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  • Usman death toll hits 57

    At least 37 people died while eight remained missing after Tropical Depression Usman and a low-pressure area triggered landslides and flash floods in Bicol the other day. by Cet Dematera
  • Flooding, mudslides and snow hit California roads

    Flooding, mudslides and snow closed several highways in California over the weekend, with more rain and snow set to hit later in the week. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) late Sunday urged motorists to check conditions before travel. It said widespread rain and snow had impacted highways, with some closed due to whiteout conditions and spin outs in the Sierra Nevada. Interstate 80 was closed "due to zero visibility" from Colfax to the Nevada state line, Caltrans said. The...

  • California storms threaten mudslides in communities hit by fires

    Evacuation orders have been issued as storms could unleash flows of mud, boulders and debris A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds of homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. In Riverside county east of Los Angeles, mandatory evacuations were ordered Monday for a dozen areas around the Holy fire, which swept through an enormous swath of the Cleveland...

    the Guardian
  • Flu toll mounts in California, with 42 deaths so far

    California’s flu season has just begun to ramp up, but 42 people in the state have already died of influenza, according to officials. The death tally began in October, the official start of the flu season nationwide. The season runs through May and typically reaches its height in February. Older
  • Tropical Depression Usman death toll hits 68

    The reported casualties due to rains brought by Tropical Depression Usman have reached 68, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. by Michael Punongbayan
  • California's flu season death toll tops 40: report

    So far, this flu season has claimed 42 lives in California alone, The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

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  • The Latest: Russian apartment collapse death toll hits 21

    MOSCOW (AP) " The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local):3:25 p.m.Russian emergency officials say the death toll in the collapse of an apartment building has risen to 21 after the recovery of two more bodies from the rubble.The discovery of the bodies on Wednesday afternoon leaves 20 residents of the building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk still unaccounted for. Prospects of finding anyone alive in the rubble have diminished sharply after two [

    The Palm Beach Post