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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • Search-and-rescue workers are pulled back in Washington mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Fearing more moving earth at the site of Saturday's deadly mudslide, search-and-rescue workers were pulled back Monday afternoon from searching for the dead and missing, officials said. "There are concerns about additional...
  • Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
  • Washington mudslide: California firefighters respond to disaster

    More than a dozen California firefighters with specialized rescue skills were being dispatched to the devastating mudslide in northwest Washington, state officials said Monday night. The 18 firefighters are trained in urban search-and-rescue skills...
  • L.A. winter storms: Officials prepare for mudslides, debris flows

    L.A. winter storms: Officials prepare for mudslides, debris flows
    Glendora officials are bracing for possible mudslides and debris flows from the Colby fire burn area as two much-needed winter storms are expected to douse the region with rain Wednesday through Friday. "We're definitely concerned about that," Scott...
  • Rain forecast in L.A. sparks fears of mudslides, traffic gridlock

    Rain forecast in L.A. sparks fears of mudslides, traffic gridlock
    It’s poor form to complain about rain, even a whole lot of it, when you really need it. So Southern California will just have to grin and bear it beginning Wednesday night when the first of two major storms move into the region. The storms are...
  • Heavy rains are expected to end L.A.'s long dry spell

    Heavy rains are expected to end L.A.'s long dry spell
    It's poor form to complain about rain, even a whole lot of it, when you really need it. So Southern Californians will just have to grin and bear it beginning Wednesday night when the first of two major storms is forecast to move into the region. The...
  • Voluntary evacuations sought in Glendora as winter storms approach

    Voluntary evacuations sought in Glendora as winter storms approach
    Glendora officials increased their emergency flood alert level Wednesday, calling for voluntary evacuations in the Colby fire burn area ahead of two winters storms expected to douse the region. The storm systems forecast for Wednesday to Saturday are...
  • First of two L.A. rainstorms moving through faster than expected

    First of two L.A. rainstorms moving through faster than expected
    A storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system arrives, forecasters said. "We're moving good --...
  • L.A. storms: 1,000 Glendora homes in path of potential mudslides

    L.A. storms: 1,000 Glendora homes in path of potential mudslides
    The sun may have been shining in Glendora on Thursday morning, but crews continued to work in 12-hour shifts to fill sandbags and lay concrete K-rails along the base of the fire-charred foothills.  "We're preparing for the worst, hoping for the best,"...
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered in Azusa, Glendora ahead of storm

    Mandatory evacuations ordered in Azusa, Glendora ahead of storm
    Fearing possible mudslides, Glendora and Azusa have issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents living in areas impacted by the Colby fire.In Glendora, residents north of Sierra Madre Avenue between Yucca Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road must...