Latest Monsoons News

Cactus flanks the banks of the Rio Grande as boaters in the distance navigate the shallow river as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. New Mexico and other southwestern states have been dealing with dry conditions and warmer temperatures this summer. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Much of U.S. Southwest left parched after monsoon season

Oct. 1, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cities across the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on record this year, some with only a trace or no rain. The seasonal weather pattern that runs from mid-June and ended Wednesday brings high hopes for rain and cloud coverage to cool down places like Las Vegas and...

Climatologist: Dry areas in US Southwest getting drier

Sep. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A sliver of water runs under the bridge here as sand bars and thickets of willow come closer to choking off the Rio Grande as it flows through New Mexico. It's another sign of dry times in the American Southwest, where New Mexico state climatologist Dave DuBois said the fingerprints...

Landslide kills 6, 26 more missing in Nepal mountains

Sep. 13, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A landslide triggered by overnight rainfall swept through three Nepalese villages Sunday, killing at least six people while 26 were reported missing and believed to be buried by debris, officials said. Rescuers and villagers at Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 kilometers (75...

Pakistan troops, rescue workers and volunteers look for survivors amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The multi-story residential building collapsed in a neighborhood of Karachi, killing and injuring some people, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Building collapses in Pakistani city of Karachi, killing 1

Sep. 10, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A multistory building that developed cracks during recent heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi collapsed on Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring 10, police and hospital officials said. Some people were still trapped under the rubble...

Local residents carry salvaged belongings as they wade through a flooded area during a heavy monsoon rain in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Pakistan's military said it will deploy rescue helicopters to Karachi to transport some 200 families to safety after canal waters flooded the city amid monsoon rains. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Death toll from flooding in northwest Pakistan rises to 48

Sep. 3, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by week-long monsoon rains that have hit northwestern Pakistan, including the scenic Swat Valley, have brought the death toll to 48, a government spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or swept away. The army has joined relief and...

Local authorities use heavy machinery to demolish illegal construction alongside a drainage canal which saw flooding last week due to heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed some people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers assisted residents in the port city of Karachi where last week's rains wreaked havoc that killed dozens. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

Sep. 2, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers assisted residents in the port city of Karachi where last week's rains wreaked havoc that killed dozens. The...

Boaters navigate the shallow Rio Grande as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. New Mexico and other southwestern states have been dealing with dry conditions and warmer temperatures this summer. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Heat, drought make for miserable combo for southwest US

Aug. 31, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s grim news for the western U.S. The latest maps show most of the southern half of the region is mired by drought, with extreme conditions centered over much of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. In fact, Las Vegas has gone more than four months without measurable rain...

Local residents float through flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Heavy rains hit Pakistan's financial capital Karachi for a fifth straight night, bringing more flooding and killing some more people, officials said, as rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Normalcy returning to Pakistan's monsoon-drenched Karachi

Aug. 29, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Normalcy began slowly returning to Pakistan's financial capital Karachi on Saturday after flood waters from days of monsoon rains that killed 47 people receded, enabling relief work in the city of 15 million. Amid a pause in the rain, soldiers and civil authorities intensified...

A boy uses half of a fiber tank to navigate a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Heavy monsoon rains have lashed many parts of Pakistan as well the southern port city of Karachi, leaving flooding streets, damaging homes and displacing scores of people. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Monsoon rains wreak havoc across Pakistan, killing 63 people

Aug. 28, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains hit parts of Pakistan for a fifth straight night, bringing more flooding to the financial capital Karachi and towns and villages and leaving at least 63 people dead, officials said Friday. Rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighborhoods. About 30 inches (76...

Women carry a cot and a bucket as they wade through a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rainfall, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Three days of monsoon rains have killed dozens of people and damaged hundreds of homes across Pakistan, the country's national disaster management agency said Tuesday, as another spell of heavy rain lashed the port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Army helicopters to pluck people from flooded Karachi city

Aug. 26, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it will deploy rescue helicopters to Karachi to transport some 200 families to safety after canal waters flooded the city amid monsoon rains, displacing scores of people, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers could not use boats to reach the...