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River Thames breaches its banks near London

River Thames breaches its banks near London

London, AP—The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops had piled up sandbags to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding, but the river overwhelmed...
Gaza flooding drives 40,000 from their homes

Gaza flooding drives 40,000 from their homes

Gaza City, AP—Flooding from heavy rains forced some 40,000 Gaza Strip residents from their homes, including thousands who were taken to safety in boats and military trucks, officials said Saturday. The downpour that began late Wednesday was part of a storm that...
34 dead as big storms hit Mexico on opposite sides

34 dead as big storms hit Mexico on opposite sides

Veracruz, Associated Press—Tropical Storm Ingrid and the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s Gulf and Pacific coasts with more torrential rains Monday, flooding towns and cities, cutting off highways and setting off deadly landslides in a...