Floods

French police detain 2 campsite officials in flooding probe

Aug 10, 2018

A French prosecutor says police have detained two officials from a German association that operates a campsite in southern France where flooding danger prompted evacuations and a man was reported missing

Railroad acknowledges Iowa derailment was flood related

Aug 10, 2018

BNSF Railway has acknowledged flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters

Monsoon rain flooding, landslides kill 26 in southern India

Aug 10, 2018

Monsoon rain flooding, landslides kill 26 in southern India with more than 15,500 people taking shelter in state-run relief camps

France: 1,600 evacuated as flash floods threaten camp sites

Aug 9, 2018

Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, including many campers, in three regions in southern France hit Thursday by flash floods that quickly transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64

Aug 9, 2018

Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said Thursday that the confirmed toll remains frozen at 64 pending a scientific review due out soon

Myanmar says 12 dead, 132,000 forced from homes by floods

Aug 1, 2018

A report says flooding in Myanmar has killed 12 people and forced more than 132,000 others to take shelter at nearly 300 temporary camps

Maine to get over $1M in FEMA aid for severe fall storm

Jul 31, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has obligated more than $1 million in assistance to Maine stemming from a severe storm and flooding last fall

Vietnam floods kill 3, threaten to submerge parts of Hanoi

Jul 31, 2018

Officials say seasonal floods have killed three people and threaten to submerge parts of Vietnam's capital

Flooding in Sudan kills woman, destroys homes

Jul 30, 2018

A Sudanese official says a woman has been killed in heavy flooding that also damaged or destroyed dozens of homes

Harvey's devastating flooding boosts insurance in Texas

Jul 30, 2018

After Hurricane Harvey's devastating and widespread flooding last year, many Texans decided it was time to buy flood insurance

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