Latest Floods News

More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 07, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week. There's a “persistent...

Experts: SW Florida to see daily tidal floods by 2100

Aug. 07, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — There will only be one day in the year 2100 where nuisance high tide flooding isn’t an issue in the Fort Myers area. Naples will be flooded by incoming tides every day, according to the latest tide predictions coming from the National Oceanic and...

Tribe: California wildfire near Oregon causes fish deaths

Aug. 06, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

A wildfire burning in a remote area just south of the Oregon border appears to have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Klamath River fish, the Karuk Tribe said Saturday. The tribe said in a statement that the dead fish of all species were found Friday near Happy Camp,...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

Tourists find safety after floods close Death Valley roads

Aug. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris were expected to remain closed into next week, officials said...

Record floods strand 1K people in Death Valley National Park

Aug. 05, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried...

Efforts continue to reach 10 miners northern Mexico

Aug. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Round-the-clock pumping slightly lowered the level of water inside the flooded shafts of a coal mine where 10 miners were trapped in northern Mexico, but two days after a collapse it remained too high for anyone to attempt a rescue, authorities said Friday. ...

More storms bring renewed flood threat in hard-hit Kentucky

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Thunderstorms on Friday brought a renewed threat of flooding to parts of Kentucky ravaged by high water a week ago. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Saturday morning for nearly the entire state. As residents continued cleaning up from the late...

Biden heading to Kentucky to see flood damage, meet families

Aug. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to eastern Kentucky on Monday to survey the damage from last week's devastating floods and meet with those affected. The White House announced Friday that the Bidens would join Gov. Andy Beshear and his...

Kentucky flood survivors turn to grim task: Burying the dead

Aug. 05, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHAVIES, Ky. (AP) — Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother’s living room this week, looking through her old photo albums and eating her favorite soup beans. Now the living room is gone, and so is her grandmother. A week after...