Landslides and mudslides

Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 3:35 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Residents shoveled mud and debris to clear streets so they could get out for food and other supplies Wednesday in areas of western Japan hard hit by landslides and flooding that still swamped some areas. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation center in the city of...
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A man walks past debris from a heavy rain in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rescuers combed through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks Tuesday to look for dozens of people still missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan. (Ryosuke Ozawa/Kyodo News via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 7:08 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Akira Tanimoto says his apartment narrowly survived the floods and mudslide at his residential complex over the weekend, and even if he wants to go back there with his wife and two pet birds, he can't because there is no water, power or food available. After their desperate...
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In this Monday, July 9, 2018, photo, a roof of a house is left in the middle of a road in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan. Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup. More than 100 people were confirmed dead in the disaster. (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 6:02 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on search effort after heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 7 p.m. Japan's top government spokesman says at least 155 people have been confirmed dead from the recent heavy rains, floods and mudslides that had struck western Japan. Chief...
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This photo shows an submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama 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. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 5:59 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent of damage from flooding and mudslides. More than 100...
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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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