Latest Landslides and mudslides News

California Highway 1 to reopen by April 30, agency says

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Highway 1 along Big Sur is expected to reopen by April 30 because work to repair a huge piece of roadway that crumbled during a storm is nearly two months ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The...

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 140, dozens missing

Apr. 07, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 140 with dozens still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. East Flores district on Adonara island suffered the highest...

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 119, dozens missing

Apr. 07, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 119 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. The village of Lamanele on Adonara island suffered the...

Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

Apr. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were hampered by damaged bridges and roads and a lack of heavy equipment Monday after torrential rains caused multiple disasters on remote eastern Indonesian islands as well as in East Timor. At least 133 people died and dozens were...

Indonesia landslides, floods kill 41 people; dozens missing

Apr. 04, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands, the country's disaster relief agency said Sunday. More than two dozen others were still missing. Mud tumbled down from...

Last body recovered following Norway's deadly landslide

Mar. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nearly three months after one of the worst landslides in modern Norway’s history, search teams have found the body of the last person listed as missing in the rubble, authorities said Monday. In total, 10 people were killed in the landslide,...

Gov. Ige tours Kauai landslide, visits cut-off communities

Mar. 19, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii (AP) — In his first trip off Oahu in over a year because of the pandemic, Hawaii Gov. David Ige toured a landslide that cut off several communities on the north shore of Kauai. Gov. Ige and Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami participated in a blessing...

Much of Opal Creek forest hit hard by Beachie Creek Fire

Mar. 06, 2021 10:16 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One of the most beloved destinations in Oregon looks a lot different following the blowup of the Beachie Creek Fire. Large swaths of the 34,000-acre Opal Creek Wilderness and Recreation Area burned after historic winds turned a small fire into an...

Belarus journalist sentenced for report on protester's death

Mar. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Tuesday handed a half-year prison sentence to a journalist on charges of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities’ crackdown on demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. ...

Heavy rains lead to rescues, road closures in Appalachia

Mar. 01, 2021 18:19 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky firefighter Eddie Stacy was turning his firetruck around in the dark while responding to storm damage when he noticed a tiny light coming from the flooded Red River. It was a cellphone a woman was waving from a car inundated with water...