Stories tagged: Flooding
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years
Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Rain-swollen Seine burst its banks, engulfs quays
Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Flooding at JFK terminal adds to delays from winter weather
A water main break at New York’s Kennedy Airport is adding more delays to the storm-related aftermath the already beleaguered airport is working to recover from.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
Thirty-three die in Congo flooding after heavy rain
Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Climate change poses risk for 327 toxic Superfund sites
Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change, according …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking help from the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent further erosion along the Skagit River after it reached its highest level since …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Skagit River flooding worse than expected, hits homes, roads
Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Skagit River flooding causes road closures, pre-evacuations
The Skagit River north of Seattle has reached its highest level in 11 years, resulting in flooding that closed roads and an alert telling some residents to prepare to evacuate.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Texas governor: White House disaster aid bill ‘inadequate’
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as “completely inadequate” the Trump administration’s $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floods
A powerful typhoon that rocked Vietnam has killed at least 44 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the country’s south-central region ahead of a …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Trump declares disaster in Idaho due to flooding
President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Idaho due to flooding from March 29 to June 15.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery
Houston officials said Saturday that they’re already thinking about how to build and fund projects that will lessen the blow of the next storm, even as the nation’s fourth-largest city …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Outer Banks reopening as Maria races out to sea
Maria was finally racing east over the Atlantic on Thursday, giving the United States a rest from the constant threat of tropical weather for more than a month.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. beachgoers flee Maria as millions suffer in Puerto Rico
Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity
A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
FEMA isn’t relying on trailers to house hurricane victims
The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion
Hurricane Irma’s monstrous 185 mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace as the storm inexorably made its way toward Florida earlier this month.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Moscow to receive state, federal aid for flooding costs
The city of Moscow had to dig into its pockets to repair roadway infrastructure as a result of the harsh winter and spring weather this year, but the Idaho Office …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens storm-battered Caribbean
Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Crapo crafts flood insurance reform
The two major hurricanes that hammered Texas and Florida in recent weeks also highlighted the need to reform a federal flood insurance program that encourages homeowners to rebuild in flood-prone …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma’s wake
Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm
The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico’s largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
Florida took wise storm precautions
True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
At least 1 dead in Georgia as Irma crosses Southeast
Storm surge and rain flooded coastal communities, winds sent trees crashing onto inland homes and the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta canceled hundreds of flights as Irma’s punch was felt …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: Stormwater not just a Houston problem
The sensational headlines started before the rain stopped, blaming Houston’s disastrous flooding on its lack of a zoning code.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Congress sends aid bill, debt hike to Trump
Congress on Friday sent President Donald Trump a massive package of $15.3 billion in disaster aid linked to an increase in the nation’s borrowing authority that angered conservative Republicans who …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Hurricane aid measure grows to $15 billion as Irma bears down
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey, nearly doubling President Donald Trump’s emergency request, and adding a deal between Trump and Democrats …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma
French, British and Dutch rescuers rushed aid to a heavily damaged string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least seven people dead and thousands homeless as it …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Flowers: During tragedy, critics looked at shoes
Anyone who thought that ruminating on Melania Trump’s choice of shoes was appropriate is nothing more than a pathetic rube.