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Severe flood warning issued as water level in rivers rises dangerously, India alerts Pakistan

The dangerously high water level in various rivers prompted the authorities to issue flood warning on Thursday in various areas, putting flood management on high alert.
India also issued alert to Pakistan as it dumped 6 lakh cusecs flood wave in River Chenab which is heading towards Pakistan’s Marala Headworks.
India issued an alert to Pakistan warning of the dangerous floods. All Indian dams on Ravi, Chenab and Satluj have reached their maximum capacity.
The flood warning was also issued in Pakistan Railways and the Emergency Flood Center of Railways Headquarters has been told to stay on high alert.
The monitoring of railway tracks situated near rivers Chenab, Ravi and Satluj was also heightened. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif also summoned Railway authorities this evening.
An official red alert has been issued in Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin districts.
The formal warning was also issued in Kasur, Okara and Vihari districts. 
The water level is continuously rising in River Ravi as well and emergency was declared following the situation.
The concerned departments also cancelled the vacations of staffers. 
Various departments were put on high alert in Sindh as well after issuance of ‘rain emergency’.

Okanogan River reaches flood level in Canada

The Okanogan River has risen to minor flood stage in the Tonasket area. National Weather Service officials have issued a flood warning for the Okanogan Valley.
The Okanogan River has risen to minor flood stage in the Tonasket area. National Weather Service officials have issued a flood warning for the Okanogan Valley
A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas along the Okanogan River remains in effect.
In an updated statement Tuesday, the Weather Service reported flooding along the river near Oroville, Tonasket, Omak-Okanogan and Monse.
“Minor flooding on the Okanogan River is due to recent snowmelt from the warm temperatures,” the flood warning statement said. “The Okanogan is expected to remain in minor flood stage … it will then lower to action stage through the end of the week.”
But meteorologists predict that the lower water levels will only be temporary as the Okanogan River is expected to start rising again over the coming weekend and reach minor flood stage again next Monday.
Officials are warning residents and visitors to avoid flood waters.
“The spring snowmelt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold and can be life-threatening for those that come into contact with the water,” officials said. “Take appropriate precautions.”
The flood waters are also expected to sweep debris into the river, making conditions hazardous for boaters, swimmers and fishermen.
“Be aware of large debris in the river,” officials said. “High water levels can push logs and other large debris into the river, increasing the danger to people and boats.”
As of 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, the Okanogan River was at 15.46 feet at Tonasket — flood stage is 15 feet, officials said.
Flooding was reported on some farmlands adjacent to the river from Oroville to Monse. The waters had also covered some dirt-road river accesses.
“At 16 feet, pasture land between Rodeo Trail Road and Benton Street, on the East Side of the river near Omak, will begin to flood,” officials said.
“Never drive cars, trucks or sport-utility vehicles through flooded areas,” officials said. “The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage.”
The river was forecast to rise to as high as 16.4 feet before falling, meteorologists said. Water levels are not expected to rise above 17 feet, which is the moderate flood stage level, officials said, noting that if the water reached that high some homes near Okanogan could have flooded basements.

Flood warning for Dubuque until Tuesday, USA

Flood Alert

The Mississippi River at Dubuque is under a flood warning until Tuesday morning.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the river was at 16.7 feet and rising. Flood stage is 17 feet, according to the National Weather Service, which issued the warning.

Flooding causes 200 homes & businesses to be evacuated in Osceola County, USA

Flood Alert

About 200 homes and businesses remained evacuated Friday in a small Osceola County town after water rose to record-breaking levels this week on the Muskegon River.

A flood warning is in place for the Muskegon River at Evart until Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier this week the water levels peaked at 15.9 feet, 3.9 feet past its flood stage. Earlier Friday levels had fallen to 14.7 feet.

Rob Rounds, who lives along the Muskegon River, said his house sits high enough on a hill that it wasn’t affected by the rising water. He only lost some firewood, he said.

