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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Watch: Massive avalanche buries skier alive

    Watch: Massive avalanche buries skier alive
    A group of skiers were skiing a mountain in Les Crosets, Switzerland, when a brutal avalanche ruined their good time. One of the group member was buried from the massive amount of snow, and immediately one of his friend's frantically rescued him....
  • Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit

    Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew a mudslide was likely. No sooner had...
  • Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings

    Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings
    A winter storm brought hail to parts of Southern California on Monday, and dangerous lightning extended from Hermosa Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Meanwhile, a flash flood warning was issued for parts of Orange County where a fire last year...
  • Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery

    Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew such an occurrence was a likelihood. No sooner had...
  • Hail, water spouts, huge downpours as storm moves in

    Hail, water spouts, huge downpours as storm moves in
    A winter storm sweeping through Southern California on Sunday brought scattered showers, hail and thunderstorms, while ski resorts have prepared for up to a foot of snow. Parts of Ventura County saw up to half an inch of rain per hour, prompting a flash...
  • Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides

    Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides
    About two-thirds of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County that closed after a rock slide swept across the road during a heavy winter rainstorm was reopened Tuesday, although the connection to Los Angeles County remains shut. The highway from about...
  • Pacific Coast Highway to reopen after mudslide in Ventura County

    A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County was shut down in both directions early Sunday because of a mudslide, but officials anticipated reopening the road in the evening. Around 4:30 a.m., the slide dumped 3 to 5 feet of mud on portions of...
  • Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

    Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
    In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. The avalanche in this...
  • Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts
    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...
  • More than 160 killed in Afghanistan avalanches

    More than 160 killed in Afghanistan avalanches
    The death toll from avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan rose to more than 160, officials said Thursday, as rescue helicopters and trucks loaded with relief supplies struggled to reach victims in snow-logged mountain terrain. Officials in Panjshir...
  • Afghanistan avalanches triggered by heavy snow kill at least 100

    Afghanistan avalanches triggered by heavy snow kill at least 100
    At least 100 people have been killed in avalanches following severe snowfall in northeast Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday as rescue crews struggled to reach the affected areas. The hardest-hit province, Panjshir, about 60 miles from Kabul, saw 100...