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Drone Video Shows Grey Smoke Covering Kamloops, BC, as Fires Choke the Air35s

Drone Video Shows Grey Smoke Covering Kamloops, BC, as Fires Choke the Air

Blazing wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, cast a grey pall of smoke across the city of Kamloops on Friday, August 17. The smoke was so dense, the air quality diminished on Friday afternoon, according to CFCJ Today. Drone footage recorded by Brett Mineer demonstrates the Kamloops atmoshphere three hours before sunset. Credit: Brett Mineer via Storyful

Floodwaters Submerge Roads in Watertown, Wisconsin1m03s

Floodwaters Submerge Roads in Watertown, Wisconsin

Flash floods hit the town of Watertown, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 17, after heavy rains overnight. Approximately nine inches of rain fell within 14 hours, Channel3000 reported. Firefighters rescued several motorists from their cars after the flooding, the report said. This video shows two people kayaking past submerged cars near a Kwik Trip gas station on West Main Street. The rains are expected to ease on Friday night, according to Channel3000. Credit: Richter Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. via Storyful

Wildfire Smoke Fills Sky Over Fraser Lake, British Columbia50s

Wildfire Smoke Fills Sky Over Fraser Lake, British Columbia

The Shovel Lake wildfire had burned almost 80,000 of hectares of land in Shovel Lake, British Columbia by Friday, August 17. The fire was discovered on July 27 and has grown to cover an estimated 79,192 hectares, according to BC Wildfire Service. Fraser Lake resident David Luggi shared these videos of wildfire smoke filling the sky. He told The Vancouver Sun he was packed and prepared to evacuate his home. Luggi’s home was reported to be located just outside an evacuation zone. He said he purchased furnace filters in order to enable air flow into his home. Air quality advisories were active for much of British Columbia due to smoky conditions. The Vancouver Sun reported a camp was set up on Fraser Lake’s north for firefighters battling the blaze. Credit: David Luggi via Storyful

Car Trapped on Flooded Road in Watertown, Wisconsin45s

Car Trapped on Flooded Road in Watertown, Wisconsin

Flash floods hit the town of Watertown, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 17, after heavy rains overnight. About nine inches of rain fell within 14 hours, Channel3000 reported. Firefighters rescued several motorists from their cars after the flooding, the report said. This video shows firefighters attempting to retrieve a car which became trapped in the floodwaters. The rains are expected to ease on Friday night, according to Channel3000. Credit: Tim Halbach via Storyful

Toronto Underpass Flooded After Heavy Rain33s

Toronto Underpass Flooded After Heavy Rain

Streets in Toronto, Canada, were flooded on Friday, August 17, after heavy rain hit the city. These videos shows the flooded underpass at Union Station. Pedestrian walkways were closed at the station due to the flooding, the Toronto Star reported. Credit: @wanynewonder1 via Storyful

India Coast Guard Carries Out Rescues In Flooded Kerala2m12s

India Coast Guard Carries Out Rescues In Flooded Kerala

The Indian Coast Guard has continued its efforts to save locals displaced by the flood waters in the southern state of Kerala that have left at least 164 people dead. This footage is described as showing the India Coast Guard Disaster & Relief Team No. 22 carrying out rescue operations in Kerala. A group of stranded people are led through waist-high waters in the first video and a child and an elderly woman are escorted to a relief camp in the second video. As many as 1,568 relief camps have been built for people displaced by the floods, the Times of India reported. Credit: Indian Coast Guard via Storyful

Rescue Crews Search for Stranded Animals Amid Deadly India Flooding2m35s

Rescue Crews Search for Stranded Animals Amid Deadly India Flooding

Rescue teams from the Humane Society International (HSI) have been combing abandoned areas in India’s Kerala state to find animals left behind by families fleeing flooding and landslides after days of heavy rain. News reports said that at least 164 people were killed in the widespread flooding. The chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, announced on August 17 that a red alert was issued across all but one of the state’s 14 districts of Kerala and that further rainfall was expected. Sally Varma, HSI India’s Education and Awareness Officer, said in a statement that teams working in Nilambur and Tirur had found many dead animals. “We are still finding abandoned dogs and were recently able to rescue 13 dogs and a tiny kitten who we found trembling as the floods raged around him,” she said. “We are bracing ourselves for when the floods subside and we can finally access some of the areas currently totally cut off, where we may find more animals we’re desperately hoping to reach.” This video shows conditions in Kerala, as the rescue team moves through rain-hit areas in search for stranded animals. Some of the rescued animals can also be seen safely indoors. Credit: Humane Society International via Storyful

