Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Man took extra shift, missed landslide that destroyed home

Sep. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man whose home was destroyed by a landslide this week in Juneau said the outcome could have been worse had he not picked up an extra shift at work. “Fortunately, I wasn’t at home at the moment, but I was there about an hour and a half before it happened,...

Crews begin removing landslide debris in Alaska's capital

Sep. 28, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Efforts began Wednesday to remove enough trees, rocks and dirt to fill half a football field that were deposited on a street in Alaska’s capital by a landslide. The Monday evening slide began several hundred feet above Gastineau Avenue, just above Juneau’s...

2 children swept away in rain-swollen gully in El Salvador

Sep. 28, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two children drowned in eastern El Salvador after being swept away in a rain-swollen gully on their way home from school. El Salvador’s Civil Defense agency said a third child was rescued and taken to a hospital for medical attention. Residents of...

Alaska landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Geological assessment teams determined Tuesday that...

Storm pounds Japan with rain, leaving landslides in its wake

Sep. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Depression Talas unleashed fierce rainfall Saturday in parts of Japan, setting off landslides, halting trains and killing a man after he crashed his car into a pond. Police said the man who drove into a pond in central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture was rushed to...

Post-Fiona fuel disruptions spark fear in Puerto Rico

Sep. 23, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — A growing number of businesses, including grocery stores and gas stations, are temporarily closing across Puerto Rico as power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona drag on in the U.S. territory, sparking concern about the availability of fuel and basic goods. ...

Biden vows US won't walk away from storm-struck Puerto Rico

Sep. 22, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the full force of the federal government is ready to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Fiona, while Bermuda and Canada's Atlantic provinces prepared for a major blast from the Category 4 storm. ...

7 killed in landslides in El Salvador after days of rain

Sep. 22, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — At least seven people have been killed in landslides in El Salvador following four days of heavy rains across the country, Civil Defense authorities said Thursday. Two people died in Panchimalco about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south of the capital...

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

Sep. 22, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western...

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Sep. 20, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm's...