Worst flooding in years in Kauai, Hawaii: Mudslides and flash flooding trigger state of emergency after 27 inches of rainfall fall in 24 hours on Kauai

Strange Sounds – Apr 16, 2018

Dozens of people were stranded at several Red Cross shelters after the storm dropped over two feet of rain, causing massive flooding and grounding rescue helicopters.

The National Weather Service recorded almost 27 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour NWSperiod in Hanalei. At least two homes were torn from their foundations. Resident Shauna Tuohy told HawaiiNewsNow that she was watching television with her mother when brown water suddenly began to pour through a wall in her home in Aina Haina. “The water came through my mom’s bedroom and down the hallway. There was just a raging river through the house,” she said.

About 40 people, mostly tourists, spent much of Sunday stranded at Hanalei Elementary School, where the American Red Cross had opened an evacuation shelter. They briefly ran out of food and water, according to AP.


Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across Western Europe

DW – January 18, 2017

A powerful storm packing hurricane force winds has left at least nine people dead across Europe and shut down transportation systems in parts of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

In Germany, five people were killed, including two firefighters working in emergency operations.

Winds reached up to 203 kilometers an hour (126 mph) as the storm, named Frederike, caused disruption for millions of people.

All long-distance trains and some regional trains were halted due to the storm raging across the country, according to Germany’s railway operator Deutsche Bahn. Full train service is not expected to resume until Friday.

Authorities shut down some airports, while in North Rhine-Westphalia, some motorways and bridges had to be closed, with water levels rising along the Rhine River — just over a week after it had burst its banks.

Meanwhile, power outages left 100,000 people without electricity in Germany.


‘Like a bomb’s gone off:’ Super Typhoon Nepartak slams Taiwan



Ben Westcott and Vivian Kam – July 8, 2016

(CNN)Super typhoon Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan early Friday, about 15 kilometers south of the eastern city of Taitung, tearing roofs off buildings, flipping cars and dumping rain across the island.

So far, three deaths and 142 injuries have been reported by the Taiwan Central Emergency Operations Center after the typhoon packed winds of up to 240 kph (150 mph).

The storm hammered the eastern coast of Taiwan with torrential rain and wind for several hours prior to arrival, with photos on social media showing cars destroyed by the onslaught.


Dozens dead, half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

A rider with scales sits upon a black horse. This depiction is represenative of a scarcity of food and famine.

Cyclone Roanu


Thousands of Bangladeshis were left homeless on Sunday after Cyclone Roanu battered the impoverished southern coastal region, ripping apart flimsy houses and killing at least 24 people. The storm on Saturday ploughed through low-lying villages in the Chittagong and Barisal regions, where residents described seeing meters-high walls of water that caught some unaware. The cyclone damaged tens of thousands of mud-and-tin houses in the impoverished southern districts, with many low-lying villages inundated by a storm surge.