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A car stands vertically on a muddy road after being washed away by flood, in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Heavy rain in the Kumamoto region triggered flooding and mudslides Saturday and left dozens still being stranded at their homes and other facilities. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

Jul. 5, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores were still stranded. Helicopters and boats...

A rescuer helps a worker cross a ladder to get across floodwaters from a construction site in Jing'an county in central China's Jiangxi province midnight Friday, July 3, 2020. A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding. (Chinatopix via AP)

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

Jul. 5, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third highest of four levels, for...

Surf, high tides flood Southern California's Newport Beach

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Workers were cleaning up after high tides caused a 40-foot sailboat to capsize and also flooded the streets of Newport Beach late Friday, causing a traffic jam that kept vehicles from leaving the Balboa Peninsula for hours. The Orange County Register reported that eight...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, two cars are flipped over after major flood damage, in Sanford, Mich. Sanford village, with a population of 859, is pulling together after the devastation of two dam failures in May. Volunteers are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed since there's no telling when major state and federal help will come.(Kaytie Boomer/The Bay City Times via AP File)

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

Jul. 4, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet (2 meters) of water entered the home, and though Hulse said she’s lucky that the house she's...

Areas are inundated in muddy waters that gushed out from the Kuma River in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed dead

Jul. 4, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged...

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...

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Jul. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the...

County Highway JJ is washed out by the Kinnickinnic River east of River Falls, Wis., Monday, June 29, 2020. Flash flooding made some roads impassable and forced some residents to evacuate their home in western Wisconsin where up to 6 inches of rain fell by Monday. (Andrew Krueger/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin

Jun. 29, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) — A 70-year-old man died Monday after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch as a western Wisconsin village grappled with hours of torrential rain that resulted in home evacuations and heavy floodwaters. Gary Parent of Emerald, Wisconsin, was driving a Dodge Grand...

Workers remove water near a loading dock, Monday, June 29, 2020, at Norwood Hospital, in Norwood, Mass. About 90 patients at the hospital had to be evacuated on Sunday, June 28, 2020 because of a power outage caused by heavy rain and flooding, according to authorities. The flooding caused what officials described as an

Rain, floods force temporary closure of hospital

Jun. 29, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Flooding and a power outage caused by torrential downpours forced the temporary closure of a Massachusetts hospital on Monday, officials said. About 90 patients were evacuated from Norwood Hospital on Sunday, and 30 to 40 additional patients were being moved Monday to other...

COVID-19 sweeps away matriarch in flood-ravaged mid-Michigan

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — With floodwaters rising and his wife hospitalized with COVID-19, Kevin Hennig feared the worst — missing critical moments with her. “I was worried about the bridges and the roads washing out, and I wouldn’t be able to get to her,” he said. He hurried to the...