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Pedestrians struggle to control their umbrellas due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall

Jul. 10, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey. The fast-moving storm system was expected to continue weakening overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

Mudslides triggered by heavy rains kill 8 in northeast India

Jul. 10, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rain on Friday have killed at least eight people in India’s remote northeast, a top government official said. They included four members of a family who were buried under a mudslide in Tigado, a village in Arunachal Pradesh state, said Pema Khandu, the...

Moveable flood gates rise from the sea in the Venice lagoon, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2020. Venice has conducted a trial run an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a button that activated compressors to pump air into the bright yellow barriers, which then started rising from the sea to act a kind of a dike-on-demand. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable barriers to test

Jul. 10, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a button that activated compressors to pump air into the bright...

People walk on a road damaged by water following a heavy rain in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, central Japan Friday, July 10, 2020. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and hot springs, have been flooded by massive downpours that have lasted for nearly a week. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

Jul. 10, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend. The death toll has risen to 66 as of Friday morning, with 16 others still missing, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency...

A landslide is seen near an exit of a highway in Kyoto, western Japan Thursday, July 9, 2020. Pounding rain spread to central Japan and triggered mudslides. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Jul. 9, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas...

This aerial photo shows the flooded area caused by the swollen Chikugo River, not seen in photo, in Kurume city, Fukuoka prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

Jul. 8, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and...

Residents swim past a riverside pavilion submerged by the flooded Yangtze River in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for people left missing in a landslide triggered amid widespread flooding across much of the country. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Rescuers seek 9 people missing in central China landslide

Jul. 8, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for nine people left missing in a landslide amid widespread flooding in much of the country. The disaster struck Huangmei county in Hubei province at around 4 a.m., according to rescue services. Forty other people were rescued and moved to...

A man walks on heavily damaged road following a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Death toll from flooding in Japan reaches 55, dozen missing

Jul. 7, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers used boats to rescue residents as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by heavy rains that were expanding across the region on Tuesday. At least 55 people have died and a dozen remain missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in the southern region of Kyushu...

A man paddles by a sculpture submerged by floodwaters along the riverside park in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Sunday, July 5, 2020. 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. (Chinatopix via AP)

Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

Jul. 7, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late because of the coronavirus. The Chinese language exam in She county in southern Anhui province was canceled...

Disaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missing

Jul. 6, 2020 9:54 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Disaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missing.