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Landslide hit the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong

THE death toll from a rain-triggered landslide in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong has risen to 17, as five more bodies were pulled from the mud on Saturday. The victims were buried while sleeping in their tin-roofed shanty houses in the southeastern city's

July 03, 2011

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Tropical Storm Arlene drenches eastern Mexico

Strong wind and heavy rain lashed much of eastern Mexico Thursday as Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall at near hurricane strength, whipping up Gulf waves large enough to force area ports to shut down. Ports in Veracruz state were closed due to waves reaching six

July 01, 2011

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Huge rockslides at Mount Rainer

Mountain climbers and bloggers have posted videos on YouTube this week of dangerous rock and ice slides on Mount Rainier.The blog Mount Rainier Climbing posted a warning to fellow mountaineers on Monday. They recommend climbers avoid the Nisqually Glacier all

June 29, 2011

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18 meters deep sinkhole swallowed portion of highway in Ontario, Canada

A section of Highway 148 near Luskville, Ont., is now a canyon 18 metres deep, a victim of Friday’s heavy rains.Remarkably, the family living next to the giant gap owns a construction company with expertise in exactly the type of work that will be needed to fix

June 28, 2011

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Groundwater start coming out in Olpad, India

The situation continues to deteriorate in Olpad town where water has been overflowing from wells and borewells for the last few days. Now the water is flowing out of houses situated on the ground floor after seeping through cracks in the floor. This has been happening

June 26, 2011

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Hundred meters wide sinkhole appears at Inskip Peninsula, Australia

A 100m-wide section of beach was swallowed by a sinkhole on June 25, 2011 at Inskip Point, north of Tin Can Bay. The hole opened up on the popular stretch of beach about 10.30am and by mid-afternoon it looked like a giant bite had been taken out of the coastline.Campers

June 26, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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82 acres of earth is slipping downhill at Keene Valley

On May 6, the iris garden alongside Jim and Charity Marlatts’ house on a mountain two hours north of Albany was cleaved by a small crack only two inches wide. It was the start of a natural catastrophe, one that is still unfolding at an excruciatingly slow

June 13, 2011

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Torrential rains affected 680,000 people, toppled 6,744 homes and inundated 639 square kilometers of farmlands in China

A new round of lethal floods and ensuing landslides have left at least 50 dead and 40 others missing in some of the major agricultural provinces in southern China, turning fears of month-long drought into record-breaking inundation and bringing this summer's flood

June 12, 2011

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Stationary depression causes floods and mudslides in Haiti

Mudslides, flooded camps for victims and an expected increase in cholera cases is the preliminary balance of the heavy rains in Haiti. The fatalities are children who died in the northern city of Cap Haitien as a result of landslides, according to a report of the...

May 28, 2011

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Landslide burried homes in Brittish Columbia

A landslide has sent tonnes of mud rocks and trees into homes in the Sunshine Valley, about 15 kilometres east of Hope, B.C. RCMP say three homes were affected and residents were in only one of the houses when the slide occurred at aout 4 p.m. PT Thursday. There were

May 28, 2011

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Dozens of sinkholes appeared in Quebec

Engineers and geologists are examining dozens of deep holes that appeared in the ground in Quebec City's north end this week, as residents are being urged to leave their homes for safer locations.City officials served evacuation papers Wednesday to about 15 homes and

May 28, 2011

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Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

May 22, 2011

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Heavy landslides claiming lives in Malaysia

Two landslides, triggered Saturday by heavy rains, struck within seconds of each other near Hulu Langat, southeast of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day

May 21, 2011

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Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue to soak the northeastern Caribbean Islands through at least early next week, potentially triggering more flooding problems. A persistent stream of tropical moisture will allow additional showers and thunderstorms to

May 15, 2011

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Floods and landslides hit Java

A landslide and flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed 17 people and inundated four villages on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster management agency spokesman said Saturday.The incident happened late Friday in Garut district, West Java province, after hours of

May 08, 2011

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Tropical storm Aere lashed Philippines

Tropical storm Aere lashed the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least nine people and forcing more than 100 000 villagers to flee from farming towns threatened by landslides. The storm slammed into Catanduanes province with winds of 53 miles (85 kilometres

May 08, 2011