Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Individual assistance available in more flood-stricken areas

Aug. 04, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal emergency officials have expanded the number of flood-stricken counties in eastern Kentucky that are eligible for individual assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency previously added Floyd and Pike counties to the list, Gov. Andy Beshear's...

Flash floods close roads into Death Valley National Park

Aug. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Some roads in and out of Death Valley National Park have been closed after they were inundated over the weekend with mud and debris from flash floods that also hit western Nevada and northern Arizona hard. Officials on Sunday provided no...

Report: 7 Iraqi tourists killed by floods in northeast Iran

Jul. 30, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed seven Iraqi tourists in northeastern Iran on Saturday, Iranian state media reported, the latest in rising casualty tolls as the downpours continue to lash the country. The official IRNA news agency said the tourists...

Iran raises death toll from mudslides, floods to at least 53

Jul. 29, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday raised the death toll from landsides and flash floods this week across the country to at least 53, including those killed in a mudslide in the capital of Tehran the previous day, state TV reported. More than 30 people died in two villages,...

Flooding in central Appalachia kills at least 8 in Kentucky

Jul. 28, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Torrential rains unleashed devastating floods in Appalachia on Thursday, as fast-rising water killed at least eight people in Kentucky and sent people scurrying to rooftops to be rescued. Water gushed from hillsides and flooded out of streambeds, inundating...

Landslide triggered by heavy rains kills 6 in Iran's capital

Jul. 28, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rains in northwestern Tehran killed six people on Thursday, with 14 still believed missing, Iran's state-run media reported. State TV reported that the heavy rains in the early hours of the day caused flash floods and then...

Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

Jul. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough. That recovery work has evolved over time, said members of the...

10 die in northwest China after mountain slope collapses

Jul. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Ten employees of a coal company died in northwestern China on Saturday when a mountainside slope collapsed on them, state media reported. Rescuers spent all day to retrieve the workers who were buried in their vehicle en route to a mine site in Jingtai county in...

Mudslide sweeps over Colombia school, killing 3 children

Jul. 14, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide smashed into a rural elementary school in the mountains south of Medellin on Thursday, killing three young children after heavy rains washed over Colombia's north and west, authorities said. Officials in Antioquia province said about 20 children...

No deaths in Virginia flooding that washed out homes, roads

Jul. 14, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Rains that swiftly flooded a remote corner of southwest Virginia washed out roads, tore homes from their foundations and left people scrambling to find loved ones in areas where phone service was knocked out completely. Authorities feared the worst Wednesday as...