America over the past few weeks, to continue into this week and further into the month of May. According to AccuWeather, a series of storm systems is set to track across the hard-hit Plains, Midwest and Southeast throughout this week. "This could be more widespread than anything we've seen this season. We're going to see multiple outbreaks of severe weather Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week from the Ohio Valley to the southern Plains and into the southeastern U.S. The orientation of upper-level winds with this setup look to favor a high risk of tornado development," said AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski. So far, 2011 has produced a record number of tornadoes and these experts expect to see over 300 more between now and mid-May.
What's more, is that the Easter weekend will go down as one of the hottest on record, at temperatures peaked in the mid-90s as far north as Boston. In New York, a sweltering 96 degrees was registered. Hotter temperatures generally mean lower pressure. In the troughs of low pressure or a mid-latitude area, when warm moist air collides with cooler air, thunderstorms can develop. These storms are usually accompanied by extremely strong winds and heavy rainfall. As a result of this, widespread flooding occurs.
A slow moving frontal boundary is expected to lead to several rounds of severe weather and the potential for life threatening flash floods across parts of Mississippi over the next few days.
SEVERE WEATHER IN EXPECTED IN MISSISSIPPI!
Kentucky got 3-4 inches of rain on Sunday. Double-digit totals for the last week caused flooded rivers, streams and tributaries.
MAJOR FLOODING IN KENTUCKY!
STORMS AND FLOODS FORECAST FOR INDIANA!
The flood warning continues for the following rivers: St. Joseph River affecting Allen and DeKalb counties in Indiana and Defiance County in Ohio until Friday night. At 9 a.m. Monday, the river was 09.9 feet and falling in Fort Wayne. Flood stage is 12.0 feet, and the weather service said it is likely to rise above flood stage Tuesday evening and crest near 12.7 feet by 8 p.m. Wednesday. Minor flooding is forecast. St. Joseph River near Newville was measured at 12.5 feet and steady at 10 a.m. Monday, with minor flooding. Flood stage is 12.0 feet. The river is expected to crest near 13.7 feet about 8 p.m. Thursday. Wabash River near Bluffton affecting Huntington and Wells counties. Tiffin River near Stryker affecting Defiance, Fulton and Williams counties in Ohio. The weather service said the region can expect rain and thunderstorms through the middle of the week. It said the potential exists for 1 to 3 inches of rainfall today through Wednesday with locally higher amounts possible. - Journal Gazette.According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms, rain showers and flooding will continue this week, for several states across America, with a high possibility of strong tornadoes. Watch alerts have been issued early Monday to get state officials, weather and emergency personnel prepared.
In Canada, a flood threat has prompted the evacuation of the Roseau River First Nation, 100 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
CANADIAN EVACUATION OF THE ROSEAU FIRST NATION!
There are plans to relocate approximately 850 people. About 170 had left by Saturday afternoon, while the rest were expected to leave Sunday and Monday. Flood co-ordinator Howard Nelson said the band council has determined the reserve could be cut off at any time. He's worried its permanent ring dike could breach, flooding the community in as little as 15 minutes. "According to the water levels we've been getting, we probably will lose our remaining access on the east side, so we called a full evacuation," he said. Across the province, more than 1,600 people have left their homes because of flooding or the threat of flooding. Many of the evacuees are First Nations residents. The Red, Assiniboine and Souris rivers have overrun their banks in some places. Provincial officials say more than 600 roads are closed and there are states of emergency in 33 municipalities. The flood fight along the Souris River is intensifying downstream of Melita, which is currently at crest. Provincial flood officials say in the town of Souris, the Souris River and intersecting Plum Creek are likely to crest at the same time, which could be as soon as tomorrow. That would lead to water levels similar to the record- breaking flood of 1976. - CBC.Across the world, it is the same story.
In Columbia, nearly 30,000 people had to evacuate their homes.
MASS EVACUATIONS IN COLUMBIA!
More than 29,100 people have been forced from their homes by the latest round of torrential rains blamed for 93 lives so far this year, the Colombian Red Cross said Saturday. “The situation remains difficult” as rain continues to fall in 24 of Colombia’s 32 provinces, CRC official Cesar Urueña said. Worst affected are people living in the basins of Colombia’s two most important rivers: the Magdalena and the Cauca, Urueña said by telephone from the field. In La Dorada, a town on the Magdalena River in the western province of Caldas, 4,200 families have fled rising floodwaters, he said. Another 1,700 families were evacuated in Puerto Boyaca, a town on the northern stretch of the Magdalena. More than a thousand residents of three towns in the northwestern province of Antioquia – Puerto Berrio, Puerto Nare and Puerto Triunfo – were forced to abandon their homes when the level of the Magdalena rose after dam operators began releasing water from a rain-swollen reservoir near the southwestern city of Neiva. Flooding and mudslides have also blocked portions of 26 provincial and national highways, Urueña said, warning of likely problems as people begin to return from Easter-week vacations. - Latin America Herald.
In flood-ravaged Brazil, 23 cities have declared a state of emergency, following the deaths of 12 people from flooding.
THE BRAZILIAN DELUGE!
