Latest Floods News

Storms flood the Ozarks and strand drivers in Toronto. New York community is devastated by tornado

Jul. 17, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada, leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a tornado that ravaged a community in upstate New York and stranding drivers in high water around...

Water rescues underway during flooding in Arkansas, officials say. Storms this week have left several dead across US

Jul. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT
YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Water rescues underway during flooding in Arkansas, officials say. Storms this week have left several dead across US.

Hikers and cyclists can now cross Vermont on New England's longest rail trail, a year after floods

Jul. 17, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) — A year after epic summer flooding delayed the official opening of New England’s longest rail trail, the 93-mile route across northern Vermont is finally delivering on the promise made years ago of a cross-state recreation trail. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail...

Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

Jul. 16, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural process of erosion. The fossil found next to...

Vermont governor urges residents to report flood damage to the state for FEMA determination

Jul. 16, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

Vermont's governor on Tuesday urged residents to report any damage from last week's flooding to the state, even if they plan to do repairs themselves, so that counties can meet the threshold for individual federal assistance. The flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl damaged...

Vermont seeks federal damage assessment for floods caused by Hurricane Beryl's remnants

Jul. 15, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is seeking an assessment to determine whether last week’s flooding, which damaged homes, knocked down bridges and washed out roads, qualifies for a federal disaster declaration and aid. The flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl happened a...

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,...