Apparent Landspout Spotted in Anza, California34s

Apparent Landspout Spotted in Anza, California

An apparent landspout was spotted in Anza, California, on Thursday, August 16. This video of the weather phenomenon was captured by eyewitness Andreas Heredia. The landspout appeared at 3:30pm local time, according to a tweet from BBC North America correspondent James Cook. Credit: Andreas Heredia via Storyful

Oklahoma Students Go Wild After Flash Flooding Hits Campus6s

Oklahoma Students Go Wild After Flash Flooding Hits Campus

Oklahoma State University was swamped by flash flooding on Thursday, August 16, following heavy rain brought on by severe storms in the city of Stillwater. The storm damaged homes and property in the town, the Stillwater News Press reported. This video shows student Clayton Smith and his friends playing in the floodwaters on campus. Credit: Clayton Smith via Storyful

Oklahoma State University Students Dive Into Floodwaters After Storm Hits Campus33s

Oklahoma State University Students Dive Into Floodwaters After Storm Hits Campus

Oklahoma State University was hit by flash flooding on Thursday, August 16, following heavy rain brought by severe storms to the city of Stillwater. This video shows students making the most of the flooding on campus by diving into the floodwaters. It was filmed by eyewitness Allison Vierps. The storm damaged homes and property in the town, the Stillwater News Press reported. Credit: Allison Vierps via Storyful

Stillwater Street Flooded After Oklahoma Storm36s

Stillwater Street Flooded After Oklahoma Storm

Oklahoma was hit by flash flooding on Thursday, August 16, following heavy rain brought by severe storms that swept across the state. This video filmed by an eyewitness shows cars partially submerged on Duck Street, Stillwater. The storm damaged homes and property in the town, the Stillwater News Press reported. Credit: Winston Watkins via Storyful

Vehicles Venture Over Bridge Threatened by Swollen Muthirapuzha River in Munnar, Later Impassable35s

Vehicles Venture Over Bridge Threatened by Swollen Muthirapuzha River in Munnar, Later Impassable

Heavy rainfall over the state of Kerala, India, caused major swells in the Muthirapuzha River in Munnar. Video shot on August 14 shows vehicles crossing a one-lane bridge before it was taken over by the river. News reports said that at least 97 people have been killed in the widespread flooding. The chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, announced that Kochi International Airport, which was heavily flooded, would be closed until August 18. He also said on August 15 that a red alert was issued across all 14 districts of Kerala and that the Mullaperiyar Dam had reached unsafe levels, and water would be released. The second video shows the Muthirapuzha River bridge overtaken by the floodwaters and rendered impassable. Credit: Jojo Varghese via Storyful

Hundreds of Wildfires Rage Across British Columbia1m14s

Hundreds of Wildfires Rage Across British Columbia

The 170,000-acre Shovel Fire was but one of hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia on Thursday, August 16, as fire crews worked to protect communities near Fraser Lake. These videos were shot on August 14 and 15 from near the western shore of Fraser Lake, in and around the Stellat’en First Nation. Evacuation orders have reached the north shore of the lake, and heavy smoke frequently drops over the area. More than 940,000 acres have burned so far by 559 fires in the western Canadian province. Forty-eight of those fires are considered “fires of note,” meaning they are especially visible or pose a threat to public safety. The Shovel Fire is a fire of note. The first video was shot on Thursday from the lake’s southern shore. Credit: Janelle Lapointe via Storyful

India's Cochin International Airport Suspends Operation Due to Flooding2m37s

India's Cochin International Airport Suspends Operation Due to Flooding

Cochin International Airport in Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala, suspended operation on August 15, until August 18, due to heavy flooding in and around the airport. “Operations temporarily suspended till 18th Saturday 2 PM since the inflow of water is still on a rising trend. We are working hard to drain out the stormwater,” the airport wrote on its official Facebook page. At least 72 people have died in the Kerala flooding, among the worst ever recorded locally. The floods have also caused transport chaos, disrupting train services, and forced the state to open 35 of its 39 dams — a first in history. Credit: Sarath S Nair Kottarakkara via Storyful

Eastern Oklahoma Rains Raise Creek Levels2m07s

Eastern Oklahoma Rains Raise Creek Levels

Flood watches and warnings were in effect in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, August 15, as torrential rain swelled creeks and rivers in the area, flooding streets and roads. This footage shows Morris Creek in Heavener, Oklahoma, near the Arkansas state line. Credit: Ken Kirchner via Storyful

