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Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

Owners of Boise homes destroyed by slide settle lawsuits

The city of Boise has agreed to pay five homeowners $275,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a hillside started sliding and destroyed the homes.


Weather brings rock slides in Whitman County

The rain that saturated the region this past weekend also caused numerous rock slides and widespread road damage throughout Whitman County.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington

Western Washington is on the watch for high winds and potential landslides.


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 …


Another river of rain to soak the Northwest in record setting wet year

On a day that will start with rain and end with the potential for yet another rainfall record being broken, the Pineapple Express is gathering steam as it prepares to …


Ice Age Floods geology tour to visit Porcupine Bay landslide

The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an


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: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

U.S. 395 closed again near Colville; Spokane rain on Monday broke daily record

Spokane set a daily rainfall record on Monday; all the water continues to cause problems


Flood watch issued for Inland Northwest

Warming temperatures and heavy precipitation raise threat of flooding across the Inland NW


New mapping shows history of Columbia River Gorge landslides

The Columbia River Gorge is famous for sweeping dramatic vistas, but new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals a shifting landscape beneath the forest.


73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since …


Spokane has lower risk for landslides than Western Washington

Landslides are part of Spokane’s geologic history, though the risk is slim for the type of major slide such as last weekend’s devastating mountainside collapse northeast of Seattle. “Low risk …


28 dead from ‘waterfall-like’ rain in Japan

TOKYO — Most of the quarter-million people who fled massive flooding in southwest Japan were able to return home today, but the danger had not fully passed from record rains …