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Financial risk from flooding in U.S. rising due to climate change

Brooklyn - The cost of federal flood insurance will need to increase significantly in much of the country to meet the growing risks of climate change, new data suggests, creating a political headache for the Biden administration.

Glacier breaks off in India causing massive flooding and death

At least 200 people are missing and feared dead in northern India after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, sending a massive torrent of water and debris into two dams, shattering one. Search and rescue is ongoing.

Data shows 14.6 million properties in U.S. at risk from floods

A new, nationwide flood modeling tool released Monday paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, both now and in the future. And as climate change accelerates, the flood risk will only grow.

Southern Puerto Rico hit by magnitude 5.0 quake today

San Juan - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month.

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Venice - Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square.

Italy hit by heavy rains, flooding in Venice

Rome - Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding.

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Paris - Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions, where five people have died and 3,500 forced to flee their homes, as train and air services were disrupted for yet another day.

Death toll from Spain floods rises to four

Madrid - Two more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to four as the storm caused havoc for travellers and forced 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

Two dead as torrential rains batter southeast Spain

Madrid - Two people died when their car overturned as torrential rains and flooding hit southeastern Spain Thursday, sparking travel chaos and closing schools in a move affecting hundreds of thousands of children, officials said.

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change

So-called '100 year floods' will have far more frequently due to climate change, according to new research in relation to the U.S. These means coastal communities need to be better prepared.

Florida starts evacuations as Category 4 Hurricane Dorian grows

Hurricane Dorian has grown into a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 131 mph. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has the track east of where it had been for much of the day Thursday.

Barry back to Tropical Storm status but rain and floods continue

Following a brief stint as a Category 1 hurricane, Barry weakened once again to a tropical storm on Saturday after making landfall along the central Louisiana coast.

Louisiana's new climate plan addresses 'existential crisis'

Baton Rouge - On Wednesday, Louisiana released a sweeping plan called LA SAFE, detailing climate adaptation strategies and underscoring the problem of coastal land loss. The plan is a detailed blueprint for coping with global warming.

Blame Ontario government for three million trees to be destroyed

Kemptville - Environmentalists are concerned the Ontario government has cut $4.7 million in funding for a massive tree planting program. One of the nurseries in the program said it will likely have to destroy about three million trees because of the cancellation.

Death toll rises to 7 as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to strike India in the last 20 years, made landfall around 8 a.m. Friday morning, local time, pummeling the country's east coast with the equivalent force of a Category 3 hurricane.

Number of flood victims spikes as Ottawa River keeps rising

Residents in a corridor along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers between Montreal and the boundary with Ontario are being told the rivers won't peak until Monday or Tuesday, while in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, a dike breach forced 6,000 people to flee.

Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood

Rio De Janeiro - Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain.

The face of global warming — 'Unprecedented' flooding in Iran

Tehran - At least 37 people have been killed in southern Iran as the result of "unprecedented" flooding that occurred on Monday after heavy rains swept through the Middle East, according to Radio Farda. More rain is expected.

Farmers in Carolinas could take billions in losses from Florence

For farmers in North Carolina, Hurricane Florence is testing their resolve. Most are still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Matthew two years ago, and now they are faced with billions of dollars in losses this year.

Florence is going to sit in place, producing 'extreme rainfall'

Storm surges of nine to 13 feet and rainfall up to 40 inches: those are two of the direst warnings about Hurricane Florence's impact on parts of North and South Carolina. The massive storm has forced more than one million people to flee.

Do not underestimate the threat of Florence — It is dangerous

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of Virginia, North and South Carolina have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting hundreds of thousands of residents in coastal areas.

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

Record rain across soggy France keeps Seine rising

Paris - The Seine continued its relentless rise on Thursday, flooding quays with muddy water and putting museums on an emergency footing as record rainfall pushed rivers over their banks across northeastern France.

Record rain across sodden France keeps Seine rising

Paris - The Seine continued to rise Thursday, flooding streets and putting museums on an emergency footing as record rainfall pushed rivers over their banks across northeastern France.The river which flows through Paris is expected to reach a peak of up to 6.

Hurricanes shed light on the vulnerabilities in U.S. power grid

Two Category 4 hurricanes, back-to-back, not only caused extensive damage, massive flooding, and loss of lives – they also laid bare the poor condition of the nation's electrical grid.

Rainfall amounts could reach 50-inches as storm stalls over Texas

Houston - The latest update from the National Hurricane Center indicates Tropical Storm Harvey is slowly moving to the southeast at about three miles an hour. There is the danger the storm could move off the coast on Monday and restrengthen.

Update: Harvey expected to dump three feet of rain on Texas

Corpus Christi - Hurricane Harvey is moving in on the Texas coast tonight, bringing with it the potential for torrential rains, winds of up to 125 mph and a storm surge of 12-feet. Evacuations are underway as Texas battens down the hatches.
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The entrance to the Opryland Hotel sits underwater.
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Driving along a slightly flooded road after dark.
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This underpass used by cyclists and pedestrians in Corey's Mill, Hertfordshire, was flooded some six feet deep by rain water.
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A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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Submerged houses in southern Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Isaac
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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
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