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The crowd waves their hands at the Celebration of Life ceremony Sunday for Gerald Boland at Lyons Elementary School.
SRINAGAR: About 150,000 people were still stranded in their homes a week after Indian-held Kashmir's worst flood in over a century and fears grew on Sunday of an outbreak of diseases from vast fields of stagnant brown water. Indian army and civilian boats trawled through the streets -now water channels - of the state capital Srinagar picking up residents and delivering water, food and basic medicine to people who chose to remain camped out in the upper floors of their houses.
One of the largest road rebuilding projects in state history is being conducted so highways and streets can better take another roundhouse punch by Mother Nature. At least that's the consensus of state transportation officials who saw 486 miles of roadway closed by September 2013 flooding.
Authorities in Slovenia say two people have died in new floods that hit the Balkans this weekend after heavy rains. Police said Sunday a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl drowned after their van plunged into a flood-swollen stream northeast of the capital, Ljubljana.
For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field -- hundreds of them -- are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
As Laura Speer looked around Riverside Park, it was hard to hold back the tears. One year ago, the floods that swept through the state submerged the park and surrounding community.
Petro Chan, left, and Ron Boog, employees of Walsh Construction, shovel concrete Friday to anchor a post for a gate across the St. Vrain Greenway path at Boston Avenue and the St. Vrain River.
Srinagar/Jammu: Rescuers, including from the army, distributed packets of cooked food, and pouches of drinking water to thousands of stranded people in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, especially in summer capital Srinagar, as over 130,000 people were rescued till yesterday, officials said. The army evacuated 8,000 people by road from Ramban and adjoining areas, and provided them food and medicines.
9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.
As the floodwaters washed through the riverbeds and outlying fields of Weld County last fall, oil and gas spills were among the least of the energy industry's worries. What would come after the two-week soak - extensive repairs and recovery and a host of public scrutiny - would continue for the next year as a result of four days of flooding on the Poudre, St. Vrain and South Platte rivers that drenched much of Weld County last September.
Five inches of rain have been reported in Eddy County. There are still concerns of flash flooding Friday.
Otero County officials closed Riata Road at La Luz Gate Road due to flooding around 2:30 p.m. today. The National Weather Service in El Paso issued a flash flood warning in north central Otero County to include Alamogordo, La Luz and Tularosa until 4:45 p.m. today.
From left: Jeff with dog Molly, Jasper, 5, playing on the couch and Lisa and Nathan, 6, playing with Legos on the floor Aug. 22 at their home in Lyons. The Van Damme family closed on their house Sept.
Kashmiri Muslims walk near damaged houseboats on a breached river bank of the River Jehlum in Srinagar, India-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014. Flash floods have washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept.
Pakistan's Multan city and surrounding areas in Punjab province are on high alert as the Chenab river continues to surge south at extremely high levels. On Thursday, Omar Abdullah, the chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir admitted his government was caught off guard by the magnitude of the disaster.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:11 am
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