RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Manitoba Dike Breach Floods Homes

Manitoba’s deliberate breach of the Assiniboine River early Saturday set in motion what can only be described as the slow, crawling flooding of about 150 properties -some claim more -in the heart of the province’s farm belt. Heavy equipment gashed

US Battles To Save New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Residents of rural Louisiana watched in despair Sunday as floodwaters from the swollen Mississippi were diverted into their towns and farm lands, in an effort to save the cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Heathrow Plane Struck By Lightning

Video Report: A man was lucky enough to capture this footage of two bolts of lightning striking an airplane minutes before it landed at Heathrow airport. All five hundred passengers on-board the Emirates Airbus A380 escaped unharmed after two powerful

Fake Evacuation Notices In Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This city on the Mississippi River hasn’t been the nicest place to visit during the past month. A freak chain of storms have hit the city — bringing blackouts, flooding, looting, and other measures of destruction. My

Floods Head For Louisiana Oil Rigs

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Record flooding along the Mississippi River threatens to inundate at least two Louisiana refineries and hundreds of oil and gas wells, officials warned. “This is a very serious flood,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told reporters.

Homes Flooded To Save New Orleans

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal held a news conference this morning to announce the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has requested the opening of the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, which will allow water from the Mississippi to flood farms and

Mississippi Crest Rolls Past Memphis

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Mississippi crest rolled past Memphis on Tuesday, going easy on much of the city, yet downriver in the mostly poor, fertile Delta region, floodwaters washed away crops, damaged hundreds of homes and closed casinos key to

Philippine Storm Toll Rises To 17

MANILA, Philippines – Northern villages were warned Monday to be on guard for landslides and flash floods caused by a tropical storm that carved a deadly path across the Philippines. Tropical Storm Aere slammed the eastern province of Catanduanes on

China Quarry Landslide Kills 20

More than 20 workers at a quarry in south China have been buried after a rain-triggered landslide hit their makeshift dormitory, Chinese news agency Xinhua reports. The incident took place at about 1.30pm (local time) on Monday in Luojiang village

Flood Hit Canada Calls In Army

Two Canadian provinces have called in the army to help deal with flooding that is spreading north from the United States. About 1,000 soldiers are on the front lines to fight unprecedented water levels in Quebec and Manitoba. Please follow