Latest Floods News

Sweltering temperatures persist across the US, while floodwaters inundate the Midwest

Jun. 24, 2024 01:12 AM EDT

Millions of Americans sweated through a scorching weekend as temperatures soared across the U.S., while residents were rescued from floodwaters that forced evacuations across the Midwest. One person was killed during flooding in South Dakota, the governor said. From the mid-Atlantic...

Millions swelter as temperatures soar across the US, while floodwaters inundate the Midwest

Jun. 23, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

Millions of Americans sweated through yet another scorching day as temperatures soared Sunday across the U.S., while residents were rescued from floodwaters that forced evacuations across the Midwest, including in an Iowa town where the flood gauge was submerged. One person was killed during...

1 person found dead and 2 still missing after floods, rockslide hit a Swiss Alpine village

Jun. 23, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Rescuers in Switzerland have found the body of one of three people a day after they were swept away in a rockslide that hit their Alpine village following massive thunderstorms and rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The other two are still missing. One woman was...

Flooding forces people from homes in some parts of Iowa while much of US broils again in heat

Jun. 23, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet another round of extraordinary heat. Sirens blared at 2 a.m. in Rock Valley, Iowa, population 4,200, where people in...

3 missing in a landslide in Swiss Alps as heavy rains cause flash floods

Jun. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Three people were missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in southeastern Switzerland caused a landslide, authorities said. One woman was pulled out alive after being buried by the landslide in the Alpine valley of Misox in Graubünden. A rescue...

New Mexico heavy rain and flash flooding prompt mandatory evacuations

Jun. 22, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rain and flash flood warnings in New Mexico prompted officials to order some mandatory evacuations, with shelters set up for displaced residents. The National Weather Service office announced a flash flood emergency on Friday night through early...

Rescuers find family of 6 dead in landslide in eastern China, as severe weather warning extended

Jun. 22, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A family of six was found dead by rescuers in Fujian province, state media reported Saturday, adding to the extreme weather deaths after downpours caused landslides in the area, even as authorities extended a warning of more severe weather ahead. The six people, who...

Historic flooding in southern China kills 47, with more floods feared in coming days

Jun. 21, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 47 people have died as downpours in southern China’s Guangdong province caused historic flooding and slides, state media reported Friday, while authorities warned of more extreme weather ahead in other parts of the country. State broadcaster CCTV said...

Death toll jumps to 47 in flooding and landslides in southern China's Guangdong province, state media says

Jun. 21, 2024 07:02 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Death toll jumps to 47 in flooding and landslides in southern China's Guangdong province, state media says.

Floodwaters inundate Minnesota towns while another storm transformed New Mexico village into a lake

Jun. 20, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

COOK, Minn. (AP) — Several small-town tourist meccas in northern Minnesota have been inundated by floodwaters after a deluge of rain earlier this week, while another powerful storm turned a New Mexico village into a lake. In St. Louis County, Minnesota — the home of Duluth —...