flash flooding News

Update: German Flood Claims Estimated at $1.1B, Says Fitch Ratings

Insurers will face higher-than-expected claims related to floods in Germany, according to Fitch Ratings, dealing another blow to an industry squeezed by low interest rates and decreasing prices for policies. Claims linked to torrential rain, thunderstorms and floods that hit …

Insured Losses from French Floods May Total $682M: Industry Association AFA

Insurance executives meet with government officials in Paris Monday to assess the cost of flooding in the Centre and Ile-de-France regions as the Seine river recedes from its highest levels in more than three decades. The river flowing through the …

Update: Flash Floods Hit SE Germany, Killing at Least 8; AIR Worldwide Comments

Torrential rain, thunderstorms and flash floods that have inundated towns in southeastern Germany in recent days took the death toll to at least eight as forecasters warned of continuing severe weather spreading northward and westward into France. Five people drowned …

Tennessee City Seeking Solutions to Flash Flooding Problem

South Pittsburg, Tenn., officials are hoping to find a way to end flash flooding in the town after a Christmas morning storm damaged property and killed one resident. Marion County Mayor David Jackson says it is the second flash flood …

El Nin᷈o Talk Growing Louder Amid Southern California Storms

A whopper of a winter appears to be brewing for the Western U.S. and more conversations are turning to preparations for what could be one of the strongest El Nin᷈os on record. Strong rains throughout much of California and snow …

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam Makes Landfall on Vanuatu: AIR Report

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide describes the movement of Tropical Cyclone Pam over the last two days. The storm in the South Pacific has intensified rapidly, and is now a Category 5 storm (on the BOM scale) …

Tornado Confirmed in Central Texas

Severe weather late on June 12 spawned a Central Texas tornado that damaged several homes and floodwaters that washed away a car and left its driver missing. The National Weather Service says a tornado packing winds of up to 125 …

Saving Southern California Drivers From Flooding Aim of Signs

Southern California may be in a drought, but San Bernardino County is thinking about the safety of motorists who use roads prone to flash flooding. Signs warning drivers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” during floods were recently posted in the …

Last Day of Austin Music Fest Canceled Due to Rain

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms with some flash flooding have canceled the final day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Organizers posted on the festival’s website Sunday, Oct. 13, that a third of the ticket price will be refunded …

Crews Carry Out 18 Rescues Due To Flash Flooding in Vegas

Authorities say crews carried out 18 swift water rescues after flash flooding hit the Las Vegas area. Fire and Rescue spokesman Timothy R. Szymanski says many of rescues came on Sunday after vehicles stalled in flooded roadways He says that …