Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Kentucky rain contributes to 1 death, 4 rescues

Jun. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains led to the death of a man in Kentucky and the rescues of four other people Monday in two separate incidents, officials said. The first call for help came as a family tried to drive over a flooded bridge in Taylorsville and was swept away by the fast-moving water....

The Latest: Woman rescued from home smashed by a mudslide

Jun. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on damage caused by heavy rains in Kentucky: (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Officials say a 90-year-old woman has been rescued from a Kentucky home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains. Stanton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eddie Barnes said emergency workers...

Heavy rains in southern China leave 49 dead, 14 missing

Jun. 12, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Forty-nine people have died and 14 others remain missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June, authorities said Wednesday. More than 7,000 houses have collapsed and 300,000 people have been evacuated, China's disaster reduction committee said in a statement published on its...

At least 5 dead, others missing after mudslides in Uganda

Jun. 5, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Uganda Red Cross says at least five people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the east. Several others are said to be missing. The group said Wednesday that its search and rescue teams ploughing through the mud had retrieved the bodies and handed them over to...

Glacier park rockslide, avalanche trap bicyclists for hours

May. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A rockslide and avalanche stranded 13 bicyclists for about eight hours on the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road that winds through Glacier National Park. Park officials say the cyclists were cold but otherwise not hurt Monday. The park had closed the road to pedestrian and bicycle...

Correction: damage at Noah's Ark attraction story

May. 25, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In a story May 24 about property damage at a Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that flooding caused the damage. The damage was caused by heavy rains over a period of two years. A corrected version of the story is below: In the Bible, the...

Croatian authorities urge caution during windy weather

May. 13, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian authorities have advised people to stay indoors Monday after two pedestrians were injured in the capital Zagreb during storms that uprooted trees and brought down traffic lights. Authorities have restricted traffic on several roads in the country and warned of landslide...

Indonesia floods kill at least 31, thousands displaced

Apr. 29, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Floods and landslides from torrential rains in Indonesia have killed at least 31 people and displaced thousands in the past few days, the country's disaster agency said Monday. It said 29 people have died in Bengkulu province on the island of Sumatra over the weekend. Two people...

Flooding feared in Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth; 5 dead

Apr. 27, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead as heavy rain lashed the region. At least five people were killed, the government said. Mozambique's disaster...

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Apr. 24, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area of...