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The Huffington Post   19 April 2018   Hawaii   Kauai  
<p>HONOLULU ― Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes and hiking trails as historic levels of rain pummeled the Hawaiian island of Kauai last weekend, causing multiple landslides and flooding.</p> <p>The rains have forced families and travelers to ...
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The Washington Post   13 March 2018   Croatia   Kostajnica  
<p>ZAGREB, Croatia &mdash; A landslide caused by melting snow destroyed several houses Tuesday in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic. No serious injuries were reported.</p> <p>The landslide in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica ...
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Keep Talking Greece   27 February 2018   Greece   Trikala  
<p>It wasn&rsquo;t an earthquake that brought three houses to collapse but a landslide after days of torrential rains. Residents of Pialeia village by Trikala in Central Greece, were horrified to feel the earth moving under their feet.</p>
The Beacon   11 February 2018   Canada   Muskrat Falls  
<p>Residents who live downstream from the North Spur fear the worst after a landslide there near the Muskrat Falls dam.</p> <p>"We're basically living in fear," said Mud Lake resident Craig Chaulk. "We have been uneasy ever since the flood of last spring, ...
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CBC News   29 January 2018   Canada   Vancouver Island  
<p>An emergency operation centre has opened in the Regional District of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island after a landslide occurred in Lantzville and flooding hit Parksville and Whiskey Creek.</p> <p>On Sunday night Nanaimo Search and Rescue responded to several ...
BBC NEWS   17 December 2017   Chile  
<p>A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses.<br />Fifteen people are missing in the remote village of Villa Santa Luc&iacute;a in the country's lake region, popular with tourists.<br ...
The Financial Express   20 September 2017   India   Bihar  
<p>Ahead of its scheduled inauguration by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the wall of a Rs 389-crore dam collapsed during the trial run and inundated nearby areas of a township in Bhagalpur on Tuesday. Newspapers in the state had today published advertisements ...
Los Angeles Times   29 August 2017   USA   Texas  
<p>Houston is built on what amounts to a massive flood plain, pitted against the tempestuous Gulf of Mexico and routinely hammered by the biggest rainstorms in the nation.</p> <p><br />It is a combination of malicious climate and unforgiving geology, along ...
The Guardian   20 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>San Joaquin river approaches flood stage as water level decreases at Lake Oroville dam after evacuations of 188,000 people last weekend.</p> <p>Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful ...