Tag: floods

A subway flood expert explains what needs to be done to stop underground station deluges

Subway stations in New York were inundated with water following heavy rain on Sept. 1, 2021. But the Big Apple isn’t alone – over the...

Hurricane Ida: More than 45 dead after Hurricane Ida’s remnants blindside Northeast

A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region...

Tornadoes hit New Jersey, flash flood warnings in New York as Ida remnants blast through

Multiple tornadoes swirled through New Jersey, ripping apart and flattening homes as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the tri-state area with furious downpours on...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

5 quick takeaways from the UN’s IPCC climate report, including signs that there’s enough time for change

It’s been called the most significant climate-change update in nearly a decade, the U.N.’s authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released Monday. It...

National Flood Insurance Program leaves out communities of color, lower-income Americans, report finds

This story has been updated to reflect that households in National Flood Insurance Program-participating communities do have access to the insurance. Less than 10% of...

New global map shows populations are growing faster in flood-prone areas

And while the global population grew by 18.6% from 2000 to 2015, the population in these areas outpaced that growth, increasing by 34.1% over the...

Over 15 dead in Bengal floods; heavy rains lash MP’s Gwalior-Chambal region, 200 villages marooned

At least 15 people have died, and lakhs rendered homeless or marooned, as the flood situation in six districts of West Bengal aggravated on Tuesday,...

Death Toll From China Flood Jumps to More Than 300

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities said 302 people had died during severe flooding that hit the central province of Henan last month, a sharp increase in the...

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

Londoners are cleaning up after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks ByThe Associated...

A China Subway Flood Survivor’s Harrowing Experience: ‘I May Not Be Able to Get Out’

HONG KONG—As floodwaters surged into a stalled subway train beneath the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Pure Li hurriedly tapped out farewell messages to a close...

Cities are scrambling to prevent flooding

Urban centers are more prone to flooding than other areas because streets, parking lots, and buildings are impervious, meaning water can’t seep into the ground...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

Europe Floods Move South and East as Rains Hit Germany, Austria

Flooding moved to southern and eastern parts of Germany and into neighboring Austria on Sunday, as heavy rainfall over Alpine regions swelled rivers and overwhelmed...

Survivors recall escape, ponder future after Europe’s floods

Paul and Madeline Brasseur were at home with their two sons in the Belgian town of Pepinster when the water “came all of a sudden”...

‘No one is safe’: Extreme weather batters the wealthy world

Some of Europe’s richest countries lay in disarray this weekend as raging rivers burst through their banks in Germany and Belgium, submerging towns, slamming parked...

Flooding Prompts Mass Evacuations in Germany, Belgium as Death Toll Tops 160

BERLIN—Germany and neighboring countries were evacuating new areas hit or threatened by the region’s worst flooding in decades on Saturday, as the death toll across...

Floods in Germany, Belgium Leave More Than 100 Dead as Rescuers Race to Find Survivors

BERLIN—Rescuers in Germany and neighboring countries were racing to find survivors from the region’s worst flooding this century, as the death toll rose to over...

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, lashing Florida Keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys,...

Opinion: Record heat and your retirement: Why the climate crisis should factor into your financial plan

The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record heat wave so severe that statisticians say it should happen only once a millennium, but which climatologists...

Assam: Recurring floods among election issues

Infiltration and illegal immigrants may be the main topics of electioneering in Assam, but for the people of Bhawanipur, Pathacharkuchi and adjoining areas, the primary...

Chamoli: Uttarakhand glacier disaster: 18 bodies recovered, 202 missing as rescue efforts intensify

Dehradun: Eighteen bodies have been recovered and 202 are still missing after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand‘s Chamoli district, officials said on Monday, as multiple...

Assam floods: 4 more dead, governor makes aerial survey | India News

GUWAHATI: Assam remained in the grip of floods as four more deaths were reported on Thursday, with the governor stressing on the need to find...

Floods: Assam asks Deputy Commissioners to make arrangement as per relief manual, three killed in landslide in Arunachal Pradesh

GUWAHATI: With Assam affected by first wave of flood effecting 1.95 lakh people in seven districts, state government has asked the Deputy Commissioners to make...