Landslides and mudslides

May 05, 2017 - 8:47 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10 slides just north of the Tacoma Narrows...
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Two rental houses look underwater next to the Meramec River on Opps Lane in Fenton, Mo., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Heavy rains have swollen many rivers to record levels in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Five deaths have been blamed on flooding in Missouri, while hundreds of people have been displaced and thousands more are potentially in harm's way. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 5:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joseph Fiorilli is ready to go home, even though most everything he left behind when the flooded Meramec River inundated his eastern Missouri home will be a soggy, stinky mess. Fiorilli, his wife and their two dogs were forced to quickly leave when heavy rains pushed the river to...
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April 08, 2017 - 10:48 pm
OSO, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on cracks in a road near the site of a massive deadly landslide northeast of Seattle (all times local): 8 p.m. Saturday The Seattle Times reports that a stretch of road near a slow-moving landslide close to the site of a massive deadly slide northeast of Seattle in 2014...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, a soldier carries a child in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 11:07 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 11 p.m. With no electricity to light in Mocoa, Colombia, authorities were forced to suspend the search late Saturday evening but vowed to continue combing through the debris at the first...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, a soldier carries a child in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 9:45 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 8 p.m. The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, a soldier carries a child in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 8:11 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 8 p.m. The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, soldiers carry a victim on a stretcher, in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 01, 2017 - 4:19 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The tragedy that killed scores of people in a water avalanche in Colombia seems to have put to rest at least for the moment the bad blood that has existed between President Juan Manuel...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:12 am
PONOROGO, Indonesia (AP) — More than two dozen people were reported missing on Saturday after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main island of Java. The landslide hit up to 30 houses and farmers harvesting ginger on a hillside in Banaran village in East Java province's...
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Relatives mourn as they lift portraits of family members they lost in the collapse of a mountain of trash at a garbage dump, during a funeral service held at the Gebrekristos church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, March 13, 2017. The death toll reached more than 60 on Monday from the collapse at the dump on the outskirts of the capital, according to the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate, as relatives waited for news of the dozens of people said to be missing. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
March 15, 2017 - 12:02 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were mostly women and children. Dagmawit Moges confirmed the new...
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March 15, 2017 - 5:44 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians have started observing three days of national mourning after a deadly landslide in which scores were killed. The death toll is at least 72 following the collapse on Saturday of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Many...
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