Latest Floods News

The Latest: Mayor says uprooted trees 'cut houses in half'

Apr. 25, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — The Latest on a tornado that tore through Louisiana early Thursday(all times local): 11 a.m. The mayor of a northern Louisiana town hit by a tornado says trees uprooted by the winds "cut houses in half." Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker says he took a helicopter flight over the town of about...

New cyclone begins to make landfall in northern Mozambique

Apr. 25, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities carried out compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings to flee. Cyclone...

Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Apr. 24, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest...

The Latest: Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Apr. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on flash flooding from heavy rain over North Texas and Texas rolling plains (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A woman and her two young children died when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m....

Parson seeks disaster declaration following March floods

Apr. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is seeking a major disaster declaration in response to severe flooding in March. Parson's office said Wednesday that the Republican governor is asking President Donald Trump for federal assistance for 13 counties in northwest and southeast Missouri:...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...

33 reported dead in South Africa flooding, mudslides

Apr. 23, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. State broadcaster SABC on Tuesday cites provincial authorities on the number of fatalities. The flooding has been caused by heavy rains that began on Monday....

Cyprus lake, mineshaft searched for bodies after 2 found

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police investigators in Cyprus searched a flooded mineshaft and a lake Monday in their investigation of the killings of two women and the disappearance of the 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims. The bodies of two women were found in the abandoned mineshaft six days apart. The...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr. 21, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...