Latest Floods News

Phoenix area hit with monsoon rain, lightning and thunder

Jul. 23, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In Phoenix, scorching heat has been swapped for rain, lightning and flooding thanks to monsoon thunderstorms. Residents across metro Phoenix woke up Friday to a drenched landscape thanks to overnight rains that were accompanied by crackling thunder and...

Albuquerque official: 3 dead in flash flood was worst ever

Jul. 23, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flash flood warning was issued Friday in the south Albuquerque area, a day after a fire official called the apparent drownings of three men in rushing water following thunderstorms the deadliest such incident in the agency’s history. ...

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

Jul. 23, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included 54 killed in four...

Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

Jul. 23, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central Chinese province caused at least 51 deaths. Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and expected to...

Flood deaths in central Chinese city climb to 51

Jul. 23, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from catastrophic flooding in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou has risen to 51, state media reported Friday. The official China Daily newspaper and other media said the number included just Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province....

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network

Jul. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway operator estimated on Friday that last week's flooding caused damage worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to its network, offering another glimpse of the extent of the devastation. Authorities are still working to determine the...

Germans return to flooded town: 'The memories are gone'

Jul. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

ERFTSTADT, Germany (AP) — They escaped with their lives, but little else remains for some residents of Erftstadt-Blessem after the devastating flood that hit their town and other parts of Germany and neighboring countries last week. Authorities allowed families in the...

3rd body found in wake of storms, flooding in Albuquerque

Jul. 22, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters believe they have located a third person who went missing after being swept into an arroyo as a result of storms in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman Tom Ruiz said Thursday that crews recovered a body in the washout...

China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after deadly storms

Jul. 22, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Thursday were shoveling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods that killed at least 33 people in the city and surrounding areas. ...

Yemeni officials: Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in south, east

Jul. 22, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Flooding in Yemen killed at least 14 people this week after nonseasonal rainstorms hit parts of the country, security officials said. The provinces of al-Mahrah, Hadramawt, Shabwa, Abeen and Jouf in the south and east of Yemen have seen instances of...