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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • L.A. flash flood warning sent out as text message alert

    A flash flood warning was issued about 7:15 p.m. Friday for central Los Angeles County as a band of heavy rain centered over the region. Rain was falling as fast as 1 inch per hour from Sunland-Tujunga to Beverly Hills. Urban flash flooding could...
  • More thunderstorms make their way across Southland

    More thunderstorms make their way across Southland
    A new round of thunderstorms moved into the Southern California region early Saturday afternoon, snarling traffic, threatening mudslides and opening a large sinkhole on a busy Los Angeles street. The heavy band of rain was expected to drench coastal and...
  • Woman dies after Montana home crushed by 1,800-foot-long avalanche

    On Friday, Michel Colville was in her Missoula, Mont., home near the recreational area of Mt. Jumbo. It was 4 p.m. when a mountain of snow raced down the hill at more than 120 mph, smashing her home and sending her, her husband and an unrelated child...
  • Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour

    Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour
    La Cañada’s foothill areas held their ground this weekend through a series of massive rainstorms that brought inches of rain to a previously parched landscape. Local officials returning to work on Monday reported all seemed to be well, adding that...
  • Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say

    Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say
    When his body was discovered, 34-year-old Andres Marin was still sitting on his light blue mountain bike, leaning against the side of a hill in the Cleveland National Forest. He had his helmet on and his binoculars were around his neck; his hands were...
  • 2 skiers rescued after Oregon avalanche; 2 bodies still on mountain

    Two skiers injured in an avalanche in the Oregon backcountry were in "satisfactory" condition with broken bones after about 50 rescuers labored for 16 hours to save them, authorities said Thursday. Rescuers had to leave the bodies of two other skiers on...
  • Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths

    Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths
    Two more skiers have been killed by a large avalanche, this one in Colorado, bringing to 15 the number of fatalities nationwide this season. The bodies of Justin Lentz, 32, and Jarrad law, 34, both of Portage, Wis., were recovered Sunday afternoon...
  • Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last

    Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last
    Ah, the open road: The lone highway into Valdez, Alaska, is finally clear, but residents say being cut off by land wasn't that big of a deal. Six miles of the Richardson Highway in and out of the town of 4,000 people were shut down for about 11 days...
  • Winter storms creating treacherous avalanche conditions; 6 dead

    Six people have been killed and two injured skiers were awaiting rescue after being struck or buried by avalanches--one 9-feet deep--across the West in recent days. In Oregon: Two cross-country skiers in Oregon were killed about noon Tuesday near...
  • 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...
  • Discovery to air 'Everest Avalanche Tragedy' doc in May

    The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4. Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...