Floods News

U.K.’s Inland Flood-Risk Plan for Thames River Moves Forward

The UK’s largest inland flood risk scheme has moved forward with the award of a major appraisal study to GBV, a joint venture comprising Galliford Try and Black & Veatch. Flood risk for more than 15,000 properties, including all communities …

Update: Tropical Storm Hagupit Hits Central Philippines; 21 People Killed

More than 21 people were killed as heavy rain and winds lashed the central Philippines, while a weakened storm Hagupit headed toward Manila. The government shut state offices and trading of stocks, bonds and currencies was suspended. Troops were deployed in Manila …

UN’s Weather Agency Warns 2014 May Be Warmest on Record

Record high ocean temperatures will make 2014 the hottest year on record, or at least among the very warmest, in evidence of a long-term trend of global warming, the U.N.’s weather agency said on Wednesday. Including this year, 14 of …

Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding Could Come From California Storm

A Pacific storm will dump heavy rains across drought-stricken Southern and Central California, threatening the area with mudslides and floods. The storm will also leave snow across the Sierra Nevada mountains that may provide a start toward recharging the region’s …

New Study Says Ditch U.N. Temperature Target for Global Warming

A temperature goal set by almost 200 governments as the limit for global warming is a poor guide to the planet’s health and should be ditched, a study published in the journal Nature said on Wednesday. The world’s environment ministers …

Post-Floods, Detroit Residents Shop for Appliances, Supplies

Detroit-area residents are shopping for appliances and home-repair supplies in droves after recent flooding damaged houses and the property inside. The Detroit News reports thousands of shoppers visited big-box appliance stores and local retailers over the weekend to purchase everything …

UN Climate Report Seeks ‘Clear-Cut’ Economics to Guide Actions

A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions. Authors say the report stops short of an …

Colorado Governor Directs Flood-Repair Funds, Crisis Counseling

Gov. John Hickenlooper says $13 million from a state lottery fund will be used to help restore parks, trails and open spaces damaged by last year’s floods. Hickenlooper and officials of lottery-supported Great Outdoors Colorado traveled on Wednesday to Lyons, …

Nearly $200M More For Colorado Flood Recovery

Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September’s historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday. The funds from HUD will help with housing and infrastructure repairs …

Colorado Lawmakers Reviewing Flood Response

Colorado lawmakers are studying responses to September’s catastrophic floods. A special state legislative panel held its first meeting Tuesday. Members are looking at whether there’s a need for legislation to better react to such a disaster in the future. They …