rainstorm News

The King Tides Are Coming. Here’s When They’ll Be Worst.

MIAMI — The highest tides of the year, known as king tides, are here again to flood roads, parks and the occasional home or business. This year, in addition to the army of flood pumps coastal cities deploy to keep …

Storm Rips Opens Chicago Sinkhole; Driver Injured

A rainstorm pummeling the Chicago area ripped open a sinkhole Thursday that swallowed three cars, injuring one driver badly enough that he had to be hospitalized. Blasts of torrential rain and widespread flooding forced authorities to shut segments of major …

New York Mall Evacuated on Fears of Roof Collapse

One of the biggest malls on Long Island was evacuated Monday because of major roof leaks after a rainstorm followed nearly 3 feet of snow, police said. The Smith Haven Mall in Suffolk County was cleared by 4 p.m. Monday …

Torrential Rainstorm Floods Rome, Italy

Police have rescued people trapped in low-lying apartments and in their cars as a torrential rainstorm caused flash floods across Rome and blocked thousands of commuters from reaching their workplaces. Italian authorities said they received more than 5,000 calls for …