Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

Dec. 9, 2019 5:34 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday as authorities urged people in affected areas to relocate. Seventeen flooding deaths have been confirmed in the western district of Bundibugyo. Another...

Mudslides strand hundreds of tourists in New Zealand town

Dec. 8, 2019 10:49 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly 1,000 tourists are stranded in the small New Zealand town of Franz Josef after stormy weekend weather triggered landslides and flooding along the town's main highway. Authorities said road access to the town likely won't be restored until Friday. Some of the tourists...

Storm drops heavy rain, snow across Northern California

Dec. 7, 2019 7:33 PM EST

San Francisco (AP) — A man and a woman were taken to the hospital Saturday after being struck by a fallen tree on a San Francisco sidewalk. They suffered non life-threatening injuries after being hit by the approximately 30- to 40-foot-tall tree in the Presidio Terrace neighborhood, a city Fire Department...

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

Dec. 5, 2019 10:55 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 28 people have died in landslides in Burundi and that toll could grow with many people missing, local authorities said Thursday, as East Africa continued to struggle with weeks of unusually heavy rains. A local official in Mugina commune, Desire Ndagijimana told The...

Authorities say at least 28 people killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing

Dec. 5, 2019 10:18 AM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Authorities say at least 28 people killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing.

Rock slide closes part of highway in central Missouri

Dec. 2, 2019 1:54 PM EST

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person suffered minor injuries after a rock slide closed a mid-Missouri highway. The rock slide occurred Sunday night on Highway 54 near Osage Beach. As of early afternoon Monday, transportation officials had cleared rocks enough to open one lane of the highway....

The Latest: Rock slide closes highway to Colorado ski areas

Nov. 29, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a rockslide affecting traffic to Colorado’s mountains (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A rock slide has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, creating delays for people heading from the Denver area to Colorado ski areas. Colorado Department of Transportation officials...

Rock slide partially closes highway to Colorado ski areas

Nov. 29, 2019 11:28 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A rock slide has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, creating delays for people heading from the Denver area to Colorado ski areas. Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Friday that westbound vehicles between Beaver Brook and Dumont are being turned back, and that the...

Days of heavy rains in Congo’s capital kill at least 32

Nov. 26, 2019 11:00 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Flooding and landslides after heavy rains in Congo have left at least 32 people dead in and around the capital, Kinshasa, officials said Tuesday. "The situation is a dramatic. In addition to 15 lifeless bodies that we have collected, there is significant material damage," said Jean...

The Latest: Greece floods kill 4; hundreds of homes damaged

Nov. 25, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Greek state television says another two people have died in storms lashing parts of the country, bringing the death toll to four. ERT TV said late Monday that both deaths happened in the eastern Aegean Sea islands. On Rhodes,...