Latest Floods News

Japan storm victims felt worst was over, then floods came

Oct. 14, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning, the view outside his window...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Oct. 14, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving...

The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the damage from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33. The government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which...

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan

Oct. 13, 2019 2:11 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan.

The Latest: Powerful typhoon reaches greater Tokyo area

Oct. 12, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Helicopters are plucking people from their flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall, leaving at least four dead and 17 missing....

Bridge near Pender damaged in spring floods reopens

Oct. 12, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

PENDER, Neb. (AP) — State transportation officials have announced the opening of a bridge near the northeast Nebraska town of Pender that had been significantly damaged in historic spring flooding. The Nebraska Department of Transportation says the bridge, which spans Logan Creek, reopened Saturday...

Wet weather slows Omaha-area levee repairs as winter nears

Oct. 12, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — This fall's flooding and cooler weather highlight the race that contractors, cities and natural resource districts are in to get the Omaha area's flood-fighting levees in better shape before winter comes. The need is pressing: September saw the sixth-highest water level recorded on the...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Oct. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after...

Disaster declaration issued for parts of Illinois, Missouri

Oct. 12, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Illinois and Missouri affected by August storms and flash flooding. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday the declaration means homeowners, renters and businesses in the St. Louis area will be able...