Floods

  • At least 300 dead as mudslide, floods sweep through Sierra Leone

    Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown and the search continues for more, the mayor said on Tuesday. Dozens of houses were covered in mud when a mountainside collapsed in the town of Regent on Monday morning, one of...
  • New Orleans flooding and pumping system crisis!

    (CNN)Louisiana’s governor has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans as officials and residents scrambled in the aftermath of last Saturday’s heavy storm that left hundreds of homes and businesses flooded. With more rain in the forecast, New Orleans leaders rushed to deal with a series of malfunctions...
  • Arizona flash flooding turns deadly! See Video!

    (CNN)Nine people are dead and one is missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona, police say. Fourteen family members were near the Cold Springs Swimming Hole on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains caused flash floods, said Sgt. David Hornung with the...
  • Video: Thousands Evacuated as China Floods Turn Deadly

      At least 56 people have been killed and another 22 reported missing as heavy rains continue to pummel southern China, flooding towns, cutting off power and halting traffic, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday. As much as 48.6 centimeters (19 inches) of rain has been dumped on...