Stories tagged: floods
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
New Orleans floods raise questions about pumping system
Some New Orleans officials say they’re not satisfied with the city’s response to weekend flooding, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city’s pump stations.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
16 big-water battles: Idaho flood recovery is far from over
Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water.
Mon., March 20, 2017
Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse
As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods
Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house while search continues
Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
Baton Rouge’s summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods
Baton Rouge, the unassuming Louisiana capital city that is often overshadowed by jazz-loving, hard-partying New Orleans, has endured a string of tragedies this summer.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21
Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
24 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues
CLENDENIN, W.Va. – Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband, Chris, thought it was “heaven sent” they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 5 p.m.
Louvre, Orsay museums close as Seine overflows in Paris
The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 4:01 a.m.
Monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan, 108 in India
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014, 6:22 a.m.
Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona’s main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the …
Thu., June 19, 2014, 11:54 a.m.
Cities fight Big Sioux River flooding in 3 states
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sand bags …
Sat., May 17, 2014, 3:27 a.m.
Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said …
Sat., Dec. 14, 2013, 5:50 a.m.
Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rescue workers evacuated more than 4,000 Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by four days of heavy rain, using fishing boats and heavy construction …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Coeur d’Alene to erect temporary flood wall
It would take a mighty flood for Lake Coeur d’Alene to spill over the seawall at City Beach – not something the city expects to happen. But officials must prepare …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, 3 p.m.
Rescuers issue stern warning to Colorado evacuees
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, 5:25 a.m.
2 dead as flash flooding hits Colorado
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
More flooding on 2nd day of CA ‘king tides’
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — King tides swelled again Friday along the Southern California coast but only minor flooding was reported in a few areas. Television news reports showed ankle-deep …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 3:54 p.m.
California sees unusually high ‘king tides’
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 10:13 a.m.
After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher
NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 12:02 a.m.
After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing Superstorm Sandy’s daunting toll of wreckage and displacement in the nation’s largest city, officials have put much of their hopes and hundreds of millions of …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Third storm in less than week drenches NorCal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 10:16 a.m.
Northern California braces for more rain, flooding
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California were hunkering down early Sunday as a powerful storm drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds. …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 1:20 a.m.
N. California towns brace for storm, flooding
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California braced for flooding as another powerful storm brings heavy rains to a region already soaked by two major weather systems in recent …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2012, 1:54 p.m.
Third major storm moving into Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012, 1:51 p.m.
Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 12:19 a.m.
Residents battle high water in South Dakota town
WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) — Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 1:49 p.m.
Some Sandy victims dream of $425M Powerball riches
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 9:51 a.m.
AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won’t be easy
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters. Before commuters in Bangkok can head down into the …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012, 9:57 a.m.
AP IMPACT: Will NYC act to block future surges?
Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and builders say now is the …