Latest Floods News

Northwest flooding evolving in areas hit by prior storm

Nov. 28, 2021 15:01 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Though flooding that was expected to threaten parts of the Northwest didn't end up being too bad Sunday, weather officials urged residents to remain alert because more rain was on the way to an area where there's lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. ...

Flood watches issued in Northwest as some urged to evacuate

Nov. 27, 2021 22:03 PM EST

Residents in Washington state were preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest, which saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest...

10 Maine communities working together to prevent flooding

Nov. 27, 2021 10:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ten Maine coastal communities on Casco Bay are banding together in hopes of being able to help prevent future flooding. Over the next two years, the Casco Bay communities will invest a half million dollars on projects that could include restoring...

Flooding fears hit Northwest due to 'atmospheric river'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Flood watches were issued for much of western Washington as storms associated with multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten parts of the Northwest that saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. The National Weather Service...

Washington faces threat of more 'atmospheric rivers,' floods

Nov. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters warned that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day. More moisture from atmospheric rivers — huge plumes...

Mississippi deluges: low salinity kills baby oysters

Nov. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs. Fresh water also has hurt baby oysters in southeast Louisiana...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...

Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood

Nov. 24, 2021 19:55 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said. The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Entergy’s Big Bet On Renewables It doesn’t seem all that long ago when Entergy had grand plans for nuclear power. But a recent announcement by the utility company shows how much things have...

1 WA county's flood losses could hit $50M; more rain coming

Nov. 24, 2021 12:47 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmospheric rivers” may drench the Pacific Northwest in the coming days. The...