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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

    Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park. It became the third-largest blaze in state...
  • Southern California hit by cooling trend, fog in heart of summer

    Feel that chill? Temperatures in parts of Southern California will remain 5-10 degree below normal in the heart of the summer, according to the National Weather Service. While the California drought continues unabated, the region is seeing a bit of...
  • Mudslides: California storm was a nearly 500-year event, officials say

    Mudslides: California storm was a nearly 500-year event, officials say
    A tropical rain storm that caused deadly floods and destructive mudslides in the San Gabriel Mountains on Sunday was the kind of weather event seen only once about every 500 years, the National Weather Service said. Starting at about 2:45 p.m., the...
  • Clearing Big Sur slide

     
    A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
  • California mudslides: Losses mount after 'a river of mud and rocks'

    When the wildest weather arrived Sunday afternoon before the mudslide hit, Michelle Olson was staring out the window of a flooded basement with a bucket in one hand and a mop in the other muttering, "Oh my God, how bad can this get?" A few minutes...
  • California storm: Crews work to clear 4 walls of mud that cut off town

    Hundreds of residents in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County remained stranded Monday morning as crews worked to clear the last of four mud walls caused by flash floods over the weekend that cut the town off. “It’s like somebody threw a...
  • Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150

    Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150
    Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said. Rescue teams and local...
  • Last body located in deadly landslide in rural Washington

    Last body located in deadly landslide in rural Washington
    Officials in Snohomish County said they believe they have located the last body of the 43 people killed in a massive landslide that tore through a rural area near Oso, Wash., four months ago. The body of Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge,...
  • For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...
  • 6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...
  • Road closed by deadly Washington landslide partially reopens

    The devastating landslide in Washington that killed 43 people, from a 4-month-old girl to an 91-year-old woman, also left what officials described as “critical” highway between two small cities unusable. Sixty-nine days after the landslide...