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Philippine Flooding Kills at Least 6, Displaces Many Thousands

At least six people died and tens of thousands fled their homes as monsoon rain triggered flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby areas, reminiscent of the deadly Typhoon Ketsana nine years ago. About 1.1 million people have been affected …

July’s Droughts, Wildfires, Floods Caused Billions in Global Economic Losses: Aon

Many countries across the globe saw worsening in drought-related and wildfire conditions during July, which have led to hundreds of deaths and created a significant financial impact – particularly in the agriculture, forestry, water management and fisheries industries. This was …

Maine to Get More Than $1M in FEMA Aid for Severe Fall Storm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has obligated more than $1 million in assistance to Maine stemming from a severe storm and flooding last fall. The agency says the storm impacted 13 of the state’s 16 counties. It hit …

Fires, Floods & Heatwaves on 3 Continents: Blame the Jet Stream, a Warming World

Sweltering? Swimming? Choking on wildfire smoke? Blame it on the jet stream and a warming world. Kinked, buckled, stuck or stalled, it doesn’t matter how you describe it, the jet stream — the ribbon of wind that circles the Earth …

Extreme Weather in Europe and Asia Sparks Wildfires, Floods

Extreme weather that’s gripping northern Europe and parts of Asia may persist through early August, prolonging a deadly heatwave that’s parched crops and sparked devastating forest fires. Temperatures have risen to a record from Japan to Norway because of a …

Heavy Rainstorm Damaged New Mexico Homes, Infrastructure

Raging waters from the Santa Fe River and arroyos have caused damage to Santa Fe, N.M. homes, city facilities and infrastructure following a heavy rainstorm. More than 3 inches of rainfall were reported in some areas of northern Santa Fe …

Colorado Cleaning Up After Mudslides, Flooding

People in southern Colorado are cleaning up after heavy rain triggered mudslides and flooding and hail piled up like snow. Residents and businesses in Manitou Springs near Colorado Springs were told to evacuate because of Monday’s rain. Flood sirens were …

Dam Outburst Creates Flooding Concern in Alaska City

Rising water levels have some residents of Alaska’s capital city on edge, following the release of water from a glacially dammed lake. Jessica Voveris is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau. She says water levels are expected to …

Monsoon Brings 100-Year Flooding Event to Arizona

The National Weather Service says the storm that swept across northern Arizona over the weekend amounted to a 100-year event. The Arizona Daily Sun reported that those types of storms have a 1 percent chance of happening every year and …

Historic Rainfall, Floods in Japan Kill More Than 100; Some Factories Halt Operations

The death toll from the historic rainfall in western Japan reached 110 on Monday as rescuers stepped up efforts to clear areas hit by flooding and landslides. Some plants halted by the floods started to resume operations as the affected …