Latest Floods News

Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting

Apr. 20, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert because of glacial melting and warned of a heavy loss of life if safety measures aren't undertaken, officials said Saturday. Pakistan has witnessed days of extreme weather, killing scores of people and...

3 dead amid heavy flooding caused by record rain in the UAE

Apr. 19, 2024 09:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three people have died in the United Arab Emirates as a result of heavy flooding caused by record-setting rains this week, officials said Friday. A statement by the Philippine’s Department of Migrant Workers said two women suffocated inside...

United Arab Emirates struggles to recover after heaviest recorded rainfall ever hits desert nation

Apr. 18, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates tried to wring itself out Thursday after the heaviest recorded rainfall ever to hit the desert nation, with its main airport allowing more flights even as floodwater still covered portions of major highways and communities. ...

The desert nation of UAE records its most rain ever, flooding highways and Dubai's airport

Apr. 17, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain the desert nation has ever recorded — a deluge that flooded out Dubai International Airport and disrupted flights through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. ...

Vermont farms are still recovering from flooding as they enter the growing season

Apr. 17, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of Vermont farms are still recovering from last July's catastrophic flooding and other extreme weather as they head into this year's growing season. Dog River Farm, in Berlin, Vermont, lost nearly all its produce crops in the July flooding. The farm...

Death toll from 4 days of rains rises to 63 in Pakistan with more rain on the forecast

Apr. 17, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains led to 14 deaths in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of extreme weather to at least 63, as the heaviest downpour in decades flooded villages on the country's southwestern coast. Flash floods have also...

Storm dumps heaviest rain ever recorded in desert nation of UAE, flooding roads and Dubai's airport

Apr. 17, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai's international airport. The state-run WAM news...

More homes flooded in Russian region bordering Kazakhstan, other areas

Apr. 16, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 14,500 homes have been flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan after water levels spiked in a local river, local authorities said Tuesday. The floods sparked evacuations of thousands in the Orenburg region, located some 1,200 kilometers (745 miles),...

58 killed by 2 weeks of floods in Tanzania

Apr. 15, 2024 02:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Floods have killed 58 people in Tanzania during the last two weeks, the government said, as heavy rains continue in the East African country. The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected, according to the government. ...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...