The AP Interview: Pakistani leader details flood devastation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding has submerged one-third of Pakistan’s territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive, according to Pakistan’s prime minister, who says he came to the United Nations this year to tell the world that “tomorrow, this tragedy can fall on some other country.” In a wide-ranging interview with … Read more

Ukraine war latest: Russia launches cruise missiles at dam in bid to flood Zelensky’s home town

Ukrainians were being evacuated from President Volodmyr Zelensky’s home city on Thursday after a Russian missile attack on a dam caused major flooding. The attack led to the River Inhulets bursting its banks while the dam and a pumping station were severely damaged. At least one bridge was destroyed and the streets were filled with … Read more

Trevali manager, contractor convicted after mine flood that killed eight workers

VANCOUVER — Trevali Mining Corp. is confirming reports that two executives have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Burkina Faso in the wake of a flooding disaster at the company’s Perkoa Mine. The Vancouver-based miner issued a statement Thursday thanking local communities and Perkoa employees who attended a Burkina Faso court to hear the verdicts … Read more

Hay River woman longs to return to flood-damaged Whispering Willows seniors home

When water first started to flow over the banks of the Hay River in May, Laura Rose packed a small suitcase and left her home at the Whispering Willows seniors’ complex. Within a few days, floodwaters engulfed Hay River, forcing an unprecedented evacuation of the second-largest town in the Northwest Territories and causing major damage to homes, roads … Read more

Thanks to a thank you note, Isom IGA owner gets another big boost toward flood recovery

, she was reeling. She was turned in on herself in grief, despair and shock after her life’s work — the Isom IGA in Letcher County — turned into a sodden, stinking mess of rotten meat and mud-covered groceries after six feet of floodwater invaded it on July 28. “I was overwhelmed, but I do … Read more

Waterborne diseases spread among flood victims in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of waterborne diseases in areas hit by recent record-breaking flooding, as authorities stepped up efforts to ensure the provision of clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people who lost their homes in the disaster. The U.N. children’s agency said more than 3 … Read more

South Pakistan braces for surge of flood water flowing from north

By Syed Raza Hassan and Asif Shahzad DADU, Pakistan (Reuters) – Southern Pakistan braced for more flooding on Thursday as a surge of water flowed down the Indus river, compounding the devastation in a country a third of which is already inundated by a disaster blamed on climate change. Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers … Read more

Know the flood insurance you need. Which policy covers what type of damage?

With over 9 inches of rain falling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Monday causing flooding in several neighborhoods, many residents are still sifting through the damage. Flooding can be costly. Just an inch of water can tally up to $25,000 in repairs, . The National Weather Service reported Monday that the 9.19 inches of rain … Read more

16 dead, 18 missing in flash flood in western China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 16 people died and 18 others were missing after a sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, Chinese state media said Thursday. Rescuers, who earlier reported 36 people missing, had found 18 of them by early afternoon, state … Read more