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Fueled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the Philippines worsened Tuesday, causing a landslide that killed nine members of a family, the national disaster agency reported.

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Rains soak, flood southern Louisianaupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 08:21:00

Record floodwaters inundated parts of southern Louisiana early Tuesday after intense rains caused flash flooding and prompted hundreds of rescues.

Military aircraft dispatched in Australia floodsupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 05:06:00

Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian state of Queensland, the government said.

Thousands stranded by floods in eastern Australiaupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 06:39:00

Heavy rains left thousands stranded in eastern Australia on Saturday as authorities warned of more flooding and urged several communities to flee to higher ground.

Thailand: Super-canal may prevent floodsupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 05:50:00

Thai authorities are considering the construction of a super-express waterway through Bangkok to prevent future floods similar to the one that has crippled the Thai capital and brought manufacturing in other parts of the country to a standstill.

Bangkok still reeling from record floodsupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:10:00

CNN's Liz Neisloss reports on how the city of Bangkok is coping with ongoing flood waters.

Epic floods in Thailand: How you can helpupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 11:21:00

Flooding caused by monsoon rains and swollen rivers has ravaged Thailand, affecting more than 9.5 million people nationwide.

Aid challenges in Bangkokupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 01:43:00

Natasha Cheung of World Vision describes the challenges of getting aid to flood victims in Thailand.

Bangkok faces worst flooding yet, governor warnsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 01:43:00

Bangkok faces the highest flood levels yet and is preparing for the worst, the governor of the Thai capital told CNN.

Bangkok residents urged not to panicupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 23:52:00

People in and around Bangkok are being moved to higher ground as floodwaters spread. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Severe flooding in Thailandupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 07:55:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the turmoil in Thailand where more than nine million people have been affected by floods.

Getting aid to Thailand's flood victimsupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 09:20:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on the effort to get aid to parts of Thailand devastated by flooding.

Bangkok digs in as floods, high tides mergeupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 22:33:00

Thailand's devastating floodwaters are draining southward towards Bangkok Friday, and residents have been told to prepare for the worst when the spring high tide and a huge volume of water flowing down the Chao Phraya River merge over the next couple of days.

Thais race to shore up Bangkok defenses against floodsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 13:01:00

Workers in Thailand are racing against time Thursday to shore-up protective floodwalls in Bangkok with sandbags and mud to stop the country's devastating floods from engulfing parts of the capital.

Moon, rain causing Thai river 'backup'updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 13:01:00

CNN's Mari Ramos explains why Thailand's rivers are "backing up", causing water to rise.

Rain, flooding wreak havoc in Thailandupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 07:15:00

As flooding continues in Southeast Asia, Thailand's capital is bracing for the worst. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

Fears mount in Bangkok as Thailand flood waters riseupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 07:15:00

Thailand's capital was braced for unprecedented flooding Wednesday, amid the monsoon rains that have overwhelmed much of the country as well as Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines in recent weeks.

Thailand flooding impacts economyupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 06:08:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens with a look at the cumulative effect of flooding in Thailand.

Villages, lives broken by Pakistan floodsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 09:48:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the Monsoon flood impacting five million Pakistanis.

Aid to Pakistan flood victims blockedupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 04:01:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the natural and man-made problems affecting flood victims in Badin, Pakistan.

River begins to recede in Pennsylvania, but flooding persistsupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 22:24:00

The swollen Susquehanna River began receding in northern Pennsylvania on Friday as authorities there and in other eastern U.S. states hit by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee warned the crisis is not over.

Lee's remnants flood upstate New Yorkupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 22:36:00

Binghamton, New York, residents are ordered to evacuate after remnants from tropical storm Lee caused massive flooding.

Flooding swamps communities in mid-Atlantic, Northeastupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 22:36:00

The flood-engorged Susquehanna River was beginning to crest late Thursday in some Pennsylvania and New York cities, while other communities braced for still higher water levels.

Vermont Gov.: We've got our hands fullupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 21:03:00

Gov. Peter Shumlin says his state is dealing with widespread flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene.

Flooding inundates New Jersey after Hurricane Ireneupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 20:32:00

A good news/bad news scenario emerged in New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, with an orderly evacuation preventing possible catastrophe along the coast but torrential rains setting up record inland flooding in the next 48 hours, Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday.

Floodwaters crest, fears remainupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:51:00

Floodwaters crest in Minot, North Dakota, displacing thousands. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

175 killed from China floods; more than 1.6 million evacuatedupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 08:36:00

At least 175 people have died from flooding this month in southern and eastern China, the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.

China grapples with floodingupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 23:01:00

Several provinces in China are being battered by torrential rains and severe flooding. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

14 die in floods in Chinaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 06:47:00

Floods that have ravaged parts of China have left 14 people dead and 53 people missing, government officials said Tuesday.

Life on the swollen riverupdated: Sun May 22 2011 09:26:00

Floodwaters around Vidalia, Louisiana, aren't going anywhere, anytime soon, as CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

First bay of Louisiana spillway opens, in attempt to lower river levelupdated: Sat May 14 2011 20:58:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first of potentially several bays of the Morganza spillway on Saturday afternoon, a move intended to spare some areas from severe flooding while redirecting water into others.

