Mudslide http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40311/all en Heavy rains leave 10 dead in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/heavy-rains-leave-10-dead-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left 10 people dead over the past 24 hours in the Brazilian tourist town of Petropolis, whose historic center is under water, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>Among the victims are two civil defense officials who took part in rescue efforts in the town located 68 kilometers (42 miles) north of Rio, Sergio Simoes, the Rio state civil defense secretary, told Globo television.</p> <p>Simoes described the situation in Brazil's former imperial capital, where emperor Pedro II and his court used to spend the summer, as "very serious."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/heavy-rains-leave-10-dead-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angra dos Reis Mudslide Niterói AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:47:56 +0000 5786963 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven killed in floods, mudslides in Sri Lanka http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/seven-killed-floods-mudslides-sri-lanka <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least seven people have been killed and two are missing in floods and mudslides following heavy rain across Sri Lanka, the disaster management centre said Wednesday.</p> <p>A tropical cyclone east of the island did not make landfall but caused unusually heavy rain in the past two days which triggered flash floods, the Disaster Management Centre said.</p> <p>Five of the dead drowned in flooding while two were buried in mudslides.</p> <p>Some 13 people have been injured while another 115,000 have been forced to flee flooded homes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/seven-killed-floods-mudslides-sri-lanka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorology Mudslide Sri Lanka AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 19:16:31 +0000 5838594 at http://www.globalpost.com Floods wreak havoc in Switzerland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/floods-wreak-havoc-switzerland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Heavy rain and hail hit western Switzerland Sunday evening, causing mudslides and floods that blocked roads and a rails and forced more than a dozen people to evacuate, police said.</p> <p>No-one was injured.</p> <p>Switzerland had so far been largely spared the havoc wreaked by the worst floods to hit central Europe in a decade, but at around 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) Sunday, violent rain and hail storms hit the western cantons of Vaud and Fribourg, local police said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/floods-wreak-havoc-switzerland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Moudon Moudon District Mudslide AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:35:50 +0000 5853863 at http://www.globalpost.com Mudslide kills 2, leaves 21 trapped in southwest China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130710/mudslide-kills-2-leaves-21-trapped-southwest-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Jul 10 (EFE).- Two people were killed and 21 others trapped by a mudslide triggered by the heavy rains Wednesday in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing officials.</p> <p>The mudslide occurred at 10:30 a.m. in Zhongxing, a town outside the city of Dujiangyan, one of the areas most affected by the May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake that killed 90,000 people.</p> <p>A tourist and a resident were killed by the mudslide, Dujiangyan government officials told Xinhua.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130710/mudslide-kills-2-leaves-21-trapped-southwest-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mudslide Sichuan earthquake Agencia EFE Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:33:54 +0000 5880443 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll in China rainstorms rises to 28 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130711/death-toll-china-rainstorms-rises-28 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Jul 11 (EFE).- At least 28 people have died and dozens more are missing due to severe rainstorms affecting central and southwestern China since last weekend, according to the latest figures from the Civil Affairs Ministry cited Thursday by the official Xinhua news agency.</p> <p>The serious flooding and mudslides triggered by torrential rains, occasionally accompanied by hail, have affected 1.67 million people, the ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130711/death-toll-china-rainstorms-rises-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Floods in China Mudslide Sichuan Agencia EFE Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:34:30 +0000 5881536 at http://www.globalpost.com Almost 100 dead in heavy rains in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130714/almost-100-dead-heavy-rains-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Jul 14 (EFE).- At least 99 people have died and about 160 are missing in the heavy rains that have been deluging different regions in China since early this month, downpours that have caused serious flooding and mudslides affecting nearly two million people.</p> <p>The most heavily-affected provinces are Sichuan and Yunnan, in the south; Henan, in the central part of the country; and Shaanxi, in the northwest.</p> <p>In Shaanxi, the death toll on Sunday stands at 26, according to the latest official tally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130714/almost-100-dead-heavy-rains-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Floods in China Mudslide Sichuan earthquake Agencia EFE Mon, 15 Jul 2013 01:32:40 +0000 5883899 at http://www.globalpost.com 21 dead as floods strike quake-hit Chinese province http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/21-dead-floods-strike-quake-hit-chinese-province <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 21 people have been killed and four reported missing in floods and mudslides that hit a Chinese province where at least 95 others died this week in twin earthquakes, state media reported on Saturday.</p> <p>Floods, landslides and rockfalls have been reported since Thursday in the northwestern province of Gansu following heavy rains, China's official Xinhua news agency said, quoting the local government.</p> <p>Several villages in the province were cut off, with power and communication lines down and roads blocked, the government said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/21-dead-floods-strike-quake-hit-chinese-province" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquake Mudslide AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:33:02 +0000 5895208 at http://www.globalpost.com Heavy rain leaves one dead, two missing in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/heavy-rain-leaves-one-dead-two-missing-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Heavy rains lashed Japan over the weekend, leaving one person dead and two missing, the government said Monday as it issued a severe storm warning.