Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in Bad Kleinkirchheim in southern Austria, the news agency APA...

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

Nov. 13, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people, the utility and attorneys announced Wednesday....

Iconic stretch of California coastal highway faces closures

Nov. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials plan to temporarily close an iconic stretch of California’s landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast this winter when forecasts of significant rain emerge. Highway 1 is a major scenic route for tourists driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as...

Torrential rains cause floods in parts of Montenegro

Nov. 6, 2019 8:11 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Torrential rains have cause floods and landslides in parts of Montenegro, blocking roads and cutting off dozens of homes. Emergency teams said Wednesday they have responded to dozens of calls from people seeking help with flooded homes and stranded vehicles. Authorities say...

Death toll from Cameroon landslide rises to at least 42

Oct. 30, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official says the death toll from a landslide that hit Cameroon's western village of Bamoungoum has risen to at least 42, as authorities urge people to leave the area to avoid further disaster. The governor of Cameroon's West Region, Awa Fonka Augustine, said Wednesday that two...

Heavy rains, landslide in Cameroon's west kill at least 34

Oct. 29, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon on Monday deployed rescue workers and its military to search the wreckage of houses hit by a landslide that killed at least 34 people overnight in the western village of Bamoungoum, near the regional capital Bafoussam. The landslide hit after torrential downpours flooded...

Strong quake jolts southern Philippines, 6 dead, scores hurt

Oct. 29, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, triggering landslides and loosening boulders that killed six people and injured more than 100 others in a region already damaged by a strong quake two weeks earlier, officials said. The magnitude 6.6 earthquake was...

Floods, mudslides from heavy rain in Japan kill at least 10

Oct. 26, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo left at least 10 people dead and added fresh damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons, officials said Saturday. Rescue workers found the body of a person who had gone missing in Chiba prefecture after...

Heavy rains flood areas of Japan recovering from typhoons

Oct. 25, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

NARITA, Japan (AP) — Torrential rain caused flooding and mudslides Friday in towns east of Tokyo, leaving one dead and two missing and expanding damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons. Muddy waters spilled from several rivers in Chiba, southeast of Tokyo, where pedestrians waded through...

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

Oct. 21, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon. The Japan Meteorological Agency said heavy rain was expected throughout the day, with waves and...