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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:22 PM   #41
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Rainfall records for the world:

http://www.fi.edu/school/math/showers.html
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:46 AM   #42
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Severe Rainstorms = Mumbai Every Monsoon Season
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 05:58 PM   #43
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Yesterdays flooding of South *****, NL due to Tropical Storm Chantal

















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Old August 3rd, 2007, 05:42 AM   #44
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Rest of the remaining is safe for sure as it's on top of solid rock even part of it has given away in the rain.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:29 PM   #45
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Yesterdays flooding of South *****, NL due to Tropical Storm Chantal
Is there a North *****? And what do you call these two places? The doubledonger?
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #46
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I don't think so.

There's *****, South *****, ***** Arm, ***** Island, and ***** Run.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #47
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I guess ***** got lubricated......

No ichabodius that two places is call double-ended vibrating with strap-on LOL!!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #48
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in Shanghai we have a couple of serve thunderstorms during the year. Mostly with large hail or extremly rain! But there are also typhoons with extreme precipitation and floods...
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Old August 15th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #49
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3-4 months left until rain season starts here. Cant wait.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #50
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funny Hong Kong got all the rain but not a lot of trees (in the city)
Yea, but it helps keep the other 70% green.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:32 AM   #51
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London rarely gets heavy rainfalls, only occasionally in the summer when we have thunderstorms. In the winter, precipitation is mostly drizzle.

We get 585mm (23 inches) of precipitation per year, on 140 days.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #52
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Ugandan capital flooded ahead of Commonwealth summit

KAMPALA, Nov 16, 2007 (AFP) - The Ugandan capital Kampala was hit by torrential rains Friday, leaving parts of the city under several feet of water only a week before the opening of a Commonwealth summit.

Heavy rains pounded Kampala and its outskirts all night and into the morning. Water swirled through homes, upturned vehicles and left thousands of people homeless or stranded on rooftops.

Houses were seen in more than a metre (three feet) of water in Zana, a Kampala suburb between the capital and Entebbe, which hosts the country's international airport.

"We were sleeping this morning when we realised that we were surrounded by water," Zana resident Joseph Lutaaya told AFP.

Police was yet to confirm reports of some casualties.

Uganda was one of the hardest hit countries by the worst flooding to sweep Africa in three decades from July.

The latest flooding in Kampala comes as the capital prepares to host the November 23-25 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will bring together dozens of world leaders.

Uganda is hoping to use the meeting -- the largest event is has ever hosted -- to showcase its potential and boost several sectors of its economy.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #53
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Tel Aviv can get a really heavy shower on a wet autumn day, since the water of the mediterranean is still warm and the air temperature gets colder...

on a stormy winter day we can get a heavy downpour as well... though summer is completely dry
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #54
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New Orleans got 8 inches in a day about a month ago...it flooded pretty bad...lots of cars and even in a few homes. I remember in 1995 it rained 19" in 12 hours....it was incredible. The flooding was unbelievable. I've never seen it rain that hard in my entire life. I was at a happy hour in the French Quarter and we were stuck there until 2AM...at least they kept the happy hour prices for us!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #55
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Some models predict heavy rain with 125mm for next week. Lets wait and see.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #56
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And the models were right. Northern suburbs got over 150mm while city centre got 88mm. This was the wettest November day in 26 years.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #57
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Indonesian floods displace thousands, cause chaos

JAKARTA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Heavy rain and high tides have caused chaos in the Indonesian capital for three days, forcing thousands to abandon homes or cars and cutting the roads to the airport, highlighting the city's inadequate infrastructure.

The flooding delayed flights elsewhere in southeast Asia and reminded travellers, including the investors and bankers Indonesia most needs to attract, of its pressing problems.

Indonesia needs billions of dollars of investment to build or modernise airports, roads, railways and power plants.

Its economic growth has lagged far behind that of China and India, partly because of its crumbling infrastructure, and the government wants to privatise many state companies, from steel plants to palm oil plantations, to raise urgently needed funds.

The chaos on Friday, when flooding brought the capital to a standstill and trapped thousands in traffic jams for more than 12 hours, pushed some of the financiers Indonesia needs to threaten to avoid the country.

