Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Washington state community remembers victims of landslide

Mar. 23, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Community members held an event in Washington state to commemorate the deaths of 43 people in a landslide six years ago. About 50 people huddled around a memorial site near Oso Sunday to remember the victims of the 2014 landslide, ranging from infants to people in their 90s, The Daily...

Rescue workers, residents, and volunteers search for victims after a mudslide caused by heavy rains in the coastal city of Guaruja, Brazil, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Storms have pummeled Brazil’s southeastern coast, causing deadly landslides and leaving people homeless. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Tally of Brazilians missing after landslides rises to 43

Mar. 5, 2020 12:31 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The number of Brazilians missing in the wake of deadly landslides on the coast of Sao Paulo state has risen to 43, authorities said Thursday. The higher tally, nearly double the number of missing reported on the previous day, was largely centered in the city of Guaruja, according to the...

Rescue workers, residents, and volunteers search for victims after a mudslide caused by heavy rains in the coastal city of Guaruja, Brazil, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Storms have pummeled Brazil’s southeastern coast, causing deadly landslides and leaving people homeless. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Hope for more survivors ebbs in Brazil area hit by mudslides

Mar. 4, 2020 9:21 PM EST

GUARUJA, Brazil (AP) — Standing amid debris where his house and repair shop once stood, Antônio Pereira Farias took stock of what little remained Wednesday. He saved his wife and son from a thunderous cascade of mud, he said, but his daughter and son-in-law were among those missing. The life of...

Ecola State Park's closure may impact more than park

Mar. 4, 2020 4:42 PM EST

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Ecola means “whale” in the Chinook Wawa trade language — and, much like a whale, sections of Ecola State Park are heading out to sea. The park remains closed indefinitely after a February landslide that damaged the primary entrance road and sent a portion of a...

Indonesian youths play in flood water in a neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Overnight rains caused rivers to burst their banks in greater Jakarta sending muddy water into residential and commercial areas, inundating thousands of homes and paralyzing parts of the city's transport networks, officials said. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Thousands caught in floods in Indonesia's sinking capital

Feb. 25, 2020 4:47 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport networks, officials and witnesses said. Overnight rains caused more rivers to burst their banks in...

Main Mount Rainier highway to be closed for weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EST

Authorities say the main highway to Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed until mid-March or possibly longer due to the extensive damage caused by flooding, washouts, landslides and fallen trees during recent heavy rains. KOMO reports that State Route 706, which passes through the town of Ashford and...

A beggar woman waits for handouts on a cold, foggy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Temperatures in Kabul early Wednesday were -4 C (25F). (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

Feb. 14, 2020 12:58 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of avalanches struck a central province in Afghanistan the previous day, killing at least 21 people, authorities said Friday. According to Ahmad Tameem Azimi, spokesman of the ministry for disaster management, seven people remain missing following the avalanches in...

First responders are on the scene of a train derailment at in eastern Kentucky, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.  Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped and a flammable liquid was leaking into a nearby river, said Charles Maynard with Pike County Emergency Management. Maynard said he wan't sure if the crew members were injured but that crews were trying to extricate them. He wasn't aware of any other reports of possible injuries. (Russ Cassady/Appalachian News-Express via AP)

Fiery train derailment in Kentucky spills ethanol into river

Feb. 13, 2020 7:18 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said. Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped in a flaming...

Crews work to replace drainage pipes at the Oktibbeha County Lake dam in Starkville, Miss., as heavy rains cause water levels to rise, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. In eastern Mississippi, officials in Starkville said the water at Oktibbeha County Lake had once again reached a critical level just weeks after heavy rains caused a mudslide that put the earthen dam in danger of failing. (Ryan Phillips/The Starkville Daily News via AP)

Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

Feb. 13, 2020 6:47 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided. Multiple vehicles plowed into trees that fell across a highway in Mississippi, and officials in the capital of...

Ecola State Park in Oregon closed because of slide damage

Feb. 12, 2020 10:24 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People seeking winter vistas of the north Oregon coast will need to find them elsewhere as Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach has been closed indefinitely. The park is closed south of the Indian Beach day-use area, after a large section of the Crescent Beach trail slid over the cliff,...