Latest Floods News

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan,

Apr. 14, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...

Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

Apr. 12, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania spurred numerous rescues and evacuations in the region, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in a short time...

At least 13 people are killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000, the United Nations said, as forecasters warned more rains can be expected until June. The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Apr. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, on Friday announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding. The Orenburg mayor, Sergei Salmin, called on the...

Nearly 12,000 homes are flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan as water levels keep rising

Apr. 12, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 12,000 houses have been flooded in a Russian region bordering Kazakhstan as water levels in the Ural River keep rising and threatening more deluge, authorities said Thursday. The floods sparked evacuations of thousands in the Orenburg region, located some...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...

Water levels rise and homes flood in Russia after a dam bursts near the Kazakhstan border

Apr. 10, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

Russian officials scrambled to help homeowners displaced by floods as water levels rose in the Ural River, authorities said Wednesday. Floods in the Orenburg region near Russia's border with Kazakhstan sparked the evacuation of thousands of people following the collapse of a dam on...

Storms bring floods and damaging wind across the South; 1 dead in Mississippi

Apr. 10, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Severe storms blamed for a death in Mississippi spawned a tornado that demolished buildings in one Louisiana city Wednesday while inundating streets in low-lying New Orleans with hours of steady rain that snarled traffic and strained the city’s antiquated drainage system. ...

Russians stage a rare protest after a dam bursts and homes flood near the Kazakh border

Apr. 10, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

Russians in the city of Orsk gathered in a rare protest Monday, calling for compensation following the collapse of a dam and subsequent flooding in the Orenburg region near the border with Kazakhstan. Protests are an unusual sight in Russia where authorities have consistently cracked...

Floodwaters swept a bus from a bridge in Kenya. All passengers survived

Apr. 09, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-one passengers were rescued after their bus was swept away by floodwaters on a bridge in northern Kenya, authorities said Tuesday. The bus is stuck in the river about 30 meters from the bridge, although the waters are subsiding, Tana River county...