Burning Man flooding strands tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of festivalgoers were stranded on Sept. 3 in deep mud in the Nevada desert after rain turned the annual Burning Man gathering into a quagmire, with police investigating one death.

Video footage showed costume-wearing "burners" struggling across the wet gray-brown site, some using trash bags as makeshift boots, while dozens of vehicles became stuck in the sludge.

Neighbors, rescuers search for missing after Venezuela landslide

Neighbors helped rescue teams comb through mud and debris Monday for signs of dozens of people missing after a landslide swept through a town in Venezuela, killing at least 36.

More than 3,000 rescuers were deployed in Las Tejerias, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital Caracas, after Venezuela's worst natural disaster in decades.

Bulgaria: Eighth Day of Clearing in the Flooded Villages of Bogdan, Karavelovo and Slatina

On the eighth day, the victims of the floods in the villages of Bogdan, Karavelovo and Slatina in Karlovo region are clearing the tons of mud and trees brought by the water element.

How to help the affected people read here.

And today, people who find it too much to cope with the damage of the disaster alone will rely on the help of volunteers.

Without official aid, Durban flood victims dig themselves out

Entering their fourth day without power or water, Durban's poorest residents lined up on Thursday to collect water from burst pipes and dug through layers of mud to retrieve their few possessions.

There was a sense of despair amid the stench of sewage, growing stronger as the rains which wrought so much devastation stopped and the tropical heat returned.

Beating the Heat at Bulgarian Mud 'Spa'

If you're tiring of T-shirts and wide-brimmed hats to beat the summer heat, inspiration may be at hand from a Bulgarian summer tradition — rolling around in the mud, reports Saudi Gazette. 
Every summer thousands of locals and tourists flock to an improvised mud-and-lye "spa" on the edge of an open-air salt factory near the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Hundreds of Rescuers Look for Survivors and Victims after the Muddy Landslides in California

Hundreds of rescuers and volunteers continue the tedious search for survivors and bodies in the sea of ​​mud and ruins left by the muddy landslides that flooded the rich coastal area of ​​Montesseto not far from Los Angeles in the western American state of California, the Associated Press reported.

Inns become beauty centers in the town of fairy chimneys

Three rock-carved inns in Cappadocia have turned into a mud bath facility, with the aim of creating a different tourism alternative in the region Turkey's first rock-carved underground mud bath will serve in the Cappadocia region, as local inns, which served as lemon storage facilities in the past, have been reorganized into an new tourist attraction.