Update: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone

World 04/29/19, 07:04

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local):2 p.m.Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues.A boy does push-ups in the rain, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The new ...

Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

World 04/29/19, 01:17

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.The ...

Update: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique

World 04/28/19, 03:28

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local):10:25 a.m.The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth.In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged ...

Flooding begins in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

World 04/28/19, 01:54

Flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago.Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead. It said at least five people have died since the storm arrived Thursday evening with ...

Heavy rains lash Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth; 4 dead

World 04/27/19, 04:42

Heavy rains lashed northern Mozambique on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as aid groups warned of possible flooding and mudslides in the days ahead.At least four deaths had been reported. Mozambique's disaster authorities said one person was killed in Pemba city and another in hard-hit Macomia district, while ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

New cyclone kills 3 in Mozambique; UN warns floods possible

World 04/26/19, 08:29

The second powerful cyclone to strike Mozambique in just six weeks ripped off roofs and killed at least three people on Friday as the United Nations warned of "massive flooding" ahead.Cyclone Kenneth approached Mozambique with maximum sustained winds of 220 kph (136 mph), the power of a Category 4 hurricane, ...

Woman, 2 children die in North Texas flash flood

Texas 04/24/19, 21:26

A woman and her two young children died Wednesday when the family car was caught in rushing flash flood waters in the West Texas rolling plains. The incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday at what's usually a small creek just outside Dublin, Texas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest of Fort ...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Europe 04/24/19, 05:41

Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month.Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in custody facing charges of premeditated ...

33 reported dead in South Africa flooding, mudslides

World 04/23/19, 12:37

South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.State broadcaster SABC on Tuesday cites provincial authorities on the number of fatalities. The flooding has been caused by heavy rains that began on Monday.The report says hundreds of homes in the ...

Cyprus police searching for bodies in abandoned mineshaft

Europe 04/22/19, 06:14

Cypriot authorities on Monday were searching a flooded mineshaft where two dead female bodies were discovered as well as a nearby lake for further bodies.Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, were conducting the search in the wake of last week's discovery ...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

U.S. 04/21/19, 10:56

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for ...

Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

Tech 04/18/19, 00:26

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar ...

Update: Agency that runs Missouri River dams criticized

U.S. 04/17/19, 09:21

The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local):9:20 a.m.The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators at the start of a hearing examining this year's flooding.In ...

Hearing to focus on preventing more Missouri River flooding

U.S. 04/16/19, 23:37

This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage.The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western ...

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

Science 04/13/19, 11:08

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming ...

Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:35

Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month's flooding.Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community in southwest Iowa where floodwaters still prevent some residents from ...

Iowa, Nebraska leaders: Wet weather could slow road repairs

U.S. 04/11/19, 14:48

Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts.Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe and his Nebraska counterpart, Kyle Schneweis, held a ...

Column: Fires, floods, quakes are part of California living

California 04/11/19, 13:13

In the winter of 2009, my wife and I found a house that looked like a great place to start our family, a three-bedroom in a hilly subdivision surrounded by dry brush just outside the Redding city limits. By that point, I'd covered wildfires for the Record Searchlight newspaper for three ...

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