Thousands urged to flee ahead of post-Florence flooding in South Carolina

By Harriet McLeod and Gene Cherry Undated, Sep 24 : As many as 8,000 people in and around the city of Georgetown, South Carolina, have been urged to evacuate ahead severe flooding expected this week from two rain-gorged rivers in what may be the final destructive chapter of Hurricane Florence. Floodwaters of 5 to 10 […]

Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

By Ernest Scheyder CONWAY, S.C., Sept 20 : Flooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Twenty-one flood gauges showed major or moderate flooding early on Thursday in southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina, where […]

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

By Dan Whitcomb Aug 28 : Flash flood warnings were issued on Tuesday for the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with residents on the north coast told to evacuate and others left stranded by high water as the remnants of Hurricane Lane drenched the archipelago and a new storm brewed in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii was […]

US Congress extends flood insurance program through hurricane season

By Kara Carlson Undated,August 01 : The US Congress extended the National Flood Insurance program on Tuesday for another fourth months, providing coverage through the hurricane season. The Senate voted to extend the program through November 31 in a 86-12 vote, hours before the program was to expire. The House approved the bill last week. […]

Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato KURASHIKI, Japan, July 12 : Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200. More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods […]

Crocodiles lastest danger for Australian flood towns

By Alana Schetzer MELBOURNE, Mar 11 : Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger – crocodiles. The unwelcome visitors have made their way into the town of Ingham towards the country’s north-east tip, according to several residents’ photos posted on social media, after four days of torrential rain […]