Photos: China’s Shenzhen Hit By Landslide

Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015.  The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT
Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015. The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

The official Xinhua News Agency said a landslide had buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen’s Hengtaiyu industrial park, in the city’s northwestern Guangming New District, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong.

AP reported that at least 91 people were missing by Monday, however no deaths were reported.

The official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster reported that a  nearby section of China’s major West-East natural gas pipeline had exploded.

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One Lane Reopen After Portland Landslide Closed Interstate (Photos)

Maintenance personnel look at a large sinkhole on Kane Drive in Gresham, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
Maintenance personnel look at a large sinkhole on Kane Drive in Gresham, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

One lane on the main highway connecting Washington and Oregon was reopened Thursday evening after it was closed due to a major landslide.

The landslide which covered Highway 30 just south of the St. Johns Bridge in Portland was caused by heavy rains brought by a major Northwest storm.

The storms have caused rivers to burst their banks and roads to close.

At least two people were killed in the Pacific Northwest due to the storm.

The National Weather Service also was checking reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwest Washington on Thursday.

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18 Killed in Banjarnegara East Java Landslide

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Saksi mata mengatakan longsor seperti ‘dinding lumpur’

A landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed at least 18 people and left 90 others missing in Dusun Jemblung, Desa Sampang, Kabupaten Banjarnegara, in central Java (Jawa Tengah), Indonesia.

AFP reported that the landslide swept down a hillside in the village, sparing only two houses.

The ground was still unstable and most rescue work was being carried out manually.

Only two houses remain standing while the others were swept away by the disaster.

Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines on Red Alert

Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.

It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.

The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.

The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.

People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.

Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.

Afghan Landslide Killed At Least 2,100

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The side of the mountain above Ab Barak in the remote northeast of Afghanistan collapsed at around 11 a.m. (0630 GMT) on Friday after a smaller landslip hit a few hours earlier.

Reuters reported that Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor as saying, “More than 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead”. 

The landslides which were triggered by torrential rain destroying hundreds of home.

Officials are worry that another section of the mountain side could collapse at any time.

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. More than 2,000 people are trapped after a landslide smashed into a village in a remote mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the local governor said, prompting a massive search and rescue effort. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, May 2, 2014. More than 2,000 people are trapped after a landslide smashed into a village in a remote mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the local governor said, prompting a massive search and rescue effort. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Washington Landslide And Mudslide Killed 14

The hillside which collapsed and produced a March 22, 2014 mudslide near Oso, Washington, is seen in this March 23, 2014 handout photo from Governor Jay Inslee's office.  REUTERS/Gov. Jay Inslee's Office/Handout
The hillside which collapsed and produced a March 22, 2014 mudslide near Oso, Washington, is seen in this March 23, 2014 handout photo from Governor Jay Inslee’s office.
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By Tuesday, at least 14 people were killed, eight people were injured while 176 others are still missing  since a rain-soaked hillside collapsed on Saturday along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington.

The landslide heaved houses off their foundations, toppled trees and left a gaping cavity on what had been a tree-covered hillside.

More than 100 properties were hit by the mudslide. 

Seattle Times newspaper reported that many warnings had been issued about the area where the disaster.

In 1999, a report was filed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlighting “the potential for a large catastrophic failure”.

Search crew workers were forced again to briefly retreat on Monday from the western edge of the slide area after movement was detected along a 1,500-foot (460-meter) stretch of earth.

There is fear of flooding as water levels rose behind a crude dam of mud and rubble that had been dumped into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River by the slide in an area along State Route 530, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, in the Pacific Northwest state.

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Photos: Washington State Landslide Killed 8, 18 Missing

In this aerial photo taken Saturday, March 23, 2014, a massive mudslide is shown in between the towns of Darrington, Wash., and Arlington, Wash. The slide killed at least three people and many people are still unaccounted for, and authorities said Sunday that searchers were flying over the one-square-mile mudslide in helicopters. (The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) MANDATORY CREDIT TO: MARCUS YAM/THE SEATTLE TIMES
In this aerial photo taken Saturday, March 23, 2014, a massive mudslide is shown in between the towns of Darrington, Wash., and Arlington, Wash. The slide killed at least three people and many people are still unaccounted for, and authorities said Sunday that searchers were flying over the one-square-mile mudslide in helicopters. (The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) MANDATORY CREDIT TO: MARCUS YAM/THE SEATTLE TIMES

“We didn’t see or hear any signs of life out there today,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said two days after the landslide in Washington state.

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The landslide that started on Saturday morning, was triggered after rain-soaked embankments along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

It buried homes and cars and tangled debris up to 15 feet deep.

At least six homes were washed away.

Eight people were killed while at least 18 others were still missing.

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Photos: Flooded Mexico, 47 Killed

47 people were killed after two tropical storms hit the opposite coasts of Mexico.

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A huge number of buildings, houses, roads, highways and bridges were damaged.

In Acapulco, at least 40,000 tourists, mainly Mexican were stranded. 

Acapulco was cut off from road transport after heavy rains due to Tropical Storm Manuel caused at least 13 landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges.

Federal officials said it could take at least another day to open the main highway to Acapulco.

The situation was far more serious in the city’s low-income neighbourhoods where rain water flowed from the nearby steep hills into the neighbourhoods causing flood and landslides.

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Two Major Storms Hit Mexico, 41 Killed

 

Tropical Depression Ingrid hit Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel hit the Mexico’s Pacific coast, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.

The storms have affected two-thirds of the entire country brought very strong winds, heavy rains that caused flash floods and landslides.

Buildings were damaged, roads were washed out 

At least 41 people were killed in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Oaxaca by the flooding and landslides.

Acapulco was hardest hit where at least 21 people were killed as buildings collapsed and roads were transformed into raging rivers.

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21 Killed By Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid

 

At least 21 people were killed in Mexico after a hurricane and a tropical storm strikes the opposite sides of Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. 

Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid closed in on the country’s Gulf coast, causing heavy rains and landslides.

Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 14 people died in Guerrero, three in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca due to the disaster.

Tropical Storm Manuel, with a maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph) was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) late Sunday, 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Manzanillo.

Manuel was expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Guerrero and Michoacan state, with maximums of 25 inches in some isolated areas.

Meanwhile Hurricane Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Sunday and was centered about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the port city of Tampico as it moved west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). 

It is expected to make a landfall by Monday morning, most likely along Tamaulipas state’s lightly populated coast north of Tampico.

Anyway, the storm system from the outer bands of Ingrid was already dumping heavy rains in parts of Mexico.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.

The hurricane can bring dangerous storm surge, destructive waves and heavy rains that can cause flash floods and landslides.

Yahoo! News said that more than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state had been affected by the storm to varying degrees and 20 highways and 12 bridges were damaged by the disaster.

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