Latest Landslides and mudslides News

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese emergency services said Thursday that about 6,000 people were evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India. The collapse Wednesday morning of a cliff in the deep valley through...

Former Tropical Storm Tara dissipates in Pacific off Mexico

Oct. 16, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara weakened to a depression Tuesday and dissipated several hours later, after drenching Mexico's central Pacific coast while moving just offshore. Forecasters said rain from the remnants of the storm could still cause flash floods or mudslides in some coastal areas,...

Storm Callum fading after strong winds, rain kills 2 in UK

Oct. 14, 2018 6:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Storm Callum is weakening after its gusty winds and strong rains killed two people and caused damages in some parts of Britain. Officials say one man died Saturday after a landslide in western Wales while another was swept away by rough seas in Brighton on the southern coast of England. At...

27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island

Oct. 13, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North...

12 feared dead in India cyclone shelter swamped by landslide

Oct. 13, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twelve people were feared dead in a cyclone shelter swamped by a landslide caused by heavy rains in eastern India, officials said Saturday. Krishan Kumar, a spokesman for the National Disaster Response Force, said relief officials rushed to the remote area in Gajapati district in Orissa...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

Oct. 12, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of...

The Red Cross says at least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in eastern Uganda

Oct. 12, 2018 2:49 AM EDT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Red Cross says at least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in eastern Uganda.

Mudslide kills 12 people in central Colombia

Oct. 11, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian disaster officials say at least 12 people have died in a mudslide that swept through their mountainside homes. Officials say the slide occurred at about 2 a.m. Thursday in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia and caught the victims while the slept. Four children were...

Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

Oct. 9, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

PETOBO, Indonesia (AP) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started...