Jump to navigation. It's tucked away in the inside pages of national newspapers, rarely makes it to prime time TV bulletins, hardly finds mention in the national discourse on development As sure as night follows day, floods in Assam and in most parts of the Northeast follow the monsoon. This year has been no different.
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A sixteen-year-old ethnically Arab girl drowned after being swept away by a flood in the village of Kawla, located in the Chamchamal district of Sulaimani. According to a statement released by the city's police department, the incident took place at approximately in the evening. In southern Sulaimani Province, a bridge on a road linking the cities of Kalar and Darbandikhan collapsed, halting all intra-city traffic, local police said. Darbandikhan authorities later announced that all public kindergartens, primary schools, and middle schools would be closed. Rising water levels south of Duhok Province's Bardarash district also shut down at least one road. Floods washed away a number of cars according to early reports, though none suggested casualties. There is immediate need for help to support over IDPs affected.
The pair became separated while swimming in the swollen river Monday evening, according to reports. Monday evening. The stranded boy was rescued after he was spotted on an island in the river by a motorist on a nearby bridge who saw him waving for help, Fox 46 reported. The teen told authorities that he and Britt were swimming when the strong current separated them.
Police in Schertz, northeast of San Antonio, said an year-old man was walking with a friend across usually placid Cibolo Creek when they were washed downstream by a huge flood surge. The friend managed to climb to shore, but officials believe the year-old has drowned. The two people confirmed dead so far are a year-old woman and a woman in her 60s who were washed away as they attempted to drive their cars across flooded roads, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove. Suspected tornadoes touched down in the San Antonio area late Saturday as well, causing minor damage. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said emergency operations crews will fan out on Monday to assess damage to public and private property including roads, bridges, and drainage canals, as well as dozens of homes which had to be evacuated due to flooding.