</p> <p>A 79-year-old woman was confirmed dead Sunday after being discovered inside a house that was destroyed by mudslides in Yamaguchi prefecture, on Japan's southwest coast.</p> <p>An 84-year-old man was missing from the same region after being swept away near a river, local reports said, citing police and other official sources.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/heavy-rain-leaves-one-dead-two-missing-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Meteorology Mudslide AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:34:41 +0000 5896757 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll rises to six after torrential rain in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/death-toll-rises-six-after-torrential-rain-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese rescuers found four bodies Saturday at the scene of a landslide in the north of the country, taking the total death toll from record rainfall to six.</p> <p>The bodies of a 93-year-old man, his 88-year-old wife and their son, 61, were found near their house in remote Senboku, Akita prefecture, local police said. </p> <p>Nearly 300 police and troops were still looking for the son's wife, an Akita police spokesman said.</p> <p>Their home was among eight buildings swallowed by a mudslide triggered by torrential rain that swept the region on Friday, the spokesman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/death-toll-rises-six-after-torrential-rain-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Mudslide Tōhoku region AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:06:21 +0000 5906806 at http://www.globalpost.com Weather events blamed for more than 100 deaths in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130819/weather-events-blamed-more-100-deaths-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Aug 19 (EFE).- Devastating floods in northeast China and torrential rains in the south have left 105 dead, thousands evacuated and millions of people affected, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>In the northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, 72 fatalities and 100 missing persons have been confirmed up to Monday, after several rivers overflowed and flooded entire municipalities.</p> <p>The town of Fushun in Liaoning received around 400 millimeters (almost 16 inches) of rainfall in just 24 hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130819/weather-events-blamed-more-100-deaths-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Mudslide Agencia EFE Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:15:39 +0000 5913059 at http://www.globalpost.com Storm Gabrielle lashes Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/storm-gabrielle-lashes-puerto-rico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tropical storm Gabrielle lashed Puerto Rico and neighboring areas of the Caribbean with heavy rain Thursday, bringing the threat of floods and mud slides.</p> <p>The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of 1200 GMT, Gabrielle was located about 65 miles miles (105 kilometers) west-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico.</p> <p>The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 kilometers) per hour, and was moving toward the northwest at around eight miles (13 kilometers) per hour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/storm-gabrielle-lashes-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mudslide Puerto Rico AFP Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:36:21 +0000 5925259 at http://www.globalpost.com Mudslide kills 3 in Mexico's Veracruz state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130910/mudslide-kills-3-mexicos-veracruz-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, Mexico, Sep 10 (EFE).- At least three members of a family, including two children, were killed when a mudslide buried several dwellings in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, emergency management officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The mudslide occurred in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains in the area, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130910/mudslide-kills-3-mexicos-veracruz-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Córdoba, Veracruz Disaster Mudslide Municipalities of Veracruz Agencia EFE Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:16:37 +0000 5930065 at http://www.globalpost.com 8 Killed in mudslide in Mexico's Veracruz state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130910/8-killed-mudslide-mexicos-veracruz-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, Mexico, Sep 10 (EFE).- Eight people, five of them children, were killed when a mudslide buried several dwellings in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, emergency management officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The mudslide occurred in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.</p> <p>The bodies of a woman and her two children, ages 8 months and 8, were found Tuesday morning, the emergency management officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130910/8-killed-mudslide-mexicos-veracruz-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Córdoba, Veracruz Disaster Mudslide Municipalities of Veracruz Agencia EFE Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:49:58 +0000 5930339 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll from Mexico mudslide rises to 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130911/death-toll-mexico-mudslide-rises-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a>, Sep 11 (EFE).- The death toll from a mudslide in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz has risen to 14, with eight children among the dead, emergency management officials said.</p> <p>The mudslide occurred on Tuesday in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130911/death-toll-mexico-mudslide-rises-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Emergency management Mudslide Veracruz Agencia EFE Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:16:56 +0000 5931088 at http://www.globalpost.com Storms kill 14 in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130915/storms-kill-14-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Sep 15 (EFE).- At least 14 people have died and thousands of others are in shelters in Mexico, which is dealing with the approach of Hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf region and Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific, emergency management officials said Sunday.</p> <p>Eleven people, including six members of a family, died in a traffic accident amid torrential rains in the southern state of Guerrero.</p> <p>The accident occurred on the Highway of the Sun, which links Mexico City to the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130915/storms-kill-14-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Disaster Meteorology Mudslide Agencia EFE Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:16:22 +0000 5934965 at http://www.globalpost.com