"Memo to self: do not visit Jakarta in the rainy season again," wrote Hong Kong-based economist Jim Walker in a note to clients after taking nine hours to get Jakarta airport, normally a journey of no more than one hour.

"Today's traffic problems are an apt metaphor for Indonesia: stuck in first gear with long periods of sitting around waiting for the jam to clear. The country has ... lousy leadership, weak institutions and below-potential growth," wrote Walker, formerly CLSA's chief Asia economist, now head of an independent research firm in Hong Kong.

One Jakarta-based banker, who took four hours to get to town from the airport after hitching a ride on an army truck, said he had told his head office not to send any more investors or staff to Jakarta until the floods had subsided.

RAIN, FLOODS, LANDSLIDES

Every rainy season, Indonesia suffers from heavy flooding and landslides. Three people have died and 100,000 have been displaced in Jakarta since Friday because of rain and floods.

The chaos in Jakarta caused air traffic problems in other parts of the region. The airport was closed for several hours on Friday by poor visibility, meaning many flights were delayed and others could not land, leading to a backlog and long delays in other cities including Singapore.

On Sunday morning, there were still more than 15 vehicles stuck in 70 cm (28 inches) of water on the toll road to Jakarta's Sukarno-Hatta airport and cranes were brought in to remove them.

"Passengers who are trapped in the floods are being evacuated with rubber boats and transferred to buses to take them to the airport," Wawan, of toll road management company PT Jasa Marga, told Reuters by telephone.

Rustam Pakaya, a health ministry official, said three people had died in west Jakarta and nearly 100,000 people were displaced, but few had reported diarrhoea or other problems.

Vera Yolanda Sari, a frustrated Jakarta resident, blamed the floods on poor planning and the clogging up of rivers by residents dumping trash.

"It is the city development that is not well planned, like constructing a building without considering the catchment area for water to be absorbed," said Sari.

Agus Subardono, deputy head of the city planning department, denied overbuilding was a key factor behind the floods. "It is the geographical location of Jakarta, on low land, and natural phenomena like high tides and heavy rain," Subardono said.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #58
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Flights delayed, roads flooded as downpours drench Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain swept through Shanghai on Monday, causing flight delays and flooding more than 60 downtown roads.

Thunderstorms began at about 6 a.m. in downtown Shanghai, and local weather and flood offices issued numerous warnings of potential hazards, officials said.

The Tianli area of Xuhui District had the most rain, measured at 143 mm by 8 a.m., and average rain totals in seven other districts exceeded 50 mm.

The rain far exceeded the drainage capacity of 27 mm to 36 mm per hour, leading to flooding of more than 60 roads and more than 100 homes. Several flyovers were closed temporarily.

More than 600 drainage workers were dispatched to open up the drains, and most flooded roads were cleared of ponding.

An official with the Shanghai Airlines Co. said the downpours affected arriving and departing flights at its two airports -- Hongqiao and Pudong. At Hongqiao alone, a dozen flights were postponed or diverted.

The official added that with the storms persisting, it was very hard to predict when normal operations could resume.

A spokesman at the Shanghai Municipal Weather Observatory said the excessive rain was caused mainly by weather phenomena known as an upper trough and a near-land stationary front.

The remnants of Typhoon Nuri, which made landfall in south China's Guangdong Province late last Friday, also had an indirect role, said the spokesman.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #59
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The President declared a "Major Disaster" event in Florida because of a tropical storm that has now made landfall on the state 4 times.

It came from the east and swept over the Florida Keys, then turned north and hit the southwest coast of Florida, then sat over the middle of the state and dumped rain for a few days, then moved out the east coast of the state into the Atlantic Ocean, then moved west back into the state and out towards the Gulf of Mexico, then turned north and hit the western part of the state.

Within a few days many areas of the state had received over 760mm of rainfall. Lots of people are still trapped in their homes and many areas have been evacuated.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #60
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One of the mountains near cairns (near mt bartle frere) is the thrid wetest place on Earth averaging around 13000 mm a year I belive, that is very wet :P
Beerwah 40km north of Brisbane received 907mm in one day on the 3rd February, 1893.
I think its a world record that still stands.

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