Texas flooding kills 2, prompts dozens of rescues

Texas Storms

A man walks with two dogs through floodwaters on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, after heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in nearby Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

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Thousands flee India flooding; 39 dead


Indians wade through a flooded street in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Heavy rains triggered by northeast monsoon have lashed several parts of Andhra Pradesh state for the fourth consecutive day Friday prompting authorities to evacuate many residents from low-lying areas, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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Flash Flood “Emergency” Declared in Louisville

The National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency” for Louisville, Ky., early Sunday after more than 6 inches of rain fell as the result of multiple rounds of thunderstorms that began early Saturday afternoon. Here are some images of the floods from social media

The Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds passed along this photo of a home flooded in Louisville’s tony Highlands neighborhood:

Shawn Reynolds @WCL_Shawn

INCREDIBLE PIC: floodwater entering homes in Highlands area of Louisville (via @TWalkerRivals) | |

Home Owners Face Massive Insurance Increase in October

Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Rates Bring Financial Chaos, Heartache to Coastal Homeowners Across U.S.

(TWC) When Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey last fall, it sent massive floods through the streets of coastal towns and cities across the Northeast, turning areas like Toms River, N.J., into something like a war zone.

But nearly a year later, residents there and in many other coastal communities across the U.S. face a potentially far more devastating menace: a nationwide revamp of flood insurance rates, forcing premiums that were once around $500 per year into the $5,000-, $10,000- and even $20,000-a-year range and higher.

“The adverse effect of [this] would be more devastating than Hurricane Katrina,” Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said in an interview with weather.com, noting the crippling economic damage the historic 2005 storm left behind on the Gulf coast. “Because it will render literally thousands of properties in my state worthless.”

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Monsoon Floods Kill 13 in India

Buses stand stranded as people wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)


AHMADABAD, India — Officials say monsoon flooding has left 13 people dead in the west Indian state of Gujarat where thousands of people took shelter in state-run camps this week.

Nitin Patel, a state government spokesman, says the deaths were caused by house collapses, electrocution and swirling flood waters sweeping people away.

With heavy rains and flooding abating, nearly 12,000 of 17,000 people left state-run relief camps for their homes in one the worst-hit districts of Bharuch, district official Avantika Singh said Friday.

An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road following heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Roads and railway links are also being restored in the districts of Bharuch, Vadodara and Surat, said Patel.

In June, India experienced some of its worst monsoon flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where more than 6,000 people died, including Hindu pilgrims visiting temples.