Floods

A man collects wood from a flooded beach in Nea Peramos west of Athens, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Greece's fire department says two more people have been reported missing after deadly flash flooding west of Athens that has already confirmed to have killed at least 16 people.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 18, 2017 - 7:55 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll to 19. The fire department says the body of a man was found Saturday on the grounds of a factory near the suburb of Mandra, 25...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 18, 2017 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request issued Friday, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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Storm approaches Lycabettus hill in central Athens, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Greece's fire department says two more people have been reported missing from deadly flash flooding west of Athens that has killed at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 17, 2017 - 11:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hopes were diminishing as darkness fell Friday for six people reported missing in deadly flash floods that struck near Athens, killing 16. The fire department said search and rescue efforts continued to locate the six, all reported missing in the Mandra district on the western...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release. The request,...
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A car at the entrance of a flooded house after the water has receded in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 16, 2017 - 1:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys. The hardest-hit area from Wednesday's flooding was Mandra, a modest...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods on the Greek capital's western outskirts have converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least two people and inundating homes and businesses. The fire department said Wednesday that one woman died in her flooded home in the Megara area,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Spring, Texas. The House has passed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. The chances of a hurricane drenching Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six fold in just a quarter century with global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, says a new study published Monday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 13, 2017 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says. Study author Kerry Emanuel, a meteorology professor and hurricane...
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November 13, 2017 - 5:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are rushing fire brigade teams to the Aegean Sea island of Symi after flooding following heavy rainfall swept cars into the sea, inundated buildings and cut the power supply. Authorities said that about 10 cars were swept into the sea in the island's main...
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