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People talk outside their homes at a neighborhood affected by flood in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on Borneo Island, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  many thousands of people have been evacuated and a number have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia's Borneo island, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Iman Satria)

Tens of thousands evacuated amid Indonesia floods

Jan. 17, 2021 8:17 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia's Borneo island, officials said Sunday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said floods brought by intense rains caused...

In this photo released by Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Mount Semeru spews volcanic material during an eruption in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. The highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on Saturday. (National Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)

Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island spews hot clouds

Jan. 16, 2021 9:17 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on Saturday. There were no immediate evacuations, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency warned people who live in...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1968 file photo, an Egyptian worker waves as he stands on top of a rock overlooking the partly constructed power station on the Aswan High Dam, Egypt. Egyptians are marking 50 years since the inauguration of the Nile dam, a massive feat of construction that has shaped the course of modern-day Egypt. It spared it from seasonal droughts and flooding, and generated electricity. (AP Photo, File)

Fifty years on, the Nile dam that changed the face of Egypt

Jan. 14, 2021 10:38 AM EST

MANIAL SULTAN, Egypt (AP) — Yassin Saeed remembers when the Nile’s annual flood drenched his village in the years before the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Now, former flood lands are green fields year-round. “Our lives were very hard,” said the 76-year-old Egyptian, recounting...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a construction crew works on new homes in San Francisco. Your insurance policy is your safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions before forking over your premium. Learn what the dwelling coverage per square foot is to discover coverage gaps. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

Jan. 13, 2021 8:42 AM EST

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it’s a critical part of the homebuying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions to make sure you have the coverage...

Rescuers search for victims at a village hit by Sunday's landslides in Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Landslides triggered by heavy rain in the village left at a number of people died and injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Sorasoca)

26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

Jan. 11, 2021 11:46 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed and 29 others injured in the landslides that were triggered by heavy rain on...

Stranded residents try to reach their cars in the flooded street, following heavy rain and snowfall in Fushe Kosove, Kosovo on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Many roads have been blocked and bridges damaged, according to the authorities. There have been no casualties or lost livestock so far. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Snow, heavy rain in Balkans cause floods, disrupt traffic

Jan. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Days of heavy rain and snow across the Balkans left homes and fields flooded Monday, disrupted traffic on highways and at ports and caused power outages. In Serbia, authorities on Monday started clearing up tons of garbage that was clogging a southwestern lake after it was swept...

Albania helps families in flooded areas with food, water

Jan. 10, 2021 1:18 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities said Sunday that military troops have supplied food and water to families in the northwest isolated from the recent flooding following heavy rainfall in the last week. A Defense Ministry statement reported at least 36 families evacuated in Lezha and Durres...

In this photo provided by the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency, rescuers work the scene of a landslide in Cihanjuang village, Indonesia, early Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Two landslides in the Sumedang district of West Java province triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia left multiple people dead and injured, officials said Sunday.  (Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)

Landslides in Indonesia leave at least 11 dead

Jan. 9, 2021 11:43 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two landslides triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia left at least 11 dead and 18 injured, officials said Sunday. The second landslide in Cihanjuang village in the Sumedang district of West Java province occurred as rescuers were still evacuating people following the first...

Days of heavy rain cause flooding in western Albania

Jan. 8, 2021 3:31 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Heavy rain in Albania over the past three days has flooded thousands of acres of fields, blocked roads and forced authorities to evacuate scores of people, officials said Friday. The government’s emergency committee said more than 5,000 hectares (12,350 acres) were inundated...

This Monday, Jan. 4, 2020 photo provided by Saint Peter's Lutheran Church shows flood damage in their church in the Manhattan borough of New York after a water main break. The Lutheran church was already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 congregation members during the pandemic. (Saint Peter's Lutheran Church via AP)

Flooding brings new woes to NYC church hard-hit by COVID-19

Jan. 5, 2021 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the congregation has suffered a new trauma: Severe flood damage from the rupture of a major municipal water main. The flooding caused significant damage Monday to the sanctuary and to...