A total of 23 Brazilian cities are still a state of emergency after the storm early Saturday, killing 12 people. In 27 cities in the state of emergency may at any time because of losses caused by torrential rains that left thousands of homes without roofs, crops completely destroyed, blocking roads and thousands of people without electricity. Among the victims were five children and five members of one family whose home was buried under a landslide in the town Igrejinha. - Informador.
In Venezuela, major floods took the lives of ten people.
FLOODS WRECK HAVOC IN VENEZUELA!
Julio Leon, Governor of the Venezuelan state of Yaracuy, central-northern part of the country, has confirmed that ten people were killed in a wave flow of heavy rains in the area. Leon said that among the dead were six children. In recent days, the rains have wreaked havoc in most parts of the country, especially in the western states of Merida, Tachira, Trujillo and Zulia, where there were floods, blocked roads from landslides and mudflows. Power in a state of readiness to meet any unforeseen circumstances. - Ansa.
In Syria, similar cases of deaths from flooding.
THE SYRIAN DELUGE!
A total of five children were killed by floods coming from the Iraqi borders towards villages in Hasakah province in northeast Syria, Syria's state-run news agency reported Sunday. SANA reported that the five victims were from the same family and aged between five to nine years old, adding that rescuers have found the bodies of three children and are still searching for the other two kids. The agency said 26 villages in Hasakas have been flooded. - China.orgIn Thailand, rain and thunderstorms continue to pound the country.
WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN THAILAND!
Many areas of the country, including Bangkok, will remain under the threat of rainstorms for the next couple of days, the Meteorological Department warned yesterday. In its warning on summer storms issued yesterday, the agency said that many parts of Thailand, particularly the upper parts, were still covered with high-pressure ridges from China. This condition could result in summer storms in the North, the Northeast, the eastern seaboard region, and the Central region, including the capital... the situation underground flood trapped in Ban Ta Khun, Surat Thani to be worried about the area, rubber than 200 acres and houses the villagers to sink under water for over a week, even though official to expedite mobilization pumps water to drain but the water level has not. willing to reduce. If that happens, the groundwater in the deluge flooded house in Moo 2, Tambon Nong Tao Wong, A. Ta Khun, Surat Thani, Surat Thani road between km 51-52 - Takua Pa. Flood water levels are stranded on the road home Wong - Ban Wang Applied water level is still about 50-70 cm high flood detention of people flooded homes in the neighborhood of 5 after the flood of residents trapped rubber than 200 rai. High water level in the rubber plantations and almost 2 meters with a time a week ago. Although the mobilization of large water pumps to speed up 3 air pump to drain into the lower area. But so far have not reduced the amount of water also have water flowing from the corner stone of the mountain and the second son of Wong and a portion of water from artesian well water that came up from the ground continuously. - Manager.In Indonesia, residents have started to evacuate several areas as widespread floods devours up roads and bridges.
THE INDONESIAN DELUGE AND MASS EVACUATION!
"It's been three weeks more people in five villages in West Malaka, Belu regency, East Nusa Tenggara struggling with flooding. Until Saturday flooding due to overflowing of the River Benanaian still not subsided. Due to flooding, residents living practically paralyzed because residential areas are flooded. In fact almost most of the houses in five villages, it has been submerged and is no longer feasible attended."... Some 1,800 flood victims in Belu district, East Nusa Tenggara province, have been evacuated from Malaka Barat substrict to Weliman subdistrict to facilitate relief aid distribution, a spokesman said. "The evacuation is merely intended to ensure smooth communication and facilitate distribution of relief aid among flood victims. The relief aid distribution had been disrupted as they stayed in flood-encircled area," Belu Deputy District Head Lodovikus Taolin said on Saturday. The flood cut off land communication between the Belu district capital Atambua and the flood-affected area, causing difficulties to distribution of relief aid to the flood victims, he said. The flood victims evacuated from Malaka Barat to Weliman came from Umatos, Lasaen, Naas and Fatoe villages. Twenty-one families are staying at their relatives` houses in Betun, capital of Malaka Barat subdistrict... Flash floods on Saturday, reached two meters in eight villages in Kabupaten Bima, West Nusa Tenggara. The floods killed two people and two others were swept away by water flow. The water turned out to thousands of homes of local residents. Dozens of them have been wiped out. Floods caused by rain. Residents panicked when the flood came down. Many residents had fled and could not maintain their property... Four people were killed and two injured due to floods that occurred in the village Balloanging, District Balocci, regency Pangkep, South Sulawesi, on Sunday afternoon. Seven houses were seriously damaged. Four people were buried under a stream of flooding, it is the villagers Sangerang... Flash floods hit as high as two meters in eight villages in Kabupaten Bima, West Nusa Tenggara. Floods killed two people and two others were swept away the water flow. Floods submerge thousands of homes had residents on Saturday. Dozens of them flat with tanah.Hujan which resulted in flooding. Residents panicked when the flood came suddenly brown. Many residents who fled and could not save any valuables mereka.Pemerintah is looking for a number of victims that have not been found. The Government also help residents who began experiencing water shortages and food. While the flow of electricity dropped out since the morning. - Pole Shift NING.
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