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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #61
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here we have disaster areas in central florida some areas got almost 30 inches of rain yes 30 inches !!! many people lost their homes because of the rising st john river and of course florida is a swamp and very soft geology sinkholes is almost everywhere pavements breaking apart it is insane all is due to tropical storm fay
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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #62
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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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Not even close I believe.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 07:48 AM   #63
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To be honest, I don't trust data from 1893.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #64
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september 28th, 2006.
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6...nder006dw8.jpg
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http://www.aliagaekspres.com.tr/admin/foto/yagmur.jpg

http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/386422.asp

izmir is quite dry but izmir is famous about thunderstorms.
we have a very popular proverb about izmir; "dont trust izmir's weather and girls"

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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #65
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Chicago's one day rainfall record happened in August 1987 when over 240mm of rain fell in 9 hours.
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #66
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The cities of colombia have experienced record rainfalls in more that 80 years!!!! many houses located in the hills are collapsing due to the instability of the ground.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #67
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To be honest, I don't trust data from 1893.
And why not?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #68
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Chicago's one day rainfall record happened in August 1987 when over 240mm of rain fell in 9 hours.
august???
izmir's one day rainfall record happened in september 28th, 2006, 145.3kg/m rainfell in 2 hours
it was crazier than india's monsoons
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #69
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145.3 kg/m?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #70
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145.3kg/m2
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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:28 AM   #71
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And why not?
Non-standardized measurement methods.

And it also depends on the person who took the measurements.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:37 AM   #72
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Not that severe but was near the highrises

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #73
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Severe floods hit Sierra Leonean capital
12 September 2008
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Several parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, were submerged in more than one metre (four to six feet) of water Friday after five hours of torrential rain, meteorologists here said.

"It is probably the heaviest downpour since the start of the rainy season" in May, meteorologist John Koroma said of late Thursday's storm.

Flood waters destroyed homes, swept away household goods and damaged vehicles amid unconfirmed reports of people having been buried alive in homes when huge boulders were dislodged from hilltops overlooking the capital.

The rain caused huge traffic jams throughout the city and forced businesses and markets to close.

Houses around the city's waterfront were the hardest hit. At the slum community of Kroo Bay, in the city's central district, occupants abandoned their houses to seek shelter on higher ground.

Musu Sesay, a fishmonger who was drenched and shivering from the cold, told AFP, "it is as if the world was coming to an end with all this water."

Shaking her head in disbelief she was wondering where so much water could come from when everybody seemed to be talking about a water shortage.

Relief workers from the Ministry of health and the City Council were out in large numbers to clear debris while humanitarian organisations sent officials to assist victims.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:32 PM   #74
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two weeks ago we had 117mm in 6 hours and my lawn disappeared under two good inches of water. Traffic was like a boatrace by the end of the storm.

We usually get 700mm a year.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:59 PM   #75
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We had 320mm official fall in Chicago this September in just 4 days, an actually, in 24 hours 205mm of precipitation fell...

Some suburban locations received 400mm, this month. Even so it all came down in 4 days. 18 of days this month have been mainly sunny and dry though.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #76
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Thousands evacuate as Vietnam capital battles flood

HANOI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - More than 40,000 people were evacuated from inundated areas of Hanoi on Wednesday and some residents who stayed behind had to cope with floating garbage as they waited for flooding to recede even though rains eased.

Authorities in Vietnam's capital moved more than 10,300 families from their homes and asked the army to stand ready to help victims of the worst flooding in the city in more than two decades, the online VNExpress newspaper (www.vnexpress.net) reported on Wednesday.

Flood waters from southern China caused rivers in northern Vietnam to swell to their peaks on Wednesday, worsening inundations across a wide region that have killed 127 people, 93 of them in northern and central Vietnam.

Among the dead were 22 people killed in Hanoi, which has a population of about 6 million and includes urban and rural areas.

"Garbage and home appliances are floating everywhere. The water is black and as black as acid," a Reuters witness said by telephone from Tan Mai, an urban area about eight km (five miles) south of Hanoi's centre.

"Each lane is like a ferry station and it is chaotic, like in wartime."

More storms are forecast to strike Hanoi late this week, possibly bringing tornadoes and strong winds, the national weather centre said.

Vietnam, the world's third-largest rice exporter, has reported nearly 260,000 hectares (642,000 acres) of rice, corn, sugarcane and fruit had been submerged.

But its main agricultural areas, including the Central Highlands coffee belt and the Mekong Delta rice basket -- both several hundred km (miles) to the south -- have not been affected by the floods.

Vietnam's Health Ministry has called on all medical staff in flooded area to prepare for any outbreaks of cholera or dengue as residents parts of Hanoi and 17 other provinces struggled with shortages of fresh water, food and power cuts. (Reporting by Ho Binh Minh, editing by John Ruwitch and Sanjeev Miglani)
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Old November 27th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #77
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Looting and chaos rain in Brazil after massive floods
26 November 2008
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Survivors of massive floods in southern Brazil on Wednesday turned to looting, while rescue crews grappled with the chaotic aftermath of what President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called "the worst environmental catastrophe we've ever seen."

