An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.
Much of Queensland, Australia experienced unseasonably heavy rain and flooding this week, with parts of the state receiving between 3 to 4 months’ worth of rain in 48 to 72 hours.
A glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) from the Shishaper Glacier in Pakistan swept away the Hassanabad Bridge in Hunza on the Karakoram Highway linking Pakistan and China. The event took place on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties on May 7, 2022, due to heavy rainfall that caused significant local flooding. On May 8, the declaration was expanded to include the counties of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor and Tucker.
At least 22 people have died and 40 others have been injured after severe flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days.
At least 3 people have died and more than 44 000 were affected after recent heavy rains caused severe floods in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.
At least 5 people have been killed, 5 are missing and thousands have been displaced after heavy rains hit parts of Mbeya and Songwe, Tanzania over the past couple of days.
Record-breaking rains hit Valencia, Spain on May 3, 2022, causing severe flooding across the city.
Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe since April 30, 2022, causing deadly floods and landslides.
Heavy rainfall affecting the department of Cundinamarca in central Colombia caused deadly floods and landslides over the past couple of days, forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency for the entire department.