Latest Floods News

Storm dumps a year and a half's worth of water on parts of UAE, flooding roads and Dubai's airport

Apr. 16, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping over a year and a half's worth of rain on the desert city-state of Dubai in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and its international airport. ...

More homes flooded in Russian region bordering Kazakhstan, other areas

Apr. 16, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 14,500 homes have been flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan after water levels spiked in a local river, local authorities said Tuesday. The floods sparked evacuations of thousands in the Orenburg region, located some 1,200 kilometers (745 miles),...

58 killed by 2 weeks of floods in Tanzania

Apr. 15, 2024 02:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Floods have killed 58 people in Tanzania during the last two weeks, the government said, as heavy rains continue in the East African country. The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected, according to the government. ...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...

Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

Apr. 12, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania spurred numerous rescues and evacuations in the region, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in a short time...

At least 13 people are killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000, the United Nations said, as forecasters warned more rains can be expected until June. The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Apr. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, on Friday announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding. The Orenburg mayor, Sergei Salmin, called on the...

Nearly 12,000 homes are flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan as water levels keep rising

Apr. 12, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 12,000 houses have been flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan as water levels in the Ural River keep rising and threatening more deluge, authorities said Thursday. The floods sparked evacuations of thousands in the Orenburg region, located some...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...

Water levels rise and homes flood in Russia after a dam bursts near the Kazakhstan border

Apr. 10, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

Russian officials scrambled to help homeowners displaced by floods as water levels rose in the Ural River, authorities said Wednesday. Floods in the Orenburg region near Russia's border with Kazakhstan sparked the evacuation of thousands of people following the collapse of a dam on...