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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Washington state motorists stranded after floods, mudslides

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Heavy rainfall in a wildfire-charred area of North Central Washington state triggered flash flooding and mudslides that stranded motorists and closed highways, a forecaster said on Friday. Vehicles were trapped in debris-laden water...
  • At least 36 dead in landslides in western Japan

    TOKYO At least 36 people were dead and seven unaccounted for in landslides triggered by torrential rain in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, police said. A 2-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother were pronounced dead after they were...
  • At least 53 killed in Nepal floods and mudslides

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains have killed at least 53 people in Nepal over the past three days and cut off remote communities in the mountains, the government said on Saturday. The landslides and flooding were...
  • Hunter indicted in huge Rim fire near Yosemite

    Hunter indicted in huge Rim fire near Yosemite
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old bow hunter suspected of starting the campfire that sparked last year's Rim fire, the third-largest blaze in recorded state history, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National...
  • Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

    Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park. It became the third-largest blaze in state...
  • Last victim of Washington mudslide believed found

    Last victim of Washington mudslide believed found
    Search teams in Washington state have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-old Molly...
  • Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150

    Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150
    Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said. Rescue teams and local...
  • Clearing Big Sur slide

     
    A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
  • Southern California hit by cooling trend, fog in heart of summer

    Feel that chill? Temperatures in parts of Southern California will remain 5-10 degree below normal in the heart of the summer, according to the National Weather Service. While the California drought continues unabated, the region is seeing a bit of...
  • Mudslides: California storm was a nearly 500-year event, officials say

    Mudslides: California storm was a nearly 500-year event, officials say
    A tropical rain storm that caused deadly floods and destructive mudslides in the San Gabriel Mountains on Sunday was the kind of weather event seen only once about every 500 years, the National Weather Service said. Starting at about 2:45 p.m., the...
  • Residents evacuated after mudslide topples Utah home

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A mudslide toppled one home in Utah on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of 20 others and a tennis club below a hillside that city officials said had already shown signs of stress.  The mudslide appears to be 200- to 300-feet...
  • Complaints of environmental neglect follow deadly Italian flood

    ROME (Reuters) - A flash flood that killed four people at a summer festival in northern Italy has reopened long-standing complaints that chronic environmental neglect has destabilized fragile hillsides and created the conditions for deadly landslides....