Latest Floods News

Severe cyclone heading toward southern India; 4 dead

May. 16, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off southwestern India with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least four people, officials said Sunday. Cyclone...

Newsom's green budget has something for everyone — even bees

May. 14, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a drought that followed a year of historic wildfires exacerbated by a warming planet, California's governor on Friday proposed spending a record $11 billion on programs to combat climate change, promote clean air, shore up water supplies and prevent wildfires. ...

AP PHOTOS: 'Amazon Venice' scrambles to stay above floods

May. 14, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

Anama, BRAZIL (AP) — The rivers have been swelling for weeks in Brazil’s Amazon region, and residents in a town that bills itself as ‘The Venice of Amazonas’ traded motorcycles for canoes and are clambering atop fresh-laid planks inside their homes to stay dry. ...

Widespread flooding reported in northwest Alaska community

May. 13, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ice jam has caused widespread flooding in the community of Buckland, in northwest Alaska, officials said Thursday. “Even using hip waders, I can’t leave my house because the water is too deep,” said Nathan Hadley Jr., the vice mayor of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

New Florida law seeks to protect state from sea level rise

May. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida — one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise — will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to protect against coastal flooding under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday. ...

Torrential rains prompt flood watches in the South

May. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood warnings covered parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday as torrential rains pounded the state. Strong to severe storms were possible Tuesday in much of the southeastern U.S., The National Weather Service said. The storms could...

Federal officials approve Tennessee disaster declaration

May. 11, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials have approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee's severe weather and flooding in March. The Monday declaration will help 23 counties impacted by the storms that took place on March 27-28, according to the Tennessee...

Flooding from fire-charred area still threatens Flagstaff

May. 08, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It's nearly two years since a fire burned nearly 3.1 square miles (8.1 square kilometers) in hills north of Flagstaff but rows of concrete barriers and stacks of sandbags remain in place in neighborhoods along a wash. That's because heavy storm...

8 years after Sandy, $230M Hoboken flood plan gets kickoff

May. 06, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its banks and left Hoboken residents without power or water for days, the New Jersey city officially kicked off a large-scale flood prevention project Thursday that it hopes will be a national...