Others weren’t as fortunate.

“At least dozens of homes have basements a few inches full of water,” Rounds said. “It’s been a lot of destruction as far as trees down. I’ve heard talk of propane tanks floating down the river, boats and canoes loose and floating away.”

Rounds said the area has experienced flooding before, but not to this extent.

“(Residents) are upset because it’s higher than it’s ever been before,” he said. “At the same time they know the risk of living on the river.”

Many homes and roads were flooded in parts of Evart and surrounding areas this week, forcing evacuations.

“The biggest thing we’ve had is a lot of road damage,” said Mark Watkins, emergency program director of Osceola County. “Lots of roads are closed around the county. There are floating propane tanks, damaged utilities. We shut off electricity and gas just for safety concerns.”

The county has set up shelter for residents at SpringHills Camps in town through the Mecosta-Osceola American Red Cross. It may be several weeks beforeresidents can return home, Watkins said.

“Some of those homes are going to have to be inspected,” he said. “It’s going to take awhile.”

SpringHill Camps has housed about 14 families this week, said Andy Hust, camp director. The campgrounds has cabins, bathrooms and a dining hall.

“When we heard how bad it was we were just happy to help,” Hust said.

The National Weather Service expects the river to recede to below flood level by early Tuesday morning.


SEVERE ALERT SEVERE Flood Warning still in force at Chiswell for tomorrow’s high tide at 2am

Courtesy Of Environment Agency

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SEVERE FLOOD WARNING Lyme Regis Harbour, South West for tonight & tomorrow morning
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SEVERE FLOOD WARNING Weymouth Seafront @ The Esplanade South West for two hours 10am high tide
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Flood Warnings For Surrey Rivers After Yet More Heavy Rain, UK

RIVERS in Surrey have been left swollen after yet more heavy rain.

More than an inch of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours and most of it was last night. As a result, water has flowed off the sodden countryside and waterlogged hillsides and farmland and is heading for the rivers.

The Environment Agency this morning issued the second highest level warning for the River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood, including Povey Cross and Gatwick Airport. This Flood Warning was issued at 7.34am.

Another warning of the same category was issued for the River Eden and Eden Brook at Crowhurst and Haxted.

And at 8.26am this morning (Friday, January 17) a similar warning was issued by the agency for the waterways in Horley, covering the Burstow Stream, Haroldslea Stream, Silverlea Ditch and Weatherhill Stream.

Households in these areas have been advised to be prepared to take action if the levels continue to rise.

With the Met Officewarning of more heavy showers this morning and the possibility of a band of heavy rain moving in from the south this evening, the urgency of the warnings was underlined.

The Mole in Leatherhead is in full spate but at 9am had not risen as high as over the festive period.

Reigate Grammar School measured just over 23mm of rain in the 24 hour period up to 8am but higher totals are likely to have fallen in the Surrey hills.

Flood Alert Issued For UK’s South East
Flood Alert

VIGILANCE has been advised by the Environment Agency ahead of possible flooding on the Isle of Wight over the New Year period.

Heavy rain has been forecast for tonight (Tuesday) and New Year’s Day, which could cause flooding from rivers and surface water.

The warning comes just days after the Isle of Wight was battered by a storm which disrupted travel, affected business and houses.

The Environment Agency has put 48 flood alerts and one flood warning in place across the south east, including a flood alert for the Eastern Yar.

Julia Simpson, of the EA, said: “Over the New Year celebrations heavy rain is forecast, which could cause flooding to communities in the south east. We expect that rivers will respond to the rainfall that is predicted overnight and tomorrow.

“We are monitoring the situation very closely. River levels across the south east remain high and responsive, and standing water remains in some flood plains. EA teams have been on the ground, around the clock, operating pumping stations, issuing flood warnings and checking that flood banks, walls and barriers are working effectively. We urge communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free flood warnings and to take action if they receive one. A flood warning indicates that flooding is expected and immediate action is required.”