Tag: Floods

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network

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BERLIN — Germany's national railway operator estimated on Friday that last week's flooding caused damage worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to its network,...

Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend

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BONN, Germany — Germany's national weather service said Thursday that regions hit by deadly floods last week could again see heavy rain at the...

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

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NAPLES, Italy — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from...

Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen — At least fourteen people have been killed by flooding in Yemen in the past 24 hours, according to security officials. Non-seasonal...

German Cabinet meets to approve financial aid after flooding

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BERLIN — Germany's Cabinet is meeting Wednesday to decide on a package of immediate aid for victims of last week's floods and consider longer-term...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany’s election campaign

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LUETZERATH, Germany — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians:...

Summer storms create havoc in parts of northern New England

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People are cleaning up from powerful thunderstorms in parts of northern New England, and more unsettled weather is on tap Wednesday. ...

$470 million flood damage bill in hard-hit Dutch town

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Flooding that raged through a southern Dutch tourist town last week caused around 400 million euros ($470 million) in damage...

Belgium holds day of mourning in wake of deadly flooding

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BRUSSELS — Belgium held a day of mourning Tuesday for the victims of last week’s devastating floods, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her...

In flood-hit German town, a priest struggles to give comfort

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AHRWEILER, Germany — The Rev. Joerg Meyrer steels himself before making his way through the stinking piles of mud-caked debris that permeate this once-beautiful...