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80 campers remain stranded by mudslides in eastern Oregon

Authorities say mudslides closed a road and stranded campers near the Lake Owyhee Dam in eastern Oregon.


Mudslide halts rail service between Seattle, Everett

A 20-foot-wide mudslide on the BNSF Railway lines has shut down all commuter-rail service between Seattle’s King Street Station and Everett.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Families announce plans for Oso mudslide memorial

Plans have been announced for a memorial honoring the 43 people who died in a mudslide four years ago northeast of Seattle in the town of Oso.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area

A major winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain elsewhere, while prompting mandatory evacuations for coastal areas to …


Mudslide north of Seattle temporarily halts passenger trains

Passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been temporarily suspended after a mudslide blocked tracks north of Seattle.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Mudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied out

Most residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito were under orders to clear out Friday as the search for victims dragged on and crews labored to clean up the muck and repair power, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

At least 17 dead in California mudslides; cleanup and search for missing underway

Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by …


Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down

For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1,000 people have died in the mudslide and flood that hit the country’s capital nearly two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.


Rescuers dig for survivors in Bangladesh mudslide; 140 dead

Rescuers went from door to door searching for information on people who might be missing Wednesday after massive landslides crashed onto villages and killed at least 140 in southeastern Bangladesh, …


Sri Lankan soldiers recover more bodies from mudslides

A group of Sri Lankan soldiers carried a body wrapped in a tarpaulin to police for identification, while others dug Monday through piles of mud, unearthing a motorbike, pieces of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others missing Friday. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief …


Mudslides halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland

Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle and Portland.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster

A slow-moving landslide near the site of a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014 has prompted officials to close a state highway …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Prosecutors to change policies after Oso slide settlement

Washington state officials are offering new guidance to private attorneys and outside experts as a result of misconduct in Oso mudslide litigation that led to one of the state’s largest …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides

SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Crews clear one lane of Highway 95 after mudslide buried 75-foot stretch in Boundary County

One lane of State Highway 95 was reopened in Boundary County this morning after a mudslide Tuesday night closed the highway in both directions.


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Mudslide causes train to derail in Boundary County

A mudslide caused a dozen train cars to derail and some tumbled down a steep hillside Wednesday morning in Boundary County, Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Mudslide on Interstate 90 near Issaquah blocks all westbound lanes for several hours

All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 were blocked for several hours Thursday morning after a mudslide trapped 13 cars on the freeway.


Flooding closes Oregon’s coastal highway; other areas hit

Flooding closed Oregon’s coastal highway on Thursday, while landslides hit some areas in Portland amid unrelenting rain.


Spurred by Oso landslide, Washington puts topo maps online

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is following through with a key safety recommendation that arose in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide, as it starts to post intricate topographical maps …


Slide halts passenger rail service between Seattle, Everett

A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.


Judge dismisses Oso mudslide claims

A Washington judge has dismissed claims brought by dozens of people who lost family and homes in the deadliest mudslide in U.S. history.


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury rules that squatter killed by massive rock slide was warned to leave

From our archives, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury ruled that John Gleason, who was swept away and killed by a mud-and-rock slide at the foot of Cedar Street, failed …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man killed by massive slide under railroad track

From our archives, 100 years ago A 74-year-old man was buried in a massive slide of mud and rocks on Cedar Street, just west of the Monroe Street Bridge.


searching for hope

Max doesn’t look much like a hero. The 8-year-old border collie/blue heeler mix curled up under Robyn Moug’s desk at U.S. HealthWorks in north Spokane, closed his brown eyes and …


Central Washington residents rebuilding after wildfires, flood

TWISP – As summer turns to fall in Central Washington, residents are preparing to fight the third “F” disaster of 2014. First fires. Then flood. Now FEMA. The Methow Valley …