Latest Floods News

Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

Sep. 25, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — City worker Carmen Medina walked purposefully through the working-class community of Tranquility Village under a brutal sun, with clipboard, survey forms and pen in hand — part of a small army of officials trying to gauge the scope of disaster caused by Hurricane...

World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan

Sep. 25, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Bank said it will provide about $2 billion in aid to Pakistan, ravaged by floods that have killed more than 1,600 people this year, the largest pledge of assistance so far. Unprecedented monsoon rains and flooding this year — which many experts...

The AP Interview: Pakistani leader details flood devastation

Sep. 23, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding likely worsened by climate change has submerged one-third of Pakistan's territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive, according to Pakistan's prime minister, who says he came to the United Nations this year to tell the world that “tomorrow,...

Pakistan battles disease surge as flood deaths surpass 1,600

Sep. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan deployed thousands more doctors and medics to battle the outbreak of disease as the death toll from the unprecedented floods that have gripped the country this summer surpassed 1,600 on Friday, officials said. The disaster management agency said 10 more...

Beshear creates advisory council to guide disaster responses

Sep. 22, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state hit by devastating tornadoes and flooding within a span of several months, a new and diverse advisory council will help guide responses to natural disasters and prepare communities for any future crisis, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. ...

Climate Migration: Indian kids find hope in a new language

Sep. 21, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Eight-year-old Jerifa Islam only remembers the river being angry, its waters gnawing away her family's farmland and waves lashing their home during rainy season flooding. Then one day in July of 2019, the mighty Brahmaputra River swallowed everything. Her...

UNICEF renews Pakistan flood appeal as 17 more people die

Sep. 21, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Devastating floods in Pakistan’s worst-hit province have killed 17 more people in the past 48 hours, including nine children, officials said Wednesday as the U.N. children’s agency renewed its appeal for $39 million to help the most vulnerable flood victims. ...

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Sep. 20, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm's...

Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 20, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the death toll from months-long deluges rose to 1,559. TV footage showed Jolie arriving at an...

Damage assessments begin in flooded remote Alaska villages

Sep. 19, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska were making contact Monday with some of the most remote villages in the United States to determine their food and water needs, as well as assess the damage after a massive storm flooded communities on the state's vast western coast this weekend. ...