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Jakarta Hit by Flooding as Cyclones Trigger Extreme Rainfall

Parts of Indonesian capital and its suburbs were flooded after two tropical cyclones off the nation’s coast triggered extremely heavy rainfall, inundating houses in low-lying areas and forcing evacuation of hundreds of residents. More than 200 spots of flooding were …

Judge: Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage

HOUSTON — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have …

Storm-Swollen Rivers Surge in UK, Severe Flood Alerts Issued

LONDON — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged …

Floods Put Mississippi Capital in ‘Precarious Situation’

JACKSON, Miss. — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi’s capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start …

U.K. Storm Prompts Rare Rainfall Red Alert as 3rd Man Dies

U.K. weather forecasters issued the country’s first red warning for rainfall in almost two years as downpours from Storm Dennis fell onto ground left waterlogged by an earlier Atlantic cyclone. The red alert, issued by the Met Office early Sunday …

Roads Flooded, Rivers Rising Across the Deep South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Deep South on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again filled a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing. The National …

Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory for Alaska River

KENAI, Alaska — Cold weather and a prolonged ice jam on the Kenai River have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an updated flood advisory for Alaska’s central Kenai Peninsula. The new advisory was the result of an ice …

Hundreds of Thousands Flee as Flooding in Jakarta Kills 42

At least 42 people have died from the New Year’s Day flooding in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands were evacuated, as the greater Jakarta area suffered the most intense rain in 24 years. More than 400,000 people, mostly from Bekasi, …

Record Rain, Darkness: Seattle Braces for Floods, Mudslides

SEATTLE — Record rainfall and darkness has hit Seattle as a major storm begins to lift across western Washington on the first day of winter, though the region is still at risk for flooding, mudslides and avalanches. Friday became the …

U.S. May Be on Hook for $1 Billion to Cover Harvey Damage

The U.S. government may be on the hook for as much as $1 billion after a federal judge found it responsible for the flooding of thousands of homes and businesses in Houston during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. U.S. District Judge …