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A man walks down a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Sept.19, 2022, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona. Hurricane Fiona smashed into Puerto Rico, knocking out the U.S. island territory's power while dumping torrential rain and wreaking catastrophic damage before making landfall in the Dominican Republic on Sept. 19, 2022.

Catholic Charities to provide aid to Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Fiona

Sep 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Jonah McKeown

More than a day after Hurricane Fiona dumped 30 inches of rain on Puerto Rico, a million people still do... Read more

A woman carrying a child walks along a street during a heavy rainfall in the flood-hit Dera Allah Yar town in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan province, Pakistan, on Aug. 30, 2022. Aid efforts ramped up across flooded Pakistan to help tens of millions of people affected by relentless monsoon rains that have submerged a third of the country and claimed more than 1,100 lives.

Pakistani Church leaders call for help for flood victims amid national emergency

Aug 30, 2022

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

More than 1,100 people have been killed, and more than 33 million people have been displaced or affected in some... Read more

A stranded family is rescued from the flood waters of the north fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Ky., on July 28, 2022. Catholic Charities of Lexington is collaborating with other Christian churches as well as Catholic Charities USA to provide aid to those affected.

Kentucky Catholic Charities coordinates national aid amid devastating floods

Aug 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic churches in the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., are collaborating with Catholic Charities USA as well as other Christian... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops ask for contributions to aid flood victims in Colombia

Jul 14, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Torrential winter rains in the departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar in northern Colombia have affected thousands of people. Read more

Catholic Charities mobilizes in rain-drenched Southern Louisiana

May 21, 2021

The town of Lake Charles, Louisiana is reeling from more than a foot of rain and widespread flooding that occurred... Read more

Flooding in the Piazza San Marco Nov. 13, 2019 in Venice, Italy.

Record floods in Venice damage St. Mark’s Basilica

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica is left completely flooded Wednesday after Venice’s water levels hit the highest mark in... Read more

Flooding along the Ganges River Aug 21, 2019.

Amid efforts to rebuild, residents of Karala face another round of floods

Aug 23, 2019

Just a year after devastating floods swept through Kerala, India, the state is again facing devastating flooding.  Read more

Residents wade through flood waters in Karachi, Pakistan July 31, 2019.

Amid extreme flooding in Pakistan, Catholic volunteers step up

Aug 8, 2019

A 52-year-old Caritas volunteer helped rescue more than two dozen families from a recent flood in Karachi, Pakistan.  Read more

Flooding in Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Pope Francis sends 100,000 euros for flood relief in Iran

Apr 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the wake of massive flooding in Iran, Pope Francis has sent 100,000 euros (about $113,000) for emergency aid.  Read more

Flooding in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 2019.

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help

Mar 20, 2019

As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both... Read more

Flooding in Manila on Aug. 12, 2018.

Cardinal Tagle: Flood victims can find support in Catholic Church

Aug 14, 2018

Catholic parishes and assistance centers are ready to help victims of storms and major floods in the Manila area, said... Read more

Flooded area near the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de Lourdes after heavy rainfalls, June 13, 2018.

Lourdes shrine evacuated due to flash flooding

Jun 14, 2018

As heavy rains cause flash flooding across parts of France, the Marian shrine at Lourdes has been evacuated until further... Read more

Flooding devastated parts of Peru in March and April 2017.

They lost everything in Peru's floods. Now they're asking for Bibles.

Apr 25, 2017

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru visited the inhabitants of one of the areas most affected by... Read more

March for Life Peru.

Peru's March for Life transforms into aid for flood victims

Mar 28, 2017

The March for Life in Lima, Peru on Saturday was transformed into a Solidarity March, with volunteers gathering several tons... Read more

Aftermath of West Virginia floods.

One month after West Virginia floods, road to recovery is uphill

Aug 2, 2016

It’s been over a month since West Virginia was pounded by torrential rains that resulted in one of the worst... Read more

Church submerged in flood waters in Myanmar in Aug 2015.

What the Church is doing to help flood victims in Myanmar

Aug 13, 2015

More than 100 people have been killed and thousands more displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar, one of the poorest... Read more