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Thousands Stranded After California Storms Cause Mudslides

AP | By BRIAN MELLEY and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature. ...

After Washington Mudslide, 3 Charities Raise $7 Million For Families In Need

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

SEATTLE (AP) — Two months after a deadly mudslide destroyed a Washington community, three nonprofit organizations have raised more than $7 million a...

Obama Pledges Solidarity With Mudslide Survivors: 'We're Going To Be Strong Right Alongside You'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where ...

3 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso...

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 35

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

April 8 (Reuters) - The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington state community last month rose to 35 on Tuesday as two more bod...

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises Again

AP | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County ...

Survivors Recall Washington Devastating Mudslide

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — It was a sound like a jet engine. Then a forest of trees collapsed. And all was quiet except for the calls for help. LoAnna Langton ...

Funerals Start For Victims Of Washington Mudslide

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Wash., April 5 (Reuters) - Mourners gathered on Saturday to remember victims killed in Washington sta...

Injured Dog Found In Mudslide Debris

Posted 04.04.2014 | Green

Nearly two weeks after the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., a lost and injured dog named Boomer was found wandering the debris field. Boomer wandere...

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises Again

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A decade before a colossal landslide buried a Washington community, county officials considered buying up people's homes there to pro...

The Oso Mudslide: Why Do We Live in Harm's Way?

David Ropeik | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Not everyone who lives in areas at risk for potentially deadly natural events does so voluntarily, of course. But many do, and they all use a variety of subconscious cognitive tools that allow them the choice of living in a place they like, but which could kill them.

Emergency Crews Face Toxic Challenges After Mudslide

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Kaminsky OSO, Wash., March 31 (Reuters) - Recovery teams already laboring through thick mud and heavy downpours at the sit...

Small-Town Mayor Finds New Role After Mudslide Disaster

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Wash., March 30 (Reuters) - Days after a Washington state mudslide left dozens dead and missing, Dan ...

Churches Respond To Devastated Lives After Mudslide

Reuters | Jonathan Kaminsky | Posted 05.30.2014 | Religion

By Jonathan Kaminsky and Bryan Cohen ARLINGTON, Wash., March 30 (Reuters) - Churches planned services on Sunday to offer prayers for t...

Death Toll In Washington Mudslide Climbs, Number Missing Drops

AP | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington authorities: Confirmed dead rises to 18; number of missing drops to 30 in mudslide. More from the Associated ...

Rescuers Continue To Search For Mudslide Survivors

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed...

Governor Describes Deadly Mudslide As 'Total Devastation'

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the...

Multiple Dead In Massive Mudslide In Washington State

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and sev...

Multiple Dead In Massive Mudslide In Washington State

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and sev...

Mudslides Block Rescue Attempts After Deadly Quake

AP | ALTAF QADRI | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

GANGTOK, India — Thousands of homeless villagers in the Himalayas spent a miserable night outdoors in heavy rains after a powerful earthquake fl...

Colorado Monsoon Triggers Mudslides, Traps 12 Vehicles

Durango Herald | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE - Some people still are waiting to dig their vehicles out of mudslides unleashed by Colorado's monsoon. U.S. Forest Service Ranger Jon Mo...

Machu Picchu Floods: Two Die In Mudslide, 2,000 Tourists Stranded

AP | ANDREW WHALEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — A mudslide on the famed Inca trail to Machu Picchu killed an Argentine tourist and a Peruvian guide Tuesday, as authorities evacuat...

90 Vehicles Trapped As California Faces Rain, Snow, Mud

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Heavy rain tapered off, skies cleared and residents of the Los Angeles area foothills started returning home Sunday, a day after t...

Sicily Mud Flooding Kills At Least 14

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Rivers of mud unleashed by heavy rains overnight flooded parts of the Sicilian city of Messina, killing at least 20 people, sweeping away...

Police: 400 Unaccounted for in Taiwan mudslide

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A mudslide touched off by a deadly typhoon buried a remote mountain village in Taiwan, leaving at least 400 people unaccounted ...