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death toll hits 15, search and rescues underway in california mudslides


the death toll rose to 15 and at least 25 people were injured, with dozens more still unaccounted for, athe santa barbara county sheriff's office said.        






death toll rises to 72 in peru rains, flooding, mudslides


lima, peru — peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades, affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year hits 72.prime minister fernando zavala on saturday updated the number of dead to 72 in comments to local radio station rpp.the government says 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding.lima has been without water service since the beginning of the week. the government has deployed the armed forces to help police control public order in the 811 cities that have declared an emergency.






sri lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 11


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressbellana, sri lanka (ap) — sri lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are missing.the associated press






death toll rises to 17 in montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides


the death toll from massive debris flows that buried homes and cars under a ... of mud and boulders rose to 17 in montecito, where local personnel and the u.s. coast guard continued rescue operations wednesday afternoon.about 300 people who were stuck in their homes in montecito’s romero canyon neighborhood throughout the debris field were rescued tuesday night. authorities had said late tuesday that residents were still stuck and that first responders planned to launch helicopter rescues at daybreak.the mudslides began around 2:30 a.m. tuesday, when intense rains dislodged boulders and caused heavy mudflow along hillsides that were scarred by the sprawling thomas fire late last year. a number of homes were ripped from their foundations, with some pulled more than half a mile by water and






death toll rises to 15 montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides


the death toll from a massive debris flow that buried homes and cars under a ... of mud and boulders rose to 15 in montecito, where local personnel and the u.s. coast guard continued rescue operations wednesday morning.about 300 people remained stuck in their homes in montecito’s romero canyon neighborhood and throughout the debris field, where authorities launched helicopter rescues at daybreak.the mudslides began around 2:30 a.m. tuesday, when intense rains dislodged boulders and caused heavy mudflow along hillsides that were scarred by the sprawling thomas fire late last year. a number of homes were ripped from their foundations, with some pulled more than a half-mile by water and mud before they broke apart.“it looked like a world war i battlefield,” santa barbara county sheriff bill b






southern california mudslides: at least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed


the death toll rose to 17 and at least 25 people were injured, with dozens more still unaccounted for, the santa barbara county sheriff's office said.        






california mudslides death toll rises to 19


montecito, calif. — the death toll from the mudslides in a california coastal town rose to 19 on saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said.the body of morgan christine corey, 25, was found in mud and debris in montecito, santa barbara county sheriff bill brown said. her 12-year-old sister, sawyer, had been found dead earlier."we ask that you keep this devastated family in your thoughts and prayers," brown said.another person who had been on the list of missing, 62-year-old delbert weltzin, was found alive and well, brown said without elaborating on the circumstances.the two developments reduced the number of missing from seven to five."while every hour it remains less likely that we will find anyone alive, there is always hope,"






death toll in sri lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200


colombo, sri lanka — sri lanka's government says the death toll from mudslides and floods has exceeded 200, with 96 others missing.the disaster management center said wednesday that 202 people are confirmed dead. more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation last friday.sri lanka's army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from india.mudslides have become common during sri lanka's summer monsoon season as forests across the tropical indian ocean island nation have been cleared for export crops such as tea and rubber. a massive landslide a year ago killed more than 100 people in central sri lanka.






death toll in sri lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — sri lanka’s government says the death toll from mudslides and floods has exceeded 200, with 96 others missing.the disaster management center said wednesday that 202 people are confirmed dead. more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation last friday.sri lanka’s army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from india.mudslides have become common during sri lanka’s summer monsoon season as forests across the tropical indian ocean island nation have been cleared for export crops such as tea and rubber. a massive landslide a year ago killed more than 100 people in central sri lank






somalia minister says death toll rises to 358 in country’s worst-ever attack


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia minister says death toll rises to 358 in country’s worst-ever attack.the associated press






authorities, state media say death toll from typhoon hato in china rises to 9


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressbeijing (ap) — authorities, state media say death toll from typhoon hato in china rises to 9.the associated press






essential california: remembering the victims of montecito's mudslides


good morning, and welcome to the essential california newsletter. it is saturday, jan. 13. here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:top storiestheir stories: the 17 victims identified in the montecito mudslides were children and retirees, immigrants and longtime residents, united by the mud and debris that crashed through their neighborhood early tuesday. peter fleurat and his partner lalo barajas wanted to ride out the storm together. early tuesday, a wave of mud and debris punched through their wall. the force of the debris flow sucked them both out of the house. barajas survived with cuts, bruises and a sprained neck. fleurat’s body was discovered wednesday. los angeles timescontinued rescue efforts: the death toll rises to 18 as hope fades for the missing. los angeles timesdiffe






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search-and-rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search and rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search and rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






death toll rises to 360 in mexico earthquake


mexico city (ap) — the death toll from mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen by two and now stands at 360.it includes 219 deaths in mexico city, where 38 buildings collapsed during the temblor.the rest of the casualties came in five states near the capital.national civil defense chief luis felipe puente reported the new toll saturday on twitter.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






death toll in northern nigeria suicide bombing at mosque rises to 50, police say


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslagos, nigeria (ap) — death toll in northern nigeria suicide bombing at mosque rises to 50, police say.the associated press






death toll from blast in somalia’s capital rises to 53, security and medical sou


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmogadishu, somalia (ap) — death toll from blast in somalia’s capital rises to 53, security and medical sources say.the associated press






