Latest Monsoons News

At least 10 killed, 30 missing in Nepal landslides

Jul. 10, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rain on Friday killed at least 10 people and left 30 others missing in Nepal, officials said. Seven people died when mudslides hit three different spots around the resort town of Pokhara, police official Subash Hamal said. Pokhara, 200...

Man rescued from floodwaters east of Sierra Vista

Jul. 3, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Cochise County say they rescued a man whose vehicle was stuck in a running wash east of Sierra Vista. A sheriff's news release says deputies were called at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday to an area about 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of Sierra Vista. They found...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

Lightning kills 83 people across India's Bihar state

Jun. 25, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Lightning killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said. Many were struck as they were planting seeds in 23 of the state's 38 districts, a government statement said. Thirteen deaths were reported...

Northern Arizona forests set to tighten fire restrictions

Jun. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — National forests in northern Arizona are expanding fire restrictions because of dry conditions ahead of the anticipated arrival of the monsoon season. Campfires have been prohibited across all six national forests in Arizona since late April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

I-10 system to warn drivers of blowing dust now operational

Jun. 10, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — State officials say a new system to warn of hazardous driving conditions during dust storms on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson is operational in time for next Monday's official start of the monsoon season. According to the state Department of Transportation, the...

A vendor drinks water on a summer day in Jammu, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Many northern cities in India are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Northern India wilts under crippling heat wave

May. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India braces for a hotter than usual summer, many cities in the country's north are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperatures in northern India are the highest that the country...