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Smith Island changed course after hurricane devastation

Nov. 26, 2022 09:02 AM EST

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part of the zeitgeist, never fading from memory as recollections...

In war-torn states hurt by climate, scant hope for new funds

Nov. 22, 2022 01:22 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — In conflict-ravaged nations like Yemen and Somalia, devastating floods and droughts kill hundreds of people and uproot tens of thousands from their homes. These countries and many others in the Middle East and Africa have been plunged into turmoil and...

Insurgency, neglect hurt flood relief in Pakistani province

Nov. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

GANDAKHA, Pakistan (AP) — Maryam Jamali should have been preparing for an economics exam. Instead, the teenager from the flood-hit Pakistani province of Baluchistan was helping organize postpartum clinics and shelter for people neglected by relief efforts. Baluchistan is...

Heavy rains in the Balkans cause flooding, killing 6 people

Nov. 21, 2022 12:01 PM EST

SHKODER, Albania (AP) — Torrential rains in the Balkans over the past two days led to floods that killed at least six people, prompted widespread evacuations and caused significant damage, authorities said Monday. One of the most impacted areas was in northwestern Albania, where...

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers closing in Kentucky

Nov. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The remaining Disaster Recovery Centers in eastern Kentucky as a result of flooding last summer are closing this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the centers will close at the end of the day Tuesday. Help will remain available, the agency...

EXPLAINER: How will UN climate deal on loss and damage work?

Nov. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The decision Sunday by nations around the world to establish a fund to help poor countries hit hard by a warming planet was one of the most significant since U.N. climate talks began 30 years ago. It was an unequivocal confirmation that poor...

Charges dropped against deputy after 2 died in flooded van

Nov. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MARION, S.C. (AP) — Criminal charges have been dropped against a former deputy who was helping to transport two mental health patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van that was driven into floodwaters caused by 2018's Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. The van's...

Pakistan welcomes 'loss and damage' deal inked at UN summit

Nov. 20, 2022 07:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A breakthrough funding deal at the COP27 conference to help poor countries ravaged by climate change was welcomed Sunday by Pakistan, a nation devastated this year by record-breaking monsoon rains. Flooding likely worsened by global warming submerged a third of...

20 killed in van accident as record floods haunt Pakistan

Nov. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A van fell into a water-filled ditch in Pakistan's flood-hit south, killing 20 passengers — mostly women and children — and injuring 13 others overnight, police said Friday. The incident on a flood-weakened highway took place in Sindh province on Indus...

Nigeria floods 80 times more likely with climate change

Nov. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EST

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding that swamped Nigeria, Niger, Chad and the surrounding region between June and October this year was made 80 times more likely because of climate change, a rapid analysis by international climate attribution experts found. ...