Latest Monsoons News

Mudslide in northeast India leaves 14 dead, over 30 missing

Jun. 30, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Pounding rain following weeks of heavy downpours triggered a mudslide in northeast India that killed at least 14 people and left more than 30 others missing, authorities said Thursday. Disaster response workers, police and local villagers were trying to rescue...

60 rescued in Capitol Reef Nat'l Park after roads flood

Jun. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Search and rescue crews evacuated about 60 people via helicopter on Thursday, after flash floods blanketed southern Utah's Capitol Reef National Park, washing out roads and stranding both visitors and park rangers at the popular outdoor destination known for cliffs and canyons made out of red rock....

Recent rain allows forests in US Southwest to reopen

Jun. 23, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Some national forests in Arizona and New Mexico are relaxing fire restrictions and reopening, thanks to a strong start to the annual rainy season in the southwest U.S. The monsoon has delivered much-needed moisture to the parched region and relief from...

Water receding slowly in flood-hit northeast Bangladesh

Jun. 23, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Water levels were slowly receding Thursday in major rivers in Bangladesh's flood-hit northeast, bringing hopes of relief to millions of Bangladeshis, but woes continued in India’s northeast, where 5.5 million people remained affected, officials said. Up...

Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

Jun. 22, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and making lives miserable for millions of others. Although the region is no stranger to...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak observatory 50% contained

Jun. 21, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson was 50% contained Tuesday, up from 40% in previous days. Authorities said nearly 440 firefighters were working the wildfire that now as...

AP PHOTOS: India, Bangladesh floods destroy homes, lives

Jun. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Early and strong monsoon rains have brought heavy flooding to northeastern India and Bangladesh, killing dozens of people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and cutting millions off from crucial supplies. In the particularly hard-hit area of...

Dozens dead, thousands homeless in Bangladesh, India floods

Jun. 21, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Villagers in northeastern Bangladesh crowded makeshift refugee centers and scrambled to meet boats arriving with food and fresh water as massive floods, which have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands there and in neighboring India, continued to...

Wildfire near Arizona's Kitt Peak less than half contained

Jun. 20, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that led to last week’s evacuation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson remained 40% contained Monday. Authorities said more than 300 firefighters continued working the wildfire that has now charred 31.8 square...

Officials try to deliver aid to flooded South Asia villages

Jun. 20, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in India and Bangladesh struggled Monday to deliver food and drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people evacuated from their homes in days of flooding that have submerged wide swaths of the countries. The floods triggered by monsoon rains...