Latest Floods News

Death toll in Jordan flood up to 13 after girl's body found

Nov. 12, 2018 9:14 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian search teams have found the body of a five-year-old girl, bringing the death toll from last week's flash floods in the kingdom to 13. The state news agency Petra says the girl was found Monday, a day after her father and four of her sisters — also flood victims...

Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

Nov. 10, 2018 11:14 AM EST

PETRA, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom's main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday's floods struck several areas of Jordan....

With loved ones missing after fire, pleas flood social media

Nov. 9, 2018 8:50 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — People have scoured evacuation centers, called hospitals and posted desperate online pleas for help finding relatives they haven't heard from since a fast-moving wildfire devastated a Northern California town. A day after tens of thousands evacuated the town of Paradise and the nearby...

The Latest: Dozens unaccounted for a day after huge wildfire

Nov. 9, 2018 6:25 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for people unaccounted for, a day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate, dozens of people are unaccounted for and...

Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

Nov. 9, 2018 4:40 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom's ancient city of Petra, the government spokeswoman said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in...

Lawyers: Cops didn't have key as women drowned in police van

Nov. 8, 2018 3:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two women drowned in the back of a locked cage while being taken for involuntary commitment to a mental hospital because the police van they were in took an unsafe route and rolled over, and deputies lacked a key or bolt cutters to get them out, a lawyer for one of the women's...

Storms, floods in Sicily kill at least 12 people; 2 missing

Nov. 4, 2018 2:52 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Storm-related floods killed at least 12 people in Sicily, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together when water and mud from a swollen river overran their rented villa. After surveying the stricken Mediterranean island by...

The Latest: 11 tornadoes counted in Louisiana, Mississippi

Nov. 1, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on storms moving across the Deep South (all times local): 5:45 p.m. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday....

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Nov. 1, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark's Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide. With their feet in water, they sat at tables in the lagoon city's showcase square and ate ice cream, three days after the famed...

Texas deputy dies after vehicle overturns in floodwaters

Nov. 1, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area sheriff's deputy has died after floodwaters filled her patrol vehicle that had veered off a road and overturned. It's not clear what caused the Waller County deputy's vehicle to leave the road Wednesday. Another deputy and bystanders tried to pull her to safety but...