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Shallow 5.5 quake sets off rockslides in southwest China

Jan. 26, 2023 00:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers were headed to the site of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake Thursday in a region of southwestern China at the base of the Tibetan plateau that is prone to deadly quakes. Roads into the area have been blocked by rockslides, although there have been no reported...

More rain, snow in California from ninth in series of storms

Jan. 16, 2023 23:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ninth atmospheric river in a three-week series of major winter storms was churning through California on Monday, leaving mountain driving dangerous and the flooding risk high near swollen rivers even as the sun came out in some areas. Heavy snow fell across...

Biden to visit devastated areas of California on Thursday

Jan. 16, 2023 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to California's central coast Thursday to visit areas that have been devastated by extreme weather. The White House said in a statement Monday that the president would visit with first responders and state and local officials,...

EXPLAINER: Tackling threat of mudslides in soaked California

Jan. 16, 2023 07:44 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Relentless storms from a series of atmospheric rivers have saturated the steep mountains and bald hillsides scarred from wildfires along much of California's long coastline, causing hundreds of landslides this month. So far the debris has mostly blocked roads and...

California gets more rain and snow, but dry days are ahead

Jan. 15, 2023 18:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain and snow fell during the weekend in storm-battered California, making travel dangerous and prompting evacuation warnings over flooding concerns along a swollen river near Sacramento. Bands of gusty thunderstorms started Saturday in the north and spread...

Storm-battered California gets more wind, rain and snow

Jan. 14, 2023 20:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-battered California got more wind, rain and snow on Saturday, raising flooding concerns, causing power outages and making travel dangerous. Bands of rain with gusty winds started in the north and spread south, with more storms expected to follow into early...

Newsom asks Californians to stay vigilant about more storms

Jan. 14, 2023 14:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With rain-soaked California expected to see more stormy weather over the weekend and into next week, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and other state and federal officials pleaded with residents Friday to stay alert to possibly more flooding and damage. A series of storms...

Landslide closes Nevada highway for months near Yerington

Jan. 12, 2023 18:08 PM EST

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of state highway in western Nevada along the West Walker River is expected remain closed for months after a huge landslide triggered by heavy rain covered the road southwest of Yerington with mud and rocks. Nevada Department...

Landslides, sinkholes, floodwaters plague soggy California

Jan. 11, 2023 05:57 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sinkholes swallowed cars and floodwaters swamped towns and swept away a small boy as California was wracked by more wild winter while the next in a powerful string of storms loomed on the horizon Tuesday. Millions of residents faced flood warnings, nearly 50,000...

AP PHOTOS: Storms lash California with more rain, high surf

Jan. 10, 2023 15:52 PM EST

The latest in a relentless string of California storms is swamping roads, battering coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing the evacuation of thousands in towns with histories of deadly mudslides. The storms have also prompted tornado warnings....