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  • Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. In a new article from GSA Today, authors Erin Bessette-Kirton and colleagues write that "the number of landslides that occurred during this event was two orders of magnitude greater than those reported from previous hurricanes."

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  • 'I was in my truck as the mudslide hit'

    When the Brumadinho dam collapsed, a huge mudslide headed straight for Elias Nunes' truck.

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  • Woman was in her home as a mudslide took it down a hill

    Susan Gordon was asleep on the second floor early Thursday when the mudslide lifted her home off its foundation, breaking it apart and pushing it down a hillside -- with her inside. "It just happened too fast. I did not know what was going on," the 76-year-old said in a phone interview from a hotel. "I was on the second floor. I heard something. I started looking for my phone." It sounded like a tornado had struck Sausalito, California, across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco. The...

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  • Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm

    SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) " Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the U.S. West into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping Northern California and southern Oregon earlier. [

    The Palm Beach Post
  • Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm

    Authorities warn that mudslides are possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year

    ABC News
  • California mudslides: Buildings collapse after severe weather

    Buildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding.

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  • Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm

    SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to

    WTOP
  • Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

    SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) " Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind across the U.S. West into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping Northern California and southern Oregon a day earlier.The [

    The Palm Beach Post
  • Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm

    Authorities warn that mudslides are possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.

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  • The Latest: Woman dragged by mudslide has minor injuries

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The National Weather Service reports staggering rainfall amounts in California, including more than 9.4 inches (24 centimeters) over 48

    WTOP
  • The Latest: Woman dragged by mudslide has minor injuries

    The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A woman who was dragged down a hill by a mudslide along with her home had minor injuries,

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  • Drought, deluge turned stable landslide into disaster

    "Stable landslide" sounds like a contradiction in terms, but there are indeed places on Earth where land has been creeping downhill slowly, stably and harmlessly for as long as a century. But stability doesn't necessarily last forever. For the first time, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and collaborating institutions have documented the transition of a stable, slow-moving landslide into catastrophic collapse, showing how drought and extreme rains likely...

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  • Landslide on Oahu covers highway, seriously injuring a woman

    Hawaii transportation officials were assessing an unstable slope above a busy highway on Oahu Tuesday after a landslide on the roadway sent three people to the hospital.

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  • California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating storm

    Ground still saturated as water continues flowing from mountain

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  • Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

    Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. In Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, a mudslide carried away two homes and engulfed five cars, sending one woman to the hospital, Southern Marin Fire Department tweeted. Dozens of homes were evacuated in the area. In Cabazon, about 84 miles (135

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  • Strong storm drenches California, unleashing mudslides, flooding

    A strong storm system drenched some areas in California with snow and heavy rains as forecasters warned of mudslides and debris flows in areas ravaged by wildfires. The system affected much of the state -- and especially soaked areas along the coast, according to the National Weather Service's storm prediction center. "Southern California is particularly at risk for excessive rainfall and mudslides -- so a high risk has been issued for this region -- with a moderate risk stretching into Los...

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  • WATCH: Mudslide and flooding in California causing massive evacuations

    One home was destroyed and at least 50 others were evacuated after a mudslide in a neighborhood in Sausalito, California, Thursday morning.

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  • Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

    Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.

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  • Heavy rain forces Californians to flee, triggers mudslide

    Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, filling normally dry creeks and rivers with muddy torrents, flooding roadways and forcing residents to flee their homes in communities

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  • Mudslide sweeps house off hill as storm pounds California

    Heavy rain is again raising the risk of mudslides in Southern California burn areas where evacuations are ordered during a powerful storm that flooded roads and toppled trees further north.

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  • WATCH: Mudslides and neck-deep snow slam the West

    Several states are facing avalanche warnings as snowfalls reached 9 feet in some areas.

    ABC News
  • Landslide on Oahu covers highway, injures adult and 2 kids

    HONOLULU (AP) — State transportation officials were assessing an unstable slope above a busy highway on Oahu Tuesday after a landslide on the roadway sent three people to the hospital. The Pali Highway, which connects

    WTOP
  • California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

    Homes destroyed in mudslide as residents flee areas hit by last year’s wildfires, as system moves across US west Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • WATCH: Heavy rain brings damaging mudslides to Southern California

    Following immense rainfall and dangerous mudslides, more rain and snow are expected in parts of Northern California until Wednesday.

    ABC News