QUACKED UP A duck swam past a window, viewed from inside an eye-care center, in a building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The National Weather Service reported Monday that the Grand River peaked at around 21.85 feet, topping the 1985 record of 19.64 feet. Previous days’ water levels are marked on the wall. (Photo: Cory Morse / The Grand Rapids Press via The AP / The Wall Street Journal)
…OR NOT TV A man uses the cover of a hot tub to move a television set through floodwaters at Cornubia, Queensland, on Jan. 29. Massive summer floods have killed four people and forced thousands to evacuate their homes across the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, according to local authorities. (Photo: Reuters via NBC News)
The Guardian’s gallery of photos from Venice underwater is positively fascinating. For one, keeping all that electrical work above the waterline so that residents don’t get electrocuted is amazing. And I know the deluge is a regular event, but this year’s floods are the worst seen in years, and… climate change, anyone?
The casket of Nelida Gregorio, 89, who died of a heart attack, gets lifted up into a gravesite in a flooded cemetery next to the swollen Pampanga River in Bulakan, the Philippines on Wednesday. A tropical storm hit northern Luzon island, bringing days of wet weather to a region still recovering from massive flooding. According to the Office of Civil Defense the floods have left at least 96 people dead with the flooding affecting almost 2.7 million people, including more than 440,000 fleeing to evacuation centers, in Manila and surrounding provinces. (Photo: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images via NBC News)
Residents use pedicabs to cross floodwaters in a street in Valenzuela, on the outskirts of Manila, on August 13. Philippine authorities rushed relief supplies to the country’s remote north on Tuesday in preparation for a new storm, which was also expected to dump heavy rain on parts of central and southern Luzon. More than 300,000 Filipinos remain in shelters; the death toll from recent storms and flooding reached 95. (Photo: AFP via Yahoo News)
A man carried a monitor through a flooded road in Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines. Widespread flooding that killed at least 23 people, battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital briefly eased on Wednesday. (Photo: Aaron Favila / AP via The Wall Street Journal)
DELUGE Residents swam through floodwaters as others waited for help on their roofs after torrential rains caused a river to overflow in Manila Tuesday. Approximately one-third of the city is underwater; more than 50 people have been killed and 250,000 evacuated in the worst flooding since 2009. (Photo: Noel Celis / AFP-Getty via The Wall Street Journal)