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Canada Finds Fourth Body After British Columbia Mudslide

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the discovery of three more bodies near the village of Pemberton, bringing to four the number of people who died in a landslide caused by heavy rains that …

Canada Struggles to Reach 18,000 Stranded by Flood Waters

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia — Canada was still trying to reach 18,000 people stranded on Thursday after floods and mudslides destroyed roads, houses and bridges in what could be the costliest natural disaster in the country’s history. Receding flood waters were …

Choppers Rescue Travelers on Canada Highway After Mudslides

ANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)–Nearly 300 people trapped overnight in their vehicles by mudslides on a highway in British Columbia were being flown to safety by helicopters Monday while authorities sought to determine if anyone was swept up in the flow …

Rain, Floods Prompt Coast Guard Rescues in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard used two helicopters to rescue campers from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast Friday, mudslides shut down roads and a woman was plucked from a swollen river as …

‘Atmospheric River’ Drenches Drought-Stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state’s drought. The weather system …

Forecasters: California Storm Could Bring ‘Historic’ Rain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall. Drenching rain and strong winds accompanied the …

Drenching Rain Set to Bring California Fire Season Closer to End

A river from the sky is about to wash over California and the Pacific Northwest and it could bring some relief from the fire season that has charred millions of acres across the West. The first large atmospheric river of …

Colorado Mudslides Wreak Havoc on Major Transportation Route

DENVER (AP) — As ominous storm clouds gathered in western Colorado over a large area blackened by a recent wildfire, torrential rain fell and the charred land stripped of vegetation gave way, sending a rush of mud and boulders tumbling …

Colorado Governor Plans Disaster Declaration After Mudslides

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Monday he was planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can …

Death Toll Triples to More Than 300 in Recent China Flooding

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the …