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Extreme Rainfall Could Cost South Asian Cities Up to $215B Annually by 2030

As global attention focused on hurricanes Harvey and Irma, more than 41 million people across South Asia battled floods and displacement. From Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east, floods could cost South Asia — home to a …

More Work Still Needed to Rebuild West Virginia Town

It has been two months since heavy rain swelled the waters of Fish Creek and drenched the town of Hundred, West Virginia, and its residents under several feet of water. The night it happened is stuck in the minds of …

New York City Reviews Plans on Flooding After Houston Disaster

New York is reviewing its plans for a massive rainstorm after the flooding that has left parts of Houston underwater for days. “We’re looking at what a Harvey-type event would mean in New York City,” said Daniel Zarrilli, senior director …

Devastating S. Asia Floods Kill 1,400, Expose Lack of State Planning for Monsoons

The most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade have killed more than 1,400 people and focused attention on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities struggle to get aid to millions …

Millions of Dollars in Damage During Wyoming Flooding This Year

The high volume of water that poured down Wyoming rivers and streams from a melting record mountain snowpack this year is being blamed for several river deaths and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to roads, recreation sites …

Climate Change Altering River Flood Patterns in Europe: Study

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said. River floods are among the costliest natural disasters worldwide, causing annual damages of more …

New Orleans Council Planning to Study Drainage After Massive Flooding

As New Orleans dried out from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans …

Asia Floods Bring Economic Damages of More Than $10B in July: Aon Report

The vast majority of global natural disasters during July were the result of severe flooding across the Asian region, bringing more than $10 billion in economic damages, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

Farmers Are Eligible for Flood Loans in 14 Michigan Counties

Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms and flash flooding in June. The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after President Donald Trump last week made …

Rainfall in New Orleans Overwhelmed City’s Pump Stations

Officials in New Orleans, La. say heavy rainfall over the weekend has now overwhelmed the city’s pump stations, contributing to flooding in some areas. NOLA.com reported city officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of …