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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man almost drives off PCH into ocean after mud, rock slide

    Man almost drives off PCH into ocean after mud, rock slide
    Branduinn Fullove almost took a dive into the Pacific Ocean – in his car – after mud, rocks the size of recliners and tree stumps came down Friday morning on Pacific Coast Highway. Fullove, 34, had left his Sherman Oaks home in the wee...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Southern California storm causes mudslide; the worst may be yet to come

    Southern California storm causes mudslide; the worst may be yet to come
    Southern California residents in Glendora and other foothill communities were bracing Monday for potential disaster after Sunday's rain-triggered mudslide on Pacific Coast Highway offered a preview of what’s potentially to come. Forecasters with...
  • Muhlenberg College football team facing a fierce Widener defense in NCAA playoff

    Muhlenberg College football team facing a fierce Widener defense in NCAA playoff
    Muhlenberg coach Mike Donnelly has family from western New York. They recently shared photos showing how several feet of snow from a storm earlier this week completely blocked the view from a sliding glass door. Come Saturday, Donnelly and Co. are...
  • 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...