Latest Floods News

Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

Aug. 13, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 865 miles (1,395 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 5 p.m....

The Parlitobel canyon is pictured during an on-site visit in Vaettis, Switzerland, Thursday, August 13, 2020. Swiss authorities say three Spanish tourists on a canyoning tour have died and one is missing after a heavy storm. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

3 Spaniards dead, 1 missing in Swiss canyoning accident

Aug. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three Spanish tourists were killed and one is presumed dead after a flash flood in a part of the Swiss Alps where they were canyoning, authorities in Switzerland said Thursday. Police in the eastern canton (state) of St. Gallen said they were alerted to the men's disappearance late Wednesday...

Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Ross Johnston/Newsline-media via AP)

UK engineers to examine slopes near tracks after derailment

Aug. 13, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's railway operator says inspectors will be examining track-side slopes after a passenger train derailed following heavy rain and flooding in Scotland, killing three people. Network Rail said Thursday that engineers, contractors and surveyors in helicopters are being dispatched to...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, aerial file photo released by Xinhua News Agency shows the extent of flooding in Guzhen Town of Lu'an City in eastern China's Anhui Province. Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damages, an emergency management official said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The floods struck major river systems across the central and southern parts of the country. (Tang Yang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China's deadly summer floods have caused $25B in damage

Aug. 13, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damage, an emergency management official said Thursday. The floods struck major river systems across the central and southern parts of the country. Major cities have been largely spared by...

Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Ross Johnston/Newsline-media via AP)

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

Aug. 12, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area. The train driver was believed to be among the dead, British Transport Police said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said that the...

In this image made from video, residents move through floodwaters using a donkey cart in Afgoye, Somalia Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia and the government in recent days has issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba and Shabelle rivers. (AP Photo)

Severe flooding displaces scores of thousands in Somalia

Aug. 11, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia. The government in recent days issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba and Shabelle rivers. It said rains in the highlands of neighboring Ethiopia could lead to flash floods in towns such as Jowhar...

11 members of family die in Panama flooding

Aug. 10, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian officials traveled Monday to a remote riverside community where floodwaters over the weekend drowned 11 members of a family, nine of them children. The victims were among 17 family members whose thatch-roofed, elevated home gave way to the swollen waters of the Bejuco River in...

Debris covers the beach after a storm from the opposite island of Evia, as an elderly couple sits on a bench in Chalkoutsi village, about 60 kilometres north of Athens, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunday. One person was still missing and dozens of others were trapped by floodwaters in their homes and cars. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece: Missing man's body found after deadly storm; 8 dead

Aug. 10, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BOURTZI, Greece (AP) — The body of a man missing after a storm sparked flash floods on the Greek island of Evia over the weekend was recovered Monday near the Greek mainland, Greece's coast guard said, bringing the death toll from the storm to eight. Rescue crews had been searching for the 72-year-old...

Heavy machinery moves away debris from a destroyed street following a storm at the village of Politika, on Evia island, northeast of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. An elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby have been found dead and dozens have been trapped in their homes and cars from a storm that has hit the island of Evia, in central Greece, police say. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Storm floods Greek island, leaves 7 dead, including a baby

Aug. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunday. One person was still missing and dozens of others were trapped by floodwaters in their homes and cars. Greece's meteorological...

Yemen's rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 dead

Aug. 9, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging more than 260 homes. The Houthi-run Health Ministry said at least 124 others were injured by the flooding in...