Latest Floods News

Tropical Storm Philippe makes landfall in Barbuda as heavy rains drench northeast Caribbean

Oct. 02, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Philippe made landfall Monday in the tiny island of Barbuda as the erratic storm unleashed heavy rains and flash floods in the northeast Caribbean. The storm was about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east-southeast of St. Martin on Monday...

UN envoy calls for a 'unified mechanism' to lead reconstruction of Libya's flood-wrecked city

Oct. 02, 2023 17:05 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations’ top official in divided Libya on Monday called for a unified mechanism to lead the reconstruction of a coastal city that was wrecked by devastating floods last month. U.N. Special Envoy for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said in a statement that such a...

Southern Republicans look to nationalize 2023 governors' races by invoking Biden

Oct. 02, 2023 09:54 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden's name won't appear on the ballot anywhere in 2023, but you wouldn't know it from the campaigns that Republican candidates for governor are running in Kentucky and Mississippi. GOP nominees in both states — Kentucky Attorney General...

Tropical Storm Philippe a threat for flash floods overnight in Leeward Islands, forecasters say

Oct. 01, 2023 22:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Philippe is threatening to unleash heavy overnight rains and flash flooding in the Leeward Islands before eventually recurving out into the central Atlantic where it could gain hurricane status around midweek, forecasters say. The U.S. National Hurricane...

India's devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come, as climate and poor planning combine

Oct. 01, 2023 02:12 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Sanjay Chauhan witnessed monsoon rains lash down over his home and farm in the Indian Himalayas this year with a magnitude and intensity he's never experienced before. “Buildings have collapsed, roads are broken, there were so many landslides including one...

New York begins drying out after being stunned and soaked by record-breaking rainfall

Sep. 30, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City began drying out Saturday after being soaked by one of its wettest days in decades, as city dwellers dried out basements and traffic resumed on highways, railways and airports that were temporarily shuttered by Friday's severe rainfall. While the...

New York City area gets one of its wettest days in decades, as rain swamps subways and streets

Sep. 29, 2023 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain walloped the New York metropolitan area with a startling punch Friday, knocking out several subway and commuter rail lines, stranding drivers on highways, flooding basements and shuttering a terminal at LaGuardia Airport for hours in one of the city's wettest days in decades....

Storm eases in Greece but flood risk remains high amid rising river levels

Sep. 29, 2023 18:48 PM EDT

VOLOS, Greece (AP) — Bad weather eased in central Greece on Friday leaving widespread flooding and infrastructure damage across the farming region that has been battered by two powerful storms in less than a month. Divers located the body of missing pilot, a day after a helicopter...

As migration surges in Americas, 'funds simply aren't there' for humanitarian response, UN says

Sep. 28, 2023 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Countries in the Americas are reeling as the flow of migrants reaches historic levels, but international “funds simply aren’t there” for humanitarian needs, a United Nations official said. Ugochi Daniels, deputy director of operations for the International...

Storm Elias slams into a city in central Greece, filling homes with mud and knocking out power

Sep. 28, 2023 14:40 PM EDT

VOLOS, Greece (AP) — A second powerful storm in less than a month hammered parts of central Greece on Thursday, sweeping away roads, smashing bridges and flooding thousands of homes. The storm — called Elias — caused extensive flooding in the central city of Volos and left...