in their community which they said has left them without running water for the past two weeks.

A resident who identified himself as Christopher, said that representatives of the National Water Commission had visited the area last Thursday, but were not able to fix the broken main because they didn't have a backhoe.

"We don't have no water, we have to go like to Riverton to get water," he said.

Residents living in Lakes Pen in St Catherine and surrounding communities, say that they too were without water because of a fresh breaking away of the roadway along Garbally and Shannon Drive in the Dunbeholden area, which resulted in damage to the water pipes.

The residents have been clamouring for the roadway to be fixed since it was partly damaged by the passing of Tropical Storm Nicole last September.

"All the light post them soon gone. We soon won't have any light either. They need to do something about it (the road)," said Tanesha McQueen, who expressed concern for her daughter who has to travel along the roadway to go to school.

But while some were concerned about the damage to their property, several children and adults were seen in the Sandy Bay Gully removing scrap metals that were washed down by the heavy showers. Residents of Riverton City were seen utilising makeshift ladders to go into the gully to collect scrap metals.

Meanwhile, the National Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, St Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston and St Andrew. The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Flood-woes---Man-feared-drowned
Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:21am

Colombia: 1,500 families affected by floods/The flooded river Sinu Monteria eight districts.   

http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/colombia-1500-families 

1,500 families affected by floods

June 05, 2011.


The waters have reached the streets have weakened the infrastructure of housing.

COSTA-CARIBBEAN. The crisis plaguing the tacamocheros since last November when the water started coming to the streets of the township, is becoming a threat to its inhabitants, due to the weakening that has been generated in the housing infrastructure.

Estella Herrera González, 65 years old, says he did 11 years in this township did not reach the streets from the river water.

"Since last year we came over here suffering with floods due to rains that have fallen across the country," he says.

He adds that apart from living with the water inside their homes, should bear the diseases they produce in the whole population, which sometimes comes to despair, to the point of losing hope.

Since the floods began, fever, flu and foot fungus of those affected have no truce, which is why we are calling on the Ministry of Health Department to conduct a conference to address health whole community is sick.

Due to the floods, farmers say the river has washed away their crops and have therefore lost in seven months about $ 240 million represented in cassava, corn, watermelon, sesame and snuff, sometimes led to food shortages in the urban of that population.

No way

Another of the inconveniences suffered by the 4,500 victims of the most prosperous township of Cordoba is the lack of means for transportation to the village, and the only way to get there is by water, in turn increasing the cost of transport.

The districts most affected by the floods are Tacamocho, Tacamochito, San Andrés, Santa Lucia and the municipal seat of Cordoba, which has a total of 1,500 families affected in this population of the Department of Bolívar.

The inhabitants of each of the districts affected are working night and day to prevent overflowing of the river, placing barricades but nothing has helped this effort, because the force of water is more serious and dragging in its wake a 3,000 meters of land on the left bank of the tributary at the point known as the Maelstrom.

http://noticias.latam.msn.com/co/colombia/articulo_colprensa.aspx?c...

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The flooded river Sinu Monteria eight districts

June 06, 2011

 

At this time, designing the plan for the disposal of 10 municipalities in the department of Cordoba.
The river Sinu Monteria reached on Thursday, as planned, and flooded eight districts bordering the capital of Cordoba.

Also flooded the park Sinu Round. About 1,900 families in the municipalities of Tierralta and Cereté are affected.

At this time, authorities in Cordoba are met with the Minister of Transport, Germain Cardona, assessing the situation.

This is a balance of other departments in the Caribbean.

Bolivar plight

The emergence in the department of Bolívar is increasingly distressing.

This Thursday morning it was learned that the village of Higueretal, municipality of San Cristobal, disappeared beneath the waters of the Canal del Dique, while 3 000 families had to leave the municipality of Soplaviento and other 2 000 did the same in the town of Arenal.

In Gambote, water threatens to flood the West Trunk, leaving Cartagena solitary confinement inside the country. Already 70 000 affected families in Bolivar.

In Sucre

In Sucre (Sucre), 500 families will be moved this afternoon to Sincelejo and other neighboring towns after becoming homeless due to severe winter which flooded the town. In the department there are about 33 000 affected by floods, especially in the subregion of the wet.

Atlantic

In the Atlantic follows the evacuation of women, children and elderly in Suan, while it was reported that on December 24 is the deadline that gave the two contractors working on plugging the gap open on the Canal del Dique where have so far admitted 1,200 million cubic meters, which maintains flooded an area of ​​400 square kilometers.

