Latest Floods News

Rain pounds northern New Zealand; further flooding expected

Jan. 31, 2023 05:22 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Auckland prepared for another round of flooding as rain battered northern New Zealand's Northland region, which declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the deluge. A state of emergency was already in place for Auckland, which saw...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding

Jan. 30, 2023 20:03 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Residents in New Zealand's largest city were bracing Tuesday for another deluge and more flooding, four days after Auckland endured its wettest day on record in a storm that killed four people. A state of emergency was in place for Auckland, and...

Tropical storm leaves 30 dead, 20 missing in Madagascar

Jan. 30, 2023 09:16 AM EST

ANTANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Flooding and landslides caused by the passage of tropical storm Cheneso across Madagascar caused 30 deaths, left 20 people missing and affected tens of thousands across the Indian Ocean island nation, according to a provisional assessment Monday. The...

Hawaii firefighter injured when swept away in storm drain

Jan. 28, 2023 19:45 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii firefighter was critically injured when he was swept into a storm drain and carried the length of eight football fields until being dumped on the shoreline, officials said. The accident occurred as nearly 13 inches (33 centimeters) of rain fell on...

Biden pays tribute to victims of California shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 22:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday honored 18 people killed in two California mass shootings, saying “we have to be there” with the communities that have been forever scarred by gun violence. “Our prayers are with the people of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay,...

Snow, winds cause traffic chaos, power cuts in Slovenia

Jan. 23, 2023 07:14 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A snow storm packing strong winds has wreaked traffic chaos on a key highway and other roads in Slovenia Monday, while leaving parts of the country temporarily without electricity. Officials said the late Sunday snowfall caused over a dozen traffic...

In soaked California, few homeowners have flood insurance

Jan. 21, 2023 00:09 AM EST

ACAMPO, Calif. (AP) — On Sunday morning, Kyle Starks woke up to floodwaters that reached the door of his Jeep after yet another heavy rain storm drenched California. Emergency crews showed up with boats to float Starks and other residents of his rural mobile home park in Acampo to safety. ...

Man's body found in Serbia as Balkans struggles with floods

Jan. 20, 2023 09:10 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man's body has been pulled from a swollen river in southwestern Serbia and rescuers are searching for another man, state television said Friday, as floods across the Balkans closed down schools, hampered traffic and soaked homes and farmland. The floods...

Serbian TV: 2 missing as rains cause flooding in southwest

Jan. 19, 2023 13:35 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Emergency teams in Serbia Thursday were searching for two people swept away by a swollen river in a southwestern town as floods led to evacuations and emergency measures, state RTS television reported. Heavy rainfall this week across the Balkans has caused...