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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • California braces for powerful rainstorm; mudslides feared

    California braces for powerful rainstorm; mudslides feared
    A rain-triggered mudslide that shut down nine miles of Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday could be a preview of what’s potentially to come the rest of the week. A low-pressure storm poised off the coast on Monday was expected to move inland overnight,...
  • Southland braces for rainfall

    Southland braces for rainfall
    A rain-triggered mudslide that shut down nine miles of Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday could be a preview of what’s potentially to come the rest of the week, the Los Angeles Times reports. A low-pressure storm poised off the coast on Monday was...
  • Major storm soaks Southern California

    Major storm soaks Southern California
    A major storm drenched Southern California on Tuesday, causing traffic tie-ups across the region but few reports of mudslides or major flooding. According to the National Weather Service, 1.5 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a Dec....
  • California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood

    California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood
    The season’s biggest storm washed out a road in Riverside County early Thursday, spurring the rescue of 14 people from five marooned cars in Gilman Springs, officials said. Meanwhile, in San Diego County, mudslides and flooding were reported in...
  • Typhoon churns across Philippines, more than 1 million flee

    A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago. More than 1 million...
  • How I Made It: Arlene Blum

    How I Made It: Arlene Blum
    The gig: Arlene Blum is a California scientist, educator, author and an international mountain climber. Her work has helped eliminate dangerous fire retardants from children's pajamas and foam furniture. She has a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from...
  • Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines

    Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines
    Government officials and aid workers on Tuesday credited a major evacuation effort for helping to avert more severe casualties as Typhoon Hagupit, now downgraded to a tropical storm, barreled through the Philippines, collapsing houses, uprooting trees and...
  • Ventura County rainstorm causes mudslide, evacuations

    Ventura County rainstorm causes mudslide, evacuations
    The first rainstorm most have seen in months moved into Southern California on Friday night, causing mudslides in Camarillo that damaged some homes. The Ventura County Fire Department said one person was rescued and 11 homes were evacuated after...
  • 'Force Majeure' sets in motion an avalanche of buried emotion

    They're such the perfect photo-ready family — handsome husband, attractive wife, appealing young children — that the opening scene of "Force Majeure" introduces them actually being photographed at a posh French Alps ski resort. The family...
  • More than 100 dead in Sri Lanka landslide, official says

    More than 100 dead in Sri Lanka landslide, official says
    A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people on Wednesday as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise. The landslide hit a village in the tea-growing area of ...
  • Freak Nepal blizzards kill at least 20, including hikers, guides

    Freak Nepal blizzards kill at least 20, including hikers, guides
    KATHMANDU - At least 20 people, including eight foreign hikers and a group of yak herders, were killed in Nepal by unseasonal blizzards and avalanches triggered by the tail of cyclone Hudhud, officials said on Wednesday. Rescue officials said the...