02 Jun '11, 8am

Evacuations urged in 3 US towns as flooding looms

Evacuations urged in 3 US towns as flooding looms

South Dakota's governor has urged some residents to evacuate from three cities considered early trouble spots as officials brace for a prolonged period of Missouri River flooding. -- PHOTO: AP DAKOTA DUNES (South Dakota) - SOUTH Dakota's governor has urged some residents to evacuate from three cities considered early trouble spots as officials brace for a prolonged period of Missouri River flooding. Governor Dennis Daugaard asked residents in threatened areas in the state capital of Pierre and neighbouring Fort Pierre as well as residents of Dakota Dunes to evacuate by Thursday night. Mr Daugaard's announcement was a request and not a mandatory evacuation, but law enforcement officials were going door-to-door on Wednesday evening to tell residents about it. Flooding is a concern as the United States Army Corps of Engineers releases excess water from Missouri River dams aft...

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Heavy rain causes flooding in Singapore

Heavy rain causes flooding in Singapore

channelnewsasia.com 05 Jun '11, 3am

SINGAPORE: Flash floods have been reported at various places in Singapore due to heavy and intense morning rain. Callers t...