In the gap, which reaches depths of eight feet, are entering the South Atlantic 1,600 cubic meters of water per second, which represents 8 percent of the Magdalena river flow.

The jobs that are running in that area are transmitted via the Internet through atlantico.gov.co page where you can follow in detail the efforts of over 200 men and 70-ton crane arrived at the port of Santa Marta .

Magdalena

In the Magdalena, the water caused the weakening of two poles in the vicinity of the sprocket, leaving power to the towns of Concord, Pedraza and Cerro de San Antonio.

"We are with our technicians in the area, but have been unsuccessful efforts to standardize the service," said the head of Electricaribe Magdalena District, Julio Bonilla Rodelo.

In the banana a quarter of the 11,000 hectares of banana are flooded.

Add to this the damage caused by overflowing rivers in the tertiary roads in the municipalities of the Banana Zone, Cienaga, Aracataca, Foundation, Algarrobo and the region of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

According to a report delivered to Invías, requires 4,000 million pesos to recover 294.64 kilometers of road network.

The rains that fell early Thursday on Santa Marta caused the overflow of the stream Lata, flooding streets and homes of seven city neighborhoods, the report of the Local Committee for Disaster Prevention and Response. The sectors most affected were Chimila I, Founders, Ondas del Caribe y Galán, where the water reached up to 50 inches high.

In the south of Magdalena has also been affected by the strong current of the river Magdalena. Electricaribe The company reported that the municipalities of Concord, Pedraza and Cerro de San Antonio are unserved energy due to the collapse of two poles in the vicinity of the sprocket.

http://m.eltiempo.com/colombia/caribe/situacin-crtica-en-montera-po...

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:17am

Philipines: Floods destroy P7.2-M agri crops / 5 killed as rains hit Mindanao areas / ..  

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Floods destroy P7.2-M agri crops
June 5, 2011, 4:32pm

COTABATO CITY (PNA) – More than P7 million worth of corn, palay, and vegetables were damaged by floods in Maguindanao spawned by torrential rains while typhoon “Chedeng” was battling many areas in Luzon, agriculture officials said. Daud Lagasi, Maguindanao provincial agricultural officer, said floods and a freak tornado hit the towns of Pagalungan and Datu Abdulla Sangki – the towns beside the Maguindanao marshland. Lagasi said about 875 hectares were damaged when the Alla River overflowed and inundated the corn and rice fields in Datu Abdulla Sangki.

A.R.M.M. builds 150 core houses

INDANAN, Sulu – Works are under way for the construction here of 150 houses for the flood-affected families, which is under a fast-tracked venture funded by the office of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) acting Gov. Ansaruddin Alonto Adiong. The construction works started early last month. Adiong, who released P10.130 million for the project, was represented by ARMM Executive Secretary Naguib Sinarimbo in the groundbreaking ceremonies at the project site in Barangay Timbangan on May 26 and ordered the speedy completion of the project. Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan and other provincial officials joined Sinarimbo and ARMM social welfare officials in the groundbreaking rites. (Ali Macabalang)

Gov’t aid benefits camiguin farmers

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – Many farmers and fisherfolk in the province of Camiguin continue to receive government assistance, an effort to increase their output. The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Northern Mindanao and the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) had combined efforts to disseminate the benefits of the “Agri-Pinoy” project. The DA and PAO encouraged farmers, fisherfolk, and other agricultural stakeholders in the province to adopt developed technologies to augment their yield and increase their income. (Mike Crismundo)

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/321354/floods-destroy-p72m-agri-crops

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5 killed as rains hit Mindanao areas

COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Five people died as torrential rains and ensuing floods hit North Cotabato and Maguindanao in Mindanao the past days, disaster officials said.

In Maguindanao, at least 10 municipalities surrounding the Liguasan marshland have been flooded for a week now due incessant rains.

Last week, three persons drowned in Libungan and Pikit, both in North Cotabato due to strong river currents.

Roberto Argoncillo and his brother Rommel drowned in Libungan River in North Cotabato. Their bodies were recovered off the Liguasan marshland in Maguindanao.

Rudy Aperdo of Pikit, North Cotabato also drowned while crossing the Pagalungan river.

Ugka Unos and his brother Ramos also drowned in Malitubog River in Carmen town in North Cotabato. The two along with another man, boat operator Magki Katog, were cruising the Malitubog River on Sunday when they were washed away by rampaging waters.

