Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Dog rescued from collapsed house 6 days after landslide

Jan. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A dog that was trapped for six days inside a house that collapsed last week in a landslide has been rescued, officials said. “My baby. My baby,” home owner Didi Fritts said when a person emerged from the house Thursday carrying her alert black Labrador named...

Snoqualmie Pass open, White Pass closes again in Washington

Jan. 10, 2022 21:01 PM EST

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The main east-west highway in Washington state reopened over the mountain passes after being closed for almost four days due to a winter storm that made travel too dangerous. Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopened Sunday evening. The vital...

Body of flood victim recovered after Pacific Northwest storm

Jan. 08, 2022 15:46 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency workers have recovered the body of a man in southwest Washington state whose vehicle was swept away by flooding unleashed by storms that have deluged the Pacific Northwest with rain and snow and closed key roadways across the state. The Grays Harbor...

1 missing in Pacific Northwest flooding, slides

Jan. 07, 2022 22:40 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains. A 72-year-old man never returned after leaving his residence to move...

Landslide in southwestern China kills 14 people, injures 3

Jan. 04, 2022 03:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A landslide at a construction site in southwestern China has killed 14 people and injured three others, official reports said Tuesday. The cause of the landslide Monday evening in Bijie city in Guizhou province is under investigation, the reports said. ...

Flash flood warnings for Kauai, winter weather on Big Island

Dec. 31, 2021 13:53 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service warned Friday of flash floods and the possibility of landslides on Kauai as the Big Island's summits were issued a winter weather advisory. On Kauai, Hanalei River flooding has closed the only bridge connecting a remote part of the...

Storm drenches Southern California, shuts Interstate 5

Dec. 30, 2021 20:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drenching rains fell across a swath of Southern California and snow brought traffic to a halt on a major highway early Thursday as the last in a series of December storms that walloped the state moved through. The Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the...

Salem road blocked by landslide to remain closed for a week

Dec. 25, 2021 13:23 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Efforts to fully assess a landslide blocking River Road South in Salem, Oregon will have to wait. The road is expected to remain closed between Owens Street SE and Minto Island Road SE, the entrance to Minto-Brown Island Park, for several days, according to city...

Western storms bring flood threats, snow for Christmas

Dec. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people died in a submerged car, evacuations were ordered for wildfire-scarred California, and Seattle and Portland faced the rare chance of snowy streets as a wave of storms rolled through the West. The new storms, which could drop rain and snow over much of...

$475M settlement proposed in longest-running US oil spill

Dec. 22, 2021 15:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-based oil company has agreed to turn over a $432 million cleanup trust fund and pay an additional $43 million to settle a federal lawsuit over cleaning up abandoned wells leaking since 2004, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. “This settlement...