Flooding

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Guys, my country, Peru, is going through a difficult time right now. I haven’t seen much in international media so that’s why I’m sharing this with you. My city, Trujillo, along with many other cities is Peru are suffering from El Niño phenomenon. From Lima in the center all the way to Ecuador are been hit by heavy rain… Many cities are flooded… We’ve had three mudslides in my city today. The images from other areas are way worse. People has died drowned and in accidents trying to get home.. farmers have lost everything, people has no water and electricity in many areas even the capital Lima has little to no water. I’ve seen some embassies here helping otherwise I haven’t seen much coverage of this even though it has been happening for days now. Peruvians are working together to get through this and I’m sure we will come out stronger from this. Keep us in your prayers.

Știma Apelor aesthetic

Romanian folklore creatures series - V

Știma Apelor (Water Nymph) is, in the romanian mythology, a primitive freshwater divinity, responsible for aquatic stability and can cause both floods and drought. She presides over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks, rivers, lakes and other bodies of freshwater and she is described as a beautiful wild woman, with long green-blue hair and alluring eyes, half human-half fish while living in the water. 

When angered by humans, Știma comes out of the water with streams of water behind her, flooding everything on her way, villages, fields, people and animals. After she calms down, she returns to her home. She can also take the appearance of a young beautiful woman with long hair and seductive eyes, which attracts the boys to drown them.

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Signs Of Hope At Oroville Dam, After Overflow Sparked Large Evacuation Sunday
Lake Oroville's water level has finally dropped below its record high, after residents scrambled to comply with an evacuation order Sunday.

The area around a huge dam at California’s second-largest reservoir is in a state of emergency, with some 180,000 residents ordered to evacuate the area Sunday out of fears that part of Oroville Dam could fail. A glimmer of hope arrived late Sunday night, when officials said water had finally stopped pouring over the dam’s emergency spillway.

The secondary spillway was in use because the main spillway had developed a huge hole, stressed by the need to release water accumulated from California’s wet winter — and brought to a new crisis point by last week’s heavy rains.

“So the lake rose 50 feet in just a few days,” Dan Brekke of member station KQED tells Morning Edition, “and got up to this emergency spillway which had never been used since the dam went into service in 1968. And on Saturday morning, it began pouring over there.”

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Guys, we have mudslides again.. 3rd day in a row… It finally got to my house… We’re trying to do everything we can to prevent the water getting into our homes. It’s stronger this time because it’s mudslide + rain at the same time. I live in the lower part of the city so here it arrives with less power so you can now imagine how the people in the higher parts next to the river are doing. Some people can’t escape they’re stuck in their second or third floors. Sad week for us.