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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 …

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 …

London Cleans Up After Flash Flooding Drenches Homes, Subway

LONDON (AP) — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks. The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell …

Indonesia Landslides, Floods Kill 41 People; Dozens Missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands, the country’s disaster relief agency said Sunday. More than two dozen others were still missing. Mud tumbled down …

Powerful Typhoons Scar Japanese Non-Life Insurers’ Earnings

A string of powerful typhoons that struck Japan has left scars on the country’s non-life insurers, with industry giants likely forced to pay a combined $8 billion in insurance payments in the current fiscal year that ends in March. Japan’s …

Japan City Assesses Damage From Torrential Floods

Happiness is relative – floods may destroy your family’s livelihood and fill your house with mud, but at least it’s standing and you’re alive. “It’s still here!” said 34-year-old Chie Takahashi, one of the first residents to return to her …

Torrential Rains Flood Spanish Tourist City

Spain’s meteorological agency has placed the southern region bordering the Mediterranean on alert due to torrential rain that has submerged the downtown area of the region’s capital city. Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, one of Europe’s most popular beachside …

Flood Alerts in UK as Heavy Rain Sweeps In

Torrential rain pelted a large swath of Britain on Friday, flooding roads, canceling concerts and turning practice for the British Grand Prix into a puddle-churning ordeal. Authorities issued almost 200 flood alerts or warnings across the country. The Meteorological Office, …