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A dam collapse in Laos occurred on July 23, 2018, has resulted in severe deforestation of protected areas.

Rescue crews rushed to save 30 people that were trapped under debris after a landslide occurred in Philippines.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 01:00

Lake dam in Texas on the edge of collapsing

Prestonwood Lake Dam, located in the city of Arlington, Texas, appears to be close to failure.

The north part of Philippines was struck by Super Typhoon Mangkhut which triggered ferocious floods and landslides killing at least 64 people.

Monday, 03 September 2018 01:00

Myanmar dam failure: 85 villages flooded

A dam failure in Myanmar blocked a major highway and caused massive floods in 85 villages.

Unprecedented rainfalls have caused water-level rise and landslides across Kerala (India) in the last few days.

Rain-triggered landslides and floods have killed 11 people in the east of Indonesia's main island of Java, an official reported on Tuesday.

Monday, 15 June 2015 08:30

Central Texas Floods-May 23-25, 2015

Significant rainfall moved across Central Texas over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2015, causing flooding damage to Austin and the surrounding towns of Blanco, Wimberley, San Marcos, and Bastrop.

As a flooding event is still in progress, real-time information on its extent and the population affected is difficult to obtain, putting rescue crews and associated agencies in a difficult position in terms of planning and decision making. A joint study carried out by two Dutch organizations - Deltares and Floodtags - aims in developing twitter-based real-time flood maps. The project is considered a proof of concept and was presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union taking place in Vienna these days.

According to a recent study, published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), three fierce flooding events, separated by thousands of years, are responsible for the formation of the 28km long and 100m deep Jokulsargljufur canyon, home to Europe's most powerful waterfall. 

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