Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

May. 25, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after his dictator father was ousted in a pro-democracy uprising. The Senate and House of...

Alaska road cut off by massive landslide to reopen Friday

May. 24, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials this week intend to reopen a road that has been closed for more than two weeks following a massive landslide that cut off access to the city of Seward from a smaller community. The May 7 slide cut off travel between Lowell Point and Seward, which is...

New floods in eastern South Africa displace more than 300

May. 23, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 300 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of renewed heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, weeks after severe flooding killed more than 400 people and displaced more than 40,000 others. The new...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 11

May. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were closed because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior official in Assam’s Dima Hasao...

Popular state trail reopened following years of repairs

May. 16, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail in western Wisconsin officially reopened over the weekend following several years of flood-related repairs. Summer flood damage in 2018 closed the 32-mile-long trail which had about 60,000 visitors a year. The state...

Cleanup underway after trees topple into Alaska road, bay

May. 09, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Efforts were underway Monday to clear a road where dozens of fully grown evergreen trees as well as rocks and dirt toppled into an Alaska bay, sending onlookers running and cutting off road access for scores of people. No injuries were reported in the...

Landslide kills 12 women at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Apr. 29, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers retrieved a dozen bodies of women buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Friday. About 14 women were looking for gold grains Thursday in a pit...

Search and rescue efforts bolstered in Philippine disaster

Apr. 13, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — As search and rescue efforts increased with the arrival of equipment, the death toll has risen to at least 56, with 28 others missing, after a summer tropical depression that unleashed days of pounding rain caused landslides and floods in the central and southern...

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods rises to 43

Apr. 12, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods that hit the central and southern Philippines after a summer tropical depression unleashed days of pounding rain has risen to at least 43, with 28 others missing, officials said Tuesday. More than 100 villagers...

Flooding, landslides kill at least 25 people in Philippines

Apr. 12, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains caused by a summer tropical depression killed at least 25 people in the central and southern Philippines, mostly due to landslides, officials said Monday. Twenty-two villagers died in landslides in four villages in Baybay city in central Leyte...