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  • Mudslide Derails train on Camera.

    04/14/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 4/14/15
    Witness John Hill saw the whole thing unfold. He was working nearby when he had a feeling something was about to happen. He went to his car to grab his camera and before he knew it, the 100 slope next to the freight train started fail! “I saw the hill start to go. It went down and hit the first car and it tipped over, then more cars kept tipping over. It was crazy how loud it was and how slow it all happened,” he said. There had been “activity” on the rain saturated slope earlier in the day which...
  • California Drought May Be Cause for Mt. Shasta Mudslide

    09/25/2014 2:18:44 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies
    http://www.accuweather.com ^ | September 24, 2014; | Mark Leberfinger
    U.S. Forest Service officials continue to monitor a mudslide that occurred Saturday at Mt. Shasta in northern California.The mudslide began around 3 p.m. PDT Saturday and continued through the night in Mud Creek Canyon, a Forest Service spokeswoman said in a news release.The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta's glaciers exposed to the sun's heat.A mudslide from Mt. Shasta crosses Pilgrim Creek Road in northern California on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo/U.S. Forest Service/Steve Bachmann)A mudslide from Mt. Shasta merges into the McCloud River in northern California on...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS DEMOCRATS IN OSO

    04/22/2014 8:31:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Pungent Sound Politics ^ | April 22, 2014
    President Obama is currently en route to Paine Field in Air Force One, where he will go up to Oso to visit with locals, including Snohomish County Councilman Dave Somers. Oh, but Somers isn't a local: he's from South Snohomish County. The Councilman who actually represents the district, Ken Klein, who lives just a few miles from Oso, wasn't invited. Somers is a Democrat, and Klein is a Republican. Maybe it's not directly partisan: maybe Somers just has connections (which are probably partisan, to a large degree). But if the President is going to spend a ton of money coming...
  • Risk of [Seattle] slide "unforeseen"? Warnings go back decades.

    03/29/2014 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Mar. 24, 2014 | Ken Armstrong, Mike Carter and Mike Baker
    Since the 1950s, geological reports on the hill that buckled during the weekend in Snohomish County have included pessimistic analyses and the occasional dire prediction. But no language seems more prescient than what appears in a 1999 report filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, warning of “the potential for a large catastrophic failure.”
  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/24/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 24 March 2014 | Jon Sweeney
    A mudslide in Washington state turned a square mile of Snohomish County into complete devastation and claimed the lives of at least eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. The slide, which occurred around 11 a.m. PT Saturday, turned land that spanned neighborhoods into "quicksand." [18 more "missing"]
  • Authorities: 108 People Unaccounted For In Deadly Mudslide

    03/24/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | March 24, 2014 11:58 AM | Unattributed - AP
    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include 108 names of people who were reported missing or were unaccounted for, but authorities cautioned the figure likely would decline dramatically. Still, the size of the list raised concerns the death toll would rise far above the eight people who have been confirmed dead after the 1-square-mile slide Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Several people also were critically injured. About 30 homes were destroyed, and the debris blocked a 1-mile stretch of...
  • Officials: About 18 missing in Washington mudslide

    03/23/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Donna Gordon Blankenship & Chris Grygiel
    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — About 18 people are still unaccounted for after a massive mudslide in rural northwest Washington state killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding, authorities said Sunday. Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said at a news briefing that "we suspect that people are out there, but it's far too dangerous to get responders out there on that mudflow." Searchers in helicopters will be flying over the area of the square-mile mudslide Sunday to find people who may have been able to get out on their own, as well...
  • People cry for help from underneath rubble after 3 die in Washington landslide

    03/23/2014 2:52:37 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Greg Botelho, Joe Sutton, Janet DiGiacomo
    (CNN) -- A devastating landslide in Washington state killed three people Saturday and sent rescuers desperately digging for people crying for help underneath debris, authorities in Washington state said. The landslide cut off a small town and a river and prompted an evacuation notice for fear of a potentially "catastrophic flood event," authorities said. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said, in addition to those dead, seven adults and a 6-month-old boy were rescued and sent to local hospitals. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle reported that five patients had been airlifted there and were in its care. Three of those --...
  • Cries for help still heard in fatal mudslide near Oso

    03/23/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 3-22-14 | CHRIS GRYGIEL & DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help. The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Several people - including an infant - were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed. Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said at a news briefing late Saturday that searchers weren't giving up on finding more people. "We have people who are yelling for our help, and we are going to take...
  • Mexican governor: hundreds feared dead in slide

    09/28/2010 7:21:17 AM PDT · by facedodge · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Sept 28, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A hillside collapsed on a rural Mexican community on Tuesday and hundreds of people are feared dead, the region's governor said. Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide in the town Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec buried 100 to 300 houses and speculated that 500 to 1,000 people could be dead. He said rescuers are having a hard time reaching the area. Ruiz said the landslide followed days of rain in the Sierra Juarez region. Rescuers were flying in from Mexico City and emergency personnel have been sent to...
  • 127 killed as mudslides devastate China town(2,000 missing)

    08/08/2010 6:46:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/08/10 | Peter Foster
    127 killed as mudslides devastate China town Landslides triggered by torrential summer rains in northwest China killed 127 people and left 2,000 missing in the latest of a series of flood-related disasters to befall northern China where the heaviest rains in a decade have now cost more than 1,400 lives. By Peter Foster in Beijing Published: 9:22AM BST 08 Aug 2010 A small county town in a hilly area of Gansu province was smashed by a wave of mud and debris shortly after midnight on Saturday, according to local reports, with cars being swept down streets that were instantly turned...
  • Hundreds 'buried alive' in Taiwan

