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    Video: Russian daredevil goes water skiing down flooded street
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    Russia may not be the first place that springs to mind when contemplating a surfing trip, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. Just about anything can (and will) be done on the road in the land of the dashcam video, it would seem. Take this latest clip, for instance. When the streets of one ...

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    Video: Watch a firetruck drive through flooded streets in Colorado
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    As far as emergency vehicles go, they don't come much tougher than a fire truck. The rigs which firefighters use to respond to all manner of emergencies are built to get them there, with all the gear they need, help them get the victims out and suppress the fire itself. But every once in a while, ...

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    Report: Ferrari cuts Toronto lawyer a deal to replace his flooded California [w/video]
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    A Ferrari might be the last vehicle you'd want to be driving when streets are submerged in water, but Toronto lawyer Howard Levitt was unfortunate enough to be behind the wheel of his $200,000+ Ferrari California when the tunnel he was driving through started to fill up. It was July, when parts ...

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    Video: Watch the anatomy of a road washing out
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    Spring time inevitably means heavy rains for most of the country, and that equates to plenty of drivers squaring off against flash flood conditions. Easily one of the most dangerous situations on the road, flood waters on roadways are almost certainly more dangerous than they seem. Need proof? ...

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    High-tech seatbelt device wants to save you in a flood [w/video]
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    We imagine things get hectic pretty quickly if you happen to take a deep plunge while still in your car. As the water rushes in, things like patience and good sense can rush out, so doing something as reflexive and simple as getting out of your seatbelt can waste time you don't really have. If ...

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    Video: Good Samaritans dragged away in flood trying to save motorist
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    It takes less than two feet of moving flood water to carry off a vehicle, and while that's a disturbingly small amount, the number drops to just six inches when it comes to sweeping an adult off of their feet. A handful of residents in Barranquilla, Colombia recently discovered this fact the ...

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    Report: Flood-stricken Thai Honda plant comes back online after six months [w/video]
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    It's been six months since extensive flooding put a strangle hold on manufacturing in Thailand. Now, Reuters reports that Honda has finally resumed production at its Ayutthaya plant. All told, the disaster is said to have cost the company the production of around 260,000 vehicles worldwide for ...

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    Report: Toyota says U.S. plants may be hurt by Thai floods
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    Automotive News reports that Toyota may experience production delays tied to widespread flooding in Thailand. The Japanese automaker relies on certain Thai components, including audio systems, diodes and condensers that may see production shortages. Such shortages have already caused three ...

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    Video: Bangkok motorists parking cars on freeways en-masse to avoid flooding
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    Vehicle owners hoping to spare their automobiles from rising flood waters in Bangkok have taken to parking on elevated highways. According to The Bangkok Post, around 500 vehicles were illegally parked between Ngam Wong Wan and Pracha Chuen while thousands more were left spread across other ...

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    Report: Thailand flooding halts Honda and Toyota auto production
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    Japanese automakers are having a rough year coping with Mother Nature. First it was earthquakes in Japan, and now flooding in Thailand. Since late July, typhoons in Southeast Asia have caused billions of dollars of damage, and now production at three Toyota plants and one Honda facility has been ...

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    Report: Carpet shortage forcing automakers to cut output
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    The Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy proved that disruptions at a few key suppliers could wreak havoc on the delicate auto supply chain. That point has again been proven, as weather-related flooding at a automotive carpet supplier has lead to decreased production at six North American ...

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    Video: Proof the National Guard will do anything to save you in a flood
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    The Army National Guard serves an important role in disaster relief. When called upon, members of the service leave their families at a moment's notice, pack up and head into the thick of the worst that mother nature has to offer. In the case of the recent flooding in New York, New Jersey and ...

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    Video: Making the best of it by jet-skiing through the streets after Irene
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    Hurricane Irene was an impressive storm by every measure. Despite losing some of its ferocity before making landfall, the system brought torrential rains to parts of the country that were already suffering from severely saturated soil. As a result, widespread flooding occurred up and down the ...

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    Official: Nissan donates cash, offers employee pricing and delayed payments to Southern storm victims
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    Nissan Americas is offering employee pricing and delayed finance payments to victims of the recent tornadoes and floods across the southeastern U.S. The latest gesture comes after the company donated $115,000 to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts. Qualified buyers, meaning those from ...

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    Video: Kids arrested for using SUV to waterski on Tennessee floodwaters
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The flooding in Tennessee has been nothing short of catastrophic, with 19 deaths and billions of dollars in damage. And Tennessee residents don't only have a monumental clean-up on their hands. There are plenty of closed roads, stores and schools ...

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    Video: Standing water + train = car wash!
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    Luckily, no one on the overpass appears to be driving a convertible - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    What happens when you combine a flooded underpass, a traffic-jammed overpass, and a passenger train in Buenos Aires, Argentina? You get a real-life Six Flags water attraction. Those ...

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    On the upside, it's likely totalled
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    This winter continues to take a toll. Tribalwar member "dweeb" (no comments necessary, his name speaks for itself) has had his Honda involuntarily transformed into a quiescently frozen confection. Apparently, a water main burst in dweeb's Columbus, Ohio neighborhood, sending many gallons of water ...

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