Looking beyond levees for flood controlupdated: Wed May 11 2011 22:22:00

Andrew Fahlund of American Rivers talks about environmental techniques that can ease reliance on levees during floods.

Floodwaters roll toward 'last place on Earth that needs high water'updated: Wed May 11 2011 22:22:00

As a historic crest of the swollen Mississippi River rolls southward, residents throughout the river region are on high alert and braced for the possibility of more flooding in the days ahead.

Army Corps battles rising Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleansupdated: Mon May 09 2011 21:57:00

Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.

CNNMoney: Memphis economy braces for floodsupdated: Mon May 09 2011 14:14:00

Memphis and its economy are bracing for its worst flood since the 1930s.

Miss. River flooding sets recordsupdated: Sat May 07 2011 22:12:00

Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.

Midwesterners brace for possible record floodingupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 22:25:00

Sandbag walls were beginning to rise Tuesday across parts of the Midwest against what the National Weather Service warned could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys over the next week.

Australia budget on track despite floodsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 13:56:00

Australia's trade minister says despite the flooding toll, the country will return its budget to surplus by 2012-13.

Australian PM visits flood-devastated Queenslandupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 08:17:00

The flooding in the Australian state of Queensland will cost "hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars," Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Friday as she toured the devastation.

Residents evacuated in Australia amid lengthy flood forecastupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 16:34:00

Thirteen townships in Australia's flooded Queensland state were evacuated Thursday as forecasters warned it may be weeks before river levels start to drop.

Flood-ravaged Australia braces for more rising waterupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 05:41:00

Parts of northeast Australia braced for more flooding Thursday, a day after the nation's prime minister promised aid to flood-ravaged towns, and half of the state of Queensland was declared a disaster zone.

Flash flood rescue caught on tapeupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 20:00:00

Rescue workers in San Diego pull a group of people from the perils of rushing floodwaters.

Soggy southern California facing even more rain, forecasters sayupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 20:00:00

Monsoon-like conditions overwhelmed southern California on Wednesday, creating flash floods that kept workers at home and businesses and streets knee deep in mud and water.

Snow, floods, mudslides hit Californiaupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:41:00

Northern California is hit with a barrage of bad weather in many forms. KXTV reports.

Filling sandbags after heavy rainupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

Residents in Stanwood, Washington, fill sandbags after record rains cause flooding. KING's Jim Foreman reports.

Army Corps flood-fighting teams sent to Washington stateupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered support Monday to state and local officials in western Washington battling fast-moving floodwaters and rising rivers.

Australia flood victims keep goingupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 11:31:00

Flood victims across Australia brace for more rain. Nine Network's Dimity Clancey reports.

Flooding continues in New South Wales as more rain is forecastupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 11:31:00

More than 4,000 people were isolated by flood waters and as many as 1,800 have been evacuated in the Australian state of New South Wales after a week of heavy rains, the government said Monday.

Flooding threatens leveesupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 16:04:00

Authorities continue to monitor a levee along the Wisconsin River that is under threat of failure.

Across flooded plains on a hovercraftupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 12:23:00

CNN's Reza Sayah rides a hovercraft across a lake created due to heavy rains in Pakistan.

Rescuing Pakistan's flood survivorsupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 12:23:00

Recovery efforts are struggling to meet the needs of flood survivors in Pakistan.

U.S. launches job program as giving slows for Pakistan flood reliefupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 08:45:00

The United States is launching a new program to provide jobs for thousands of people in flood-ravaged Pakistan, it said Wednesday.

Pakistan flood victims mournedupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 08:22:00

Tears flow for the dead and missing from Pakistan's catastrophic flooding. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Misery over Pakistan floodsupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 12:34:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the devastation from the flooding in Pakistan.

U.S. helping Pakistan flood victimsupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 15:52:00

CNN's Sara Sidner joins the head of the USAID on a visit to Pakistani flood relief camps.

Flood warnings issued for parts of Tennesseeupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 12:31:00

The Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be at flood stage overnight Friday, and flood levels should begin to fall after daylight, according to the National Weather Service.

Flooding woes for Tennessee townupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 12:31:00

Residents of Putnam, Tennessee, are dealing with devastating flash floods. WTVF reports.

U.N. chief visits flood-hit Pakistanupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:32:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the U.N. chief's visit to Pakistan and his calls for aid to reach flood victims faster.

Northeast Kentucky deluged by rain, floodingupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:29:00

Up to half a foot of torrential rain in northeastern Kentucky has led to swift-water rescues, propelled a truck into a tree and washed away homes and businesses -- and more severe weather is on the way.

Preparing for flood danger in wildernessupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 19:08:00

The deadly flash floods that swept through remote Arkansas valleys, killing some campers and leaving many others missing, are a grim reminder of the sudden nature of flash floods and the importance of being prepared for emergencies.

Flood victims leave homes, memoriesupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 09:43:00

Rescue crews travel by boat to pull residents from their flooded homes in Rhode Island. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.

