Latest Floods News

WA residents asked to remain vigilant amid latest rain event

Nov. 30, 2021 22:12 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday asked residents in northwest Washington to remain vigilant as another atmospheric river brought heavy rain to an area that experienced severe flooding earlier this month and additional flooding earlier this week. Forecasters...

Washington state sees more flooding, next storm approaches

Nov. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

British Columbia extends fuel rationing after flooding

Nov. 29, 2021 18:04 PM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — The Canadian Pacific coast province of British Columbia is extending fuel rationing until Dec. 14 when a major pipeline is back online after a series of devastating storms in the southern part of the province. British Columbia Public...

Northwest residents urged to stay alert as storms roll in

Nov. 28, 2021 20:25 PM EST

Weather officials urged Northwest residents to remain alert Sunday as more rain was predicted to fall in an area with lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. “There's some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the...

Flood watches issued in Northwest as some urged to evacuate

Nov. 27, 2021 22:03 PM EST

Residents in Washington state were preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest, which saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest...

10 Maine communities working together to prevent flooding

Nov. 27, 2021 10:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ten Maine coastal communities on Casco Bay are banding together in hopes of being able to help prevent future flooding. Over the next two years, the Casco Bay communities will invest a half million dollars on projects that could include restoring...

Flooding fears hit Northwest due to 'atmospheric river'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Flood watches were issued for much of western Washington as storms associated with multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten parts of the Northwest that saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. The National Weather Service...

Washington faces threat of more 'atmospheric rivers,' floods

Nov. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters warned that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day. More moisture from atmospheric rivers — huge plumes...

Mississippi deluges: low salinity kills baby oysters

Nov. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs. Fresh water also has hurt baby oysters in southeast Louisiana...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...