Rains in western Indonesia leave 2 dead, 2,700 homes flooded

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains in Indonesia’s third largest city caused four rivers to overflow, flooding thousands of homes and killing at least two people, officials said Friday.



A young girl washes a pillow in flood water near ruins of houses at a neighborhood affected by the flood in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Torrential rains in the country's third largest city swelled rivers and flooded thousands of homes leaving a number of people killed and missing. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)


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A young girl washes a pillow in flood water near ruins of houses at a neighborhood affected by the flood in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Torrential rains in the country’s third largest city swelled rivers and flooded thousands of homes leaving a number of people killed and missing. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

The local disaster mitigation agency said rescuers were searching for six missing people, including a toddler, after the heavy rains in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province.



People walk past the wreckage of a car swept away by a flood at a neighborhood in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Torrential rains in the country's third largest city swelled rivers and flooded thousands of homes leaving a number of people killed and missing. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)


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People walk past the wreckage of a car swept away by a flood at a neighborhood in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Torrential rains in

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Homes flooded as water ‘couple of metres deep’ hits Plimmerton



a little boy that is standing in the dirt: Plimmerton, north of Wellington, was hit hard by flooding after a sudden burst of heavy rain combined with a high tide.


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Plimmerton, north of Wellington, was hit hard by flooding after a sudden burst of heavy rain combined with a high tide.

Houses have been left submerged and uninhabitable after torrential rain brought flash flooding to Plimmerton, north of Wellington.

MetService said some areas in the Wellington region were hit by between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain in an hour on Sunday morning as the wild weather tore through.

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Plimmerton fire chief Carl Mills told RNZ the flooding was worsened by a high tide happening at the same time and there was nothing fire crews could do.

“With the extra rain that came it really got too high, and went into where people’s main living spaces are.

“In one place if you’re in the driveway I think the

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Repeat flooded property near Folly underscores sea-rise threat to land slated for homes | News

FOLLY BEACH — Marshfront lots slated for home development on Bowens Island Road have been partly underwater during recent king tides, raising concern about plans for the property. 

The owner has the permits needed to clear the site and start putting in water and sewer lines, work that began last month. But those permits were first issued in 2007, and don’t expire until next year — underscoring the large window given to landowners to build on their property, even as ocean levels rise and push protected tidal lands onto higher ground.

The situation is not an uncommon one, said Emily Cedzo of the Coastal Conservation League, who added that the advocacy group has heard of similar situations all around the coast. 



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With sea-level rise, “We all are well aware that this is only going to continue to intensify with time,” Cedzo said.

City officials in Folly Beach say

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