Floodwaters rise in Northern Plains; crews restore power in Northeastupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 16:18:00

The Red River at Fargo, North Dakota, reached "major flood stage" early Wednesday as the National Guard and a small army of volunteers filled sandbags to keep the waters at bay.

Fargo faces major flood threatupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 16:18:00

Fargo, North Dakota, hopes a massive sandbagging effort will help keep flooding from Red River to a minimum.

Northern Plains brace for flooding; power still out in Northeastupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 07:29:00

Facing near-record floodwaters, Red River communities in Minnesota and North Dakota raced Tuesday to shore up levees and dikes, officials said.

Body found in flood searchupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 05:12:00

ITN's Debi Edwards describes the scene in Cockermouth, England, washed out by heavy rain and flooding.

Praise for policeman killed in UK floodsupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 05:12:00

Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region Saturday, but said the risk of more flooding was smaller than in recent days and river levels were dropping.

Severe floods submerge towns in northern Englandupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:57:00

Parts of Scotland and northern England were under several feet of water Friday morning after raging rivers burst their banks and flooded towns, officials said.

Flood victims return homeupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 17:55:00

Residents attempt to return home but find unbearable conditions in flood-ravaged India. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Flood dangers subside in Georgiaupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 22:40:00

The death toll climbed higher Tuesday in Georgia as dry skies over much of metropolitan Atlanta stopped advancing floods.

Fay flood rescueupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:42:00

Emergency workers in Tallahassee, Florida rescue residents trapped by flood waters caused by Fay.

Bush declares 'major disaster' in Floridaupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:42:00

Flooding caused by the former Tropical Storm Fay prompted evacuations in parts of northern Florida on Sunday as what was left of the storm stalled over southern Mississippi.

Time.com: Midwest Flooding Takes Heavy Tollupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 09:00:00

Neighbors in several towns that sit on the Mississippi River are doing their best to help each other, but there has still been a great cost

Nature unforgiving on Midwestupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 11:01:00

The Midwest has dealt with all kinds of weather this week, from lightning to tornadoes to flooding.

Time.com: Evacuations Ordered Along Iowa Riverupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:00:00

Residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying sections of towns along the overflowing Cedar River on Wednesday

Flooding continues in Missouriupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 21:05:00

Flood waters continue to rise in Pacific, Missouri and are not expected to crest until this weekend.

Rains swamp Missouriupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 20:03:00

Heavy rains caused many parts of Missouri to flood. CNN's T.J. Holmes reports.

Extreme floodingupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 20:03:00

CNN's Sean Callebs shows CNN.com's Melissa Long flood damage from South Lebanon, Ohio.

Floods swamp Texas roadsupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 01:27:00

Severe floods have caused horrible driving conditions in Dallas, Texas.

Floodwaters rise in Ohioupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 08:20:00

Rising waters from the Blanchard River in Findlay, Ohio, threaten homes and businesses.

UK flood threat: 'Worst is over'updated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:56:00

Britain's Environment Agency reduced the number of flood warnings for eastern England Friday morning and declared the worst was over after a storm surge, which had been forecast to cause heavy flooding, peaked at lower-than-expected levels.

UK flood threat recedesupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:56:00

Flood fears from a storm surge in the North Sea have started to fade. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Millions flee 'worst ever' floodsupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 21:53:00

Monsoon rains in South Asia have driven millions from their homes and caused what the United Nations says is the worst flooding in living memory.

Millions marooned in floodsupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 21:53:00

Millions marooned in floods

Flood-hit UK tries to recoverupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 21:29:00

Flood-hit UK tries to recover

Flooded out in UKupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 00:14:00

Flooded out in UK

UK fights worst floods in 60 yearsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 23:07:00

Nearly 150,000 homes were without drinking water Monday after the worst floodwaters in 60 years swamped large areas of western England.

UK hit hard by floodwatersupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 23:25:00

UK hit hard by floodwaters

Texas floodingupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 21:04:00

Texas flooding

Toxic floodwaters?updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:43:00

Toxic floodwaters?

Flood devastates Texas townupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 02:20:00

Flood devastates Texas town

Texas river overflowsupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 02:17:00

Texas river overflows

Ernesto heads north, dumps rain on 3 states updated: Fri Sep 01 2006 02:13:00

Ernesto, downgraded to a tropical depression, flooded roads and closed schools as it moved across North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. It was linked to at least six deaths.

Pennsylvania governor on flooding: 'We dodged a bullet'updated: Fri Jun 30 2006 00:45:00

Residents in northeast Pennsylvania and New York are breathing sighs of relief Friday after flood walls and levees held their own against flooding that has killed at least 14 people in four states.

Levees hold Susquehanna; Delaware River ragesupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 06:26:00

Levees contained the swollen Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania, enabling thousands of evacuees to head back home Thursday, while the Delaware River threatened the southeastern part of the state.

Floods, floating coffins left in Jeanne's wakeupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 04:17:00

The remnants of Hurricane Jeanne moved north Tuesday, leaving collapsed buildings, flash floods and floating coffins in its wake.

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