Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2 brothers dead in Taytay landslide

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:03 PM

A landslide buries the brothers home in Barangay Dolores in Taytay Rizal

At least 15 dead in China landslide

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:07 PM

National authorities issue a grade IV emergency response for Bijie the lowest in a four tier alert system

CHINA LANDSLIDE RESCUE. Rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a landslide in Bijie in China's southwestern Guizhou province on August 29, 2017. Photo by AFP

Tropical Storm Jolina affects 2,000 people

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Even as Jolina exits the Luzon landmass on Saturday morning disaster managers warn affected residents of possible landslides and flash floods

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:03 PM

UPDATED The landslide sends mud rocks and dirt flooding down the Piz Cengalo mountain into the outskirts of the village of Bondo near the Italian border

LANDSLIDE. A handout photo released on August 24, 2017 by the Police Cantonale des Grisons shows a partial view of the landslide in the Swiss village of Bondo on August 23, 2017. Photo by Police Cantonale des Grisons / AFP

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Authorities say a total of 1 009 bodies have been recovered in India Bangladesh and Nepal since August 10

Indian flood effected villagers collect drinking water and relief food at Alal village in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 23, 2017. More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said August 21. The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since August 10, as the annual monsoon hits the north and east of the region. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

4 dead as landslide sweeps village in Zamboanga Sibugay

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A mountain collapses in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay province after heavy downpour brought by Severe Tropical Storm Isang

SWEPT. Rescuers are conducting retrieval operations as 4 residents were buried alive in a landslide, Tuesday morning, August 22. Photo from LDRRMC Kabasalan

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

74 dead, dozens missing in monsoon disasters across Nepal, India

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The death toll could rise further as rescue operations continue in the two countries which are reeling from massive floods and landslides

Indian army soldiers and rescue personnel look for survivors at the side of a landslide along a highway roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Himachal Pradesh state capital Shimla on August 13, 2017. At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said on August 12. / AFP PHOTO / -

Search on for driver buried with trucks in Ifugao landslide

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Days before this in Benguet in the same region a landslide also buried 6 vehicles parked in a lot

Landslide in southwest China kills 24

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Extreme weather this summer causes a series of landslides and floods across the country leaving scores of dead and tens of thousands displaced

Aklan towns vulnerable to flooding, landslides identified

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The identification of towns highly vulnerable to flooding and landslides is based on geohazard mapping and assessment

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

3rd UPDATE Only 3 survivors – a couple and their one month old baby – have been found

LANDSLIDE. Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. Photo by AFP

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

4th UPDATE Only 3 survivors have been found so far after 62 homes in Xinmo village vanished under a mass of mud and rocks in Sichuan province

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Police warned the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the Chittagong Hills where telephone and transport links had been cut

SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. Bangladeshi firefighters search for bodies after a landslide in Rangamati on June 13, 2017. Stringer/AFP

1 dead, 14 hurt in Kennon Road landslide

Apr 13, 2017 - 6:59 PM

The victims were on board a UV Express from Baguio going to Dagupan City

MAUNDY THURSDAY ACCIDENT. A UV Express travelling from Baguio to Dagupan is hit by landslide along Kennon Road on April 13, 2017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

1 dead, 28 missing in Indonesia landslide

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:06 PM

UPDATED A wall of mud after heavy rainfall damages dozens of homes in Ponorogo district East Java

Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The floods have been triggered by El Niño and this year it has hit Peru particularly hard

MUDDY WATERS. Local residents try to create a barrier and push water away as a flash flood hits the city of Trujillo, 570 kilometers north of Lima on March 18, 2017, bringing mud and debris. Celso Roldan & Stringer / AFP

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED Part of the largest pile of trash at the Koshe landfill collapses leveling dozens of scavengers homes

Excavators move earth as rescuers work at the site of a landslide at the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

12 dead in landslides on Indonesia's Bali

Feb 10, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Several houses are also buried and badly damaged in the incident which took place overnight from Thursday to Friday in Kintamani district in central Bali

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The landslide probably triggered by a massive earthquake is estimated to have occurred around 300 000 years ago

This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park encompasses about 99 percent of the World Heritage-listed natural wonder, with the additional one percent outside the marine park but within the heritage-listed area -- about 3,600 square kilometres (1,390 square miles) -- being managed by the Queensland state government and includes most islands and ports, as well as lakes and other waterways. AFP PHOTO / SARAH LAI / AFP PHOTO / Sarah Lai

How Typhoon Nina compares to Milenyo, Santi, Glenda

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Typhoon Nina could wreak havoc in the same way that past typhoons Milenyo Santi and Glenda brought extensive damage

SIMILARITIES. Project NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay says typhoons Nina, Milenyo and Glenda have some similarities. Photo from Mahar Lagmay's Facebook account

Thousands of Filipinos urged to evacuate before Christmas Day

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The government urges those who will be affected by Typhoon Nina Nock ten to do preemptive evacuation as it threatens to hit the eastern part of the country on Christmas Day

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Thousands of Filipinos are urged to evacuate their homes before Christmas Day as Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten) threatens to hit eastern part of the country

Possible landslides and flooding due to Nock-ten

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:22 PM

At least 378 municipalities in 47 provinces may experience more than 100 millimeters of accumulated rainfall in 24 hours which may trigger landslides and flooding

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water medicines and other relief goods

ROOFLESS. A heavily damaged home sits vacant in Tabuk, Kalinga. Photo credit: James Edduba

