More than killed when flash floods swept through towns as residents slept Ayi Hernandez, a former congressman, said he and his family were resting in their home in Cagayan de Oro late Friday when they heard a loud "swooshing sound" and water quickly rose ankle-deep inside. At least died in Cagayan de Oro and in nearby Iligan, which has more thanresidents. The rest died in several other southern and central provinces, Pang said. Many of the bodies were unclaimed after nearly 24 hours, suggesting that entire families had died, she said.
Mass burial for flood victims in Philippines World News Associated Press Tuesday December 20, With funeral parlors overwhelmed, authorities in a flood-stricken southern Philippine city on Monday organized the first mass burial of some of nearly people who were swept to their deaths in one of worst calamities to strike the region in decades.
Death toll exceeds in Philippines storm; missing World News Associated Press Monday December 19, As a storm that killed more than in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cellphones just kept ringing and later went dead.
Flash floods kill at least in Philippines World News Associated Press Sunday December 18, Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing at least people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.Pacific Northwest floods, In , there was also serious concern for spring flooding in the northern and central Rocky Mountains—particularly in Idaho and Montana—and in parts of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, as snow pack totals were well above average.
The United States National Weather Service gives the advice "Turn Around, Don't Drown" for flash floods; that is, it recommends that people get out of the area of a flash flood, rather than trying to cross it. Many people tend to underestimate the dangers of flash floods.
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Heavy rain in northern parts of Essonne, France, caused flash flooding in the commune of Savigny-sur-Orge on Sunday, June Roads were submerged following the downpour. On the A6 motorway, some. This is a list consisting of the deadliest floods worldwide with a minimum of 50 deaths.
In , natural disasters affected over million people, killing an additional 9, and costing a total of US $ billion.