Storms and Floods in Western USA


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New Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada and parts of Texas all experienced storms, some flooding and cold temperatures over the last few days. The severe weather system is now expected to…

Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Report

Germanwatch, a research group for sustainable development and global equity, has released its 9th Global Climate Risk report to coincide with the climate summit 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. The summit…

Flash Floods in Central Texas


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Strong storms and heavy rainfall left huge areas of central and south east Texas suffering from severe floods. At least two people have been reported as killed. Flood warnings have…

Ideas to Protect New York and New Jersey From Floods


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More than 40 ideas, presented by 10 teams of flood experts, were put forward for a Rebuild by Design competition to develop projects that will protect New York and New…

Austin, Texas Flash Floods


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Areas of Austin saw as much as 30cm of rain in just 12 hours on Sunday 13th October, 2013. Barton Springs, north of the city, received 12.1 inches of rain…

Louisville Floods


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Heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods in the the Louisville area and parts of Jefferson County, Kentucky, on 5th and 6th October, 2013. The record rainfall occurred on Saturday, 5th…

Colorado Flood Facts and Figures

Since the floods first struck in north east Colorado on 12th September: 17 counties have been affected: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan,…

Photos of the Colorado Floods

The flooding first struck in north east Colorado on September 12th 2013. So far 15 different counties in Colorado have been affected. A Federal State of Emergency has been declared…

Colorado Floods Update

After the drought, parts of Colorado around the Boulder region have seen as much as 7 inches (17cm) of rain in just 3 hours on the morning of Thursday September…

Flooding in North East Colorado, USA

Three days of heavy rain brought floods to parts of Boulder and northern Jefferson counties, Colorado, late on Wednesday 11th September. Flash flood warnings have also been issued for surrounding…

New Orleans Makes Room for the River


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I have written about “making room for the river” on a few occasions. It is a flood defence policy – or rather more of a philosophy and way of thinking…

Ivo Brings Floods to USA


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As mentioned in our earlier report, south western USA was braced for heavy rainfall and possible floods brought by Tropical Storm Ivo. The National Weather Service put out flash flood…

Flash Floods Across USA


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There has been a series of flood incidents across the USA over the last 24 hours. New Jersey Thunderstorm in central and northern New Jersey yesterday brought as much as…

Floods Hit Central States in USA


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Further flooding has struck several states across mid USA. Parts of Kansas suffered from flash floods on 4th August. However flooding has now hit Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee, as…

Kansas Floods, August 2013


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Heavy rainfall during Sunday 4th August brought flooding to various parts of central Kansas including Reno County, which declared a local disaster late on Sunday afternoon. A number of people…

Flash Floods in North Georgia USA


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Areas of north Georgia have been inundated with heavy rainfall which resulted in flash floods during much of yesterday. The areas most affected include Gilmer County and Pickens County. In…