The Unos brothers’ remains were found downstream in Pikit town. Katog survived, a local official said.

Floodwaters destroyed rice and corn fields in the towns of Carmen, Pikit and Kabacan in North Cotabato and Pagalungan and Datu Montawal in Maguindanao.

Social Welfare Secretary Pombain Karon Kadir of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said about 8,000 families, or 56,000, persons were affected by flooding in Pagalungan and Montawal.

About 15 elementary and high school compounds were flooded, forcing education officials to delay the opening of classes scheduled Monday.

In Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, Mayor Ramil Dilangalen said six houses were washed away by floodwaters in the village of Gayunga on Saturday.

About five schools were also flooded in Kabuntalan, a remote town situated beside Rio Grande de Mindanao.

In Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat, about 1,000 of the more than 1,400 families from Barangay Kuyog were evacuated by disaster officials after flood water hit the village from Alla River.

The affected families, mostly farmers, are now housed at Barangay Sadsalan gymnasium.

Portions of the national highway in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao were closed to traffic early Monday morning

due to floods.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/12616/5-killed-as-rains-hit-mindanao-a...

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NDRRMC: 1400 families in flood-hit Sultan Kudarat to be evacuated

Authorities in Sultan Kudarat province prepared to evacuate at least 1,400 families in a village there, due to floods from continuous rains in the area.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the 1,400 families are from Udtong village in Lambayong town.

In its 1 p.m. Sunday report, the NDRRMC said Lambayong town officials prepared a gymnasium in Sadsalan village as an evacuation center for the families.

Municipal and provincial disaster management officials are also conducting damage and needs assessment to determine the number of people affected and the extent of damage in flooded areas.

The Office of Civil Defense for Region 12 has also coordinated with the Naval Forces EastMinCom (Eastern Mindanao Command Center) for the use of sea craft and Navy personnel to evacuate village residents.

It also coordinated with the local Department of Social Welfare and Development for the provision of relief assistance, the NDRRMC said.

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/222614/regions/ndrrmc-1400-families-in-...

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DOH warns public on dengue, other rain-borne diseases


BAGUIO CITY, June 5 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) reiterates its warning to the public to take precautionary measures against dengue and other rainy day diseases during a kapihan forum last week.

According to DOH-CAR Local Health Support Services Division head Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, with the onset of rainy season, the DOH cautions the public against dengue and other rainy day diseases such as typhoid fever, measles, influenza like illnesses and food and water borne diseases.

“The public should watch out and be vigilant.For instance, after typhoon Chedeng, there was rain for about a week and this increased the breeding of dengue mosquitoes. The public should practice the 4S campaign (Search and Destroy, Seek early consultation, Self-protective measures, and Say no to indiscriminate fogging) and ensure that there would be no breeding grounds for dengue mosquitoes starting in their homes, surroundings, and the whole community,” Pangilinan said.

As a precautionary measure, Pangilinan advises the public to boost their immune system by eating a balanced diet including lots of fruits and vegetables, take vitamin C and have at least seven to eight hours sleep. In addition, people should manage their stress, keep themselves warm, observe cough ethics, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This June, the DOH leads the observance of Dengue Awareness Month, with the theme, “Eskwelahan, Simbahan, Barangay, Palengke at Buong Komunidad, Sama-Sama Nating Sugpuin ang Dengue,” which aims to heighten awareness of the strategy to fight dengue by adopting the 4S Kontra Dengue.

In line with this, Health Secretary Enrique Ona directed all the Centers for Health Development (CHDs) in the country to coordinate with their respective local government unit (LGU counterparts) to encourage them to conduct a simultaneous dengue awareness activity with the Health Department.

Based on DOH data, from January to May 7, they recorded a total of 22,903 dengue cases nationwide. Pangilinan affirms that they have recorded 420 cases, which is slightly lower than the 472 cases recorded last year. (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=36520

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Floods in Carmen, DavNor leads to suspension, relocation of classes
by Jeanevive D. Abangan

CARMEN, Davao del Norte, June 6 (PIA)-- Classes were suspended in one elementary school in the Municipality of Carmen while some pupils are now holding classes at the Carmen Municipal Gymnasium as nine barangays of the same town have been flooded due to intermittent rains.

