Video: Bus washed away by powerful floodwaters in India

World 09/26/18, 07:45

Flood water washed away a bus in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, September 23. Parts of northeast India, including New Delhi and the National Capital region, endured heavy rainfall and localized flooding as former Cyclone Daye tracked across the region from Sunday into Monday. Flood-related incidents have claimed ...

Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

U.S. 09/26/18, 00:34

A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before.On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly ...

Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues

U.S. 09/25/18, 07:58

The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore.Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in Georgetown County, on the South Carolina ...

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

U.S. 09/25/18, 00:17

Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution.She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence's heavy ...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

U.S. 09/24/18, 15:02

Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday.About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential flood zones ahead of ...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

U.S. 09/24/18, 00:49

Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said ...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/23/18, 18:22

Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of ...

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage

World 09/23/18, 10:56

Severe floods have struck northeastern Tunisia, killing at least four people and damaging homes, bridges, roads and fields.Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited the town of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of the capital, on Sunday, a day after heavy rains hit the region.He said that "it's urgent ...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Texas 09/22/18, 21:26

A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington."(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept ...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

U.S. 09/22/18, 00:17

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. ...

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

U.S. 09/22/18, 00:17

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military vehicles during a six-hour rescue operation ...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:14

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to flee their homes in multiple inland cities. ...

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:10

The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake.The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds ...

Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm

Business 09/20/18, 01:26

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made landfall that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality ...

Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

U.S. 09/20/18, 01:08

As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that engulfed their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.The two deputies worked to free the women, who were being transported Tuesday night as part of a ...

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

U.S. 09/20/18, 00:33

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is ...

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

U.S. 09/19/18, 22:19

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off ...

What will life be like after Florence?

U.S. 09/19/18, 03:01

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising flood waters may affect communities barely touched by Florence. The storm ...

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Business 09/19/18, 00:34

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made landfall that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality ...

‘Up in the air’: If displaced by storm, where to call home?

U.S. 09/19/18, 00:20

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping ...

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