Kentucky Flooding: More Heavy Rain Moves In

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

Kentucky Flooding: State Braces for More Heavy Rain

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Flooding Across Iran

The monsoon-like rains, unusual for the typical dry season in the region, have killed more than 50 people, caused heavy damage and shut down major roadways.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #iran, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #united-arab-emirates

Dozens Unaccounted for After Storms Drench Southwest Virginia

More than 4.5 inches of rain fell on Buchanan County, and dozens were unaccounted for in areas left inaccessible.

#appalachian-region, #buchanan-county-va, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #rain

Ruinous Flooding in India and Bangladesh Kills at Least 116

In regions of the two countries still reeling from flooding in May, monsoon rains brought more misery, with hundreds of thousands of people evacuated and communications cut.

#assam-state-india, #bangladesh, #floods, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #meghalaya-india, #rain, #united-nations-childrens-fund

Yellowstone Flooding Is a Sign of What’s to Come for National Parks

Record rainfall and mudslides forced closures just as tourism season ramped up. Virtually none of America’s national parks are untouched by extreme weather and climate change.

#floods, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montana, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

Entrances to Yellowstone Park Are Closed After Heavy Rain and Floods

Visitors were evacuated after record rainfall washed away roads at the national park, the authorities said. It was unclear when the park would reopen.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #livingston-mont, #rain, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

Millions Displaced and Dozens Dead in Flooding in India and Bangladesh

Heavy rains have washed away towns, villages and infrastructure, as extreme weather events become more common in South Asia.

#bangladesh, #drownings, #floods, #global-warming, #india, #kumar-nitish, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #weather

Did Warming Play a Role in Deadly South African Floods? Yes, a Study Says.

Climate change sharply increased the chances of catastrophic rains in the country’s east, a team of researchers has found.

#deaths-fatalities, #durban-south-africa, #eastern-cape-province-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #research, #south-africa, #world-weather-attribution

After Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Dozens Dead or Missing

The first such storm of the year caused widespread flooding and landslides in the central part of the country.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #leyte-philippines, #philippines

Heavy Floods and Mudslides Leave at Least 45 Dead in South Africa

Torrential rain left a trail of destruction in the coastal city of Durban — the latest disaster in a season of storms that some scientists say has been intensified by climate change.

#africa, #durban-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #south-africa, #world-weather-attribution

Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #golden-colo, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montecito-calif, #national-center-for-atmospheric-research, #nevada, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-santa-barbara, #utah, #weather, #western-states-us

Mudslides in Brazil Kill at Least 78 People

Intense rainfall caused mudslides and flooding that destroyed part of the city of Petrópolis, in a region where a similar disaster in 2011 killed more than 900.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #weather

Bouncing Boulders Point to Quakes on Mars

A preponderance of boulder tracks on the red planet may be evidence of recent seismic activity.

#earthquakes, #geophysical-research-letters-journal, #landslides-and-mudslides, #mars-planet, #research, #rock-and-stone, #space-and-astronomy

After the Floods, British Columbia Picks Up the Pieces

Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #trudeau-justin

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Landslides and Torrential Rains Batter British Columbia

Dozens of drivers were trapped by landslides, and the city of Merritt warned of a “mass sewage backup.” The rainfall was part of a system that also pummeled Washington State.

#british-columbia-canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state, #water-pollution

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #cyclones, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #marin-county-calif, #monterey-calif, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #rain, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #san-francisco-international-airport, #san-mateo-county-calif, #weather, #wildfires

Heavy Rains in India and Nepal Kill Dozens

The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nepal, #rain, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Many Survivors of Haiti Earthquake Expect No Help From Officials

“No one trusts this government here,” said a farmer in one village where at least 20 residents were killed by the quake as they attended a funeral at a church that collapsed.

#earthquakes, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #henry-ariel, #humanitarian-aid, #landslides-and-mudslides, #moise-jovenel-1968

India Landslides and Floods From Monsoon Rains Kill Scores

Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #himachal-pradesh-india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #maharashtra-india, #monsoons, #rain, #weather

Inside the Long-Lost Brickyards That Built N.Y.C.

A century ago, brickmaking along the Hudson River was thriving. Then the industry vanished.

#brick-and-tile, #haverstraw-ny, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #landslides-and-mudslides, #museums, #new-york-city, #restoration-and-renovation, #rockland-county-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #ulster-county-ny

Floods and Mudslides in Eastern Indonesia Leave at Least 41 Dead

Entire neighborhoods were submerged, with some of the worst effects hitting a remote island accessible only by sea, officials said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #indonesia, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #weather

Flooding in Nashville Kills at Least 4 as Water Keeps Rising

Dozens of people were rescued as cars were swept away and neighborhoods were swamped. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” officials said, as water levels climbed on the Cumberland River.

#floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nashville-tenn, #rain, #weather

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are buried under the debris of the landslide.

#cemeteries, #italy, #landslides-and-mudslides

Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.

#environment, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #landslides-and-mudslides

Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.

#avalanches, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #hydroelectric-power, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #uttarakhand-india

Section of Highway 1 in California Collapses After Heavy Rains

A section of the scenic road near Big Sur collapsed after heavy rains.

#big-sur-calif, #cabrillo-highway, #highway-1-calif, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #roads-and-traffic

Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #weather, #wildfires

11 Dead in 2 Landslides in Indonesia

The landslides on the island of Java were set off by heavy rainfall and unstable soil, officials said, and left rescue workers searching for survivors

#deaths-fatalities, #java-indonesia, #landslides-and-mudslides

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Norway Landslide That Killed at Least 7

Seven bodies have been recovered following the disaster last week in a village north of Oslo. Three people are still missing.

#ask-norway, #building-construction, #deaths-fatalities, #landslides-and-mudslides, #norway

Norway Landslide Injures 10 and Leaves 15 Missing

The landslide outside of Oslo was still ongoing. Several homes were destroyed.

#ask-norway, #landslides-and-mudslides, #norway, #rescues

2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave?

The storms displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new class of refugees with more reason than ever to migrate north and setting up an early test for the incoming Biden administration.

#central-america, #foreign-aid, #giammattei-alejandro, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government

Six People Missing After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslides in Alaska

The landslides crushed at least four houses in Haines, Alaska, which is home to about 2,500 people about 90 miles north of Juneau, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

#alaska, #haines-alaska, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #united-states-coast-guard

Landslide in Ecuador Kills 5 at Illegal Mine

At least two more people were missing. The deaths, including that of a minor, occurred as the region was struggling to combat the illegal gold industry.

#deaths-fatalities, #ecuador, #landslides-and-mudslides, #mines-and-mining, #moreno-lenin-1953

Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America

The storm is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 4 hurricane by Monday night.

#central-america, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

What Makes Sand Soft?

Understanding how grains flow is vital for everything from landslide prediction to agricultural processing, and scientists aren’t very good at it.

#landslides-and-mudslides, #physics, #silica, #your-feed-science

Tropical Storm Eta Heads Toward South Florida After Strengthening

Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic season, is primed to hit the Florida Keys, possibly as a hurricane, by late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

Guatemala Rescuers Search for Scores of People Buried in Mudslide Caused by Eta

More than 100 are feared dead in what is likely to be the deadliest episode of a storm that has already claimed more than 60 lives in Central America.

#guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #weather

Guatemala Mudslides Kill More Than 50

Another 23 people across Central America have died or are missing as a result of a vast storm system dumping heavy rainfall across the region.

#central-america, #floods, #guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #weather

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall in Philippines

With gusts of up to 165 miles per hour early Sunday, the storm bore down on the country and was on a path to strike its most populated island and its capital region.

#landslides-and-mudslides, #luzon-philippines, #typhoons

Typhoon Molave Slams Into Vietnam, Bringing Death and More Misery

Already battling devastating floods, the country was hit by one of its biggest storms in decades.

#deaths-fatalities, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rescues, #typhoons, #vietnam, #weather

Landslide in Vietnam Kills at Least 20 Military Personnel

Search-and-rescue efforts were underway after a landslide in the central province of Quang Tri, resulting in what may be the country’s greatest military loss in peacetime.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #vietnam

Landslides Threaten Oregon After Fires Sweep Hillsides

Heavy downpours can bring destructive mudslides now, or in years to come.

#california, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #rain, #wildfires

Dozens Feared Dead as Nepal Landslides Wipe Out Homes

Many in the region had only just rebuilt homes that were damaged by a powerful 2015 earthquake. The country is also facing an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

#deaths-fatalities, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nepal

Flooding in India Kills Scores of Animals, Including Endangered Rhinos

The flooding at the famous Kaziranga game reserve has drawn the attention of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who had visited the park to learn about its conservation efforts.

#assam-state-india, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #floods, #international-federation-of-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies, #kaziranga-national-park-india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rhinoceroses

Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging Society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.

#abe-shinzo, #elderly, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government, #rescues, #weather

Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #kyushu-japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nursing-homes, #rain, #weather