Latest Floods News

Vermont floods raise concerns about future of state's hundreds of aging dams

Jul. 13, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The latest flooding in Vermont has added fresh urgency to concerns about the hundreds of dams in the state, a third of which are more than a century old. This week’s deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl wasn’t as bad for the hundreds of dams compared to...

Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

Jul. 12, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Volunteers, some with heavy equipment, shoveled river silt and mud from roads, homes, yards and driveways and removed flood-ravaged items from homes Friday in one of the Vermont communities hardest hit by flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. Former...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

Wisconsin governor declares state of emergency for 4 counties, including 1 where flooding hit dam

Jul. 12, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency on Friday for four northeastern Wisconsin counties hit last week by flooding that prompted evacuations and opened a breach in a dam. The executive order signed by Evers declares a state of emergency for Calumet,...

For at least a decade Quinault Nation has tried to escape the rising Pacific. Time is running out

Jul. 12, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) — Standing water lies beneath the home Sonny Curley shares with his parents and three children on the Quinault reservation a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The back deck is rotting, and black mold speckles the walls inside, leaving the...

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

Jul. 12, 2024 05:44 AM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A second person has died in Vermont in the flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials said Thursday. John Rice, 73, died when he drove his vehicle through a flooded street Thursday morning in Lyndonville, police Chief Jack Harris said. The...

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

Jul. 11, 2024 19:50 PM EDT
LYONDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say.

Devastated by record flooding and tornadoes, Iowa tallies over $130 million in storm damage

Jul. 11, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Record flooding and powerful tornadoes ravaged parts of Iowa for weeks this spring, destroying or damaging thousands of homes, closing roads and bridges and costing over $130 million in infrastructure damage, officials said Thursday. The disasters touched...

South Africa's Cape Town is hit by more storms, with 4,500 people displaced by floods and damage

Jul. 11, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas were hit by more storms Thursday that ripped roofs off houses and caused widespread flooding, forcing at least 4,500 people out of their homes and damaging at least 15,000 structures, authorities said. The...

1 dead in Vermont after flooding from Hurricane Beryl's remnants, governor says

Jul. 11, 2024 10:19 AM EDT
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — 1 dead in Vermont after flooding from Hurricane Beryl's remnants, governor says.