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Coverage of floods since February 12, 2024.

Saturated California gets more rain and snow, but so far escapes severe damage it saw only weeks ago

"...LOS ANGELES (AP) Much of saturated California faced the threat of flooding Tuesday with winter storms blowing through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage from mudslides, wind and rain spawned by an atmospheric river only weeks ago..."

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Flood watches issued as another round of wet winter storms hits California

"...SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The latest in a series of wet winter storms blew ashore in Northern California on Sunday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days..."

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B.C. wildfires: Province to boost aviation, ground firefighting fleets Globalnews.ca

"...Additional investments include two mass water-delivery systems that can be used for fire suppression and flood operations. Also getting upgrades: The aviation fleet, which will see more plan and helicopter agreements, with a focus on a diverse and modern set of aircraft suited for B. C..."

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More upgrades to improve flood resilience in Abbotsford, B.C., after 2021 disaster

"...ABBOTSFORD, B. C. Premier David Eby says his government will provide almost $80 million to help upgrade Abbotsford's Barrowtown Pump Station, which was nearly overwhelmed in 2021 by atmospheric rivers that set off catastrophic flooding in the Sumas Prairie..."

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In B.C., inflation threatens local government's climate plans

"...Any potential lawsuit would seek to recover the citys fair share of costs associated with the resulting extreme heat waves, drought, floods, increasingly powerful storms and sea level rise..."

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Are we building affordable homes in harm's way?

"...The steadily growing prevalence of devastating wildfires and flooding have revealed new vulnerabilities in Canadas existing housing stock. As participants in a panel on housing resilience, held as part of the 2024 CatIQ catastrophe conference, explained, flood-related losses involving residential buildings is now about $2 billion, according to federal government data. Almost four million Canadians live in floodplains prone to one-in-200-year events..."

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Council approves McDonalds drive-thru in Thames River floodplain but not everyones lovin it

"...A proposed commercial development in northeast London drew dire warnings from its opponents on Tuesday. Its a danger to public safety if you build this type of facility on a floodplain, warned Coun. Sam Trosow..."

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Federal government ratchets up climate propaganda : op-ed

"...In the face of resistance from provinces to its anti-fossil fuel agenda, and having endured several setbacks in the federal courts over some of its signature environmental policies, the Trudeau government has rolled out a new propaganda campaign to build greater support for its climate and energy policies. According to the governments new Raising the Bar campaign, manmade climate change has quickly evolved from a future threat to a real-time crisis where were experiencing more wildfires, floods, and droughts that affect our economy, our infrastructure, our health, and our overall well-being. But is this true? Our government, which regularly claims to follow evidence-based policy, doesnt provide much evidence to back up these claimsprobably because there isnt a lot of strong evidence that were seeing dramatic changes in extreme weather events..."

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Floods and fires: Climate change brings health risks, finds B.C. report

"...Dr. Patricia Daly says those risks from climate extremes are different in each community under the authority which encompasses 1. 25 million people, depending on geography and demographics..."

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Vancouver medical health officer says climate change puts many at risk

"...In her first report since the COVID-19 pandemic, Daly says climate change presents a range of health risks including extreme heat, wildfire smoke, flooding and droughts..."

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Climate activists target Botticelli's

"...Two climate activists on Tuesday targeted Botticellis masterpiece The Birth of Venus hanging at Florences Uffizi Gallery, attaching images of recent flood damage in the Tuscany region on the protective glass..."

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Jobs in floods

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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Building Operator - Property Management CRS (BC)

"...fires or floods and advise the operations Manager and Property Manager..."

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Labourer (Solid Waste & Recycling) - City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

"...The Labourer will drive and operate a variety of equipment while performing tasks which may include installing signs, compacting materials, cutting pipe, vegetation removal,..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention floods.

More likely, more intense

Duration: 28:25

"...Storm Daniel devastated the city of Derna in Libya after heavy rainfall broke a dam, causing extreme flooding downstream..."

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Deadly floods in Derna

Duration: 26:32

"...Earlier this week the deadly Mediterranean cyclone, Storm Daniel, swept through the small city of Derna in Libya, collapsing a 50-year-old dam in its wake, and triggering devastating floods which have killed over 5000 people..."

