Latest Floods News

Flash flooding leads to home rescues, washed out roads

Jul. 30, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Heavy, continuous rain in parts of northern New England led to flash flooding, washed out roads and a few home rescues, authorities said. The latest rains come as what has been a soggy July in some parts of the region comes to an end. ...

China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

Jul. 30, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

XINXIANG, China (AP) — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The electricity went out. Her phone went dead. And the water just kept rising. When the skies cleared, the market was surrounded by chest-high water — trapping Yu...

Most of Nevada under flood watch into Friday night

Jul. 29, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The heaviest rain moved out of parts of eastern and south-central Nevada Thursday but most of the state remains under a flash flood watch into Friday night and more rain is expected through the weekend. The National Weather Service lifted a flood...

Whitmer: State to provide $10M for people impacted by storm

Jul. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

The state of Michigan will disburse $10 million in emergency relief funding to help Detroit-area and other southeastern Michigan residents whose homes, businesses and belongings were damaged by recent flooding caused by a late June rainstorm, according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. ...

$1M settlement after 2 patients drowned in transport van

Jul. 29, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A manufacturer of cages for inmate transport vans has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a South Carolina mental health patient who drowned during 2018's Hurricane Florence while trapped inside a sheriff’s department van outfitted by the company. ...

Taliban say flooding kills 150 in northeastern Afghanistan

Jul. 29, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Flash flooding killed 150 people in a remote area in Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern Nuristan province controlled by the Taliban, a spokesman for the insurgents said Thursday. The provincial government appealed to the Taliban to allow rescue teams into the...

Taliban say flooding has killed 150 people in areas they control in northeast Afghanistan

Jul. 29, 2021 08:06 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban say flooding has killed 150 people in areas they control in northeast Afghanistan.

Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Jul. 29, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters. In the 24 hours until Wednesday afternoon, more than...

Death toll jumps to 99 in flooding in central China

Jul. 29, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has jumped to 99 from floods that hit a province in central China last week, authorities said Thursday. An official in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, announced 26 more deaths in two outlying areas, state media reported. Of them,...

Nightmares, panic attacks: Belgian flood survivors struggle

Jul. 29, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TROOZ, Belgium (AP) — Visions of cars being swept away in a raging current keep coming back to trouble Eric Mouqué. His wife, Cindy, gets triggered by the slightest noise. So when her husband turns on the hose to clean a few things, all she can think about are those...