Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Tropical Storm Meari heads to Japan, packed with winds, rain

Aug. 12, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on southwestern Japan as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Meari was on course to make landfall by noon, bringing sudden...

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Aug. 10, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cleanup and recovery efforts accelerated in South Korea’s greater capital region on Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed at least 10 people. ...

South Korean rain turns roads into rivers, leaves 9 dead

Aug. 09, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least nine people were killed — some drowning in their homes — and six others were...

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...