Latest Floods News

The Latest: Southern California storm drops hail, heavy rain

Nov. 20, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms sweeping through Southern California (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, flooding roads and snarling rush hour traffic. Authorities on Wednesday evacuated the Santa Monica Pier and beaches...

Tidal flooding closes Battleship North Carolina early

Nov. 20, 2019 4:56 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — High tidal flooding forced the Battleship North Carolina to close early this week, and officials are warning visitors to check the website before planning a trip. News outlets report Battleship North Carolina spokeswoman Stacie Greene Hidek says high tidal flooding is expected to...

Ancient basilica on lagoon island hard hit in Venice flood

Nov. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — One of the most ancient churches of Venice, a Byzantine basilica established in the year 639, counts among the 60 churches damaged in three exceptional floods last week, officials said Tuesday. The ancient Santa Maria Assunta Basilica, and the adjacent Santa Maria Fosca church, were...

Flash flood watches cover much of Arizona; rain, snow on tap

Nov. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of Arizona due to expected showers and thunderstorms while higher elevations in the north, east and south may be getting snow. The National Weather Service says a wet and cold weather pattern from a series of storm systems would begin Tuesday with precipitation...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Nov. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of containers — many carrying hazardous materials — have floated into Missouri since flooding in the upper Missouri River basin during the spring. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials say the agency collected more than 740 containers this year....

Maryland city provides update on flood recovery and plan

Nov. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county official says nine of 10 buildings damaged by flooding in historic Ellicott City have been acquired by the county, and at least a portion of them will be preserved. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball gave an update Monday on recovery and planning. He says only...

GAO: 60% of Superfund sites at higher risk in climate change

Nov. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worsening wildfires, floods and hurricanes of climate change threaten at least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites, and efforts to strengthen the hazardous waste sites are stalling in some vulnerable regions as the Trump administration plays down the threat, a congressional watchdog agency...

Spanish court says wanted Venezuelan spy still missing

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court official confirmed Monday that a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs remains missing since an order for his arrest pending extradition was issued this month. The official said the order for Maj. Gen. Hugo...

Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in Bad Kleinkirchheim in southern Austria, the news agency APA...