In an interview, Davao del Norte Schools Division superintendent Dr. Aurora Cubero revealed this morning that classes in Barangay Mabaos Elementary School have been suspended as the Tuganay River has overflowed due to heavy downpour of rain last night.

“The school is inundated and children are having difficulty in reaching the school,” she said.

Mabaos is one of the nine Carmen barangays which have been flooded due to intermittent rains which the town has been experiencing since late last month.

Other flashflood affected barangays in Carmen are Salvacion, Guadalupe, San Isidro, Alejal, Ising, Mangalkal, Asuncion, New Camiling, Carmen Mayor Marcelino Perandos revealed in a separate interview.

In her rounds this morning, Dr. Cubero found out that pupils in nine classes of grades IV, V, and VI of Carmen Central Elementary Schools located in Barangay Ising are attending their classes at Carmen Municipal Gymnasium as their classrooms have been swamped with flood water from Ising River.

Classrooms in Carmen National High School is also flooded but teachers are utilizing the school canteens, school laboratories and other school facilities which have not been flooded, to hold their classes, Dr. Cubero said.

“Heavy rain occurred last Friday. The teachers were in school last Saturday to clean their classrooms but their classrooms were again flooded due to heavy rain last night,” she said.

Carmen lies along Tuganay and Ising rivers which waters flow from upland towns of Davao del Norte. “It has been raining almost every night since May 20. It has also been raining in the uplands, so waters flow to Carmen which is a low-lying area,” Perandos explained.

Perandos appealed to parents and students especially those are holding class at the municipal gym to bear the situation while flood waters have yet to subside.

“That’s the immediate solution for the moment because our long term solution for this is to construct a much elevated school,” he was referring to Mabaos Elementary School which is located near Tuganay River, and to Carmen Central and Carmen High which are near Ising River.

Classes have gone on in other flooded barangays but Perandos in appealing the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) to augment the relief operation of the municipal government which is right now prioritizing severely affected families.

Perandos said the flashflood have affected some 1,500 families, taking a heavy toll on rice farms which are now on seedbed stage, as well as damaging some access roads and river-dikes.

Perandos since this morning has been distributing relief goods of five kilos rice, three tins of sardines and three packs of noodles.

“This is just for immediate relief for affected families. We are asking for more relief goods and rice seeds,” he said.

http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=36601

 

 

 

Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:16am

Thailand: Caused flash floods after heavy rain in Rayong since last night/Yom   

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Caused flash floods after heavy rain in Rayong since last night.

June 06, 2011.


Rayong, June 6 - caused flash floods in many areas of Rayong. After consecutive rainfall since last night.

Rainfall since last night until this morning. Along with drainage and wetlands behind low Cause flooding at various locations in Rayong province, such as Sukhumvit Road from the factory next to the IRPC Phe, especially in the Municipality of Rayong Market Center Rayong area flooded more than 60 cm, while the fruit market Taphong. Flooded the market with more than 70 cm resulted in traffic in the city on the morning of the last relatively seamless. A long traffic jam on the road almost every line .- Thai News Agency.

 

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History for Rayong, Thailand

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Yom rain makes the water level rising again.

June 06, 2011.


Rain throughout last night in several areas of the province Phichit Has resulted in water levels flowing through the district Yom fork And Pho Prathap Chang.
Increase the level even higher. Water level at the Pho Prathap Chang district functions that measure only 6 meters 40 centimeters by approximately 1 meter of water would bear Uh bank The lowland areas are flooded. And today, farmers suffer. The flooded rice fields. Will gather at City Hall Phichit To ask the provincial governor help

Tak province. Heavy rain for several days. To slide down off the road a sight - Mae Sot. The core area, 20 miles, Muang, Mae Tho Mae Sot, Tak the road - Um Phang. The soil down the mountain road at various locations. Currently the staff. Royal is the clear path in Nakhon Sawan downpours in addition to allowing farmers to grow chili trouble. Due to disease, fungus and rotten pepper and a flood flooded the area planted by farmers with pepper. Has asked the relevant agencies. Accelerated drainage of water from Chao Phraya Dam. So that the water level recedes, Nakhon Sawan Province.

The water level in rivers. Thai - Burma, even though the water level is not very high. But the government agency in Mae Sai district. Prepared anti-flash that might flow down from the mountains. In both the Thai and Burmese side. It was the flash flood flow to various areas house many times.

 

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Comment by Rick Rickster on June 7, 2011 at 9:15am

Singapore: Massive flooding in Singapore   

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Massive flooding in Singapore

June 05, 2011.

