floods

Jordanian rescue teams search Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 for missing people in the Madaba area, south of the capital of Amman, after flash floods unleashed by heavy rain a day earlier killed at least 12 people. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
November 10, 2018 - 11:14 am
PETRA, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom's main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday's floods struck several areas of...
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November 09, 2018 - 1:21 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom's ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations. The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana...
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The swollen Milicia river runs in the area where nine people lost their lives when their home was flooded in Casteldaccia, near Palermo, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Rainstorms lashing Sicily have killed at least 10 people, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said before heading Sunday for the stricken Mediterranean island. State radio said nine of those victims were in a home that was flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. (Ruggero Farkas/ANSA via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 12:11 pm
ROME (AP) — Storms lashing Sicily have killed at least 12 people with torrential floods, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together in a country home near Palermo that was overrun by water from a rapidly swelling river. After...
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In this video grab provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations press service on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2028, an Emergency Situations Ministry employee works at the place after a section of a bridge collapse near Tuapse, Krasnodar region, south Russia. The Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on Friday that at least six people died in Russia's Krasnodar region when torrential rains and flash floods hit the area on Wednesday. (Russia Emergency Situations Ministry press service via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 8:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — At least six people died as flash floods hit southern Russia, paralyzing road and train traffic across the Black Sea region and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes, rescue officials said Friday. The region, which hosted many events for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, saw a huge...
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A Dead Sea area is seen after flash floods in Jordan Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The body of a 12-year-old boy, was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the torrent. Civil defense officials say the surge, caused by heavy rains, carried some for several kilometers (miles) toward the Dead Sea. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
October 26, 2018 - 4:04 am
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian rescuers searching the Dead Sea area for survivors of flash floods found the body of a 12-year-old girl on Friday, raising the death toll in the tragedy to 19. The body was recovered a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area...
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A family stands near their damaged home and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, in Escuinapa, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Willa. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 24, 2018 - 4:26 pm
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Emergency workers struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and the storm continued to force evacuations Wednesday due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico. Thousands of homes were still without power. There...
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People observe flood water at their doorstep at the village of Campillos, Spain, where heavy rain and floods have caused severe damage and the death of a firefighter according to Spanish authorities Sunday, Oct. 21 2018. Emergency services for the southern region of Andalusia say that the firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road during heavy rains that fell through the night, and his body was found after a search Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
October 21, 2018 - 7:14 am
MADRID (AP) — 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...
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Rescue workers retrieve a body from floodwaters in the town of Trebes, southern France, Monday, Oct.15, 2018. Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 10 people, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)
October 15, 2018 - 12:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on flash floods in southwest France (all times local): 6:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has extended the "solidarity" of the French nation to residents of the southwestern region struck by flash flooding and to the families of people who died in the disaster...
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A man rides past a damaged car in the town of Villegailhenc, southern France, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning streams into raging torrents that authorities said killed several people and seriously injured at least five others. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)
October 15, 2018 - 8:12 am
PARIS (AP) — Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the...
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Hector Morales sits on a debris pile near his home which was destroyed by hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. "I have nothing else to do. I'm just waiting," said Morales as he wonders what he will do next. "I lost everything." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 13, 2018 - 12:14 am
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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. His...
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