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Swollen rivers threaten more flooding in Cambodia

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Flash floods are still washing over roads and inundating homes in three districts of Banteay Meanchey province, while in Preah Vihear province the water level of the Stung Sen River continues to climb towards emergency levels.

The heavy rains are also causing the Mekong River to gradually flood and flow into a number of canals as well, creating potential dangers for those living in low-lying areas along the river and prompting warnings from government officials for the public to maintain a vigilant watch on the situation in their localities.

Ros Sophany, provincial deputy governor and spokeswoman for the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Administration, told The Post that many rural roads in Malai and Mongkol Borei districts and in Poipet town were presently washed out by flash floods.


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Typhoon Chanthu passes near Jeju, South Korea flooding roads, homes, canceling flights - Dumps over meter of rain on country since start of week

Firefighters respond to a downed streetlight in Jeju, South Korea, on Thursday, in this photo provided by the Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters.
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Firefighters respond to a downed streetlight in Jeju, South Korea, on Thursday, in this photo provided by the Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters.
As Typhoon Chanthu passed near Jeju, it brought drenching rain and high winds, flooding low-lying neighborhoods, striking trees and a streetlight, and grounding flights.

The Korea Meteorological Administration said the typhoon came the nearest to the island at around 7 a.m. Friday, passing 60 kilometers south-southeast of the city of Seogwipo. It moved eastward along the Korea Strait, a sea passage between South Korea and Japan, at the speed of 21 kph.

The season's 14th typhoon has already soaked the island with more than 1,000 millimeters of rain in some mountainous areas since early this week, as it was inching closer to the island from the south.


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Slow moving storms dump up to 2 inches of rain in an hour on Washington DC region, roads flood

Washington D.C. area slammed with heavy rain, flooding and road closures

Washington D.C. area slammed with heavy rain, flooding and road closures
Slow moving thunderstorms poured several inches of rain in a matter of hours on the D.C. region, and some drivers had to be rescued after their vehicles got stranded in flood waters.

Much of the flash flood warnings were canceled just before 7 p.m., while the flash flood watch the National Weather Service had much of the area, particularly the metro counties and northern Maryland, ended before 9 p.m. Thursday.

A flood warning was also in effect for D.C., Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County and the city of Alexandria in Virginia until 9:30 p.m.

Fairfax and Prince William counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park were under a flood warning until 10:30 p.m. That flood warning, as well as the Baltimore City and County warnings was cancelled.

Some of the storms brought heavy rains with them, and they arrived just in time to severely complicate the evening commute.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Matt Ritter said estimates indicated between 1 and 2 inches of rain had fallen in just an hour in D.C. and some of the surrounding areas.


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Airport in Milan, Italy underwater as dozens evacuated

Milan flooding: Malpensa Airport was evacuated due to the flooding
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Milan flooding: Malpensa Airport was evacuated due to the flooding
According to reports, 10 people have been rescued after being trapped. A further 20 people were evacuated from the cargo area of the Malpensa Airport. In videos across social media, cars can be seen submerged underwater at the airport.

Emergency crews can also be seen using rubber dinghies to evacuate people.

Italy's Department of Civil Protection has issued a weather warning for 11 regions.

They warned there is the chance for intense showers and potentially hail.


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Two eruptions at Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico on September 17

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Two events required a real-time format because of their long audio tracks. Thank you to Webcamsdemexico:
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Severe hailstorm turned streets into rivers in Alcora, Spain

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Strong hailstorm turned streets into rivers in Alcora, Spain.


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Monsoon mayhem in Uttar Pradesh, India kills 38 people in 2 days - 9 inches of rain in 36 hours

Partially submerged vehicles due to waterlogging following heavy rains in Lucknow, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
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Partially submerged vehicles due to waterlogging following heavy rains in Lucknow, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
At least 38 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents in the past 40 hours as Uttar Pradesh continues to receive heavy and incessant rainfall, throwing normal life completely out of gear. Various districts of UP have recorded over 22 mm of rainfall while Lucknow has recorded 235 mm rainfall in the past 36 hours.

15 persons died due the rains while more than 10 were injured, in accidents. Two children died due to electrocution in Lucknow, official sources said.

Nine deaths have been reported from Barabanki alone, mostly due to accidents and house collapse, and massive waterlogging and power and telecom disruptions.


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Coquihalla, Connector hit with early snow for 2nd evening in British Columbia

The Elkhart webcam on Hwy 97C around 7 pm Wednesday.
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The Elkhart webcam on Hwy 97C around 7 pm Wednesday.
It's still technically summer, but travellers in the BC Interior were reminded Wednesday night of how quickly winter can arrive in Canada.

For the second straight evening, both the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5) and the Okanagan Connector (Hwy 97C) were hit with snow as the sun set and temperatures dipped.

Around 8 pm, the DriveBC Twitter account shared a photo from the Mine Creek webcam that showed snow falling on Hwy 5.


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Heavy rain causes severe floods and landslides in Sabah, Malaysia

Heavy rains caused massive flooding in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Heavy rains caused massive flooding in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Severe flooding swept through parts of Sabah State in Malaysia after heavy rain on 15 September.

The rain is also thought to have been the cause of a landslide where 3 people died.

Videos shared on Social Media showed streets of the state capital Kota Kinabalu under flood water over 1.5 metres deep. The districts of Penampang and Putatan were also affected. The Sabah Disaster Management Committee Secretariat opened 3 relief centres in case of evacuations. As of late 15 September, 68 people from 27 families were displaced.


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Heavy rain causes more than 120 floods in the Alentejo region of Portugal

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A source from the Évora District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) told Lusa that there were 49 floods in the district, in several municipalities, especially in Vila Viçosa, Borba, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Mourão and Évora.

In the district of Évora, 193 firefighters, municipal civil protection services and GNR were involved in the operations.

According to the District Command for Relief Operations (CDOS) of Beja, 47 floods were registered in the district, in the municipalities of Moura, Serpa, Barrancos and Beja.

The same source added that the municipality of Moura was the most affected, where there was a "partial collapse of the roof of a house".