Floods News

Climate Change Driving Extreme Heat and Flooding in 2022: Report

Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding …

Flooding Inundates More of Bangladesh and India, Stranding Nearly 10M People

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India – Floodwaters inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India on Tuesday, officials said, as authorities struggled to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food and drinking water after days of intense rain. Particularly heavy monsoon …

North Carolina Unveils Flood-Warning System for Roads

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has armed itself with an advanced flood-warning system designed to help pass the word to motorists on any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts. A news release from the department says the system …

Canada Crop Land ‘Deteriorating’ as Heavy Rain Hinders Planting

Farmers in parts of Canada’s Prairies are struggling to get crops in the ground as heavy rains continue to wallop the eastern region in the latest threat to global grain supplies. Virtually no seeding has been done in Manitoba as …

Extreme Weather Threatens Global Wheat Crops – With One Notable Exception

As Russia’s invasion chokes off Ukrainian wheat exports, pushing up bread and noodle prices, the global harvest faces an added test: extreme weather. Droughts, flooding and heatwaves threaten output from the U.S. to France and India, compounding shrinking production in …

Financial Services Firms Face Losses of $225B From Variety of Water Risks: Report

Financial institutions face losses of at least $225 billion from risks related to water, with a third of them doing nothing to assess the potential impact, a report by leading environmental disclosure platform CDP and Planet Tracker estimates. The U.N. …

Floods Drive Economic Losses in 2021, but Only 25% of Risks Are Insured: Swiss Re

More than 50 severe flood events around the world caused combined economic losses of US$82 billion in 2021, while insured losses stood at slightly more than US$20 billion – more evidence of a large ongoing global insurance protection gap of …

Trans-Siberian Railway Bridge Resumes Operations After Repair of Flood Damages

MOSCOW — Russia said on Tuesday it had fully restored train travel over a Trans-Siberian railway bridge in its far east that was damaged last week by floods. The world’s longest railway is a strategic transport artery for Russia’s economy, …

Flooding Damages Bridge on Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway, Blocking Traffic

MOSCOW – Flooding has damaged a bridge on Russia’s Trans-Siberian railway in its Far East, suspending traffic in the area, officials said on Friday, and President Vladimir Putin said full track repair would take five days. The world’s longest railway …

‘Sunny Day’ Floods Will Increasingly Inundate U.S. Coasts as Sea Levels Rise: NOAA

Record high-tide flooding washed over U.S. coasts in the past year, and rising sea levels are expected to send the deluges into streets, homes and businesses even more frequently over the next decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. …