Stories tagged: floods
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Nor’easter, life-threatening flooding to sweep East Coast
People across the East Coast are preparing for a major Nor’easter to hit the region.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm
Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren’t in class. They’ve been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages
Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Harvey, Katrina comparisons intriguing
Chief among the obvious differences is the death toll. Katrina took close to 2,000 lives. As of Friday, Harvey’s toll was 46.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Martin Schram: Tragedy reintroduces world to America
The world watched news showing strangers helping strangers, saving the lives of whole families, elders, and invalids, hauling them into their small boats.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Goodman: Global warming ignored once again
You can’t attribute any given weather event to climate change, but human-induced climate change is making extreme weather events stronger and more frequent, more costly, more deadly.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Besieged Houstonians banding together
The selflessness, indeed the bravery, of our fellow Houstonians, who come through yet again when they’re challenged by Mother Nature’s fickle moods, has become a Bayou City trademark.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
At least 950 killed in South Asia’s annual monsoon floods
Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh in recent days.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston
Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could …
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. …