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South Carolina, US: Forecast: Heavy rains causing flooding in Pee Dee

Scattered thunderstorms continue in the Pee Dee Tuesday evening. Very heavy downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning are occurring with the storms. Some areas are seeing three inches or more of rain which is causing flooding.

A Flood WARNING is in effect for central Florence and Marion counties until midnight tonight. Flooding is occurring in these areas, especially along and south of Highway 76.

As of 10:00 PM, Progress energy reports 750 customers without power in Marion County and around 560 in Florence County.

The majority of us will remain warm and muggy overnight with a chance for thunderstorms. Temperatures tomorrow will climb to near 90 along the coast with low 90s inland. There is once again a chance of storms tomorrow afternoon. Not everyone will see rain but those who do will likely experience very heavy downpours and frequent lightning.

A large area of high pressure parked in the Atlantic will continue to pump heat and humidity into the region right on through the weekend. The increased humidity also means increased rain chances as we head later into the week.

Cloud Lightning

Rainstorms in China kill 25 in less than a week

Chinese state media say heavy rains across the country have killed at least 25 people in less than a week.

The deaths add to more than 260 people who were killed or left missing last month from seasonal floods in eastern and southern China.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that seven people have died in Sichuan province since new downpours started last Thursday. They included a villager who was killed Tuesday when a wall collapsed while he was removing water from his yard.

It cited rescuers in northwest Shaanxi province as saying a rain-triggered landslide there killed 18 people on Tuesday.

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US; Shoshone floods campgrounds while storms damage radio towers

© Martin Kidston/Gazette Staff
Portions of Wapiti Campground and others in the North Fork drainage west of Cody remain closed due to flooding of the Shoshone River.

Wapiti, Wyoming - High winds and lightning knocked out two U.S. Forest Service communication towers and flooding along the Shoshone River prompted the agency to close several campgrounds over the weekend.

Wapiti District Ranger Terry Root of the Shoshone National Forest said the campground closures will last another week, as the Shoshone River continues to flood low-lying areas within the drainage.

"We still have numerous camping sites in Wapiti Campground closed because the sites flood at night," said Root. "We had to close Big Game Campground over the weekend, too. The water is flowing through our horse pasture and into the campground."

Bizarro Earth

Philippines: 6 Dead, 4 Injured in Northern Mindanao Landslide, Flashfloods

Cayagan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental - At least six persons were killed due to flashfloods and landslides that occurred in separate areas in Northern Mindanao caused by the continuous heavy rains, last weekend.

Reports reaching the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said two children were buried alive while playing in the vicinity of Purok 11, Barangay Tongantongan, Valencia City, at about 8:00 a.m. of July 4.

Their parents who were in the city some 20 km. from their homes only knew about their plight when they came home in the afternoon. Immediately, the bodies of the victims: Joy Culamar, 7 yrs. Old, female and Roque Santillan, 6 yr. old, male, were retrieved by their respective families and relatives.

At about 8:45a.m., the same day, another landslide occurred in Sitio Hangaron, Lumbayao, also of Valencia City, more than 20 km. from Tongantongan, Director Carmelito A. Lupo of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Chairperson of the RDRRMC-10, said.

Alarm Clock

India: Gangortri-Rishikesh highway closed due to landslide

Dehradun - Many people were stranded at Gangortri-Rishikesh highway as landslides triggered by heavy rain blocked vehicular traffic at Narendranagar in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. The workers were pressed to clear the landslides at Narendranagar where hundreds of vehicles were waiting for the clearance of the road, an official of disaster management department said.

Bizarro Earth

Mexican civil protection authorities confirm 11 dead from Tropical Storm Arlene and aftermath

Mexico City - Mexican authorities have confirmed 11 deaths from Tropical Storm Arlene and the aftermath of floods, mudslides and overflowing rivers in central Mexico and Gulf Coast states.

State civil protection officials say five people in Hidalgo, two young children in Mexico state and a rescue worker and woman in Veracruz were killed. Most died after being buried alive in their homes by mudslides or drowning in heavy currents while trying to cross swollen streams.

Bizarro Earth

Weather: Floods, landslides threaten Visayas, Mindanao, PAGASA says

Flash floods and landslides caused by rains from two low-pressure areas threaten parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, state weather forecasters said Sunday afternoon.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the first LPA was estimated at 315 km west of Calapan, Mindoro Oriental as of 2 p.m.

On the other hand, the second LPA was estimated at 850 km east of Surigao City.

Both LPAs are embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, PAGASA said.

"Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," PAGASA said.

While PAGASA did not say if the LPAs would intensify into a cyclone, Philippine weather site Typhoon2000 indicated a tropical cyclone is possible between July 4 and 9 (Monday and Saturday).

Bad Guys

Floods at China Mines Trap '40'

Rescuers in southern China are trying to reach more than 40 workers in two coal mines after one pit was flooded and the other caved in.

They are venting explosive gas and pumping water from a mine in Guangxi region, where three miners died.

Flooding has continued to hamper rescue work at the other mine in the neighbouring province of Guizhou.

China's mines are the world's deadliest; more than 2,600 miners died in accidents in 2009 alone.

Heavy rain was said to have caused the latest accidents.

Cloud Lightning

Phillipines: Rain triggers landslide in Davao City; death toll from earlier flood hits 30

Barely had residents in Davao City recovered from flash floods that killed at least 30 people when heavy rain Friday night triggered a landslide that threatened at least 20 families.

The families were brought to an evacuation center in the Matina Crossing area, radio dzBB's Davao affiliate reported early Saturday.

Continuous rain also caused floods near the boundary of Davao City and Davao del Norte, prompting families there to prepare to evacuate, the report added.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the death toll from the flash floods that hit Davao City has risen to 30 as of Friday night.

Better Earth

India: Two die as flood situation worsens in Bihar

Flood Bihar, India
People walk through a flooded road, after increase in the water level of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, in Allahabad on Monday.
Alert was sounded after two persons died as the overall flood situation aggravated on Monday in Bihar's Gopalganj, Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts with rivers maintaining rising trends.

"We have sounded alert across the state with aggravation of flood threat with heavy rains in the catchment areas of major rivers," Bihar Water Resource Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary told reporters.

Two youths drowned while crossing the swollen Budhi Gandak river at a place under Bachhbaria police station in West Champaran district, Choudhary said, adding the state government would provide a compensation of Rs. one lakh to bereaved families of each of the deceased.

Swirling flood waters have inundated several villages under Bagha sub-division in the district, officials said.

The flood waters also entered a portion of Balmiknagar Tiger Reserve in the district, they said, adding the flash floods occurred because of heavy discharge of water in Balmikinagar barrage.