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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Landslide survivor: 'I turned and screamed out to God to save us'

    SEATTLE — A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head." That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25,...
  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • Search-and-rescue workers are pulled back in Washington mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Fearing more moving earth at the site of Saturday's deadly mudslide, search-and-rescue workers were pulled back Monday afternoon from searching for the dead and missing, officials said. "There are concerns about additional...
  • Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
  • Washington state mudslide: The grim process of removing the dead

    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Of all the help that has arrived here along the Stillaguamish River in the wake of Saturday's deadly mudslide, one group in particular stands out. The state mortuary assistance team is now in place and ready to work. "There is a...
  • Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide

    Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide
    The likely death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. As many as 176 people remained listed as missing...
  • Mudslide buried the love of his life, sitting beside him

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had...
  • Washington state mudslide rescuers share their stories

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — The stories rang with fear and frustration, pain and the occasional flicker of joy. But the storytellers Wednesday were not the survivors of the deadly mudslide that slammed into the Stillaguamish Valley. For the first time...
  • Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90

    Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90
    Rescue teams on Thursday clawed through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 25 people, searching for those still missing, and the community prayed for "one little miracle." As the death toll rose...
  • 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...
  • Rain forecast in L.A. sparks fears of mudslides, traffic gridlock

    Rain forecast in L.A. sparks fears of mudslides, traffic gridlock
    It’s poor form to complain about rain, even a whole lot of it, when you really need it. So Southern California will just have to grin and bear it beginning Wednesday night when the first of two major storms move into the region. The storms are...