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RealAg Radio: By-elections as punishment, farmland development, and MacAulay's wish list, Aug 11, 2023

Duration: 55:04

"...It's Fri-yay! Fridays mean the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio..."

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Science and the causes behind Pakistans floods

Duration: 29:42

"...A new report by the World Weather Attribution consortium demonstrates the impact of global warming on flooding in Pakistan..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about floods.

Our flooded forest froze.. now what?!

"...The rewilding membership that restores nature across a wide range of ecosystems..."

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Climate change and the rich | DW Documentary

"...Wealthy people are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than poorer people..."

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Why the Great Salt Lake is an Environmental Time Bomb

"...Not only does this threaten the local ecosystem, but hazardous metals in the exposed lakebed are also putting human lives at risk..."

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Fear and Wonder: how species are responding to climate change

"...Further listening:Fear and Wonder podcast: how climate action can create a more liveable future for allFear and Wonder podcast: how climate change is affecting rainfall, droughts and floodsFrom radiation to water pollution to cities, humans are now a driver of evolution in the natural world ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about floods relevant to the latest news.

Future Changes in Indicators of Climate Hazard and Resource in the UK

"...River floods become more frequent in the north and west of the UK, but low river flows and droughts also become more frequent, and water quality in upland water sources declines..."

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A Generalized Accelerated Failure Time Model to Predict Restoration Time from Power Outages

"...Major disasters such as wildfire, tornado, hurricane, tropical storm, and flooding cause disruptions in infrastructure systems such as power and water supply, wastewater management, telecommunication, and transportation facilities..."

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Hydrologic Extremes in a Changing Climate: a Review of Extremes in East Africa

"...Purpose Eastern Africa has a complex hydroclimate and socio-economic context, making it vulnerable to climate change-induced hydrological extremes..."

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Impact of Soil Type in Strategy for Green Infrastructure Planning as Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate Urban Flash Flood

"...Despite the urban green infrastructures being well-known as effective nature base solutions in alleviating stormwater runoff, there is comparatively little research for planners and designers to adapt proper soil type to enhance flooding mitigation via urban green space..."

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IoT in Stormwater Management

"...With increasing urbanization, climate change, and aging infrastructure, there is a dire need of an effective water management and wastewater management in smart cities..."

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Food Safety and Quality in Saudi Arabia

"...Foodborne diseases are a global threat to both public health and the economy..."

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Flood susceptibility mapping through geoinformatics and ensemble learning methods, with an emphasis on the AdaBoost-Decision Tr

"...The analytical framework incorporated a spectrum of influential parameters, encompassing Elevation, Slope, Aspect, Rainfall, land use, Vegetation Differentiation Index (NDVI), Soil Hydrology Groups, Proximity to the River, Distance from Landslides, Topographic Wetness Index (TWI), Stream Power Index (SPI), and Sediment Transport Index (STI) for spatial modeling..."

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Assessment of rainfall and climate change patterns via machine learning tools and impact on forecasting in the City of Kigali

"...In most parts of the country, the rainfall pattern has changed over the last decades resulting in both enhanced flooding and water shortage/scarcity in much of the country, especially in the Capital City of Kigali and peripheries which is the main economic hub of the country with strong links to the East African region..."

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Multivariate Modeling of Precipitation-Induced Home Insurance Risks Using Data Depth

"...While political debates on climate change become increasingly heated, our houses and city infrastructure continue to suffer from an increasing trend of damages due to adverse atmospheric events, from heavier-than-usual rainfalls to heat waves, droughts, and floods..."

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Status and prospects of nature-based solutions for coastal flood and erosion risk management in the Federal State of Schleswig?

"...In this regard, Schleswig?Holstein can act as a living laboratory as it has a long tradition of applying grey and green infrastructures as well as nature-based measures like salt marsh enhancement techniques to protect against coastal flooding and erosion..."

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Discovering the Perception Differences of Stakeholders on the Sustainable and Innovative Stormwater Management Practices

"..., green roof (GR), bioretention cells (BC), permeable pavement (PP), and infiltration trench (IT), and three of their combinations were adopted to the densely urbanized Ayamama River basin, Istanbul, Turkey..."

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