Drenching rains and landslides across Santa Catarina state in nearly two months have killed 86 people, left 78,000 homeless and disrupted the lives of some 1.5 million people in the region, authorities said.

"Its the worst environmental catastrophe we've ever seen," Lula told reporters after surveying the devastation by helicopter in the Itajai valley, Brazil's main textile manufacturing center now turned into a mudflat.

"I'm from a region (the northeast) where people spend half the year praying for rain, while here in Santa Catarina we have to ask God to make it stop raining," the president added.

He said he signed an emergency measure authorizing 700 million dollars in aid for the region to rebuild roads, bridges and buildings destroyed by the floods.

Lula also ordered the armed forces to work in the effort.

"It is the worst tragedy Brazil has seen as far as flooding is concerned," Lula said. "It is time we join hands in helping Santa Catarina return to what it was, one of the most developed states in the country."

Firefighters in in the coastal city of Itajai reported widespread looting, with several supermarkets and drug stores cleared of staples and medical supplies. Half of Itajai's 200,000 inhabitants have been evacuated due to floods.

"The looters weren't happy with taking food and medicine, they also took booze and cigarettes," said fire department spokesman Samuel Martins.

In Blumenau, a nearby city of 300,000 that had the highest death toll from the floods (21), looters broke into abandoned homes, the mayor's office told AFP.

In both cities, police were overwhelmed by the widespread unrest, the sources said.

In eight towns completely cut off by flooding, including Pomerode, emergency supplies began arriving Wednesday by helicopters.

"We're in full rescue mode and have already picked up 500 (people). We've also handed out three tons of food, medical supplies and drinking water," Colonel Jose Henrique Rufo in command of 550 troops in Pomerode told TV Globo News.

The federal government said it has released 280 tons of food to the stricken populations.

Floodwaters were starting to recede in many areas, but 75 percent of the region was still under water, a civil defense official said, warning of more landslides likely in the waterlogged terrain.

Health authorities said the region was at risk of epidemics, and have dispatched disease prevention teams to stem some sources of contagion.

Other southern Brazilian states, principally Rio Grande do Sul and Espirito Santo, were affected to a lesser extent by flooding and mudslides.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #78
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We in Venezuela had a terrible case of severe rainfloods in December, 1999 where tens of thousands of people died. In just two weeks it rained in a relatively small area more than twice of what it normally rains in the whole country during a single year (and we are talking about a country with amazon-type rainfall levels)!!!. It was pretty wierd. The area now is slowly recovering:



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AYUDA A SALVAR A LAS CIÉNAGAS DEL CATATUMBO EN VENEZUELA: LA FABRICA DE OZONO DE LA MADRE NATURALEZA, MAS DE UN MILLÓN DE RELÁMPAGOS AL AÑO PRODUCIENDO 10% DEL OZONO DEL PLANETA

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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:50 PM   #79
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Non-standardized measurement methods.

And it also depends on the person who took the measurements.

Freak phenomena is taking place more and more often everywhere taking people by surprise and it is something that is perceived by popular wisdom worldwide, no need to just look at scientific devices to realise something is going on and where the great majority of people sees such change just by looking outside their own windows.....most surveys all over show a concern about climatic change and is not just media-induced paranoia, most people are becoming victimins of freak events never taking place before in their own communities -or events with higher intensity than normal: tornados, floods, hail, etc.......Btw, the UN has recognised climatic change as a concern, perhaps they do have really good data about it.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 06:12 PM   #80
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Weather office flunked on rainstorm forecast: councillor
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A St. John's city councillor says it is unacceptable that weather forecasters provided no advance warning of heavy rains that hit the city Saturday evening, leading to widespread flooding and property damage.

Neither Environment Canada nor Amec, the private company that St. John's pays for specialized forecasting, had expected Saturday's heavy rains. The storm brought more than 100 millimetres of rain, with 67 millimetres falling within just three hours.

"We were struck by a major event and didn't even know anything about it until late in the evening," Coun. Tom Hann said at council's regular meeting Monday evening.

City officials said during the weekend that their response to the storm was hampered because they had no time to prepare in advance for the storm, such as by tending to storm sewers.

By the time the city got official word of the storm, the rains had been underway for at least an hour.

"I think it was 6:01 p.m. that our staff were advised that there was a major event," Hann said. "In the meantime, ... they were out in the street ... [already] doing their job."

Neighbourhoods around St. John's and nearby municipalities were flooded, including some in higher elevations that usually do not have problems following heavy rains.

Hann referenced a campaign that returned Environment Canada forecasting to Newfoundland and Labrador, with the reopening in January 2007 of the Gander weather office.

A key argument of the campaign was that Environment Canada had not been able to forecast several significant weather events, including the severity of snowstorms, while it was producing forecasts for the province from Nova Scotia and Quebec.

"There was an awful lot of racket to get the weather forecasting station back in Gander, and that's not the kind of service we should be getting," Hann said.

Meanwhile, the city's engineering department is doing a report on the damage caused by Saturday's storm and how the city responded.

As part of that report, Hann said he wants the city to ask forecasters to explain their advance reports.
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