India's Kerala State Placed on Red Alert as Death Toll From Flooding Rises34s

India's Kerala State Placed on Red Alert as Death Toll From Flooding Rises

The death toll from flooding in India’s Kerala rose to 42 on August 15 as officials issued a red alert for the state, the Times of India reported. Firstpost said rescue operations were continuing on Wednesday for people trapped by the flooding, which also caused landslides in several areas. This footage was shared by Mohan Kumar and shows flooding in Chelakkara, a town in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Credit: Mohan Kumar via Storyful

Thunderstorm Lashes Longmont, Colorado47s

Thunderstorm Lashes Longmont, Colorado

High winds and hail lashed Longmont, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 14, as a severe thunderstorm hit the town. This video of the storm was captured by eyewitness Nikki Bennington. The National Weather Service had earlier issued a thunderstorm warning for the towns of Longmont, Firestone and Frederick. Credit: Nikki Bennington via Storyful

'Apocalyptic' Bushfire Scorches Budawang Mountain Range33s

'Apocalyptic' Bushfire Scorches Budawang Mountain Range

Firefighters battled an out-of-control bushfire in Budawang National Park, near the New South Wales south coast, on August 15, warning residents nearby it might be “too late to leave,” ABC reported. An evacuation centre had opened for residents in Burrill Lake, Kings Point and south of Ulladulla as a total fire ban was in place for the Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter regions until midnight as strong winds continued to fan the fire. Darryl Snow, who took this video, said the views from Dolphin Point were an “apocalyptic start to the day.” Credit: Coast Property via Storyful

Cars Swamped by Flooding on Pennsylvania's Highway 3038s

Cars Swamped by Flooding on Pennsylvania's Highway 30

Heavy flooding swamped roads in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on August 13, nearly submerging cars on Lancaster Avenue. Much of Delaware County experienced severe storms on Monday. Extreme flooding in Darby prompted a state of emergency after the local creek flooded part of Main Street, requiring multiple water rescues to get residents to safety. Credit: Marianne English via Storyful

Timelapse Shows Storm Clouds Rolling Over Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights30s

Timelapse Shows Storm Clouds Rolling Over Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights

Storm clouds rolled over New York City on Tuesday afternoon, August 14, following heavy rain on Monday and over the weekend that drenched areas of the city with nearly two inches of rainwater, according to reports from Patch. This timelapse footage shows the storm clouds passing over downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. According to WABC, New York City has received around six and a half inches of rain since August 1 – four inches more than normal. Credit: Elizabeth Rilling via Storyful

Floodwaters Rage Down New York's Shequaga Falls48s

Floodwaters Rage Down New York's Shequaga Falls

The usually peaceful trickle of Shequaga Falls in Montour Falls, New York, turned into a raging cascade on August 14 after continuous heavy rains and flash flooding in the area. These videos, filmed by Michelle La Fata, show the Shequaga Falls waterfall thundering down into a fortified plunge pool and spraying the area with mist. Credit: Michelle La Fata/@biscuit_truck via Storyful

Waterfall Thunders Down Behind House in Montour Falls44s

Waterfall Thunders Down Behind House in Montour Falls

The usually peaceful trickle of Shequaga Falls in Montour Falls, New York, turned into a raging cascade on August 14 after continuous heavy rains and flash flooding in the area. This video, filmed by Ernest Spitzer Frenshaw, show the Shequaga Falls waterfall thundering down into a fortified plunge pool behind a home as rain continues to fall. A small park area sits between the house and the the falls’ plunge pool. Credit: Ernest Spitzer Frenshaw via Storyful

Camper Floats Down Flooded Pennsylvania Creek34s

Camper Floats Down Flooded Pennsylvania Creek

Heavy rains swamped northeastern Pennsylvania Wednesday evening, August 13, pushing creeks and rivers over their banks. Fishing Creek flooded the streets of Bloomsburg, local media reported and sent at least one camper floating downstream. Credit: Emily Cunningham via Storyful

Severe Flooding Swamps Pennsylvania Backyards31s

Severe Flooding Swamps Pennsylvania Backyards

Flash floods swamped parts of Pennsylvania on August 13, as the National Weather Service implemented a flash flood watch, in effect until midnight (local time). Portions of nearby northern Delaware, northeast Maryland and New Jersey were also under flood advisories. The NWS said that after days of heavy rain, flash flooding was more likely to occur given the saturated soils and elevated streams. This video shows flood waters swamping backyards in West Norriton. Credit: Bernadette White via Storyful

Double Waterspout Forms Off Ligurian Coast1m43s

Double Waterspout Forms Off Ligurian Coast

A yacht was filmed speeding past a double waterspout that formed off the coast of Arenzano, near Genoa, on August 13. Carlo Profumo, who recorded this footage, said the spouts “danced in pairs for a few minutes … then dissolved into the sea.” Credit: Carlo Profumo via Storyful