Stories tagged: mudslides
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides
Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week’s mudslides “are getting smaller every day,” as bereaved and homeless survivors …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Threat of more disaster looms in Sierra Leone amid burials
Sierra Leone’s government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials said Thursday, as some residents were told to evacuate one mountainside amid fears …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
At least 250 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding
Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 250 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
President approves Washington storms disaster declaration
President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Washington state to address damage from late January and February storms that brought flooding, landslides and mudslides. Spokane County was one …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Mudslide closes part of highway in Methow Valley
Two new mudslides in north-central Washington have added to the problems for motorists in the Inland Northwest
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides
Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues on roads and homes in northern Idaho.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides
The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 8:54 a.m.
Northwest storms ease drought fears; mudslide risks remain
Fierce Northwest storms that sent rivers bursting from their banks, closed roads and produced a rare tornado have had one positive effect – easing summer drought concerns.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, 6:42 a.m.
Crews hope to open N. Cascades Highway Thursday
DIABLO, Wash. — The Washington Transportation Department says it hopes to reopen the North Cascades Highway at noon on Thursday.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013, 11:47 a.m.
Mudslides keep North Cascades Highway closed
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Crews working to clear mudslides from Highway 20 would like to reopen the North Cascades Highway by this weekend, but it could be sometime next week, a …
Sun., April 1, 2012, 8:13 p.m.
Record rainfall leads to derailment, roof collapse
Record rainfall likely caused the closure of two rail lines in North Idaho, a highway blockage in Pend Oreille County, a roof collapse in North Spokane and flooding along some …
Fri., June 10, 2011, 9:39 p.m.
Mudslides strand 30 at Icicle Road
Mudslides flowing across a road to popular northcentral Washington campsites have stranded about 30 people but authorities say no one is hurt.