Latest Floods News

Family of toddler swept away at Tennessee park files lawsuit

Oct. 16, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old who was washed away by floodwaters at a Tennessee state park has filed a lawsuit against the state. Steven Pierce of Kentucky died after he and his father were swept away in a flash flood as they tried to evacuate from Cummins Falls State Park in June....

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that another eight people were missing in typhoon-hit areas in central and...

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...

Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

Oct. 15, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the powerlessness of modernization against natural disasters than rows of bullet trains deluged in floodwaters in Nagano, a...

Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33. The government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which...

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 2:11 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan.

The Latest: Powerful typhoon reaches greater Tokyo area

Oct. 12, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Helicopters are plucking people from their flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall, leaving at least four dead and 17 missing....