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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks

    Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks
    MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak. As many as 16...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...
  • At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief

    At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief
    OSO, Wash. -- Washington residents paused Saturday to observe a statewide moment of silence at 10:37 a.m., exactly a week after a devastating mudslide tore through this rural mountain town. The death toll stands at 17, with 90 more still missing....
  • Mudslide death toll rises to 18; number of missing drops to 30

    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- As they began a second week searching for victims of a deadly mudslide, officials on Saturday night dramatically lowered their count of the missing from 90 to 30. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead by the Snohomish County...
  • Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer

    Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer
    OSO, Wash. -- To mark a statewide moment of silence exactly a week after a massive mudslide slammed this rural town, about 100 firefighters and volunteers in the search for victims filed out of the fire station Saturday and stood before a U.S. flag at...
  • Washington landslide survivors gather to share prayers, strength

    OSO, Wash. -- Inside Oso Community Chapel on Sunday, locals gathered for a service eight days after a devastating landslide killed at least 18 people, including a 4-month-old girl and her grandmother. There were tears and despair but also songs and...
  • Landslide: Mountain Loop Highway a wild ride out of Darrington

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — The landslide that killed at least 24 people near this mountain community also severed SR 530, the main highway out of town. Before the March 22 catastrophe, it took about 30 minutes to drive west from Darrington to Arlington....
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

    MUMBAI, India – Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week’s devastating avalanche. A meeting...
  • Grim search continues in Washington mudslide

    OSO, Wash. — Dr. Ron Brown walked out of the Oso Fire station, hair still damp, face ruddy, safety goggles slung around the neck of his orange jacket, helmet in hand. The flight medic stood up the road from the massive mudslide Friday and...
  • Official mudslide death toll expected to 'go up dramatically'

    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- With rescuers entering the sixth day of their search effort, the death toll from the mudslide east of the town of Oso was expected to rise "dramatically," officials said Thursday. Sixteen have been confirmed dead.  But officials...