Stories tagged: floods
Sun., March 17, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
ST. LOUIS – Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Two California communities north of San Francisco were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks and inundated low-lying areas around them overnight, authorities said.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of a German couple who went missing after flash flooding on the island of Mallorca, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12. A young …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Florence, which is blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people, still had abundant rain and top winds around 30 mph on Monday. Forecasters said it was expected to …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Floodwaters began to recede in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, leaving behind a film of mud and headaches for motorists trying navigate around dozens of roads closed to traffic.
Mon., May 28, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Farmers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai say their state should brace for a shortage of its taro crop, a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, after record-breaking rains flooded …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
People across the East Coast are preparing for a major Nor’easter to hit the region.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water.
Mon., March 20, 2017
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.
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 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, 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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …