Nearly 300 people have been killed by landslides and flooding in India and Pakistan in the wake of some of the heaviest monsoon rains the region has ever seen. India's top civilian official Rohit Kansal told the Associated Press today, "The situation is extremely grim. We are not able to reach many people because the water is moving so fast."
Some students and motorists became stranded after a 102-year-old water main broke near the UCLA campus. A geyser has erupted in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, flooding surrounding streets with rapid water and mud. NBC Los Angeles is reporting that the water is knee-deep in some areas of the campus.
A woman is evacuated from her home in Obrenovac, a town 18 miles southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, on Friday. Serbian authorities are considering full evacuation of Obrenovac, inhabited by roughly 25,000 people, as the local rivers have flooded most of the town's residential areas. Image via Marko Drobnjakovic/AP.
Cars are submerged in the Schuylkill River's flood waters along Main St. on Thursday in Philadelphia. During a nine-hour period that ended early Thursday, Chester County got 6.6 inches of rain, Delaware and Montgomery counties got 5.5 inches or more and Philadelphia almost 5 inches. Image via Matt Rourke)/AP.
How do you warn people that the flooding situation is really dangerous around Boulder, Colorado? A forecaster for the National Weather Service used some good old Bible terror in this morning's Denver/Boulder update. Is this modern-day Noah collecting raccoons and deer and stray pit bulls, right now?
That or the MTA decided to turn the 1 train into a Six Flags-esque log flume ride. Either way, expect to get wet, experience "technical difficulties," and lose your mind while attempting to drown-out the screaming kids in the front row.
Wha—? Maybe—? No, I have no idea, I'm not going to bother trying to evaluate. This surreal video apparently shows a pair of National Guard trucks driving down the street in Manville, NJ, fully submerged in water. At the end of the video, camo-uniformed guardsmen climb out the windows and onto the vehicles' roofs. As the increasingly annoying cameraman wonders, "How is that possible?"