Latest Monsoons News

Mudslide partially collapses mine in Pakistan, killing 4

Jul. 24, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A mudslide at a mine in southwest Pakistan killed four coal miners and injured two others on Saturday following heavy monsoon rains, officials said. Local government administrator Amir Khan said that by the time rescuers reached the area hit by...

Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Jul. 24, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they...

Phoenix area cooled by monsoon rain; flooding reported

Jul. 23, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching summer heat in Phoenix has been replaced by rain, lightning, flooding and cool temperatures because of monsoon thunderstorms. Scattered storms that began Thursday continued through Friday, with about 60% of metro Phoenix reporting received...

Arizona GOP official: Ballots in recount safe from roof leak

Jul. 23, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms. “No ballots...

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

Jul. 23, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included 54 killed in four...

Summer thunderstorms bring heavy rains to some Vegas areas

Jul. 19, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thunderstorms returned to the Las Vegas area on Monday, a day after pop-up storms dropped more than an inch of rain in some areas, bringing reports of flooded roads in foothill neighborhoods but no serious damage. National Weather Service meteorologist...

Landslides kill 20 after monsoon rains in India's Mumbai

Jul. 18, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials said Sunday. India's National Disaster Response Force said 17 people were killed and two others were injured after a wall...

Flash flooding sweeps Arizona; 1 rafter dead in Grand Canyon

Jul. 16, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said. The flood was part of monsoon storms...

Lightning strikes in India kill 38 people in 24 hours

Jul. 12, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Lightning has killed at least 38 people across two Indian states over the past 24 hours, officials said Monday. A majority of the deaths occurred in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after being struck by lightning near a watchtower...

Arizona's trogon count plummets due to drought

Jul. 10, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Early the morning of June 30, Tucson nature photographer Ian Adrian heard the sound of what resembled a small dog barking while hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains. Looking around, he saw a male elegant trogon, Southern Arizona’s colorful signature bird, perched on a...