Latest Floods News

  • At least 10 dead in Myanmar floods
    At least 10 dead in Myanmar floods Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 10 people in Myanmar in the last 48 hours, state media and officials reported Sunday. More »

  • Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan: official
    Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan: official Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan have left 36 dead and affected more than 250,000 people, disaster management officials said Saturday, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages. More »

  • Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan
    Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the country, police said. More »

  • Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan
    Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed 12 more people across the country, bringing the overall death toll since early last week to 15, as rescuers struggle to move those stranded to safer places. More »

  • Glacial melt blamed for flood in Central Asian city Almaty Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kazakhstan say a flood that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from the outskirts of the country's largest city was due to the rapid melting of a glacier in the nearby mountains. More »

  • Pakistan military helicopters, boats evacuate flood victims
    Pakistan military helicopters, boats evacuate flood victims Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military deployed helicopters and boats Wednesday to evacuate flood victims from the country's north, where monsoon rains and flash floods washed away several villages this week. More »

  • Flood damage to California bridges worse than suspected
    Flood damage to California bridges worse than suspected Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    The damage to interstate highway bridges from flash flooding in Southern California's desert over the weekend proved more widespread than initially thought, with construction crews working Tuesday to reinforce ... More »

  • Flash floods in northern Pakistan kill at least 2 people Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani local government spokesman says this week's flash floods triggered by monsoon rains in the country's north have killed at least two people and damaged several homes, roads and bridges. More »

  • California bridge passed inspection, failed in flash flood
    California bridge passed inspection, failed in flash flood Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — The interstate bridge that washed out in the desert between Los Angeles and Phoenix easily withstood its daily load of thousands of cars and trucks, but it failed when the pounding of a powerful flash flood scoured away land where the bridge was anchored, officials said Monday. More »

  • Flash flood washed out otherwise sound California bridge
    Flash flood washed out otherwise sound California bridge Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The interstate bridge that washed out in the desert between Los Angeles and Phoenix easily withstood its daily load of thousands of cars and trucks, but the pounding of an unusually powerful flash flood ... More »

  • Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people in north Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state media say heavy rains triggered flash floods that killed 11 people in a mountainous area in the country's north. More »

  • Arizona Floods Sweep Away Buildings And Vehicles
    Arizona Floods Sweep Away Buildings And Vehicles Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Torrential flash floods have destroyed builkdings and swept away cars after severe storms hit Arizona. Up to 3,000 home and businesses were left without power as more than 50 electricity poles were knocked down, according to the Arizona Public Service. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for Maricopa County early in the evening on Saturday before flooding hit the state's capital and largest city Phoenix. More »

  • Body of fourth flood victim found in Kentucky Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    On the same day Kevin Johnson buried his mother, searchers found the body of his 34-year-old son who drowned while trying to save his grandmother from flash flooding that ravaged their tiny Appalachian community. More »

  • Typhoon Nangka lashes Japan, killing two, triggering floods
    Typhoon Nangka lashes Japan, killing two, triggering floods Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Powerful Typhoon Nangka lashed Japan on Friday, killing at least two people and triggering floods as authorities urged more than 230,000 residents to evacuate. More »

  • Kentucky flood victims tell anguished tales of loss, grief
    Kentucky flood victims tell anguished tales of loss, grief Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — The last time Heather Blair saw her disabled son, Richard, both were fighting for their lives as floodwaters rose inside their home. More »

  • Heavy rains flood Guyana's capital, other low-lying areas Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Heavy rains are flooding major swaths of Guyana's coastal capital and other low-lying areas. More »

  • Mud, rain, debris, hamper search for Kentucky flood victims
    Mud, rain, debris, hamper search for Kentucky flood victims Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — As the Johnson family dug through the wreckage where their trailers once stood, they found a mud-soaked box of family photos, cherished heirlooms and a tiny porcelain statue of Jesus, but not what they were looking for. More »

  • The Latest: Search resumes for 6 missing in Kentucky floods Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — Search crews are combing the hilly Appalachian terrain in Kentucky after floodwaters killed three people and left five others missing. More »

