Tag: floods

Obama Heads To Flood-Devasted Louisiana [VIDEO]

President Obama on Tuesday is visiting neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that have been devastated by floods that killed at least 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. Republicans have criticized Obama for not cutting short his Martha’s Vineyard vacation last week to visit the flood zone. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended Obama’s…

6 Dead in Louisiana Flooding, 10,000 in Shelters [VIDEO]

The federal government has declared a major disaster in southern Louisiana after massive flooding killed six people, destroyed homes, and left 10,000 in shelters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The four parishes hit the hardest in flooding that began Friday include Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston. Nearly 20,000 people have been pulled…

12 Dead In Terrific SC Flooding; Obama Declares Disaster [VIDEO]

SC’s crucial rainstorm is over but the flood waters may continue to rise, officials said. Statewide the epic flooding led to the breaching of 18 dams and 12 lives were lost during the course of the storm. Officials urged residents to remain indoors if they were safe and warned that rivers may continue to rise…

7 Dead, 6 Missing After Floods Hit Utah [VIDEO]

A massive thunder storm triggered flash floods in southern Utah near the Arizona border, leaving seven people dead and six others still missing, officials said late Monday. Two vehicles carrying 16 women and children in Maxwell Canyon, just north of Hildale, were among several cars that were swept away into the flood channel, said Assistant…

100,000 Evacuated in Japan Flooding [VIDEO

More than 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes in Japan on Thursday after torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm Etau caused widespread flooding. At least two people are missing while television footage from public broadcaster NHK shows military helicopters rescuing the many residents still stranded in their homes. Japan issued a pre-dawn warning…

Three Killed in Texas, Oklahoma Floods [VIDEO]

Three people were killed, including a firefighter, and eight people are missing after heavy rains and flooding swept parts of Oklahoma and Texas through Sunday. Hundreds of homes are underwater and a thousand residents were evacuated in San Marcos, Texas, as emergency crews assessed the damage, said Hays County emergency-management coordinator Kharley Smith. The Oklahoma…

Dramatic Helicopter Rescue Of Flood Texas Victims [VIDEO]

The Texas National Guard made several dramatic helicopter rescues of people stranded by flooding and severe weather on Sunday in Denton County, where a significant amount of rainfall caused flash floods in some areas. An Associated Press video shows two men who were stranded on top of a pickup near Sanger. They were airlifted to…

Tornadoes & Flash Floods Beat Oklahoma, Texas [VIDEO]

Authorities are investigating the damage left behind by spring storms carrying more than a dozen suspected tornadoes that swept across the southern Plains, bringing floods, forcing the evacuation of an international airport and destroying homes near Oklahoma City. At least 12 people were injured, but no deaths were immediately reported from the twisters that also…

Malaysia Evacuates 100,000 Amid Floods [VIDEO]

Authorities have evacuated more than 100,000 people across five states in parts of northern Malaysia following the nation’s worst monsoon in decades. Prime Minister Najib Razak said it’s been difficult to rescue people and send food supplies amid the extreme conditions caused by Malaysia’s highest amount of rainfall since 1971. The seasonal northeast monsoon hit…

Water main break floods UCLA campus, nearby streets

A massive water line main break near the UCLA campus sent a 30-foot geyser into the air and flooded nearby streets and the campus on Tuesday afternoon. The water had been flowing for approximately two hours at 5:15 p.m. local time when Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti said it would take at least another hour…

Life-threatening floods hit Florida

Severe flooding has hit the Florida panhandle overnight with over 24 inches of rain falling on the Pensacola area in a 26-hour period. In Alabama, much of downtown Mobile is flooded with a reverse 911 sent to residents at Fish River, near Silverhill, after water levels hit their highest level in 60 years. Forecasters have…

Storms Hammer Mexico With ‘Historic’ Floods; 41 Dead

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing an estimated 41 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Tropical Depression Ingrid soaked Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco. The storms, though weakened,…

Alberta Awakes To More Rain As Flood Crests Near

More rain is expected in Alberta, Canada, as residents awake to the worst flooding in decades. As many as 100,000 people are affected by evacuations in Calgary. All Calgary schools are closed today, and Mayor Naheed Nenshi is advising against non-essential travel. While not as intense as Thursday, more rain was forecast for Friday, with…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…