Latest Landslides and mudslides News

WA residents asked to remain vigilant amid latest rain event

Nov. 30, 2021 22:12 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday asked residents in northwest Washington to remain vigilant as another atmospheric river brought heavy rain to an area that experienced severe flooding earlier this month and additional flooding earlier this week. Forecasters...

Washington state sees more flooding, next storm approaches

Nov. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar near India border

Nov. 25, 2021 20:41 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwest Myanmar near India's border early Friday but there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.8 kilometers (20.4 miles)...

Hiker finds remains of 4th, final victim of Colorado flood

Nov. 24, 2021 19:55 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said. The remains of Diana Brown, 57, of San Antonio, were found...

Canada finds 4th body after British Columbia mudslide

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the discovery of three more bodies near the village of Pemberton, bringing to four the number of people who died in a landslide caused by heavy rains that swept vehicles off the road. ...

Canadian province sets gas, travel restrictions after floods

Nov. 19, 2021 20:38 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia government announced Friday it is limiting the amount of fuel people can purchase at gas stations in some parts of the province and is restricting non-essential travel as highways begin to reopen following torrential rains that caused...

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia

Nov. 18, 2021 21:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations,...

Governor seeks federal aid for Washington state flood damage

Nov. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — With floodwaters receding in parts of Washington state — even as it rained again Thursday — damage assessments are beginning and Gov. Jay Inslee is promising he’ll aggressively seek federal money. In a visit to Whatcom County on Wednesday,...

US-Canada border towns assess damage from devastating floods

Nov. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — Residents of this small U.S. city along the Canadian border were assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes, as Washington state and British Columbia tried to dry out from an intense, days-long rain storm that cut off key roadways and...

State of emergency in British Columbia; more deaths expected

Nov. 17, 2021 21:18 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Canadian Pacific coast province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Wednesday following floods and mudslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and officials said they expected to find more dead. Every major route...