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Photos of The Week – 7/12/18

Flipboard’s album of the week of 7/12/2018.

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Flood Water Completely Submerged A Forest Path In Brazil [video]

24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

From BuzzFeed –

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

 

The Great Boston Molasses Flood Of 1919 [video]

Pics Of Recent UK Flooding

BuzzFeed published a few stunning photos of the flooding in England.

See all of them HERE.

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Bangkok Underwater – High Res Photos

The Atlantic presents 42 photos of flooding in Thailand.

Heavy monsoon rains have been drenching Southeast Asia since mid-July, causing mudslides and widespread flooding. The deluge has now reached Bangkok, with rising water and associated problems affecting most of the city’s 10 million residents. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that parts of the capital could be inundated by up to 1.5 meters of water and remain flooded for up to a month.

View photos HERE.

 

FEMA’s Waffle House Index – Your Tax Dollars At Work

BizJournals reports –

When the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency assesses damage after a major hurricane he has a lot of statistics and scientific models at his fingertips to determine hardest-hit areas, but one of his top barometers is Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House. The company has built good will within communities by being open during disasters. If the restaurant is closed or serving a limited menu, emergency responders know things are bad, reports the Wall Street Journal. “If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. “That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.” Waffle House Inc.’s 1,600 restaurants stretch from the mid-Atlantic to Florida and across the Gulf Coast, where hurricanes are most likely to strike, the WSJ reports. The company is known for staying open to serve storm-weary residents, utility crews and emergency workers. The company has a color-coded system federal officials watch. Green means the restaurant is offering a full menu and lights are on. Code yellow signals a limited menu and power is coming from a generator, at best, and food supplies are potentially low. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage or unsafe conditions, the WSJ reports.

sources BizJournals WSJ

 


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