Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Exceptional rains in drought-struck northern Italy kill 8, cancel Formula One Grand Prix

May. 17, 2023 20:49 PM EDT

CASTEL BOLOGNESE, Italy (AP) — Exceptional rains Wednesday in a drought-struck region of northern Italy swelled rivers over their banks, killing at least eight people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and prompting officials to warn that Italy needs a national plan to combat climate...

12 people, dog evacuated after landslide blocks road near Mount St. Helens

May. 15, 2023 17:05 PM EDT

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) — A dozen people and a dog were evacuated from an observatory near Mount St. Helens by helicopter after a landslide blocked a nearby highway. The Washington State Department of Transportation said Monday that State Route 504 near Mount St. Helens was...

Thousands along Bangladesh, Myanmar coast told to seek shelter as powerful Cyclone Mocha approaches

May. 13, 2023 12:06 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Volunteers in Bangladesh’s coastal districts were using loudspeakers to urge people to seek shelter on Saturday as the delta nation braced for an extremely severe cyclone, which is expected to slam ashore in Bangladesh and Myanmar in the next 24 hours. ...

Stragglers pack up as Swiss village is evacuated under rockslide threat

May. 12, 2023 16:06 PM EDT

BRIENZ, Switzerland (AP) — Stragglers packed up belongings in cars, trucks and a least one pickup truck before an evacuation order took effect on Friday in a tiny village in eastern Switzerland that is facing an urgent rockslide threat. As geologists and other experts in...

Deaths from Congo floods approach 400 as search continues

May. 07, 2023 16:28 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — The death toll from floods in eastern Congo has almost doubled, reaching close to 400 people as of Sunday, according to a local official. The administrator of the worst-affected area, the Kalehe territory of South Kivu province, told The Associated Press by phone...

Over 200 dead, many more missing after Congo floods

May. 06, 2023 15:34 PM EDT

KALEHE, Congo (AP) — The death toll from flash floods and landslides in eastern Congo has risen beyond 200, with many more people still missing, according to local authorities in the province of South Kivu. Thomas Bakenge, administrator of Kalehe, the worst-hit territory, told...

More than 100 killed in Congo flooding

May. 05, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 100 people were killed in flooding and landslides brought on by torrential overnight rains in eastern Congo's South Kivu province, a local official said Friday. Thomas Bakenge, a regional government official gave the estimate after overseeing...

Nevada puts winter storm costs at $10.6M; FEMA help promised

Apr. 29, 2023 13:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State emergency managers are projecting clean-up and repair costs of at least $10.6 million following severe winter storms that affected rural parts of Nevada in March. Nevada Division on Emergency Management spokeswoman Gail Powell said Friday the amount is...

California landslide halts rail service, homes evacuated

Apr. 28, 2023 17:28 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A landslide in Southern California has closed a historic cultural center, shut down rail service in the area and forced the evacuation of nearby residences, officials said. The slope below the ocean-view terrace at Casa Romantica and Cultural Center and...

Massive landslide buries trucks, kills 2 people in Pakistan

Apr. 18, 2023 02:19 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A massive landslide struck a key highway in northwestern Pakistan near the border town of Torkham before dawn Tuesday, burying two dozen trucks and killing at least two people, officials said. It was unclear how many people were missing and feared buried...