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Alabama streets flooded amid severe weather - 4.7 inches of rain in 24 hours

Streets in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were flooded on
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Streets in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were flooded on Saturday after rain and thunderstorms poured over the area.
Streets and yards in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were filled with flood water on Saturday when Tuscaloosa County was under a flash flood warning, which occurs when flash flooding is either eminent or already occurring.

Several cars were stuck in the flood water after trying to drive through it, according to the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency. One person was trapped in their car, the agency reported.

The University of Alabama also reported via social media that the campus had experienced some flooding and warned drivers to avoid campus. By 3 p.m., however, the university announced that all streets on campus were cleared but still warned drivers to be cautious, as more rain throughout the evening could potentially lead to more flooding.

Flood waters were so deep on some streets that residents were even able to swim in it, as one resident in the area captured a video of and shared to Twitter. The Willowbrook Trailer Park in Northport, Alabama, was also flooded.

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Over 5,000 farmlands destroyed by floods, food shortage imminent in Ghana

The Upper West regional coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Ahmed Mustapha has warned of a possible food shortage if the Ministry of Food and Agriculture fails to institute interventions immediately to deal with the effect of floods in the Upper East region.

He revealed that some five thousand acres of farmland have been destroyed by floods in the area over the last six weeks.

He indicated that the region has been a the largest producer of maize but with the effect the floods, there is going to be challenge in the production of the commodities.

"As at last week, the total acres that have been washed away by this flood in the Upper West region is about 5000 acres of farmlands. Half of this figure is on the Wa East district and the food basket of the Upper West region.

"The Sisala enclave, from the Wa East, Sisala East and Sisala West, they do a lot of farming and they were the highest producer of maize as at last year.

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Crazy flash floods in San Juan del Río, Mexico

Flash floods on September 17 2021 in San Juan del Río, in the central Mexican state of Querétaro.

A severe storm, which caused heavy rain that fell during the night of this Friday inundated some streets in the eastern part of the municipality and presented a significant increase in water, even residents of the Sacred Heart on Andador Santa Alicia street, indicated that there is blocked entry to their homes, so they asked for the support of the authorities.

Most of the flash flooding damage is located on one side of Avenida Universidad, where a boardwalk was previously located and the area was divided, so it is a natural area where the rainwater had its channel. Around 10 p.m., Vega Guerrero confirmed on social networks the warning light turned red, for which he activated the evacuation of families from 29 neighbourhoods to take them to the temporary shelter located in the Ramos Millán neighbourhood.

In Mexico, from September 16 to 17, a total states with rain (greater than or equal to 25 mm) was 23. Total states with severe storms (equal to or greater than 75 mm) was 8.

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Flooding overwhelms Oaxaca communities in Mexico, leaving knee-deep water in streets and homes

Residents of San Dionisio del Mar relieve flooding by opening a channel between a lagoon and the ocean.

Residents of San Dionisio del Mar relieve flooding by opening a channel between a lagoon and the ocean.
San Mateo del Mar has been inundated for days and left without aid

Heavy rain in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca caused flooding in several communities this week.

One of the worst affected areas is San Mateo del Mar, a small municipality on a thin strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and Laguna Superior.

Neighborhoods near the lagoon, such as Santa Cruz, Barrio Nuevo and San Pablo, have suffered the worst flooding, a local fisherman told the newspaper Reforma.


Swollen rivers threaten more flooding in Cambodia

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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Severe hailstorm turned streets into rivers in Alcora, Spain

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.
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.


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.