The annual monsoon has caused havoc in the south-east by flooding roads and destroying bridges Myanmar troops and rescue services have scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country after rising waters caused by the annual monsoon rains forced residents to flee by boat and a landslide killed at least 52 people. The deluge has tested disaster response after the landslide on Friday in south-eastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns.
Toddbrook Reservoir was built in the 1830s and passed a safety check in November England and Wales have about 2,000 dams and there are around 800 in Scotland. These structures were built for a variety of reasons: to make reservoirs that can supply drinking water to nearby towns and cities; to fill local canals; to help farms; and to create places for fishing, sailing and water sports. In the case of Toddbrook’s dam, it was built in the 1830s to create a reservoir that would provide water for the local canal system. It is still owned by the Canal & River Trust.
Anne Clave was celebrating her mother, Julie Davis, surviving cancer when they were caught in the landslide north of San Diego Three women killed were members of a family who had gathered to celebrate one of them having survived breast cancer, authorities and relatives said on Saturday. Anne Clave, 35, and her mother, Julie Davis, 65, died after tons of sandstone were unleashed on Friday at Grandview beach north of San Diego, the county medical examiner said. A family email obtained by KNSD-TV identified the third victim as Elizabeth Cox, Clave’s aunt.
About 8,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Gran Canaria as firefighters battle a wildfire. The blaze, which began on Saturday near the town of Tejeda, is advancing on several fronts, propelled by high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. Sixteen planes and helicopters as well as more than 700 firefighters are working to contain flames of up to 50 metres
Firefighters on island say blaze burning is out of control and spreading on several fronts About 8,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, where firefighters are battling an out-of-control wildfire that has burned more than 8,400 acres of land. More than 700 firefighters supported by 11 helicopters and five airplanes are struggled to contain the fire, which began on Saturday near the town of Tejeda and is advancing on several fronts, propelled by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity.
Within three decades more than 386,000 homes in U.S. coastal areas will be at risk of permanent submersion or regular flooding due to climate change, according to a study by real estate website Zillow and nonprofit weather news site Climate Central.
A sandstone bluff gave way on the beach at Encinitas north of San Diego, trapping people under debris Three people have been killed after a cliff collapsed on to a popular southern California beach. The beach remained closed on Saturday after 30-foot long slab of sandstone bluff gave way shortly before 3pm on Friday in Encinitas, a suburb north of San Diego. The area is very popular with locals, surfers and holidaymakers.
About half a million acres of land in the rural Yazoo backwater area in Mississippi is underwater, a devastating blow for a poor region where agriculture is the economy’s lifeblood Dating back to late February, about 550,000 acres of land have been underwater in the rural Yazoo backwater area of the lower Mississippi delta. About half of the acreage is farmland, creating devastating effects in a region where agriculture is the lifeblood of the economy. While flooding in the region is common, this year’s floodwater has hung around longer than ever. Carmen Hancock, James Hancock and Rodney Porter boat down a flooded road near their homes in Valley Park, on 16 July. Floodwater remains high at the Mims Mitchell Hunting Club in Issaquena county, Mississipi, on 20 July. Due to its lower elevation, the area was engulfed by more than 9ft of water at its peak. Photographs by Rory Doyle/The Guardian A home outside of Valley Park remains surrounded by floodwater. The brown line at the bottom of the house indicates the flood level at its peak. Backwater flooding surrounds a farm in Issaquena county. Photographs by Rory Doyle/The Guardian. Residents voice their concerns in Valley Park. Photograph by Rory Doyle/The Guardian Farmland in the lower Mississippi delta remains submerged in floodwater. Photograph by Rory Doyle/The Guardian
PM tells residents that Toddbrook reservoir looks ‘dodgy but stable’ The prime minister has visited the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge, where at least a thousand residents were forced to flee their homes amid fears a dam could collapse, engulfing the community of 6,500 people. Boris Johnson met a number of families affected by the evacuation. He told them he had flown over the dam twice and it was “dodgy but stable”, but police warned there was still “a substantial threat to life” if the dam wall fails.
Several tornadoes ripped through Cape Cod, Massachusetts, leaving a trail of damage. The storms hit during a time when the region is packed with summer tourists. In 2018, nearly four million people visited the Cape Cod National Seashore, according to its Chamber of Commerce. Video showed roofs torn off buildings, as well as downed trees and wires.