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4 years 8 months ago

300,000 urged to flee Japan rains

Heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding in Japan, forcing the evacuation of 300,000 residents. Japan's meteorological agency said Thursday that more torrential rain was expected to batter Japan. Fire and rescue workers continued to put up sandbags in the hope it will divert water and prevent further damage.

5 years 1 month ago

NC mudslide evacuees urged to stay away for weeks

Residents are being urged to stay away from their North Carolina mountainside homes after a 30-foot-high mudslide washed over their road. Emergency workers evacuated about 40 people from a dozen homes near Maggie Valley in western North Carolina after the Friday mudslide. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that...

5 years 1 month ago

Storms triggers mudslides and flooding

Authorities say approximately six foothill homes in wildfire burn areas northeast of Los Angeles are under mandatory evacuation orders after a pounding winter storm triggered mudslides and caused widespread flooding. County sheriff's deputies are walking door to door Saturday to tell residents in the La Canada Flintridge area to get...

5 years 2 months ago

600 homes ordered evacuated due to L.A. rain

Hundreds of people living below fire-stripped mountains were under orders to leave their homes Wednesday as another Pacific storm hit Southern California on the heels of powerful systems that have flooded coastal communities, spawned a tornado and killed one person. Los Angeles County and city authorities issued mandatory evacuation...

5 years 2 months ago

Rain falling across S. California as storms move in

The first of a series of back-to-back winter storms has arrived in Southern California, bringing rain that could total several inches by Monday night. Showers are expected to increase in intensity with heavy rains possible by Monday afternoon. Residents in communities below wildfire-scarred mountains are on high alert for debris...

5 years 3 months ago

More storms heading to Southern California

Southern Californians living near areas burned by wildfires are again facing worries about the possibility of flooding and mud flows. A storm moving into the region Thursday is the second this week, and forecasters say it will be followed by a wetter storm during the weekend. The National Weather Service...

5 years 5 months ago

Philippine mudslides, floods kill more than 160

Officials say rescuers have retrieved more than 160 dead from dozens of landslides that buried villages and cut off towns in the rain-soaked northern Philippines. About 450 people have been killed in the country's worst flooding in 40 years after back-to-back storms started pounding the country's north Sept. 26. Officials...

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