Latest Floods News

Strong currents from the swollen Pearl River flood over the Old Brandon Road Bridge in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. The National Weather Service lowered the anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5' by Monday morning. However, it will still be the third highest point behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Residents of Mississippi capital brace for more flooding

Feb. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. Gov. Tate Reeves said the Pearl would continue to rise throughout the day, and he warned that the...

Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis hammers Britain

Feb. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as...

People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

Residents of Canton Club Circle subdivision in Northeast Jackson, Miss., use a boat to get to flooded homes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

Feb. 15, 2020 3:53 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding. Forecasters believe the Pearl River will crest at 38 feet (11.6 meters) Sunday...

Donna Harvey reacts at having to evacuate from the Harbor Pines Mobile Home Community, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020., in Ridgeland, Miss., as flood waters began to encroach onto their property, The community is part of a subdivision that the Ridgeland mayor ordered to be evacuated Thursday evening. Officials estimate the flooding along the Pearl River to be the worst in Jackson and some neighboring communities since 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi residents fleeing floods after torrential rains

Feb. 14, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Trash cans and ducks floated through a neighborhood along a rain-swollen river in Mississippi on Friday as residents packed up what they could and fled to higher ground to escape what authorities warned could be devastating weekend flooding. The Pearl River, which meanders through...

A beggar woman waits for handouts on a cold, foggy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Temperatures in Kabul early Wednesday were -4 C (25F). (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

Feb. 14, 2020 12:58 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of avalanches struck a central province in Afghanistan the previous day, killing at least 21 people, authorities said Friday. According to Ahmad Tameem Azimi, spokesman of the ministry for disaster management, seven people remain missing following the avalanches in...

Crews work to replace drainage pipes at the Oktibbeha County Lake dam in Starkville, Miss., as heavy rains cause water levels to rise, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. In eastern Mississippi, officials in Starkville said the water at Oktibbeha County Lake had once again reached a critical level just weeks after heavy rains caused a mudslide that put the earthen dam in danger of failing. (Ryan Phillips/The Starkville Daily News via AP)

Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

Feb. 13, 2020 6:47 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided. Multiple vehicles plowed into trees that fell across a highway in Mississippi, and officials in the capital of...

FILE - This March 18, 2019, file photo, taken by the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol and provided by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management shows flooding along the Missouri River in rural Iowa north of Omaha, Neb. The National Weather Service said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, there is an elevated flood risk along the eastern Missouri River basin this spring because the soil remains wet and significant snow is on the ground in North Dakota and South Dakota. (Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management via AP, File)

Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

Feb. 13, 2020 1:11 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The forecast heightened concerns in areas of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas...

Crews work to replace drainage pipes at the Oktibbeha County Lake dam in Starkville, Miss., as heavy rains cause water levels to rise, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. In eastern Mississippi, officials in Starkville said the water at Oktibbeha County Lake had once again reached a critical level just weeks after heavy rains caused a mudslide that put the earthen dam in danger of failing. (Ryan Phillips/The Starkville Daily News via AP)

Hill collapses, roads flooded, dam eroded by Southern rains

Feb. 11, 2020 7:39 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Tennessee hillside collapsed, roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Southeast on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again threatened a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing. The National Weather Service said minor to moderate...

Downpours cause flooding across Deep South

Feb. 10, 2020 5:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms stretching across the Deep South dumped heavy rains on Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, causing flash floods that covered roads and forced some schools to close. Dozens of roads were under water in low-lying areas across the Tennessee Valley after a hours of rain, and cars...