flash floods

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations. The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat as saying two dozen people were injured and … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

MOSCOW | Flash floods kill 6 in southern Russia; 1 missing

MOSCOW — Russian investigators say at least six people have died in flash floods in the country’s south. The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Friday that six people died in Russia’s Krasnodar region when torrential rains and flash floods hit the area on Wednesday. One more person is believed to be missing. More … Continue reading MOSCOW | Flash floods kill 6 in southern Russia; 1 missing

DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as boy’s body found

DEAD SEA, Jordan — Jordanian rescuers searching the Dead Sea area for survivors of flash floods have found the body of a 12-year-old boy, raising the death toll to 19. The body was recovered early Friday, a day after middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs in the area were swept away by the … Continue reading DEAD SEA, Jordan | Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as boy’s body found

PARIS | French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

PARIS  — French rescuers with helicopters have evacuated 750 people, including many children and tourists, from campsites in southern France after torrential rain swelled rivers in the Gard region. One person was reported missing. A top Gard official, Thierry Dousset, told BFM-TV about 750 people were evacuated from five campsites. BFM-TV reported the missing person … Continue reading PARIS | French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods