Latest Floods News

Saturated California gets more rain and snow but so far escapes severe damage it saw only weeks ago

Feb. 20, 2024 22:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of saturated California faced the threat of flooding Tuesday with winter storms blowing through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage from mudslides, wind and rain spawned by an atmospheric river only weeks ago. While the rainfall was...

Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for December flooding

Feb. 20, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that he has requested a federal major disaster declaration to help communities hit by severe rainfall and flooding in December. Such a declaration would allow municipalities to be reimbursed for 75% of eligible costs,...

Flood watches issued as another round of wet winter storms hits California

Feb. 18, 2024 19:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of wet winter storms blew ashore in Northern California on Sunday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days. Gusts topped 30 mph (48 kph)...

It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

Feb. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and causing him to evacuate tenants to safer...

Climate activists target Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus' in Florence's Uffizi Gallery

Feb. 14, 2024 03:54 AM EST

Two climate activists on Tuesday targeted Botticelli’s masterpiece “The Birth of Venus” hanging at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, attaching images of recent flood damage in the Tuscany region on the protective glass. Authorities immediately cleared the room and the two protesters...

Difficult driving, closed schools, canceled flights: What to expect from Northeast snowstorm

Feb. 12, 2024 21:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Parts of the Northeast were preparing Monday for a coastal storm that was expected to pack high winds and dump a foot or more of snow in some areas, leading to school closures, warnings against road travel and the possible disruption of flights. The nation's...

Pakistan's election: Who's running, what's the mood and will anything change?

Feb. 07, 2024 20:22 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's 127 million voters are choosing members of a new parliament Thursday. The election is the 12th in the country’s 76-year history, which has been marred by economic crises, military takeovers and martial law, militancy, political upheavals and wars with India. ...

Pakistan is electing a new parliament. Here are the key players in Thursday's vote

Feb. 07, 2024 20:15 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is electing a new parliament on Thursday. No less than 44 political parties are vying for a share of the 266 seats up for grabs in the National Assembly, or the lower house of parliament, where an additional 70 seats are reserved for women and minorities. ...

India's clean energy boom slows as new solar projects get delayed. Experts say it can pick back up

Feb. 07, 2024 04:55 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For years, renewable projects in India have been growing steadily, from small-town rooftop solar installations to large-scale projects across the desert and long stretches of wind turbines and solar panels on farmland all contributing to the country's climate goal of...

Los Angeles records 475 mudslides during historic storm that has drenched Southern California

Feb. 06, 2024 21:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the wettest storms in Southern California history unleashed at least 475 mudslides in the Los Angeles area after dumping more than half the amount of rainfall the city typically gets in a season in just two days, and officials warned Tuesday that the threat was not over...