Landslides and mudslides

May 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekuni (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman. The photos and video footage,...
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In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing the volcanic peaks in Washington, Oregon and California, including Rainier, that are part of the Pacific Ocean's ring of fire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 12, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington...
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May 08, 2018 - 4:53 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan official says at least 18 people have been killed in landslides and flooding in the country's west. Jean Claude Twishime, spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees, said landslides killed 15 people in Karongi district. He said two more people...
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The bodies of jade scavengers who were killed in a landslide are covered in plastic and lined up at a hospital morgue Friday, May 4, 2018, in Hpakant, Kachine state in northern Myanmar. Hpakant is the epicenter of the world's best and lucrative jade mining industry that generated about $31 billion in 2015. (AP Photo)
May 04, 2018 - 5:24 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide of a mound of mining waste killed at least 14 people Friday morning in northern Myanmar's jade mining region, a local official said. The accident near the Waikha mine also left six people injured and an unknown number believed missing, based on what local villagers...
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This April 30, 2018, photo shows a view of the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. The Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar amid a brutal military crackdown now face a new danger: Rain. The annual monsoons will soon sweep through camps where some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims live in huts made of bamboo and plastic built along steep hills. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
May 02, 2018 - 8:26 pm
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — The Rohingya refugees have escaped soldiers and gunfire. They have escaped mobs that stormed through their villages, killing and raping and burning. They have fled Myanmar, their homeland, to find shelter in sprawling refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Now there'...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Karen McDonald, whose home was swept away in a mudslide, poses for photos with her wedding veil and the underskirt to her wedding dress she had worn 35 years earlier at her wedding, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Earlier in the week, Santa Barbara resident Sarah Eglin posted on a Facebook page that she was walking along a Montecito trail with her children when they came across a zipped-up bag covered in mud and just a touch of lace sticking out. It turned out to be McDonald's long wedding veil and the underskirt of her wedding dress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant. As the days turned...
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For sale signs are seen on the wildfire-ravaged Fountaingrove area as rain comes down Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 06, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file aerial photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, mudflow and damage to homes in Montecito, Calif. California's insurance commissioner says more than $421 million in insurance claims losses have been filed since deadly mudslides blasted through the community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains. (Matt Udkow/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
April 02, 2018 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than $421 million in claims have been filed since deadly mudslides tore through the coastal community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains, California's insurance commissioner said Monday. Insurers have received more than 2,000 claims for residential and...
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Rain causes a hillside to collapse along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had already been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 22, 2018 - 2:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. The National Weather Service said there were numerous reports of street flooding in the Central...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Capt. John Pepper, Fresno Fire Department, and Rescue Squad Leader RTF-5 searches homes off East Valley Road in Montecito, Calif. Authorities are urging people living in an area devastated by mudslides to evacuate ahead of a strong Pacific storm that forecasters say is likely to bring an extended period of rain and the threat of flooding and debris flows. Santa Barbara County issued a mandatory evacuation order Monday, March 19, 2018, affecting about 30,000 people, including the community of Montecito, where 21 people were killed by a massive mudslide in January. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
March 20, 2018 - 3:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires. An atmospheric river — a huge...
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