Heavy rainfall in Nepal continues and mass flooding is causing severe damage. Flash flooding and landslides in Butwal in the Rupandehi district just over a week ago were responsible for over 58 deaths in two days. In the video below, residents of the area are filming and have to quickly flee as the flood water breaks through a flood defense wall.
The Louisiana State Government continues to send aid in response to the mass flooding throughout much of the state. Reports say that emergency responders have rescued over 1000 people so far. Flash flood warnings are in effect for much of the southern part of the state and officials are urging people to evacuate areas at high risk for flooding.
The mass flooding was caused by a historic amount of rainfall. Many areas experienced approximately 21 inches of rain in just 24 hours causing rivers to surge and flood their banks. A high number of nearby residents did not evacuate, believing the water would not reach their homes. As a result, many had to be rescued as their homes were nearly submerged.
Over 1250 national guard soldiers have been dispatched to affected areas to provide aid. Along with them, 170 high water vehicles, 20 boats, and 5 helicopters have been deployed. Even so, stories have arisen of citizens helping others in need across the state. Three men in a boat rescued a woman and her dog from a rapidly sinking car last weekend.
A state of emergency has been declared for southern Louisiana and it is expected to remain in place until September 10th.
As of Friday, July 7, 2017, eleven people are confirmed dead and 14 are still missing, after three days of extreme rainfall caused massive flooding and landslides in many parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan.
The side of Mount Sugar Loaf in the Regent District of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, collapsed in the early hours of Monday, 14 August 2017, after a night of heavy rainfall, destroying dozens of houses and killing hundreds of people.
It was the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade spun, making landfall in Texas. Harvey developed from a tropical wave to a Category 4 storm, coming ashore on August 25th and causing historic flooding. At peak intensity, the hurricane’s wind speed reached 130 mph. Check below structures that didn’t cope with these powerful winds and the major flooding in the area.