Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Landslide on Oahu covers highway, seriously injuring a woman

Feb. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — State transportation officials were assessing an unstable slope above a busy highway on Oahu Tuesday after a landslide on the roadway sent three people to the hospital. The Pali Highway, which connects Honolulu and the east side of the island over a steep mountain range, was closed Tuesday...

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Feb. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the powerful system...

The Latest: Paddleboarder dies in storm-swollen channel

Feb. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The storm pounding California may have claimed a second life. Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a...

Avalanches, landslides kill 11 people in Himalayan Kashmir

Feb. 8, 2019 10:44 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavy snow caused avalanches and landslides that killed 11 people and trapped another in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said Friday. Rescuers cut through mounds of snow to reach 11 people — seven policemen, two firefighters and two prisoners — who were...

The Latest: I-80 reopens in Sierra but with restrictions

Feb. 5, 2019 4:28 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. West (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A long stretch of Interstate 80 that had been closed for two days due to blizzard conditions in California's Sierra Nevada has reopened as a fierce winter storm moves east. Still, travel remained limited...

Rare snow falls on Seattle as Midwest thaws from cold blast

Feb. 4, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. Parts of California and Montana braced for the threat of mudslides and avalanches this week, while...

More snow, winds prompt warnings in California mountains

Feb. 3, 2019 5:35 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A forecast of more intense snowfall and powerful winds in the Sierra Nevada has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings on Sunday and say that conditions in the mountains could become "life-threatening." A winter storm sweeping across California and Nevada has...

Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways

Feb. 2, 2019 11:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge swaths of...

The Latest: Northbound lanes of US 101 reopen, Caltrans says

Feb. 2, 2019 11:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The California Department of Transportation says the northbound lanes of U.S. 101, a vital route between Los Angeles and points north and west, have been reopened from State Route 150 to Milpas. Earlier Saturday night, Caltrans...