Latest Monsoons News

Arizona utility: Really wet summer follows very dry winter

Sep. 16, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The second-driest winter on record in the Salt River Project's watershed was followed by a monsoon that the water and power utility said was the second-wettest since it started keeping records nearly 110 years ago. The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 250,000...

Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Sep. 15, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The...

Arizona getting emergency federal funds to fix flood damage

Sep. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Monday approved Arizona’s request to declare a major disaster over monsoon flooding two months ago so the state can get emergency federal funds. He also ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas of...

Torrential rains kill 17, destroy homes in northern Pakistan

Sep. 12, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains and mudslides hit areas in northwestern Pakistan early on Sunday, destroying homes and killing at least 17 people, police said. Officer Mohammad Nawaz said eleven bodies were recovered from the debris of mud and brick...

Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty in US Southwest

Sep. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the...

Scientists launch effort to collect water data in US West

Aug. 26, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced a new kind of climate observatory near the headwaters of the Colorado River that will help scientists better predict rain and snowfall in the U.S. West and determine how much of it will flow through the region. ...

Monsoon flooding damages border wall gates in east Arizona

Aug. 23, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Several metal flood gates in the newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in easternmost Arizona were ripped off their hinges last week by flooding from unusually heavy monsoon rains, authorities say. A spokesman for the Border Patrol's...

Governor tours flood area as Arizona sees 4 deaths in a week

Aug. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday toured a small community where recent flooding inundated homes and led to two deaths, part of a trail of destruction in the state unleashed by a fierce monsoon season. The governor praised the resiliency of the people of...

2 dead as severe flooding threat persists in southwestern US

Aug. 15, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A second person has died from flooding caused by monsoon-type rains in far western Texas and southern New Mexico and Arizona. A 2-year-old girl died Friday of injuries she suffered in the collapse of a basement wall at her family’s El Paso,...

Monsoon rain hits south-central Arizona; 2 deaths reported

Aug. 14, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon rain drenched south-central Arizona, closing parts of a Phoenix freeway and causing flooding in the rural community of Gila Bend, where two people have died. Gila Bend’s mayor on Saturday declared a state of emergency for the town of 2,000...