- 2010-09-05 十年来水灾损失最多的一年. “今年入汛以来的连续暴雨导致我国很多地方出现洪涝灾害,是近10年来最严重的水灾。至今,水灾造成的直接经济损失已达2000多亿元,死亡和失踪人数超过2000人,这也是10年来最多的。”中国水利水电科学研究院防洪抗旱减灾研究所副所长、教授级高级工程师向立云在接受《瞭望》新闻周刊采访时表示。 Since the 2010 flood season, floods caused by continuous heavy rain have occurred in many parts of China. It is the worst flooding year in the past 10 years. So far, floods caused direct economic losses have reached more than 200 billion RMB, deaths and disappearances of more than 2,000 people, which is the highest in the last decade." China Water Resources and Hydropower Research Institute deputy director of the flood control and drought mitigation, senior engineer, Liyun Xiang, told the "Outlook" Newsweek. ... - Source: Xinhua News

- 2010-09-05 Most serious floods Victoria has seen in 15 years. Between 50mm and 200mm of rain fell across much of Victoria over the weekend, much of it onto already wet ground in the state's north. The volume of rainfall overloaded the sewer system in the region, causing raw sewage to seep into rivers. Residents north of Wangaratta were being advised to boil water for three minutes as their supply could be sourced from the contaminated Ovens River. ... - Source: The Australian

- Mapping Pakistan floods. Late July 2010, heavy rain caused record flooding in Pakistan, especially along the Kabul River in the northwestern part of the country. The UN, governments and private organizations are joining forces to help. One of the means is to provide accurate and timely data about the situation on the ground. ... - Source: Dutch portal to international hydrology

- 2010-08-10 Death toll from NW China mudslide rises to 702; 1,042 still missing. The death toll from a massive rain-triggered mudslide in Zhouqu County in northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 702, with 1,042 others still missing, local civil affairs authorities told a news conference Tuesday afternoon. ... - Source: Xinhua News

- 2010-08-07 Hochwasser durch Starkregen in Sachsen. (in German) Hochwasserwarnungen gab es dagegen für die Elbe und ihre oberen Nebenflüsse, die Lausitzer Neisse, die Mulde und die Schwarze Elster. Vor allem an der Lausitzer Neisse und ihren Zuflüssen spitzte sich die Lage dramatisch zu, teilte das Landeshochwasserzentrum in Dresden mit. ... - Source: Hamburger Abendblatt

- 2010-08-03 Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years have killed more than 1,600 people and affected more than 13 million - about 8 percent of the population. The authorities are struggling to help survivors, many of whom have lost everything and say they received no warnings that raging waters were heading their way. ... - Source: Reuters AlertNet

- 2010-07/08 Flooding on the Kabul and Indus Rivers. Both rivers appear clogged with sediment, and the Indus River has overtopped its banks in multiple locations. Just east of the confluence, the usually thin braided streams of the Indus River sprawl over the floodplain, spanning close to a kilometer in spots. Southeast of the Indus, muddy water stands on agricultural fields. ... - Source: NASA Earth Observatory

- 2010-07-28 Landslide adds to China flood woes. A landslide in southern China has left 21 people missing, further adding to the misery of a nation reeling under the worst floods in a decade following heavy rains ... - Source: Aljazeera.net

- 2010-07-19 Yangtze River flow set to exceed level of catastrophic 1998 floods. Flood waters will peak at 70,000 cubic meters per second at the Three Gorges Dam 8 a.m. Tuesday while the historical record stood at 70,800 cubic meters per second in 1981, said the spokesman of China Three Gorges Corporation Monday afternoon. ... - Source: Xinhua News

- 2010-07-11 Flooding in Northern Mexico. In the image from June 21, the Rio Salado is barely discernible; only the river valley's vegetation betrays the Rio Salado's path. On July 11, however, water is visible along the entire course of the river. The swollen Rio Salado is most dramatic southeast of Anáhuac. ... - Source: NASA Earth Observatory

- 2010-06-16 Flash floods hit south-eastern France. In the worst flooding the region saw since 1827, authorities struggled to cope with the speed at which water levels rose. "In 24 hours, we had 350mm of water," said local official Olivier de Mazière. ... - Source: Guardian News

- 2010-04 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides. amage from the flooding has been estimated at 23.76 billion reais (US$13.3bn), about 8% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Rio de Janeiro State. The flooding has particularly affected the city of Rio de Janeiro, where at least 60 people have died, and its surrounding area. ... - Source: Wikimedia

- 2010-02-20 Madeira floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected Madeira Island in Portugal's autonomous Madeira archipelago. Between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time (and UTC), 108 mm of rain was recorded at Funchal weather station and 165 mm of rain at the weather station on Pico do Areeiro. The average rainfall in Funchal for the whole of February is 88.0 mm. ... - Source: Wikipedia

- 2010-01-01 Floods kill scores in Brazil. People had never seen so much rain in this region. We'll have to wait for the rescue efforts, but we'll likely encounter a very sad outcome. ... - Source: Guardian News