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Hydropower Dams Face Backlash After Himalayan Flood Tragedy

The flash flood in India’s Himalayan state of Uttarakhand which killed at least 34 people at the weekend has raised public anger over hydropower projects that the government considers essential to decarbonize the nation’s electricity generation. The deluge triggered by …

Floods Recede in California Wildfire Burn Areas

After fleeing a wildfire that came dangerously close to his Northern California home earlier this month, Dale Word evacuated again when flash floods inundated roads and trapped motorists and residents. Swift water teams used boats to make rescues at three …

Rapid City Still Recovering From Damaging May Flood

On May 18, Om Siwakoti was in his second story apartment above the Lazy U Motel when the rain started cascading down in sheets. Minutes later, he was waist deep in rushing water trying to pry open a latch so …

Upper Midwest Dealing With Death, Flooded Roads After Storms

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a …

Maryland City Hit With Second Flash Flood in 2 Years

Roaring flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years ago, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities …

Recent Deaths Highlight Hidden Danger From Municipal Storm Drains

The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue …

Montana State Park Reopens After Damaging Flash Flood

Less than two months after a flash flood caused extensive damage to the historical Bannack State Park, the Montana site reopened Monday. State officials say the cleanup and restoration work would cost between $2 million and $4 million, with most …

21 Killed in Northwest China Flash Flood

A flash flood swept through a construction site in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai, killing at least 21 workers, state media reported Wednesday. Three workers are still missing. Rescuers are still searching for those unaccounted for in Tuesday’s disaster …

Rainy Night Turns Into Legendary Flood in Tennessee

This is why they call it a flash flood. A rainy night in South Pittsburg, Tenn., on July 10 quickly turned into something legendary. Relentless rains spawned a newborn river that decided to make its way right through houses, shops …

Survivors of Southwest Arkansas Flood Sue Federal Government

A lawsuit filed by family members of three of the 20 people killed in a violent flash flood in a federally operated campground in southwest Arkansas last year claims the government was negligent by leaving the people there in danger. …