Latest Floods News

Storms in Chile damage homes, flood roads and leave at least 1 person dead

Jun. 13, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Heavy rains lashed much of Chile on Thursday, damaging homes, flooding roads, knocking out power and causing mudslides that have swept through residential areas. Storms have drenched the center and south Chile throughout the week, displacing people and...

Tropical rainstorms in South Florida lead to flight delays and streets jammed with stalled cars

Jun. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state's largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region's lowest-lying streets. “Looked like...

What to know about a series of storms that has swamped South Florida with flash floods

Jun. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A series of storms flowing from the Gulf of Mexico swamped South Florida with flash floods that stalled cars, forced the cancellation of dozens of flights and generally made life miserable for tens of thousands of people. Flat Florida is prone to flooding even on sunny days when...

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan will affect 200,000 people, a top UN official warns

Jun. 13, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An estimated 200,000 people in Pakistan could be affected by the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to bring heavier rains than usual, a top U.N. official warned on Thursday. The United Nations, with help from local authorities, has prepared a contingency...

For shrinking Mississippi River towns, frequent floods worsen fortunes

Jun. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Devastating flooding, driven in part by climate change, is taking an especially damaging toll on communities that once thrived along the banks of America's most storied river. Flooding has pushed people out of their homes near the Mississippi River at a...

Takeaways from AP examination of flooding's effect along Mississippi River

Jun. 11, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Commerce along the Mississippi River has evolved over the past century at the expense of many once-thriving river towns. But persistent and sometimes devastating flooding has added to the woes of some of those towns. An examination of data provided to The...

Stranded migrants confront violence and despair as Tunisia partners to keep them from Europe

Jun. 09, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

EL AMRA, Tunisia (AP) — For many migrants who’ve long dreamed of Europe, one of the last stops is an expanse of olive trees on North Africa's Mediterranean coastline. But in Tunisia, less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the Italian islands that form the European Union’s...

Many leaders are more interested in power than helping end conflict, UN humanitarian chief says

Jun. 06, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders in many conflict areas are more interested in power and political rivalries than in listening to the needs of their people, improving their lives and ending the fighting, the United Nations humanitarian chief told The Associated Press. In an interview...

Death toll from floods across southern Germany rises to 6

Jun. 05, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The death toll from floods across a large part of southern Germany rose to six on Wednesday as police recovered the body of a woman missing since the weekend from a canal in Bavaria. The 79-year-old failed to return home after being seen on a bicycle in...

Body of a 5th victim is recovered from a submerged car after flooding in Germany

Jun. 04, 2024 05:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A woman's body has been recovered from a car that sank into floodwater in Bavaria, police said Tuesday, bringing the confirmed death toll in flooding across southern Germany to five. Persistent heavy rain led to widespread flooding over the weekend. While the...