Elderly woman may be 6th death in Colorado flooding
An 80-year-old woman from Cedar Cove in Larimer County, Colorado, is missing and presumed dead after her house was washed away by the flooding Big Thompson River, officials say. The woman was injured and unable to leave her home on Friday night.
NBC News: The National Weather Service issued a civil emergency message for the Boulder, Colorado, area as heavy rains caused homes to be swept away in deadly flash floods that left hundreds evacuated and dams at-risk.
The flooding turned fatal when 1 person was killed near Jamestown, Colorado, after a building collapsed as a result of heavy rains.
Typhoon Haikui struck China on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 68 mph, prompting officials to evacuate nearly 2 million people and grounding hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai and other cities.
Photo: A farmer moves on a flooded path to check his aquatic farming ponds in Hepu township in Xiangshan county, Zheijiang province, China on Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui, the 3rd hitting China in a week, landed in Hepu early on Wednesday. (Larry Leung / EPA)
AFP: Beijing was hit by the heaviest rain it has experienced in 61 years on Saturday. At least 10 people within the city were killed. State media says a policeman was electrocuted by a fallen power line during a rescue operation. The Xinhua news agency says others were killed in traffic accidents and roof collapses.
Photo: A resident pushes her bicycle on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing. (China Daily via Reuters)