SINGAPORE, June 5 - Office of Singapore's National Water says. Heavy rains across central and eastern areas of the country this morning causing flash floods in many areas.

Site Channel News Asia origin million of Singapore's claim that the Office of National Waterworks. This morning there was heavy rain measuring 65 mm in 30 minutes harder on June 16 last year with rainfall measuring 100 mm in 2 hours, the rain started falling in the eastern dawn. Then fall in the middle and heavy and more, however, on Orchard Road district workshop Ping of Singapore is not famous like before the flood because of the high street already raised. Underground car park, but some buildings are flooded and many department stores have been closed temporarily.

The Media Corp.. Singapore's largest media group said. The hotline has been notified that the flooding in many areas. Trees were reported down because heavy rain and windstorm. Expected flood level .- foot Thai News Agency.

http://www.mcot.net/cfcustom/cache_page/219012.html

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'Floods worse this time around'

June 05, 2011

 

Basement of Tanglin Mall flooded

 

UPDATE

Several retail malls along Orchard Road said the flash floods that took place on Sunday morning was worse this time around than last June.

Tanglin Mall was among the hardest hit with several shops having to close temporarily after flood water from Level One , which was at road level, started pouring in.

Within minutes, water fell like a mini-waterfall onto Basement One. Several businesses -- a supermarket, food court and various shops -- were submerged in ankle-deep water and had to close. There was also widespread chaos after the basement carparks were also affected.

"The shop was flooded to about ankle-level and everyone was running around. The car park was flooded (and) cars were stuck. So everyone was frustrated (and) confused," said Family-Com salesperson Dominic Ngiam, as reported on Channel NewsAsia.

Even the St Regis Residences carpark and Forum Shopping Mall were badly affected by the flash floods.

In June 2010, similar floods along Orchard Road cost businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But this time, employees said the floods were worse.

The Little Gym instructor PJ Lucero said on CNA, "The last time it happened, it was actually more mild. We were still able to open the facility for the day. Today (Sunday), of course, everything got submerged, that's why we had to close down.

"In fact, after the first time it happened, we had sandbags ready. We did use those sandbags today (but) it didn't work. The water just went through it".

Chen Jiahui, store manager of Spinelli Coffee Company along Forum Shopping Mall, added, "This is the second time (it flooded). It's really bad, so I hope that the management are doing something about it".

National water agency PUB said the severity of the flood at Tanglin Mall was something it had not seen in the last 25 years.

It said rainfall was more intense than that of June last year, when various parts of Orchard Road were flooded. About 65mm of rainfall was recorded within 30 mins on Sunday morning, compared to 100mm within two hours on June 16, 2010.

Later in the day, at a press conference which was also attended by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Vivian Balakrishnan, PUB explained that the flash floods on Sunday morning were caused by two bouts of heavy rainfall.

It said the first bout of rainfall started slightly past 6am, and second downpour, which was more intense, occurred at about 10.30am.

Speaking after inspecting the flood areas at Tanglin Mall, Dr Balakrishnan said, "Personally, I think our weather has changed. I'm actually psychologically prepared for it to get worse."

"You're dealing with nature, and you're dealing with the weather; you have to be prepared that there is a limit to human engineering and what we can deliver, " he added.

"But having said that, let us make sure we have done the best we can and within those limits, then cope with whatever else that nature throws at us."

In a Sunday post on his blog entitled "Focus of floods: 5 Key questions", the Minister also wrote "We are dealing with Nature, and Man needs to be humble when addressing the challenges that Nature poses".

He also admitted that "sometimes despite our best efforts, we cannot win" when dealing with flood issues but he promised that "we will be open and transparent. We will share as much data in real time as possible so that solutions and precautions can be devised for the immediate and long term."

PUB chief executive Khoo Teng Chye, meanwhile, said he is studying some possible solutions to prevent future occurrences.

"These include, possibly, building a big retention pond near where we can then trap some of the peak flows," Mr Khoo said.

"The other alternative is to really create a diversion canal from where this pond is to the Singapore River. But given Singapore's built-up situation, these are very, very expensive schemes."

Eng Neo Avenue flooded

 

The heavy downpour early on Sunday also triggered flash floods across several parts of the island.

 

Senett Estate, Potong Pasir, MacPherson, Toa Payoh and Bukit Timah were also partially submerged by floods.

