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Aug 27 2017
Tropical Storm Harvey, now downgraded from hurricane status, has caused substantial and deadly flooding in Texas, especially in the Houston area. The flooding is expected to continue and be “catastrophic” and potentially "historic."Washington Post BBC News Fox News (Online News)
Jul 28 2022
Appalachian floods have killed at least 16 people in Kentucky, and the death toll is expected to rise.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday that although floods in eastern Kentucky aren't uncommon, "we've never seen something like this." Beshear said children and entire families are expected to be among the dead. High-speed floods destroyed homes and bridges and swept cars away, andFox News (Online News) Associated Press CNN (Online News)
Jul 30 2022
At least 25 deaths have been recorded this week as major floods have washed over eastern parts of Kentucky.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday said that the death toll "is likely to increase" as rescue teams continue to search for bodies. Nearly 300 people have been rescued in Kentucky so far, about 100 of them by aircraft. More than 17,000 people have been left without power inWashington Times Wall Street Journal (News) New York Times (News)
Sep 02 2021
At least 16 people are dead as of Thursday afternoon after historic flooding hit New York and New Jersey caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Rescuers are searching for people who may be stuck in their basements or elsewhere.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the first time in New York City; the storm dropped more than five inches of rain in CentralNew York Times (News) Reuters Washington Times
Aug 31 2022
Two months of unprecedented rainfall in Pakistan has resulted in record-breaking flooding, leaving one third of the country underwater, over 1,100 dead and an estimated $10 billion in damage.
The United Nations has issued an appeal for $160 million in emergency funding for the country, and the U.S. has pledged $30 million in humanitarian aid. This comes after an already devastatinglyDeseret News Insider Newsweek
Aug 03 2022
Climate change means more flood risk across the United States. That includes places far from the ocean and sometimes far from rivers and streams, but where rain storms can still cause dangerous flash floods.
Why, exactly, does a hotter Earth mean more inland flood risk? And what does the future hold? This FAQ is for the millions of people who live in increasingly flood-prone parts ofNPR (Online News)
Jul 30 2022
The death toll from flash floods triggered by torrential rain in eastern Kentucky earlier this week has climbed to 25, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
Mr. Beshear said on Facebook Saturday that the state was still in the search-and-rescue phase and that the number of fatalities was likely to increase.
“I’m worried that we are going to be finding bodies for weeks to come,” he saidWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 13 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its latest report assessing the state of the climate and projecting its future. As usual, the media and politicians are exaggerating and distorting the evidence in the report. They lament an allegedly broken climate and proclaim, yet again, that we are facing the “last, best chance” to save the planet from a hellish future. In fact,Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
Dec 06 2020
President Donald Trump flooded his first postelection political rally with debunked conspiracy theories and audacious falsehoods Saturday as he claimed victory in an election he decisively lost.
A sampling from his remarks in Valdosta, Georgia:
TRUMP: “If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser.”
THE FACTS: There’s no “if.” He lost, refuses to concede, hasn’t congratulatedAssociated Press Fact Check