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As drenching rains came down and homes in the Pruitt Road area became surrounded by the rising waters, several people were taken from their homes to dry land by crews in flat-bottom boats.
Digging into the ground removes the plants and topsoil that insulate the permafrost and accelerates the rising water.
There was the tornado that wrecked homes in New Orleans East, the street flooding across the city in August and the rising water caused by residual effects from hurricanes and storms that hit most intensely elsewhere.
In addition, the embankments also prevent sediment from the Ganges River from replenishing the polders’ soil, causing the islands to slowly shrink below the rising waters.
The rising waters also stranded people in homes and cars.
One provision, for instance, would have required buildings to be elevated from the reach of rising water.
The National Hurricane Center has released interactive maps showing every area under storm surge warnings and areas where more than nine feet of rising water is expected.
The quickly-rising waters only allowed them to save three albums before they were forced to leave.
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: liquid made from roses that has a pleasant smell and is used as a perfume or flavoring
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