Over the weekend, Texas and Oklahoma were hit by torrential downpour and tornadoes that caused flooding in both states and killed at least five people with 12 missing and 30 million vulnerable to the storms. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and thousands of people displaced. Houston got hit particularly hard.
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.
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.
‘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.”