Latest Floods News

On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time

Sep. 28, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red”...

Thailand issues new flood warnings from seasonal rain

Sep. 28, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in Thailand issued fresh warnings Tuesday about flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains, after at least seven deaths were reported in the aftermath of a tropical storm that struck over the weekend. The Department of Disaster Prevention and...

NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

Sep. 27, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, install more drainage features and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city earlier this...

Parts of Maine dealt with extreme rain over the weekend

Sep. 27, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Storms that rolled through Maine left some places dealing with flash flooding and other places nearly dry over the weekend, officials said. The heaviest rain fell Saturday night and Sunday morning, with a swath from Bath to Newport receiving 4 to...

Monsoon rain may worsen floods in Thailand, Bangkok prepares

Sep. 27, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Seasonal monsoon rains may worsen flooding that has already badly affected about a third of Thailand, officials said Monday as flood gates and pumping stations were being used to reduce the potential damage. A tropical storm over the weekend swept through...

Cyclone floods parts of India's east coast, knocks out power

Sep. 27, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra...

Scars remain from 1971 flood that devastated Chester

Sep. 25, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Eyre Park was a tight and vibrant Chester development where the alumni rhapsodically recall summers of hide-and-seek, water-balloon fights, imprisoning lightning bugs in jars, and frantically chasing down the ice cream trucks in a neighborhood they had never wanted to...

New Hampshire delegation backs disaster declaration request

Sep. 25, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic Congressional delegation is backing the governor’s request for federal disaster declarations following storms and flooding in July and August. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

New Jersey weighs expanding flood buyback program after Ida

Sep. 24, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Liz Sawyer called Manville, New Jersey, home for more than two decades when Ida became the latest storm to send flood waters crashing into her house. For her and her family it will — she hopes — be the last time. “Let us get out of here,”...