Latest Floods News

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

Aug. 17, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young...

Heavy rains pelt New Zealand, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug. 17, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Heavy rain continued to pelt New Zealand on Thursday, causing further disruptions and road closures from a storm that has already forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. Residents in the northern part of North Island found themselves...

California desert parks still working to repair flood damage

Aug. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Timelines for repair of flash flood damage to roads in California's vast desert wilderness parks are being extended even as monsoonal rains cause new problems along with unseasonal plant and animal activity. Joshua Tree National Park was hit...

First drought, now downpours as storms slam France, England

Aug. 17, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After a summer of drought, heat waves and forest fires, violent storms are whipping France and neighboring countries and have flooded Paris subway stations, snarled traffic and disrupted the president’s agenda. Winds over 100 kph (60 mph) were recorded at the top of...

Debris collection begin for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 17, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in one West Virginia county hit by recent flooding are starting the task of removing residential debris. Curbside debris collection began Wednesday in flood-ravaged neighborhoods of eastern Kanawha County where up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of...

More storms forecast for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 16, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More thunderstorms were forecast this week for much of West Virginia, including areas that flooded Monday after up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain fell in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Storms were expected to develop Tuesday and...

Sudan floods continue to tear up homes; 66 people killed

Aug. 16, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan, an official said Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the rainy season. Earlier this week, authorities had said that at least 50 people were killed since the rains...

Experts can help save heirlooms damaged in Kentucky flooding

Aug. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Experts who are visiting disaster centers in Kentucky can help people whose heirlooms and keepsakes were damaged in recent flooding. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force experts may be able to help save photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and...

Kentucky governor says flood relief session 'will happen'

Aug. 15, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday he hopes to call a special session of the state legislature in the next few weeks to work on flood relief. “Everybody is committed to it,” Beshear said at a Monday news conference. “We are having in-depth...

Emergency funding provided for Death Valley flood repairs

Aug. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $12 million has been made available to the National Park Service to repair flood damage to roads in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration said Monday. Most roads in the...