Latest Floods News

NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

Sep. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, design more systems to catch and drain water and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city...

Parts of Maine dealt with extreme rain over the weekend

Sep. 27, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Storms that rolled through Maine left some places dealing with flash flooding and other places nearly dry over the weekend, officials said. The heaviest rain fell Saturday night and Sunday morning, with a swath from Bath to Newport receiving 4 to...

Monsoon rain may worsen floods in Thailand, Bangkok prepares

Sep. 27, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Seasonal monsoon rains may worsen flooding that has already badly affected about a third of Thailand, officials said Monday as flood gates and pumping stations were being used to reduce the potential damage. A tropical storm over the weekend swept through...

Cyclone floods parts of India's east coast, knocks out power

Sep. 27, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra...

Scars remain from 1971 flood that devastated Chester

Sep. 25, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Eyre Park was a tight and vibrant Chester development where the alumni rhapsodically recall summers of hide-and-seek, water-balloon fights, imprisoning lightning bugs in jars, and frantically chasing down the ice cream trucks in a neighborhood they had never wanted to...

New Hampshire delegation backs disaster declaration request

Sep. 25, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Democratic Congressional delegation is backing the governor’s request for federal disaster declarations following storms and flooding in July and August. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

New Jersey weighs expanding flood buyback program after Ida

Sep. 24, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Liz Sawyer called Manville, New Jersey, home for more than two decades when Ida became the latest storm to send flood waters crashing into her house. For her and her family it will — she hopes — be the last time. “Let us get out of here,”...

AgCenter: Ida agriculture damage at least $584M in Louisiana

Sep. 23, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s winds and floods did at least $584 million in damage to agriculture in Louisiana, experts at the LSU AgCenter estimate. More than half of that — $315.9 million — is timber damage, with another $207 million, or 35% of the...

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

Sep. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousands of families are now swamped with...