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'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Ingrid to Drench Mexico

2nd hurricane of the season expected to cause torrential rain and flooding

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ingrid has a new name: Hurricane Ingrid. Its status was upgraded today, making it the second hurricane of the Atlantic season. Ingrid is currently off Mexico's Gulf Coast, packing winds of up to 75mph, reports the AP . Along with tropical storm Manuel—which is expected to reach... More »

Tough Questions Surface After Deadly Beijing Rains

Citizens say city unprepared, neglects infrastructure

(Newser) - The death toll in the torrential rains and flooding that hit Beijing over the weekend has risen to 37, with 57,000 evacuated from neighborhoods swamped by rising waters, and $1.6 billion in damage, reports the New York Times . With more than six inches of rain falling over the... More »

Red Cross Offers Flood Aid as Pyongyang Parties

Massive flooding destroys 2,900 homes, but Arirang Games go on

(Newser) - With torrential rains causing flooding and extensive damage to North Korea, the South Korean Red Cross has offered $4.7 million in aid, reports Yonhap News . Record storms that overwhelmed South Korea last week and killed scores of people also hit the North, killing dozens, destroying 2,900 homes, and... More »

20 Buried in Chinese Landslide

Workers trapped in dormitory; rescue operation underway

(Newser) - A landslide in southern China trapped more than 20 workers in a makeshift dormitory at a quarry today, AP reports. Rescuers equipped with a pair of excavators are searching for survivors; no deaths or injuries were immediately reported by state media. Heavy rains hit the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region this... More »

As Flood Toll Hits 25, Chavez Opens Palace to Refugees

State of emergency has left 5K homeless

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez is letting dozens of people made homeless by Venezuelan flooding crash at his palace, and he told them yesterday—as the death toll hit 25—that they can stay there until the government finds them new homes. Visiting a slum, the AP reports that Chavez urged other residents... More »

19 Dead in French Flash Floods

Worst flooding in 200 years

(Newser) - The worst flash floods since Napoleon's day have killed at least 19 people in southeastern France. The equivalent of 6 months of rainfall fell within hours, turning roads into rivers and forcing many residents to seek shelter on top of their homes. Many of the dead were caught in their... More »

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