26 dead, 19 missing in Java landslides, floods – official

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Receding flood waters revealed scenes of destruction with houses reduced to rubble and upturned cars and debris strewn throughout muddy streets

An Indonesian search and rescue team joined by volunteers remove debris from an area hit by a landslide in Sumedang on September 21, 2016. Timur Matahari/AFP

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides, rises to 19

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:05 PM

The worst hit region is the west of Indonesia s main island of Java where torrential downpours in Garut saw floodwaters quickly rise to 2 meters 6 5 feet national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement

Above normal rainfall likely in the coming months - PAGASA

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The state weather bureau says this may trigger floods and landslides in vulnerable areas

Motorists encounter strong wind and rains in Chino Roces, Makati City. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Mexico landslides leave 38 dead as new storm forms

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:44 AM

UPDATED A total of 28 died in central Puebla state alone at least 15 of them minors as landslides buried several houses

After heavy rains, Benguet, Mt Province roads closed

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:16 PM

‘Habagat’ rains after Typhoon Butchoy damage sections of two major roads while landslides hit Kennon Road

LANDSLIDE. Construction and softened soil due to continuous rains have caused landslides along Camp 8, Kennon Road, in Benguet. Unlike another road in the province, Kennon is still passable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Stronger monsoon rains trigger floods, landslides in Zambales

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Over 5 000 families are affected as heavy rains hit the northern province

FLOODS. Typhoon Butchoy causes heavy rainfall over Zambales on July 9. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Landslides and flooding kill 25 in India

Jul 02, 2016 - 7:03 PM

At least dozens more are missing after torrential rains triggered landslides and floods in the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh

FLOODING. Indian Army special forces personnel conduct a flood relief drill exercise titled Jalrahat for tackling urban flooding, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in the Brahmaputra river, Guwahati, India, 29 June 2016. Photo from EPA

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

Japan landslides, floods death toll rises to 6

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:41 AM

More than 6 000 residents in the area evacuated their homes including those who had fled to safety after two earthquakes in April

This handout taken by the Kumamoto Prefectural Police Department and received via Jiji Press on June 21, 2016 shows police officers and firefighters during rescue operations following a landslide in the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto. Kumamoto Prefectural Police Department via Jiji Press/AFP

35 dead in Indonesian floods, landslides

Jun 19, 2016 - 3:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Dozens are also missing or injured on the main island of Java

LIVES CLAIMED. Indonesian villagers prepare for the funeral of a landslide victim at Gumelem Kulon village in Banjarnegara on June 19. Photo by Rohmat Syarif/AFP

Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead

May 28, 2016 - 2:59 PM

The Disaster Management Center says 67 bodies had been recovered from the worst hit central district

RESCUE OPERATIONS. Sri Lankan armed forces personnel conduct rescue operations in the area of a landslide which buried a village at Aranayake, Kegalla, Sri Lanka, 19 May 2016. Photo by Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2B in foreign flood aid

May 25, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Sri Lankan government seeks grants and loans as well as experts on urban planning who can help prevent disasters

epa05319747 Vehicles and homes inundated by the flood waters at Wellampitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20 May 2016. According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC), 20 people have been confirmed dead in the landslides in the Kegalle district and 17 others have been killed in other parts of the country due to floods and electrocution. EPA/M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA

12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

May 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

A local official says a wall inside the jade mine collapsed amid heavy rain

500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

May 20, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Desperate Sri Lankans clamber onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials say half a million people had fled their homes across the island

RESCUE. A member of a Sri Lankan Army rescue team carries an elderly woman to safety through floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in capital Colombo on May 17, 2016. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP

Indonesia landslide kills 15 students on holiday

May 16, 2016 - 8:04 PM

There are fears the death toll could rise

STUDENT VICTIMS. Indonesian police and villagers carry the body of a flash flood victim in Sibolangit, North Sumatra. AFP PHOTO / ALBERT DAMANIK

Where did presidential bets enjoy landslide victories?

May 11, 2016 - 5:08 PM

In some barangays almost all of the voters who turned up in polling precincts voted for a particular presidential candidate

41 workers missing after China landslide – state media

May 09, 2016 - 2:10 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for maximum efforts to find survivors

epa05294421 A mobile phone image of a paramilitary rescue team searching for life signs at the site of a landslide in Taining county in southeast China's Fujian province 08 May 2016. The landslide hit plank houses for construction workers before sunrise after torrential rains. At least 34 people are still missing. EPA/LI GUODONG CHINA OUT

Landslide in northeast India kills 16

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Heavy rains trigger the disaster in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh

Rescuers race to reach Japan quake victims

Apr 17, 2016 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED At least 41 are confirmed dead with 11 others still missing feared buried in shattered houses or under torrents of mud

SAVED. Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 16, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP

Pakistan ends search for 23 people trapped by landslide

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Last week s heavy rains have killed 117 people says authorities

Pakistan searches for 23 people trapped by landslides

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Authorities in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province say they are still battling to reach the 23 buried by the landslide in Kohistan district

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Marikina-Infanta Road impassable due to landslides

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:23 AM

People are choosing to walk across the fallen section of the Marikina Infanta Road despite warnings of further possible landslides rather than risk isolation

New landslide sweeps through Myanmar jade mine

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:28 PM

It is the same area hit by a massive landslide last month that killed more than 100

Shenzhen landslide an industrial accident, not geological disaster – China

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The disaster is caused by the improper storage of waste from construction sites according to a state run newspaper

RACE AGAINST TIME. People watch as rescue workers (back) look for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. Johannes Eisele/AFP