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A car stands vertically on a muddy road after being washed away by flood, in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Heavy rain in the Kumamoto region triggered flooding and mudslides Saturday and left dozens still being stranded at their homes and other facilities. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

Jul. 5, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores were still stranded. Helicopters and boats...

A rescuer helps a worker cross a ladder to get across floodwaters from a construction site in Jing'an county in central China's Jiangxi province midnight Friday, July 3, 2020. A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding. (Chinatopix via AP)

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

Jul. 5, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third highest of four levels, for...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, two cars are flipped over after major flood damage, in Sanford, Mich. Sanford village, with a population of 859, is pulling together after the devastation of two dam failures in May. Volunteers are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed since there's no telling when major state and federal help will come.(Kaytie Boomer/The Bay City Times via AP File)

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

Jul. 4, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet (2 meters) of water entered the home, and though Hulse said she’s lucky that the house she's...

Areas are inundated in muddy waters that gushed out from the Kuma River in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed dead

Jul. 4, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged...

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Jul. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers and a rescue dog search for victims in the aftermath of flooding in Yihai Town of Mianning County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Authorities in southwestern China's Sichuan province say some have died and others are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the country. (Wang Yun/Xinhua via AP)

At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

Jun. 28, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province say at least 12 people have died and 10 are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the country. Sichuan’s Mianning county was battered by storms on Friday and Saturday, with flooding...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

In this June 24, 2020, photo, a man walks through a flooded village in Huishui County in southwestern China's Guizhou Province.  More than 20 people have died this year in seasonal rains in southern China that swell rivers and flood towns and agricultural fields (Chinatopix via AP)

Storms leave 3 dead, 12 missing in southwest China

Jun. 27, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people died and 12 are missing after overnight rainstorms in southwestern China, authorities said Saturday. Two vehicles fell into a river, killing two people and leaving three others unaccounted for, according to the Mianning county government in Sichuan province. Another person was...

Ukraine's Emergency Situation workers evacuate residents of the flooded village of Lanchyn in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Some 200 villages in the Carpathian mountains were flooded after heavy rains. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Ukraine asks EU, NATO to help deal with damage from floods

Jun. 25, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Thursday asked the European Union and NATO for help coping with the aftermath of massive floods in the country's west. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it hopes both the EU and NATO will step up to help protect critical infrastructure and to ease...

Ukraine's Emergency Situation workers evacuate residents of the flooded village of Lanchyn in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Some 200 villages in the Carpathian mountains were flooded after heavy rains. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Floods in western Ukraine leave 3 dead, one person missing

Jun. 24, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three people died and one person is missing after torrential rain caused floods across western Ukraine, the country's authorities said Wednesday. The floods affected more than 200 towns and villages in four regions, cutting off gas supplies for about 10,000 people. More than 429...