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INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Flooding and How to Stay Afloat When Disaster Strikes

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Sanctuary of Lourdes repaired after flood damage ~ (ANSAmed) - LOURDES (FRANCE) - Eight months after a disastrous flood wreaked 10 million euros' worth of damage to the Sanctuary, 30,000 Catholic pilgrims from around the world attended a yearly celebration of the day the Madonna first appeared to 14-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous on February 11, 1858. ''The Sanctuary is open, but after the June 2013 rainstorm we feared we would never get it ready in time for today's celebration''…

Flood Survival Tips

Flood Survival Tips | How to Survive Natural Disasters by Survival Life at http://survivallife.com/2015/05/18/flood-survival-tips-natural-disaster-survival

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Residents of 421 unfinished housing estates in Dublin, Ireland, - more commonly known as ghost estates - qualified for an exemption to property tax when it was first introduced in 2013. Homeowners who claimed an exemption from property tax in 2013 because they were living in such an estate at the time can still continue to do so until 2019 - even if the development is no longer a ghost estate. Owners of flood-damaged properties, however, can only defer the payment of their property tax bill.

Silent Night Memorial Chapel...the village church in Oberndorf, Austria where "Silent Night" was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 was torn down due to flood damage in the early 1900's. This chapel was built on the site. Every Christmas Eve a service is held here, and "Silent Night" is performed as it originally was, accompanied by guitar. It is first sung in the original German, then everyone in attendance joins in the singing in their own language.

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