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Mangroves, Coral Reefs Could Cut Flood Insurance Premiums: Lloyd's
Offbeat  (tags: mangroves, insurance, flooding, coral reefs, environment, humans, society, world )

- 731 days ago -
Natural coastal habitats such as mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes protect communities more effectively against coastal storms than seawalls, and insurers should consider this when pricing flood risk, Lloyd's of London said.
Powerful California Storms Leave Thousands Without Power
Offbeat  (tags: California storms, Pacific Storms, flooding, sinkhole, winds, traffic jams )

- 846 days ago -
The strongest Pacific storm in years blew into Southern California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains, leaving thousands without power.
Tiniest Victim Of Louisiana Floods Gets Pulled From The Water
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- 1025 days ago -
There were also plenty of folks rising to the occasion, helping their neighbors, including the animals. Black saw, and captured, one such powerful instance as he was leaving work that day.
HereâEUR(TM)s How to Help People Affected By Flooding in Louisiana Please Take Part!!
Offbeat  (tags: Louisiana, flooding, flooded waters, flood relief, people, animals, pets )

- 1031 days ago -
Thousands of the stateâEUR(TM)s residents are in need of food and supplies.
Zookeepers Die, Wildlife Roams Streets of Flood-Hit Tbilisi
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- 1463 days ago -
Three zookeepers were killed and tigers and wolves roamed streets in central Tbilisi as flash floods swept the Georgian capital, prompting authorities to declare an emergency.
Manatee Dies During Tropical Storm Debby Flooding in Florida, and Two Companions Refuse to Leave Body
Offbeat  (tags: friendship, bonding, heartbreaking manatee death, flooding, companions, grief )

- 2544 days ago -
Staying with their beloved companion to the end, the two manatees refused to leave the body of their friend. The tragic scene unfolded in front of a crowd in Tampa Bay following a huge tropical storm. With torrential rain flooding the low seawall at
Flooding in the Streets of Bangkok (Photos)
Offbeat  (tags: Flooding, in, the, Streets, of, Bangkok, photos )

- 2777 days ago -
Coastal high tides have caused city dikes in Bangkok to overflow. City workers and troops have worked tirelessly to prevent water from spilling into the streets of the Thai capital.
Horse Airlifted From Island After Being Stranded for Days
Offbeat  (tags: flooding, horse stranded, island, rescued, airlifted, home )

- 3378 days ago -
A horse that had been stranded on a small river island in the West Valley since Friday was rescued by helicopter on Tuesday morning. The helicopter and crews arrived on the island in the Gila River south of Buckeye during the 8 a.m. hour and placed
Wildlife Carers Suffering Animal Overload
Offbeat  (tags: australia, wildlife carers, queensland, flooding, injured animals, overwhelmed, volunteers )

- 3379 days ago -
VOLUNTEER wildlife carers in Queensland are suffering burnout out as they struggle to help tens of thousands of injured animals. More than 20,000 injured and sick animals needed the care of southeast Queensland's wildlife hospitals and volunteer carers
4 P.M.: Woman Dies, W.Va. Firefighter Missing in Flood
Offbeat  (tags: flooding, women, firefighter, wash away, deaths )

- 3381 days ago -
CHARLESTON (AP) - A woman died Saturday when she was swept away in a flooded stream in southern West Virginia, and a firefighter was missing after his boat capsized during an attempted water rescue, emergency officials said.
Uk: International Appeal / Photo Competition for Flooded Animal Shelter in Spain
Offbeat  (tags: photo competition, donations, appeal, flooding, animal shelter, spain )

- 3443 days ago -
Sighthound Welfare Trust is currently running an online photo competition. All monies raised will be used to support Ciudad Animal, a shelter in Spain. The Shelter has been flooded; the dogs are standing in inches of water without being able to get
The Burros and a Mermaid
Offbeat  (tags: burro, little pig, flooding, rescue, animals )

- 3521 days ago -
After a month of rain in the town of Murchison, Texas, a two-hour drive from the lowlands of Shreveport, La., the ground had reached saturation point. The earth simply couldn't absorb another drop. So when another 3.5 inches of rain fell over the week
Parts of Martinsville Are Still Underwater, Hundreds Looking for Dry Land
Offbeat  (tags: flooding, people, animals, looking for dry land )

- 4023 days ago -
Parts of Martinsville are still underwater leaving hundreds of people looking for dry land.

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