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






death toll from harvey rises to 31 as harris county, texas, says autopsies confi


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presshouston (ap) — death toll from harvey rises to 31 as harris county, texas, says autopsies confirm six more fatalities.the associated press






california mudslides death toll rises with 13 still missing


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death toll from harvey rises to at least 18 as harris county, texas, forensic of


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presshouston (ap) — death toll from harvey rises to at least 18 as harris county, texas, forensic office reports three more fatalities.the associated press






egyptian state news agency mena says death toll in sinai mosque attack rises to


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presscairo (ap) — egyptian state news agency mena says death toll in sinai mosque attack rises to 115, with 120 injured.the associated press






egyptian state news agency mena says death toll in sinai mosque attack rises to


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presscairo (ap) — egyptian state news agency mena says death toll in sinai mosque attack rises to 155, with 120 injured.the associated press






death toll hits 15 in california mudslides; 24 missing


montecito, calif. — the death toll from the mudslides that struck southern california climbed to 15 on wednesday, with 24 people unaccounted for, as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.the drenching rainstorm that triggered the disaster early tuesday had cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered shoulder-high in places with mud the consistency of wet cement.fifteen people were confirmed dead and two dozen people remained missing wednesday, said amber anderson, a santa barbara county spokeswoman."we have no idea where they're at. we think somewhere in the debris field," she said.damage spread over 30 square miles, she said."right now o






indian divers to join sri lanka flood rescue as toll climbs


colombo, sri lanka — the indian navy is sending divers and medical teams to sri lanka to help rescue people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 183 people.the death toll is expected to rise, with more than 100 people still missing since rain-triggered floods and mudslides swamped southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation on friday.many of the hundreds of thousands asked to evacuate over the weekend had returned home by tuesday to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes.but more than 80,000 people were still in relief camps because their homes had been completely destroyed or were located in areas still unreachable.






london fire death toll rises to 30


london—the death toll in the london high-rise tower fire has risen to 30 and could increase further, the city’s police said, as critics questioned whether officials were too slow to address concerns about fire-safety measures in low-income housing.police said friday that 24 people were being treated in the hospital, with 12 still in critical...






death toll hits 15 in california mudslides; search goes on


montecito, calif. — the death toll from the mudslides that struck southern california climbed to 15 on wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.the drenching rainstorm that triggered the disaster cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered shoulder-high in places with mud the consistency of wet cement."right now our assets are focused on determining if anyone is still alive in any of those structures that have been damaged," santa barbara county sheriff bill brown said.he said that several dozen homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and that there are probably many more in similar condition in areas still inaccessible.at lea






hundreds missing in sierra leone mudslides likely dead


freetown, sierra leone (ap) — survivors picking through the debris of sierra leone’s deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead.the death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital, freetown, early monday.large-scale-burials have begun amid rainy weather and the threat of further mudslides.rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors “are getting smaller every day.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the government in recent days has warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack has opened. authorities have told local media that thousands of people live in areas at risk, and the main focus is making sure people leave before further dis






sri lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing


agalawatte, sri lanka — sri lanka's government says the death toll from friday's floods and mudslides has risen to 100 with 99 others missing, as security forces and residents stepped up search and rescue operations.the disaster management center says more than 2,900 people have been displaced.the military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas. residents say there are more people trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.at an intersection close to agalawatte, 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of capital colombo, four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge.mudslides have become common during the monsoon in sri lanka.






london fire death toll rises to 30


london—the death toll from the fire that engulfed a west london tower block earlier this week has risen to 30 and was likely to increase further, police said friday, as they were investigating whether criminal offenses had been committed.the blaze, which ripped through the hulking 24-story grenfell tower on wednesday, has raised questions about whether officials were too slow to address concerns about fire-safety measures in...






death toll rises to 72 in peru rains, flooding, mudslides


lima, peru — the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades, peruvian authorities said saturday, affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year hits 72.prime minister fernando zavala on saturday updated the number of dead to 72 in comments to local radio station rpp.the government says 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the el nino climate pattern.the rains have overwhelmed the drainage system in the cities along peru's pacific coast and the health ministry has started fumigating around the pools of water that have formed in the streets to kill mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue.lima h






london bridge attack death toll rises to eight after police recover body from ri


london—authorities on wednesday raised the death toll in the weekend car-and-knife rampage to eight after recovering a body from the thames.police didn’t identify the body, but said they informed the next of kin of xavier thomas, a 45-year-old french national who disappeared after the attack, of the discovery. in the saturday night...






amazon launches cloud directory, purpose-built storage for hierarchical data


image: istockp o/pixfly amazon's new cloud directory product, announced thursday, could bring additional flexibility and scalability to enterprise directories. the key value proposition of cloud directory is that it offers users the ability to create directories with hierarchies spanning multiple dimensions. according to an amazon press release, more traditional directory tools like active directory lightweight directory services (ad lds), and ldap-based directories, only allow for a single hierarchy. the idea is that, in allowing the mana ent of multiple hierarchies, cloud directory will improve directory flexibility for enterprise users. one example given by amazon would be using hierarchies like reporting structure, location, and cost center to manage and navigate a directory created