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More Than’s refusal of our flooding insurance claim doesn’t hold water

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One Sunday at the end of July our home, along with most of our neighbours’, was flooded after torrential rain. There was a foot of water in our kitchen. We were about three weeks from finishing the renovation of our h...

State of emergency in New York amid ‘historic’ flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued its first ever flash flood warning for the city of New York, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rain that flooded subway lines and streets in the Manhattan, Br...

Q&A: did the climate crisis fuel Henri and the Tennessee flooding?

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As the US west bakes in a prolonged drought, parts of the eastern half of the country have faced the opposite problem as extreme rainfall and fierce winds took their toll on communities as far apart as Tennessee and R...

Flooding in New York as Hurricane Henri approaches north-east coast

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Hurricane Henri was due to crash into the north-eastern US coast on Sunday, as heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of New York and nearby cities. Millions on New York’s Long Island and in southern New England wer...

UK weather warning as thunderstorms to bring risk of flooding

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Almost all of England and most of Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to be hit by thunderstorms on Saturday, forecasters have said. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy showers and thunder, which co...

Flooding death toll passes 44 in Turkey’s Black Sea region

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Families of those missing after Turkey’s worst floods in years anxiously watched rescue teams search buildings on Saturday, fearing the death toll from the raging torrents could rise further. At least 44 people have d...

Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as Erdoğan tours disaster zone

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The death toll from Turkey’s flash floods has risen to 38 as emergency crews searched for more victims and survivors in the devastated Black Sea region just as the country was gaining control over hundreds of wildfire...

Team GB’s Magic Monday brought my Super Saturday memories flooding back

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This might sound a touch bizarre but I don’t think I quite understood the emotions that millions went through on Super Saturday until I was poolside on Magic Monday. You know that feeling when there is alchemy in the ...

East London hospital cancels operations after flooding

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All planned surgery and outpatient appointments have been cancelled at an east London hospital after a weekend of heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the capital. Officials said ambulances were being diverted away ...

London flooding: vehicles stranded and tube stations submerged after thunderstorms – video

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Parts of London were left waterlogged after heavy thunderstorms on Sunday. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for storms covering London and parts of the home counties where homes and businesses are at risk of...

Future flooding threat could overwhelm complacent UK banks

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One criticism made of politicians is that their policy and vision for the future only extends as far as the next election. It is alarming to discover that banks have an equally short horizon – three to five years, acc...

Severe flooding causes devastation in Europe – video report

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Severe flooding has caused devastation in Germany and Belgium, where the death toll has risen to more than 120 as emergency services continued their search for many hundreds more still missing. No loss of life has bee...

Aerial footage shows flooding across Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands – video

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Drone and helicopter footage shows the extent of flood damage in towns across Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands after heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise in large parts of western Europe. Footage from local ...

New York City hit by extreme weather, flooding subways and streets – video

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The US east coast was hit by extreme weather on Thursday as heavy thunderstorms brought flooding and travel disruption to New York City. The city witnessed dramatic scenes as subway stations were inundated by water du...

Tropical storm Claudette: life-threatening flash flooding rises across US south-east

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Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the deep south, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday. Heavy rain led to high...

New Zealand flooding: state of emergency in Canterbury, with hundreds evacuated

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated and many more face the risk of abandoning their homes in New Zealand’s Canterbury region as heavy rains raise water levels and cause widespread flooding. A state of emergency was...

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