Latest Floods News

Tropical storm Ana floods Madagascar's capital; 34 dead

Jan. 24, 2022 10:42 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding in Madagascar, including in the capital city, raising the death toll from recent heavy rains to 34 people and displacing more than 55,000, officials said Monday. With torrential rains continuing,...

Gov. Parson wants to create new flood response agency

Jan. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to spend $10.4 million to create a new office that would help the state better prepare for floods and drought. Missouri Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Connie Patterson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that...

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approaching the Indian Ocean island,...

Flood displaced family behind Waverly’s Chinese restaurant

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Sammy Liu thought the worst of the storm had passed. It’s been more than four months since a deadly flood swept her town of Waverly. The deluge plowed through scores of properties and killed 20 people. In the immediate aftermath, Liu was simply grateful to...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...

Minnesota's beloved outdoor ice rinks require constant care

Jan. 15, 2022 01:05 AM EST

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — With temperatures consistently below zero, it’s safe to say winter is in full bloom. And with winter comes snow and ice. Skating is as much a part of Minnesota identity as snowmobiles and Spam. But setting up those ice rinks isn’t as simple as flooding...

Cellphone, keys found of man believed swept away

Jan. 11, 2022 16:43 PM EST

ELMA, Wash. (AP) — Police said Tuesday they have found the cellphone and car keys of a 39-year-old man who has been missing since he drove past a road closure sign early Sunday and his vehicle became disabled in floodwaters. Searchers found both items belonging to Timothy Warren...

German police conduct raids in connection with floods

Jan. 11, 2022 07:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany raided offices and homes on Tuesday in connection with the floods last summer in which more than 180 people died and hundreds more were injured. The public prosecutor’s office in Cologne coordinated the searches that were executed by 140...