Latest Floods News

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...

Disaster declaration issued for 17 Illinois counties

Nov. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration has been issued for more than a dozen Illinois counties affected by this year’s historic flooding. The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to businesses, homeowners and renters to replace or repair real...

Storm could cause minor flooding along New Jersey shore

Nov. 18, 2019 6:29 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Residents along the New Jersey shore might experience minor coastal flooding. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday for Salem, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, southeast Burlington, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Forecasters have canceled a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 18, 2019 5:46 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO DEMOCRATS INVITED TO TESTIFY IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY As hearings enter a second critical week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he...

3rd record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

Nov. 17, 2019 10:36 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area...