Austin boil-water notice could last weeks, official says

Texas 10/23/18, 12:18

Nearly 900,000 people in Texas' capital may have to boil their tap water for two weeks as officials struggle to treat a water supply filled with silt, mud and debris after heavy rains and flooding.The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis County Chief Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Carter told a commissioners ...

Firefighter dies as flooding hits southern Spain

Europe 10/21/18, 07:22

Spanish authorities say a firefighter has died while emergency services are responding to flooding caused by heavy rain in southern Spain.Emergency services for the southern region of Andalusia say the firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road during heavy rain overnight. His body was found after ...

Tunisia flash floods kill at least 5, cause major damage

World 10/19/18, 05:36

Tunisian authorities say at least five people have been killed in flash floods in the country caused by heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday. The interior ministry's spokesman Sofian Zaag said two other people are missing. The regions of Bizerte in the north, and of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) east of ...

Risk of flooding remains in Texas with more rain

Texas 10/18/18, 14:38

More rain is expected in already-saturated parts of West and Central Texas as the flooding risk continues.National Weather Service meteorologists say while only 1 to 2 inches (3 to 5 centimeters) is expected from Thursday night into Friday morning, it could cause some flooding. Isolated areas could get up to ...

Update: Body found at low-water crossing in Texas town

Texas 10/17/18, 13:57

The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local):12:30 a.m.Authorities say a woman's body has been found at a low-water crossing in a Central Texas city inundated by floodwaters from the Llano River.The Llano River flows past one sides of Ranch Road 2900 bridge after the bridge was washed out ...

France floods death toll rises to 14; 1 still missing

Europe 10/17/18, 11:24

Authorities in the southwest region of France hit this week by destructive flash floods say the death toll has increased to 14, with one person still listed as missing.Previously, the toll from the floods in the Aude region had stood at 13, with three missing.Residents of Trebes, southern France, clean ...

Spain: Rescuers find missing child’s body in Mallorca floods

Europe 10/17/18, 08:32

Spanish rescuers have found the body of the 5-year-old child reported missing after last week's flash flooding in Mallorca, bringing the final death toll to 13.Workers remove destroyed furniture from the street after flooding in Sant Llorenc, Mallorca, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of ...

Water levels plummet on Texas river that washed out bridge

Texas 10/17/18, 07:56

Water levels are quickly dropping on a Texas river that soared above flood stage this week, destroying a bridge, forcing evacuations and leading to multiple water rescues.The Llano River overflows its banks into neighboring property as the swollen river flows between the washed out Ranch Road 2900 bridge, background, Tuesday, ...

Update: Boating banned amid flooding in Central Texas

Texas 10/16/18, 07:40

The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local):3 p.m.Fire officials in Austin have temporarily banned all boating along the city's waterways as heavy rain and flooding create dangerous conditions.Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that the ban will last until Thursday, which is when rainfall in the region is ...

Floods destroy bridge, force evacuations in Central Texas

Texas 10/16/18, 05:27

Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days.The bridge crumbled as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland, about 65 miles ...

Southern France flood toll rises to 13; many elderly victims

Europe 10/16/18, 05:25

French officials say flash floods that swept through the southwest Aude region largely claimed elderly victims, who were seemingly caught off guard by the sudden torrents.A French Gendarmerie helicopter winches a rescue worker over the town of Trebes, southern France, Monday, Oct.15, 2018. Flash floods tore through towns in southwest ...

Rain suspends search for person still missing in Texas flood

Texas 10/15/18, 22:11

A rainy forecast has led authorities to suspend the search for the last person still missing after four were swept away last week by raging floodwaters in West Texas. Kimble County Sheriff Hilario Cantu said Monday that "it's just not safe to be on the river now." He says the search ...

Update: France’s Macron to visit flood-hit Aude region

Europe 10/15/18, 03:56

The Latest on flash floods in southwest France (all times local):3:30 p.m.An official says French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to southwestern France "as soon as possible" to meet with people affected by the flash floods in which 13 died.Rescue workers, background, secure the area by a collapsed bridge in ...

Flash floods kill at least 7 people in southwest France

Europe 10/14/18, 23:03

Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning streams into raging torrents that authorities said killed at least seven people and seriously injured five others. Some people had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped several months of rain in just ...

3rd person found dead days after raging Texas floodwaters

Texas 10/14/18, 08:52

Searchers have located the remains of a third person several days after raging floodwaters overtook a small city in West Texas.A news release from Texas A&M Forest Service spokeswoman Christi Powers says the remains were found Saturday evening near Yates Crossing in Junction, a small city alongside the South Llano ...

Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

U.S. 10/13/18, 00:21

Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home.His wife handed him a drill and Garcia used screws to pin his front and back door shut. But soon the storm surge from Hurricane Michael was up to his chest. ...

Search to resume for remaining 2 swept away in Texas floods

Texas 10/12/18, 09:35

Crews are set to resume searching along a West Texas river after the bodies were found of two of four people who were swept away when floodwaters overran a recreational vehicle park.Search and rescue helicopter flies by the RV park hit in Monday's South Llano River flooding Wednesday, Oct. 10, ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia .BY ...

Crews still looking for 4 missing in West Texas floods

Texas 10/11/18, 09:20

Search crews are looking for a fourth day for four people missing since a West Texas recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters.A bus appears under the Main Street bridge in the receding water as the search continues Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2018, for four missing persons who were ...

3 still missing after flooding on Spanish island of Mallorca

Europe 10/11/18, 04:08

The emergency service in Spain's Balearic Islands says that a 5-year-old boy and a German couple are still missing after flash flooding in Mallorca killed at least 10 people.Damaged motorcycles after flooding in Sant Llorenc, 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca's capital, Palma, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Torrential ...

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