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Rescuers search for victims as California mudslide toll hits 17

Santa Barbara - Rescuers used dogs and helicopters to search for victims on Wednesday of powerful mudslides which left at least 17 people dead in a southern California community that is also home to major celebrities including Oprah Winfrey.

Over 100 children among 312 Colombia mudslide dead: official

Estanzuela - The giant mudslide that devastated the Colombian town of Mocoa last week killed 312 people including 102 children, the government said Friday.

Some 100 children among 311 killed in Colombia mudslide

Estanzuela - Some 100 children were among the 311 people killed in the giant mudslide that slammed into the southern Colombian town of Mocoa last week, the government said Thursday.

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Mocoa - As survivors braved the increasingly sickening smell of decomposing flesh to find their loved ones, Colombian authorities on Thursday investigated who is to blame for the devastation of a landslide that now has claimed more than 300 lives.

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Mocoa - Parents wailed over the coffins of their children while others searched Tuesday for the missing or tended relatives wounded when a mudslide swept them from their beds in southern Colombia.

Colombia mudslides kill more than 200, sweep homes away

Mocoa - Rescuers clawed through piles of mud and twisted debris Sunday searching for survivors after violent mudslides destroyed homes in southern Colombia, killing over 200 people and injuring hundreds more.

Biggest storm in a decade slams Northern California on Sunday

Sacramento - A massive storm system has moved into Northern California, bringing with it widespread heavy rains and mountain snow. The system also brings with it the threat of flash flooding as many rivers are already close to flood stage.

Newton pushed into southwestern U.S. Wednesday evening

Tucson - Tropical Storm Newton made its second landfall Wednesday morning near Bahia Kino in northwest Mexico. Newton is expected to weaken as it moves to the east-northeast over Arizona and New Mexico in the next 24 hours, bringing heavy rains and flooding.

Heavy rains cause deadly mudslide, killing over 12 in Brazil

Salvador - At least 12 people, possibly more, have lost their lives after two separate landslides, caused by heavy rains, wrecked havoc on the city of Salvador, in northeastern Brazil.

Tallying up the damage after deadly Veracruz storm

Veracruz - Tropical depression Fernand killed least 13 people, caused massive power outages, and dumped 15 inches of rain on the port city of Veracruz, but officials in the East Coast Mexican State said it was too early to assess the damages.

Raging rivers and streams force evacuations in southern Alberta

Calgary - Raging rivers and streams from heavy consistent rain falling for days has forced evacuations in Calgary and numerous communities in southern Alberta. The current floods of 2013 are far worse than in 2005 when Calgary was hit with days of heavy rain.

21 people killed in floods in China, millions evacuated (video)

Torrential rain, floods and mudslides have continued to hit urban and rural areas in southern and central China. At least 21 people have been killed.

260,000 people evacuated from flood areas in Japan (video)

As the death toll from floods and landslides in Japan rises to at least 20, around 260,000 people living in the affected area have been ordered to evacuate.

Dam bursts in Brazil

Authorities are rushing to evacuate thousands of people after a dam burst near the town of Campos de Goytacazes in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The incident follows intense rain and flooding which has been affecting the country for some time.

Op-Ed: Will Rio de Janeiro residents face more of the same next year?

Porto Alegre - People in the state of Rio de Janeiro have seen their share of heartache and witnessed their labours washed down with the mudslides. They have been left with nothing but the clothes they have on.

Mudslides kill 335 as storms gush through Rio de Janeiro villages

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of people have been buried alive in their sleep as torrential rains trigger mudslides in the steep villages around the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

State of Emergency declared in Port Hardy B.C. due to flooding

A state of emergency has been declared for the northern Vancouver Island town of Port Hardy due to heavy rain causing flooding.

Heavy rain, mudslides in Peru trap thousands of tourists, kill 5

Thousands of Machu Picchu tourists are stranded and five people are dead after torrential rain and mudslides plagued the nation of Peru.

Mudslides and heavy rain kills at least 18 in Brazil

At least 18 have been killed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil due to flooding and mudslides following severe rainfall that plagued the city.

Arctic Ice Cap to Become an Open Sea in 10 years

Some scientists and climate change explorers predict the Arctic ice cover will be gone during warmer months in 10 years due to the effects of global warming.

Op-Ed: Mudslides Threaten Southern California Homes, Roads

When you live in California, especially Southern California…it’s always something. If it’s not earthquakes it’s coastal water spouts, the rare tornado, or wildfires followed by massive mudslides caused by the wildfires.

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Nova Friburgo (RJ) - Areas hit by the rains in Nova Friburgo in the mountainous region in the state ...
Nova Friburgo (RJ) - Areas hit by the rains in Nova Friburgo in the mountainous region in the state of Rio de Janeiro (Valter Campanato/ABr)
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August 4  2014 - About 2 500 people were stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in S...
August 4, 2014 - About 2,500 people were stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead.

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