Floods

You Are Subsidizing a Fancy Beach House That'll Be Destroyed in a Flood

Hundreds of property owners have successfully lobbied to pay less in insurance premiums. But they'll receive the same payout if disaster strikes.

What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.

The 10 Cities Most Threatened by a Damaging Natural Disaster

Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.

Yep, This Photo Pretty Much Sums Up Why Post-Flood Colorado Will Bounce Back

A knee-high morass of mud did not deter this Boulder man from enjoying his morning jog.

The Quest for the Best Designs For a Post-Sandy World

Follow along as The Atlantic Cities reports on the results of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's Rebuild By Design project.

Epic Flooding in Calgary, By the Numbers

The Canadian city is only beginning to recover from historic floods.

Downtown Calgary Is Almost Entirely Under Water

75,000 to 100,000 residents are fleeing the city in an unprecedented evacuation effort.

Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.

New Satellite Maps Reveal the Staggering Extent of Europe's Flooding

This monumental dousing has been called Europe's worst flood since the Middle Ages.

Trudging Through 5 Feet of Water? Just a Day in the Life of a Venetian

Flooding has filled the city's romantic streets and squares with water.

'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

Manila, Under Water

Days of rain have flooded giant swaths of the city.

Beijing Flooding in Pictures

Large sections of Beijing were inundated this weekend as the heaviest rains in 61 years drenched the city.

Scenes of Devastation From Russia's Floods

"We were screaming for help," residents told reporters.

A Month of Emergencies in America, in GIF Form

Mapping where emergencies are happening in the U.S.