Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Flooding News

Eight dead, several missing in Arizona flash-flooding

Los Angeles - Flash flooding that swept over a swimming hole near Payson, Arizona has left at least eight people dead with several still missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Lagos flooding causes panic and finger-pointing at government

Lagos - The entire metropolis of Lagos in Nigeria's Lagos state is now submerged after a week of heavy rains. The flooding has been so severe that business was brought to a stand-still and as of Monday morning, the finger-pointing has begun.

Heavy rains and flooding the biggest threat from T.S. Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to swirl in the Gulf off the coast of Louisiana. Overnight, Cindy dumped heavy rains throughout the state and into Alabama and Mississippi. More heavy rain and flooding is expected on Wednesday.

Emergency personnel in Cape Town preparing for gigantic storm

Cape Town - Resident's in drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa may get a little relief from their water woes as a monster winter storm, the first of the season approaches.

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.

Impact of heavy rains and flooding continues to grow in Midwest

Heavy rains in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have brought many rivers to record levels, causing at least 20 deaths and forcing hundreds to flee their homes as levees break. More levees are now at risk as the rains continue.

Zimbabwe floods leave hundreds dead and thousands homeless

Going from a devastating drought to heavy rains and flooding can put an added strain on national resources. And in Zimbabwe, which is already in arrears in payments to foreign lenders, the floods and loss of homes and lives create a dire situation.

Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California

Sacramento - Northern California is continuing to reel from an atmospheric river event that has produced evacuation orders, water rescues and dangerous flooding and mudslides.

Nepalese Army drains glacial lake near Mt. Everest to safe level

Nepal's army has confirmed it has finished draining a glacial lake to safe levels, preventing it from flooding several villages downstream and putting the lives of thousands of people at risk.

Hurricane Matthew continues to track to the north-northwest

As Hurricane Matthew continues to crawl up the Florida coastline, attention is shifting to Georgia and South Carolina, where heavy rainfall and storm surge will cause major flooding in the low-lying coastal areas.

Newton pushed into southwestern U.S. Wednesday evening

Tucson - Tropical Storm Newton made its second landfall Wednesday morning near Bahia Kino in northwest Mexico. Newton is expected to weaken as it moves to the east-northeast over Arizona and New Mexico in the next 24 hours, bringing heavy rains and flooding.

Gulf Coast warned to prepare for heavy rains and flooding

The Florida Division of Emergency management (FDEM) is urging residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast from Tampa to Pensacola to prepare for potentially heavy rains and flooding through Thursday.

Surging river water kills five hikers in Taiwan

Taipei - Surging waters triggered by torrential rain killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday.

Atlantic tropical storm will drench Memorial day beach goers

Beach goers this Memorial Day weekend may almost certainly be in for a drenching if their destination is the beaches in North or South Carolina. A tropical storm is cutting a path straight toward the Carolinas.

El Nino's impact is not over as its sibling looms — Part 2

After experiencing a record El Nino, signs are pointing to the formation of La Nina, the flip-side of El Nino, and the odds of La Nina forming have jumped to 70 percent. There is a lot of interest in how strong La Nina might be and how it will affect us.

El Nino's impact is not over as it's sibling looms — Part 1

The current El Nino weather phenomenon which began last year has affected 60 million people worldwide, leaving many countries in desperate need of assistance. But even as El Nino begins to weaken, we are not out of the woods yet.

Third storm in a week batters UK and Ireland

One storm is more than enough to deal with, but three within a week is way too much. But that is what the UK, Scotland and Ireland are living with today as storm Frank moves through the region.

Record rainfall spawns 'slow-motion disaster' in South Carolina

Charleston - Residents in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina are doing their best to make it through what is being labeled a "slow-motion disaster," as record rainfall pounds the state. Governor Nikki Haley is calling for "All hands on deck."

Uruguay flooding forces 4,000 from their homes

Montevideo - Flooding from days of heavy rain in Uruguay has forced nearly 4,000 people from their homes, officials said Monday.

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Houston - Torrential rain left much of Texas swamped Wednesday after wild weather killed at least 28 people in the United States and Mexico, and Houston's mayor warned more flooding could be in store.

Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma leaves at least three dead

Washington - Flash flooding from record rains in Texas and Oklahoma left at least three people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said Sunday, warning of more wild weather to come.

Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma prompts evacuations

Houston - Almost 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Texas over a period of 24 hours, as a storm system moved across northern Texas and most of Oklahoma on Saturday, prompting rescues and the evacuation of numerous people.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

- Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

Death toll in Southern Africa reaches 260 as rains continue

Southern African nations were left reeling after what is being discribed as the worst disaster in years hit in the form of a tropical storm. Torrential rains produced extensive flooding, killing over 250 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Body of missing deputy swept away by flood waters recovered

Austin - Rescue crews frantically searched for a missing Texas Sheriff's deputy after her patrol car was swept away by rushing flood waters early Thursday morning.

Month's worth of rain, 100mph winds as 'Wild Wednesday' hits UK

Large swathes of the UK are preparing for "Wild Wednesday" with 100 mph winds and a month's worth of heavy rain, including in the South, where thousands of homes are already waist deep in flood water.

Winter storms and localized flooding spreads to UK's eastern area Special

The West Country and south western counties of England and many parts of Wales are now into the third month of successive Atlantic storms. There are major floods and a serious risk to life.

The West Country deluge and the response

Flooding has recently caused devastation in the UK, especially Somerset. The authorities have been severely criticised for the way they handled it.

UK braced for a New Year's Day storm, bringing more flooding

Parts of the UK experienced severe flooding over the Christmas period and the bad news is that bad weather is set to return as Britain welcomes in 2014.

Cleaning up after the floods

Flooding was in the news earlier this month, and it still is, but some people are even unhappier with the response than they were with the deluge.
  1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Flooding


Flooding Image

This underpass used by cyclists and pedestrians in Corey s Mill  Hertfordshire  was flooded some six...
This underpass used by cyclists and pedestrians in Corey's Mill, Hertfordshire, was flooded some six feet deep by rain water.
MLK Boulevard flooded.  Fayetteville  Ark.  April 25  2011
MLK Boulevard flooded. Fayetteville, Ark. April 25, 2011
KNWA Facebook photo
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
YouTube
High tide floods St. Mark s Square  Venice  Italy
High tide floods St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
Video screen capture
Britain s Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Grego...
Britain's Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. The prince visited flood-hit communities in the south west of England
© Reuters / Toby Melville
Evacuees fill an entire public gymnasium in Macasandig Village in Cagayan de Oro City. With no runni...
Evacuees fill an entire public gymnasium in Macasandig Village in Cagayan de Oro City. With no running water, this evacuation center is vulnerable to outbreak of diseases
Oxfam International
Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
Jacqui Charles
Torrential rains soak residents across South Carolina  washing out roads and forcing locals to be re...
Torrential rains soak residents across South Carolina, washing out roads and forcing locals to be rescued by fire department officials in boat. (Oct. 4)
Associated Press
Since 2005  New Hampshire has experienced an increase in the frequency and severity of flooding: Hea...
Since 2005, New Hampshire has experienced an increase in the frequency and severity of flooding: Heavy rains, high rivers, disaster spending and news coverage of flooding all set new records during this decade.
University of New Hampshire
N. A. West Block Co. Being flooded  Ellijay. Carteret River overflows. Atlanta  Ga.
N. A. West Block Co. Being flooded Ellijay. Carteret River overflows. Atlanta, Ga.
Michael Daly/Twitter
Flood waters submerge parts of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus depot in Nashville.
Flood waters submerge parts of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus depot in Nashville.
People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
IRIN Photos/flickr
Mississippi River flooding in Memphis  TN.
Mississippi River flooding in Memphis, TN.
Chris Wieland/flickr
Daredevils laughing in the face of nature s fury  or highly risky behavior?
Daredevils laughing in the face of nature's fury, or highly risky behavior?
Cameron Todd/YouTube
Untitled
Twitter
Many roads in California are closed due to flooding or damage from this latest round of storms.
Many roads in California are closed due to flooding or damage from this latest round of storms.
CalTran District 3
Trees down in Braithwaithe Louisiana area
Trees down in Braithwaithe Louisiana area
Screen Captrue
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
YouTube
The water here was well in excess of head height during flooding near to Sainsbury s supermarket  Co...
The water here was well in excess of head height during flooding near to Sainsbury's supermarket, Corey's Mill, Stevenage.
Untitled
#Louisiana on Twitter