  • 2 dead, 6 missing in Kentucky floods; storms strike again
    2 dead, 6 missing in Kentucky floods; storms strike again Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — Doris Hardin watched the water rise from the window of her mobile home in rural Johnson County. Her lights flickered off then her neighbor banged on the door, shouting for her to flee. More »

  • Climate change caused Russian flood: study
    Climate change caused Russian flood: study Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Scientists presented rare evidence Monday linking climate change to a specific weather disaster: flooding that killed more than 170 people in Russia in 2012. More »

  • Indian Kashmir flood sparks wave of property insurance sales Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    By Athar Parvaiz SRINIGAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insurance companies in Indian-administered Kashmir, which was hit by a destructive flood last September, have collected substantially higher premiums this year as property owners seek to avoid further financial losses from weather-linked disasters. Ravindra Koul, senior manager with United India Insurance, said its policy numbers had jumped by nearly a third this year as people move to protect their homes and business properties. “With the spread of awareness about insurance among the educated class, the growth rate in insurance policies all across India is only 10 percent this year, while Kashmir has recorded a 30 percent increase because of last year’s disaster,” Koul said. More »

  • 10 lions, hundreds of dead animals in India floods: report
    10 lions, hundreds of dead animals in India floods: report Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Ten endangered Asiatic lions, 1670 blue bulls and 87 spotted deer were amongst hundreds of wild animals killed in the recent floods to hit west India's Gujarat, a government report said Sunday. More »

  • India floods kill 10 endangered lions near Gujarat sanctuary
    India floods kill 10 endangered lions near Gujarat sanctuary Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions, forest officials said in a report. More »

  • Flood damages retreat center tied to artist Georgia O'Keeffe Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico retreat that the famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe regarded as "the best place in the world" suffered extensive damage this week when heavy rains swept through arroyos. More »

  • Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape rising housing costs
    Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape rising housing costs Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Rocketing housing costs in Britain's capital have fuelled a surge in Londoners seeking cheaper accommodation on boats, with increased numbers putting pressure on the city's historic network of rivers and canals. More »

  • Flash floods caused by rain kill 5 near Pakistani capital Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rescuers say flash floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least five people near the capital, Islamabad. More »

  • Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines
    Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities. More »

  • Tanzania gives free land to coax flood victims from disaster zones Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    "We have lost everything," Kasele, 37, told Thomson Reuters Foundation. "We could not salvage anything because the water started pouring into the house at night.” Kasele and her family, who live in the low-lying Kinondoni district, are among the hundreds of Tanzanian residents who have been repeatedly hit by flooding. Since April, a spate of heavy downpours has been pounding Dar es Salaam, leaving dozens dead and thousands homeless, and wreaking havoc with the fragile city's infrastructure. More »

  • Authorities ID Boy Scout who died in New Mexico flash flood Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Monday released the name of a Boy Scout who died after being swept away by a flash flood during a camping trip with his troop in northern New Mexico. More »

  • Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in southeastern Bangladesh Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people were marooned on higher ground as flood waters submerged areas around Cox's Bazar and the hilly district of Bandarban. Local police official Habibur Rahman confirmed the toll to reporters after four more bodies were recovered from a river on Sunday. ... More »

  • Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi
    Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links. More »

  • Floods hit Russia's Olympic city of Sochi
    Floods hit Russia's Olympic city of Sochi Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Flash floods brought the Black Sea resort of Sochi to a standstill on Thursday and apparently killed at least one person as it halted trains and left cars half-submerged in the city where Russia staged the Winter Olympics. Policemen, who had been sent to evacuate people from some areas outside Sochi after several hours of torrential rain, found one male corpse, a regional Internal Ministry said in a statement on Thursday evening. Russian Railways said train service had been partly restored after a halt to the station in Adler, the district that hosted many of the Olympic events. More »

  • Kujira causes flash floods in Vietnam
    Kujira causes flash floods in Vietnam Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Tropical Cyclone collapses in the hills above the Red River Delta More »

  • Floods leaves 41 dead in western India
    Floods leaves 41 dead in western India Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday. More »

  • Flash floods kill 7, leave 4 missing in northern Vietnam Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province. More »