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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide

    Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to...
  • Rains have King fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible

    Rains have King fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible
    Heavy rains throughout the weekend have helped firefighters tamp down the King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest, but the damp conditions have also sparked fear of mudslides. The fire which has burned through more than 97,000 acres while emitting...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hunter indicted in huge Rim fire near Yosemite

    Hunter indicted in huge Rim fire near Yosemite
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old bow hunter suspected of starting the campfire that sparked last year's Rim fire, the third-largest blaze in recorded state history, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National...
  • California storm: Crews work to clear 4 walls of mud that cut off town

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....