Landslides and mudslides

A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 4:29 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Japan's government says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has canceled his planned July 11-18 trip to Europe and the Middle East to oversee the emergency response to deadly heavy rains. Chief...
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Debris fills a small village following heavy rains Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Kuchita-Minami, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Searches continued Sunday night for dozens of victims still missing from the heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day. (AP Photo Haruka Nuga)
July 08, 2018 - 8:48 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the whereabouts of 92 other...
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Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 6:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing. Television footage showed a residential...
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June 20, 2018 - 2:18 pm
BAT CAVE, N.C. (AP) — State transportation officials say it will be until the end of July before workers can clear a landslide which has closed part of a North Carolina highway. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the N.C. Department of Transportation says it has awarded a contract to a...
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June 07, 2018 - 6:56 am
BAT CAVE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it will probably be next week before there's an estimate on when a road blocked by a landslide will reopen. The Times-News of Hendersonville reported the agency said the landslide blocking N.C. 9 just north of Bat Cave must...
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A motorcyclists drives away after checking out where the French Broad River flooded into Lyman Street in the River Arts District in Asheville, N.C on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The soggy remnants of Alberto spread rain deeper into the nation's midsection after downing trees, triggering power outages and scattering flooding around the South. (Angeli Wright /The Asheville Citizen-Times via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 6:42 pm
The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities in central Virginia say they are temporarily halting their search for one of two people swept away in a car by a flooded creek. The other person has been found dead. Albemarle County Fire...
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Workers clear debris from a parking lot washed out at a restaurant in Black Mountain, N.C., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after heavy rains from the fringes of Subtropical Storm Alberto caused widespread flooding Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 31, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Rescuers searched Thursday for three people who disappeared in rural Virginia amid flooding that washed out roads and bridges and damaged homes as the effects of Subtropical Storm Alberto were felt across several states. Heavy rain from the storm's remnants caused flooding in central Virginia,...
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Dania Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguard Michael Vasta paddles out, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as his colleague Peter Fournier watches from a beach tower in Dania Beach, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 12:02 pm
MARION, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 12 p.m. Subtropical Storm Alberto dealt a blow to sea turtle nests in southwest Florida. Five of Collier County's 218 sea turtle nests washed away during the weekend storm. Another 26 nests were inundated...
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Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 6:54 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm are still...
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May 29, 2018 - 2:04 am
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor is urging his state's residents to exercise caution as rains from a subtropical depression spread into his and other Southern states, noting the deaths of two broadcast journalists killed by a falling tree as they reported on the severe weather...
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