Two lanes along Bukit Timah Road near Cuscaden and Hillcrest Road were completely impassable to traffic at one stage. So too was the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards Woodlands.

Micro-blogging platform Twitter also lit up with hundreds of tweets, shortly after the flash floods (#sgfloods) hit.The heavy downpour early on Sunday also triggered flash floods across several parts of the island.

 

Senett Estate, Potong Pasir, MacPherson, Toa Payoh and Bukit Timah were also partially submerged by floods.

Two lanes along Bukit Timah Road near Cuscaden and Hillcrest Road were completely impassable to traffic at one stage. So too was the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards Woodlands.

Micro-blogging platform Twitter also lit up with hundreds of tweets, shortly after the flash floods (#sgfloods) hit.

Tanglin Mall flooding

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/torrential-downpour-t...

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Singapore's Orchard Road is also flooded

June 05, 2011.

 

 

Singapore (Solopos.com) - Orchard Road is Singapore's tourist area very close to the Indonesian public. Until Sunday (6/05/2011) during the day, this famous street also became victims of the flood.

Media citizen journalism, Stomp, writing, very heavy rain this morning caused flash floods and caused the street in some areas impassable, including Orchard Road and Bukit Timah Road.

Local public agencies, Public Utilities Board (PUB), stated at 12.15 pm local time (11:15 GMT) flooding in the region has subsided.

A number of residents to stomp also reported flooding of a number of places in the tiny country. Flooded areas including Holland Road, Cuscaden Road, Eng Neo Avenue, Sennett Estate near Sand Cut, MacPherson, Toa Payoh, Balestier and region. Flash floods at Jalan Batu Timah, Durearn and Orchard, has subsided, the PUB said in an update at 12:15.

"Flash floods previously reported along Bukit Timah Road (stretching from Blackmore Road to Maplewood Road) and Dunearn Road (from Rifle Range Road to Yarwood Road) is also included in the Orchard Road (Cuscaden Road - at the junction of Tanglin / Tomlinson Road; intersection of Tanglin / Napir Road) have subsided. These roads are now passable. "

A reader reported a car stomp on strike in Cuscaden Road, near Orchard Road. "A flood trapped car in Cuscaden Road and pedestrians have to walk through knee-high flooding. A group of workers working to assist the car stuck, "writes Javan.

http://www.solopos.com/2011/channel/internasional/orchard-road-sing...

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Not Just The streets of Singapore, Floods Also Flood the Tanglin Mall

June 05, 2011.

 


Singapore - Singapore Not only street in the middle and western parts of the flooded due to extremely heavy rain on Sunday (6/05/2011) morning. A number of buildings covered in Tanglin Road is also a victim. A resident, Anne, reported water flooding the basement of a Tanglin Mall in less than 3 minutes.

It was reported Anne citizen journalism on the local media, stomp. Residents named Lyn also saw floods inundating at Forum Galleria parking lot and basement 1.

"Our family went to the Forum Galleria to see the show Dora the Explorer. We were surprised to find a parking space and basement flooding and muddy. Water is dripping from the elevator. We immediately went for the safety of our children," he said.

"A lot of stalled cars, police cars, ambulances, fire seen along Tanglin Road," he said.

http://us.detiknews.com/read/2011/06/05/125542/1653391/1148/tak-cum...

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A number of Flood Hit Areas in Singapore

June 05, 2011.

 

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA - A number of citizens of Singapore reported a flood point in its territory, due to heavy rain on Sunday (6/05/2011) this morning.

Flood-affected areas, including the area near Cut Sand Sennett Estate, MacPherson, Toa Payoh, Balestier and region. Similarly, reported by The Straits Times, Sunday (6/05/2011).

Pearlene Han, an inmate Sennett Estate, said the heavy rains make it impossible to leave home or travel.

Another Singaporean, Michael Ng, said the floods make Mandalay Road in Balestier area, such as: "The road looks like a river. Some of the cars in Mandalay Heights condominium stuck in the entrance."

Citizen journalism site Stomp wrote, flooding also caused a number of vehicles caught in the MacPherson Lane on Sunday morning. "In early 0845, I'm out. I was surprised by the flood in the path of MacPherson Lane. Many cars stopped in the middle of the road. I am very disappointed with the drainage system in MacPherson and I hope that the competent authorities to take immediate action," he wrote.

http://www.tribunnews.com/2011/06/05/sejumlah-kawasan-di-singapura-...

 

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