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Israel opens dams forcing hundreds of Gazans out of flooded houses

Over 80 houses have been flooded and hundreds of Palestinians forced to evacuate after Israel opened the gates of several dams on the border with the Gaza Strip, inundating the Gaza Valley in waters up to 3 meters high.

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The same Texans who are accusing Obama of a Federal takeover of Texas, are the same Texans looking for Obama and Federal dollars in flood relief.

The absurd politics of conservative America.

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Texans are adopting dogs in droves to rescue them from flooded animal shelters
Now this is Southern hospitality.

Texas is experiencing massive flooding and there’s more rain on the way. Five people are dead, a dozen are missing, and 80,000 are without electricity. But at least one group will be taken care of despite this mayhem: Texas’ shelter animals.

Animal care facilities have, of course, been affected as well, so area shelters put out the call on social media that they needed help finding dry homes for displaced animals. Austin Animal Center made its adoptions free in order to get these pets out of the unsatisfactory conditions caused by the weather.

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‘Megafloods’ Spurred Collapse of Ancient City of Cahokia, New Study Finds

It’s been attributed to war, crop failures, political strife, and even an epic fire.

But new research in the heart of one of North America’s most influential prehistoric cultures suggests that its demise may have been brought about, at least in part, by disastrous “megafloods.”

The new findings come from a team of archaeologists and earth scientists who have been studying the land surrounding the ancient metropolis of Cahokia in what’s now southern Illinois.

At its peak — between around 1050 and 1200 — Cahokia was the continent’s largest and most prominent cultural center north of Mexico, wielding economic power and religious influence from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.

I’m done with letting floods of tears roll down my cheeks.
Waiting for you to come around and to see what you’re losing.
I’m done caring for someone who isn’t capable of acting the same way towards me.
Honey, I’m moving on.
Images from /r/houston after flooding on night of May 25-26

“The Heights aren’t so high”

“I-45 near N. Main, several vehicles stranded”

“Dude”

“Brays Bayou + 2 hours of this storm”

“Looks like it wasn’t just raining 3′s inside Toyota Center last night. Memorial and Shepherd at 6:30 this morning. Stay safe, Houston.”

“Memorial Drive @ Waugh flooded”

“Memorial and Kirby at 6:45a” (My favorite, for the clearance 13′10″)

“Lake 288 this morning”