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Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in major Colombia floods

Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in major Colombia floods Floodwaters from three swollen rivers surged through a Colombian city this weekend, burying homes under an avalanche of mud and rocks.Aerial survey footage by the Colombian Air Force shows the scale of devastation in Mocoa, the capital of the southwestern Putamayo province.

Ice age waterfalls caused the original 'Brexit,' scientists say

Ice age waterfalls caused the original 'Brexit,' scientists say But the island's original split from mainland Europe actually happened hundreds of thousands of years ago.Researchers have a new theory for how this prehistoric "Brexit" likely went down: first with an overflowing glacial lake, and later with a catastrophic flood.

Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by rain for days

Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by rain for days A five-storey building collapsed after days of torrential rain pounding south-western China.The floodwaters washed away the building's foundation, which led to it collapsing: Fortunately, the building was evacuated before it collapsed.

No need to worry, just hundreds of thousands of fire ants forming living towers

No need to worry, just hundreds of thousands of fire ants forming living towers Scientists have made a terrible, yet fascinating, discovery: fire ants can form into living towers to survive flooding.The insects have shown their survivor instincts before by forming rafts made up of thousands of ants, as seen above in footage captured in Texas last month.

The moment a Buddhist temple got completely washed away in a flood in Myanmar

The moment a Buddhist temple got completely washed away in a flood in Myanmar A Buddhist temple in Myanmar has been swallowed by floodwaters in the wake of heavy monsoon rains.Here's the dramatic moment it happened: As well as the full footage of the incident:  The footage was taken by a Buddhist monk from the temple, who said the pagoda was destroyed last Thursday.

Historic, catastrophic flooding underway in Houston from Tropical Storm Harvey

Historic, catastrophic flooding underway in Houston from Tropical Storm Harvey Widespread, "catastrophic" flooding is occurring, with emergency responders struggling to rescue people from rapidly flooding homes.Tropical Storm Allison killed 41 and did $9 billion in damage when it hit in 2001.

Houston's local businesses pitch in as Harvey's flooding wreaks havoc

Houston's local businesses pitch in as Harvey's flooding wreaks havoc Those stores are now serving a new role—emergency shelters for families in Houston driven from their homes by flood waters.Gallery Furniture is one of many local businesses chipping in to help people in their time of need.

Terrifying rafts of fire ants float atop Houston flooding

Terrifying rafts of fire ants float atop Houston flooding Tropical Storm Harvey is no match for the determined ferocity of fire ants.Though the hurricane-turned-tropical-storm caused devastating destruction and unprecedented flooding in the city of Houston, the intense flood waters have only brought the ants closer together.

Louisiana's 'Cajun Navy' races to Texas to help out

Louisiana's 'Cajun Navy' races to Texas to help out As unprecedented flooding continues to ravage Houston, TX, a special group of volunteers has come to offer some relief to the city: Louisiana's "Cajun Navy.They've made their way to Houston to help authorities navigate flooded areas as they seek to rescue people stranded by the storm.

Hero bakery staff bakes bread for community while trapped by Hurricane Harvey

Hero bakery staff bakes bread for community while trapped by Hurricane Harvey One amazing thing that's come out of the awful Hurricane Harvey devastation is the emergence of brave and generous heroes willing help those in need.While trapped inside the business for two days due to flooding, the staff at Mexican bakery El Bolillo Bakery’s South Wayside Drive store in Houston, Texas used their time to bake hundreds of loaves of bread for their community.

$17,000 raised to send a steadfast Texas meteorologist on a post-Harvey vacation

$17,000 raised to send  a  steadfast Texas meteorologist on a post-Harvey vacation Throughout the storms and flooding caused by Harvey, many Houston residents turned to one voice for answers: Jeff Linder.He was on TV and Twitter both for nearly 24/7, guiding Houstonians as they decided whether to evacuate and how.

With Hurricane Irma, Miami could be facing its nightmare storm scenario

With Hurricane Irma, Miami could be facing its nightmare storm scenario Yet we find ourselves in the position to make that comparison with Hurricane Irma.Computer model projections and the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center show that Hurricane Irma is likely to come near or over Miami and Ft.

Hurricane Irma's storm surge could be deadly in southwest Florida

Hurricane Irma's storm surge could be deadly in southwest Florida Unfortunately, the projected path, which takes the center of Category 3 or 4 Hurricane Irma from the Florida Keys northward to near Ft.Myers, and along or just off the west coast from there, puts in play highly vulnerable, low-lying areas that are especially prone to storm surge flooding.

No, Donald Trump did not save cats from Hurricane Harvey flooding

No, Donald Trump did not save cats from Hurricane Harvey flooding The latest fake photograph to spread online like wildfire is an image of President Trump saving several cats from a flood.After Hurricane Harvey struck Houston in August, Trump supporters — including a Facebook Page called "All about President Trump" began sharing the image online.