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Snow and flood warnings issued for parts of UK

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Snow and flood warnings have been issued for many parts of the UK as icy conditions forced some sporting fixtures to be cancelled.

Spain: Valentine's Day flood threat in the North, widespread cold - ‎5 hours ago‎
Wet weather will continue into Valentine's Day across Spain, with flooding threatening northwestern areas. Chilly air will continue to filter into the country through Monday.
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Flood alerts issued for huge stretch of London as Thames Barrier closed for first time this winter - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
It is one of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world, protecting 125 square km of London. Steve East, engineering manager at the Thames Barrier, said: “We are closing the barrier to protect London from the threat of flooding due to the high ...

VIDEO: Debris deflectors set to protect from flood damage

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
BEC Nilon got the worst kind of welcome to her new Rockonia Rd home when Cyclone Marcia hit. Friends convinced her to leave the house and when she returned neighbours prepared her for the worst, telling her it looked like water had inundated the ...

Flooding a worry no more

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Pamela St resident Larry Hamilton, who also bore the brunt of several floods, said it was great to see the levee come to fruition.

Build a bank, block the highway – flood plan aims to protect Bridgewater residents

The Age - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Levee banks would be built along the Loddon River and a temporary levee installed across the Calder Highway before floodwaters hit, under a plan to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2011 flood which smashed the town of Bridgewater. In the 2011 flood, ...
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Europe faces new flood of migrants after Turkey threat

The Australian (subscription) (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey. Europe faces another huge influx of migrants after Turkey threatened to “open the gates” for millions of refugees on its soil yesterday.

Brisbane floods: How technology will help us survive next extreme weather event

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A major flood is on the way down Brisbane River and the fridge tells us the groceries being home-delivered will be coming with extra disaster management supplies.

Flood control: Giant Bangkok tunnel ahead of schedule

Bangkok Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
A giant new underground tunnel which promises much faster flood water drainage in Bangkok, expected to be complete early next year, will help six flood-prone areas of the capital, Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra says. The construction of the ...

Flood of fear after map discovery

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The latest Brisbane City Flood Awareness Map has baffled residents from Idamea St, Maranoa St, Eykin Cl, Mons Rd and Birdwood Rd who say they have never witnessed a flood in their neighbourhood. A group of residents gathered last month to express ...

How to flood your body with love hormones even if you are single

Vogue Australia - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But there are other ways (aside from the three mentioned above) to flood your body with oxytocin and enjoy its happy effects.
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Queensland weather: flood warnings as BoM tips heavy rainfall

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Minor flood warnings are in place for the Lower Dawson, Don and Kolan rivers, along with the Baffle Creek. Mr Wardle said in extreme spots, the bureau was expecting some parts to receive as much as 140 millimetres of rain in just six hours.
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Flood of cheap money spooks investors

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Falling interest rates and record-low borrowing costs, long seen as the successful cure for any sharemarket problem, have so far failed to stem the rot this year, with investors worried that low interest rates and negative bond yields are now part of ...

Flood victims get federal dollars

Geelong Advertiser - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A car is littered with flood debris in Herne Hill after the once-in-a-century flood. Picture: Nigel Hallett. THE Federal Government will contribute to Geelong's efforts to recover from last month's flood. Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson confirmed ...

Flood risk, resilience subject of Tuesday meeting in Lafitte - ‎18 hours ago‎
Lafitte, Jean Lafitte and Barataria were targeted for "nonstructural" flood risk reduction efforts, including floodproofing of homes and businesses, elevating homes and voluntary buyouts, as part of the 2012 update of the state's coastal Master Plan.
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Flood search for occupant of stolen vehicle

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
“At this point in time we're assuming the occupant did not get out of the vehicle. We will be conducting further searches down the creek and along this bridge,” he told the Rockhampton Bulletin.

Flood Re sets out plan for its own demise

Financial Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Few organisations set out a plan for their own demise before they have even started operating. But that is exactly what Flood Re did on Wednesday. The body - set up by government and the insurance industry to reduce the cost of cover in flood-prone ...

Ministers criticised for delay in applying for EU flood relief

Financial Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Britain received £127m from the EU fund in 2007 after flooding hit many parts of England, causing an estimated £3.5bn of damage.
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El Niño: Insurers Warn Flood Coverage Isn't Included in Most Homeowners Policies

Noozhawk - ‎16 hours ago‎
Flood insurance isn't included in most policies but can help protect homeowners, renters, condo owners/renters and commercial owners/renters, with a 30-day window between purchasing a policy and it going into effect.
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Flood to focus on K2 success with Brigden-Jones

Australian Olympic Committee - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
CANOE/KAYAK: Naomi Flood is excited to see what she can produce alongside Jo Brigden-Jones in the K2 500 this week at the first Olympic selection trial in Adelaide.