Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus, 16 killed

Oct. 18, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide in northern Pakistan on Sunday buried a minibus under tons of mud and rock, killing all 16 people on board, police said. Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies, including the driver and four...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Vietnam landslide hits army camp, buries 22 personnel

Oct. 18, 2020 1:44 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A landslide in central Vietnam on Sunday buried at least 22 army personnel, just a week after another landslide killed 13 as heavy rains continued to pound the region, state media reported. The latest landslide sent rock and earth crushing into an army camp at the foot of a mountain...

Ray Lopez delivers supplies to Mountain Mike's Pizza in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif., where power is turned off, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to portions of Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during hot, windy weather throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Oct. 16, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “Just got off the...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

Oct. 16, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers in Vietnam recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday. The army officers were resting at a forest ranger outpost when part of a hill collapsed...

People walk on a street filled with bars, restaurants and other businesses in Tokyo on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. A slow-moving typhoon off Japan's southern coast has triggered gusts and rain across a large part of the country and could bring heavy rains to the Tokyo region through early next week, though it was not expected to make landfall, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Tropical storm unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan

Oct. 9, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Chan-hom brought powerful winds and rain to southern Japan on Saturday, with the weather bureau warning of landslides and flooding in most of the country. The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 107 kilometers (67 miles) per hour, was moving in waters south of Japan, near...

Rockslide in Guatemala kills 4, injures 10

Oct. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala said Wednesday that four people were killed and 10 injured after an enormous rock loosened by days of rain fell from a hillside onto eight homes. The rock fell on homes near Lake Atitlán late Tuesday, said David de León, the spokesman for...

Delta grows into hurricane in Caribbean; eyes Yucatan, Cuba

Oct. 5, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Delta rapidly strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean Monday, aiming to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula potentially as a major storm before continuing on to strike the U.S. Gulf coast later in the week. That part of Mexico is still soaked from Tropical Storm Gamma...

Tropical Storm Gamma leaves 6 dead in southern Mexico

Oct. 4, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 6 people died and thousands were evacuated in southeastern Mexico after Tropical Storm Gamma lashed the Yucatan Peninsula's resort-studded coast with near-hurricane force winds and drenched Tabasco and Chiapas states, authorities said Sunday. Mexico's civil defense agency said...

Mississippi receives $23M in federal funds for flood relief

Sep. 25, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has received nearly $23 million in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to repair federal roadways that were damaged by severe flooding. U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the five Federal Highway Administration awards on Thursday, according...

This Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Tropical Storm Dolphin moving northbound toward Japan. The tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean, was slowly sweeping toward Japan Tuesday, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and harsh winds. (NASA via AP)

Storm heading northward toward Japan packing winds, downpour

Sep. 21, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean, was slowly sweeping toward Japan on Tuesday, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and harsh winds. Tropical Storm Dolphin had sustained winds of up to 51 miles per hour as of Tuesday morning. Heavy rainfall have set off...