    08/13/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT · by americanophile · 10 replies · 1,385+ views
    BBC ^ | August 14, 2009 | BBC / Cindy Sui
    More than 390 people are believed to have been buried alive in the village worst affected by a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot. A National Fire Agency disaster relief centre spokesman told the BBC's Cindy Sui of the fears for Hsiaolin Village. This is the first time the government has released a firm estimate on the number of people they believe might have been killed. Thousands of people are still stranded by the worst by mudslides and floods. The typhoon struck Taiwan at the weekend, causing the worst flooding in 50 years, and leaving at least 116 people confirmed...
  • Taiwan mudslide may have buried 600 villagers

    08/10/2009 5:16:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 334+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/10/09 | Ralph Jennings and Yoko Kubota
    Taiwan mudslide may have buried 600 villagers By Ralph Jennings and Yoko Kubota 37 mins ago TAIPEI/TOKYO (Reuters) – A mudslide triggered by torrential rains from a typhoon may have buried up to 600 villagers in mountainous southern Taiwan, disaster officials said on Monday. More than 50 people have died in tropical storms striking the Phillipines, Taiwan, China and Japan. The death toll so far in Taiwan stood at 15, with 55 missing and 32 hurt, since Typhoon Morakot struck the island on Friday and remained in the area through the weekend before battering China's populous east coast. Rescue squads...
  • Homes, cars swallowed up in huge landslide over Highway 30

    12/11/2007 4:48:23 PM PST · by Danae · 8 replies · 110+ views
    KATU and Associated Press ^ | 12/11/2007 | KATU Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A mud slide slammed into three homes and blocked a highway to the coast on Tuesday in a region that was hit hard by last week's storms. The slide of mud, trees and debris covered five acres. To view a static map of the area, click here. For an animated map of the slide area, click here. It hit at least three homes, moving one onto U.S. Highway 30, said Chris Friend of the Oregon Department of Forestry. Another home showed signs of giving way on its foundation and a third had mud up to its...
  • Philippines - Mayon mudflows bury eight villages; 18 confirmed dead (Hundreds missing)

    11/30/2006 8:09:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 2,345+ views
    INQ7.net (Philippines) ^ | November 30, 2006 | Joel Guinto, Ephraim Aguilar
    (2nd UPDATE) MUDFLOWS from the slopes of the Mayon volcano, triggered by heavy rains from typhoon "Reming" (international codename: Durian) buried at least eight villages, killing up to 20 people and prompting search and rescue operations for an unspecified number of missing, local and disaster officials said Friday. But the Associated Press, quoting a report by Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, said that up to 100 people may have been killed or injured in one village after it was swamped by rain-soaked volcanic debris. Padang is on the foothills of the volcano, which erupted in July, depositing millions of...
  • Catastrophic Mudslide Could Last 100 Years, Say Scientists

    09/25/2006 7:44:43 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-26-2006 | John Aglionby
    Catastrophic mudslide could last 100 years, say scientists · Land in East Java likely to collapse as thousands flee· Attempts to seal channels will 'probably not succeed' John Aglionby in Jakarta Tuesday September 26, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Smoke rises from the site of the mudslide in East Java. Photograph: Vinai Dithajohn/EPA Mud, gas and boiling water that have been gushing out of the ground in East Java since May, submerging half a dozen villages and 20 factories, could continue for a century with "catastrophic consequences", European experts said yesterday. Efforts to seal the channels through which the mud is...
  • Corps: Foundation Problem in Levees Blamed

    03/10/2006 7:23:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 830+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/06 | Janet McConnaughey - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - A foundation problem — although not the one targeted by earlier studies — caused the 450-foot-long break in a floodwall and levee on New Orleans' western edge when Hurricane Katrina hit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday. A naturally occurring, 20-foot-thick layer of clay that helped support the floodwall was too weak for the job, according to a report by a Corps task force set up to find out why the levees broke. Had the floodwall and levee held, much of the western half of the city would have escaped flooding. Previous analyses by other...
  • 'Signs of Life' Heard in Buried School(breaking from the philippines)

    02/20/2006 8:18:31 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 3,314+ views
    Yahoo - Associated Press ^ | 2 20 06 | OLIVER TEVES
    GUINSAUGON, Philippines - High-tech gear detected "signs of life" Monday at the site of an elementary school buried under mud that swept down a hillside soaked by rain in the eastern Philippines, the provincial governor said. Sounds of scratching and a rhythmic tapping were picked up by seismic sensors and sound-detection gear brought in by U.S. and Malaysian forces, said South Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias. Generator-powered lights were set up to allow teams of rescue workers to dig through the sludge during the night. "To me, that's more than enough reason to smile and be happy," Lerias said. "The adrenaline...
  • Thousands of US troops to join landslide rescue as buried school is located

    02/20/2006 7:37:33 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 52 replies · 799+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 20,2006
    GUINSAUGON, Philippines (AFP) - The US military said it was committing up to 3,000 troops to help after a huge landslide in the Philippines, as the hunt for survivors became a grim search for bodies instead. Foreign and local teams battled bad weather in the continuing search following Friday's tragedy, picking their way carefully through dangerous mud under which some 1,400 people are feared buried. Rescuers Monday located the site of a school believed to contain some 200 students and 40 teachers in the village of Guinsaugon on Leyte island. "They have discovered a trace of the school building,"...
  • Moslem "Aid" to Mudslide Victims

    02/18/2006 6:05:48 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies · 1,631+ views
    Former Fetus
    1800 people, probably some of them muslims, are buried under 20 feet of mud and this is what the country's muslim community is worried about!