Working on solution as floods in Panchganga affect people, crops: Maha CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday said the state government was looking for a permanent solution as frequent floods in the Panchganga river in Kolhapur damage crops and displace people. Shinde chaired a review meeting in Kolhapur city where heavy rains had triggered floods in the district recently. “We are … Read more

Worst Storm in Century Floods Seoul, Killing at Least 9, With More Rain Expected

South Korean repair crews took advantage of a lull in torrential rainfall to drain flooded train stations and fix damages after one of the worst storms in over a century hit Seoul, killing at least nine people including two Chinese nationals. President Yoon Suk Yeol, in a meeting on Wednesday, apologized to the nation for … Read more

NSW floods inquiry backs land swaps, mitigation action – Daily – Insurance News

A NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the flooding catastrophe has recommended the state government consider investing in relocation and land swaps for people who wish to move from hard-hit areas and that it should increase mitigation spending. The report says the state should assist local councils, which need increased ongoing, long-term funding and access to technical … Read more

Former Coal Town Comes Together in Face of Kentucky Floods

FLEMING-NEON, Ky. (AP) — Barely a week after floodwaters swept downtown and left a foot of mud and twisted, gutted buildings along Main Street, an incongruous sight appeared: A flashing sign declaring JR’s Barber Shop “OPEN.” As National Guard troops patrolled outside and volunteers on backhoes mounded up debris, J.R. Collins stood behind his barber … Read more

Tourists Find Safety After Floods Close Death Valley Roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris were expected to remain closed into next week, officials said Saturday. The National Park Service … Read more

Southwest Florida to See Daily Tidal Floods by 2100

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! In the year 2100, Fort Myers, Florida will see only one day in which nuisance high tide flooding isn’t an issue. And Naples will be flooded by incoming tides every day, according to the latest tide predictions coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or … Read more

Kentucky Braces for Heat After 4,300 Homes Damaged and 37 Killed in Floods

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! The rain that unleashed massive floods in Appalachian mountain communities diminished on Tuesday, leaving survivors to face a new threat: baking in the heat as they try to recover. “It’s going to get really, really hot. And that is now our new weather challenge,” Kentucky Gov. … Read more

Floods warning as negative IOD declared, La Nina watch remains – Daily – Insurance News

Australia’s east coast faces “elevated” flood risk in the coming months through to spring following the formal declaration of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says. The BOM’s latest Climate Driver Update also maintained its “watch” notice for La Nina, meaning there is around a 50% chance of the … Read more

Floods, Storms Drive Global Insured Catastrophe Losses of US$38B in H1 2022: Swiss Re

A series of winter storms in Europe, record floods in Australia and South Africa as well as a high number of thunderstorms in the U.S. and Europe resulted in US$35 billion of insured losses from natural catastrophes in the first half of 2022, according to Swiss Re Institute’s preliminary estimates. Man-made events triggered an additional … Read more

Floods Strike New Blow in Place That Has Known Hardship

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Evelyn Smith lost everything in the deadly floods that devastated eastern Kentucky, saving only her grandson’s muddy tricycle. But she’s not planning to leave the mountains that have been her home for 50 years. Like many families in this dense, forested region of hills, deep valleys and meandering streams, Smith’s roots … Read more