Landslides and mudslides

This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) shows the stretch of Highway 1 that has been rebuilt and opened for traffic Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018, near Big Sur, Calif., on the California coast. The coastal road that links San Francisco and Los Angeles was blocked by a massive landslide in May, 2017 that moved millions of tons of earth, displacing 75 acres (30 hectares) of land. (Caltrans via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road in Big Sur opened two days ahead of...
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Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 3:35 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Residents shoveled mud and debris to clear streets so they could get out for food and other supplies Wednesday in areas of western Japan hard hit by landslides and flooding that still swamped some areas. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation center in the city of...
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In this Monday, July 9, 2018, photo, a roof of a house is left in the middle of a road in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan. Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup. More than 100 people were confirmed dead in the disaster. (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 12:44 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on search effort after heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary...
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A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 4:29 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Japan's government says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has canceled his planned July 11-18 trip to Europe and the Middle East to oversee the emergency response to deadly heavy rains. Chief...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:11 am
PARIS (AP) — France's transport minister said seven people have been slightly injured in a rare derailment of a suburban train near Paris caused by a large amount of overnight rainfall in the region. Elisabeth Borne said on Franceinfo radio that three passenger cars of a RER B train came to rest on...
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Pipes and wires are exposed after a culvert washed out a section of road on Holkham Drive in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, May 31, 2018, following heavy overnight rains. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
Heavy rains generated by subtropical Storm Alberto unleashed flooding in Virginia that washed out bridges, damaged homes, closed schools and transformed a normally peaceful creek into a raging river that swept away cars with people still in them. At least one person was killed and rescuers were...
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Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:08 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm are still...
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May 29, 2018 - 2:04 am
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor is urging his state's residents to exercise caution as rains from a subtropical depression spread into his and other Southern states, noting the deaths of two broadcast journalists killed by a falling tree as they reported on the severe weather...
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May 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling parts...
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