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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.

A new wave of rain is falling today on ground that has been saturated with water since Wednesday. Flood warnings are in place for many counties, the National Weather Service says.
Read more from AP and follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Colorado hit by deadly flash floods

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.

Follow coverage on BreakingNews.com with updates and live local video.

Photo: Flooding in Boulder, Colorado (Instagram user brandash)

Dozens buried in landslide as heavy rains cause chaos in China

AFP: Between 30 and 40 people were buried in a landslide in China’s Sichuan province on Wednesday, the state news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

The landslide in Zhongxing, in the southwestern province of Sichuan, was triggered by heavy rain, according to the fire brigade. Rescuers were at the scene, it added.

A Zhongxing official told AFP by phone that “so far we only know 11 families were buried and more than 200 residents have been evacuated”, but that workers were still searching for others

Photo: Heavy flood waters sweeping through Beichuan in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (AFP)

Nearly 2 million evacuated as Typhoon Haikui hits China

Reuters:

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)

Record rain, floods hit Beijing


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)

We prepared for the worst and we got the worst in central and southern Vermont.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, via AP, called it the worst flooding in a century. The state was declared a federal disaster area.
"People in Minot have a good sense of humor," tweets @dgkp, who shared this yFrog photo. Much of the town is now underwater.

"People in Minot have a good sense of humor," tweets @dgkp, who shared this yFrog photo. Much of the town is now underwater.

Photos snapped 12 hours apart show how quickly floodwaters are rising in Minot, ND.  Snapped by WDAY TV on Facebook.

Photos snapped 12 hours apart show how quickly floodwaters are rising in Minot, ND.  Snapped by WDAY TV on Facebook.