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22 Aug 2010 10:21


World: Pakistan getting the flood help it needs, at least financially

  • $800 million in aid from the rest of the world so far source

14 Aug 2010 13:01


World: UN: Aid for Pakistan flooding victims slow to come for many

  • 6 million are trying to row without a paddle, if you get our drift source

24 Jul 2010 19:57


U.S.: Snaps: Iowa’s broken Lake Delhi dam – a major flyover state story

  • After the Tennessee flooding in may, the mainstream media was criticized. Why? Because they underplayed a major tragedy that affected a lot of people – but people in a smaller state not on the East or West Coast. So, with that in mind, here’s a quick comparison of the coverage the dam breakage in Iowa has been getting so far. As of 8:29 p.m. EST, it’s not on the Reuters or BBC front pages at all. The New York Times only just put it up moments ago, and they’ve buried it. How about other sites?
  • MSNBC: Main imageMSNBC: Main imageIt’s the lead story at MSNBC, complete with a very dramatic photo to top it all off – pretty much the kind of play you’d expect.
  • CNN: Lead story (Breaking news)CNN appears to be pulling out all the stops for this story, asking for reader reaction to go with the photos on the site.


  • Washington Post: Lead imageIt seems like it might initially easy to miss, but the story, complete with dramatic photos, is on the front of the site.
  • Google News: Lead itemGoogle’s algorithms put it right up top, with the oil spill and the Afghanistan story. Earlier today, the German festival stampede was up top.


  • AOL News: Secondary leadThe site we occasionally freelance for chose to go with stampede at the German festival instead of the flooding as lead, though it’s up there.
  • Fox News: Secondary leadFox News had it on their front page, but it was below the captured NATO soldiers story and tied to other rain-related stories.

24 Jul 2010 19:08


U.S.: Lake Delhi dam in Iowa breaks, causing massive, catastrophic flooding

A huge amount of rain – 10 inches in a twelve-hour period – fell, creating this terrible disaster 45 miles north of Cedar Rapids. Yikes. source

11 Jun 2010 20:30


U.S.: To our friends camping in Arkansas: Thoughts and prayers, guys

300 people were camping along the Caddo and Little Missouri Rivers when the floodwaters got insanely high. 16 people were killed and dozens are still missing. source

03 May 2010 17:45


U.S.: How bad is the flooding in Tennessee? Some quick numbers

  • 51′ the level Nashville’s Cumberland River is expected to crest at
  • 40′ the flood stage for the river; many homes have been submerged
  • 12k sandbags have been used to hold back the flooding source

03 May 2010 17:37


U.S.: A show of support to our water-drenched friends in Nashville

The heavy rains in the Southeast – as much as 20 inches – have already killed 19 people, most of them in Nashville and surrounding areas. source

21 Feb 2010 09:54


World: The Portuguese island of Madeira drowning in huge flood

  • 40+ people have died in Madeira’s flooding, and many more are missing
  • 120+ people are injured as a result of the resort island’s natural disaster source

22 Sep 2009 20:49


U.S.: Lest you underestimate Mother Nature’s fury in this flood …

  • That, friends, is Mother Nature’s fury. This photo was taken at the Yellow River in Conyers, Ga. by Flickr guy jramspott. The whole set is worth seeing, really.source

22 Sep 2009 20:18


U.S.: The financial toll from the flooding is nothing short of massive

  • $250 million in estimated damages; many are uninsured source