Floods

Evacuees ride in the back of a pickup truck after the area was inundated with flooding of Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.

FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims

Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Evacuees are helped to dry land after their homes were inundated with Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

READ: Houston Neighborhood Hit Hard By Harvey While Still Recovering From 2016 Flood

The residents of Greenspoint live in a vulnerable area and they are predominantly Latinx.

Flood waters rise around a title loan store on Garners Ferry Road October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding

The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.

 A sign is seen along the flooded road on August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Trump Signs Executive Order That Rolls Back More Obama-Era Environmental Rules

The White House’s plans to improve the nation’s infrastructure could make communities more vulnerable to flooding.

 Flooding in Edgecombe County, which declared a state of emergency April 25 and whose population is more than half Black.

Severe Flooding in the South Kills 2, Puts North Carolina County in State of Emergency

When a community floods, its people of color are often hit the hardest.

The South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

FEMA and NYC Revise Flood Maps With Climate Change and Affordability in Mind

The agency is taking preventative steps in New York, but it refused to do so after storms ravaged Louisiana.

A roadway is flooded by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, near Dillon, South Carolina. The region is still assessing the full magnitude of damage caused by the storm.

Hurricane Matthew Destroys Farms in North Carolina and Haiti

North Carolinians may have to deal with contaminated groundwater after inundated hog farms release animal waste, as Haitians farmers struggle to rebuild.

A sign is seen along a flooded road on August 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana the weekend of August 12 leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least 13 deaths and damaged homes.

Latest Numbers Show Louisiana Flooding Was Worse Than Initially Thought

Nearly 400,000 people in the Baton Rouge area were affected by the nonstop rainfall—and over one thousand are still in shelters.  

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the White House before boarding Marine One and departing to Louisiana August 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. Obama will survey historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people.

President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge Today

The president holds a press conference in Louisiana to further bring the flood crisis to national attention. 

Colorlines screenshot courtesy of Louisiana Police Department via Twitter (@LAStatePolice), taken on August 15, 2016.

6 Die in Louisiana Flooding as Rains Continue

The extreme weather in the southern state has resulted in President Obama declaring it a federal disaster.