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  • Mudslide Derails train on Camera.

    04/14/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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
    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 (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!
  • Landslide victims sent text messages pleading for help

    02/18/2006 4:56:34 PM PST · by Termite_Commander · 16 replies · 720+ views ^ | February 19th, 2006 | Toby Harnden
    A frantic teacher and her terrified pupils sent text messages to relatives stating that they were trapped after their school disappeared under a huge mudslide in the Philippines. "We're still in one room, alive," read the message from the teacher to her mother, Pamela Tiempo. One of the pupils wrote: "We are alive. Dig us out." Only 57 people out of 1,857 survived the mudslide But the messages stopped on Friday evening, hours after the mudslide, leading rescue workers to conclude that the school had become a tomb for everyone inside, with those who sent the messages probably suffocating. Only...
  • I-80 Closed between Truckee and CA/NV border

    12/31/2005 7:10:51 AM PST · by Godzilla · 111 replies · 2,784+ views
    Local TV News
    Sacramento area TV news is reporting that I-80 between Truckee and the CA/NV border is closed due to a massive mudslide. Caltrans estimates closure for several days until cleaned up.
  • Mudslide Closes Part of I-87

    06/13/2005 6:57:35 PM PDT · by xcamel · 10 replies · 1,864+ views
    CBS-6 Albany ^ | Monday, June 13, 2005 9:43 PM | CBS 6 Warren County NY
    Breaking: (Warren County - CBS 6) — A mudslide has closed down a part of I-87 (Northway). Both the northbound and southbound lanes between exits 25 and 23 are closed. State police are advising motorists to use Route 9.
  • Mudslide Destroys Scotts Valley Home

    03/22/2005 1:01:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 480+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/22/5 | Bay City News
    A landslide in Scotts Valley today destroyed a home and came within seconds of burying its owner and a friend under a sea of mud, police said. The landslide at 7:55 a.m leveled the home at 612 Bean Creek Road near a wooded area. Two vehicles were buried in mud. Lt. John Weiss. said it appears heavy saturation from recent rainfall sent mud barreling down the hill from the area of Millsite Road. The owner of the house, 32-year-old John Parr, had just exited the house with a friend when he heard a tree snap. Weiss said Parr and his...
  • Help Guyana

    01/22/2005 12:52:38 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 162+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 22,2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    There have been huge disastrous floods in Guyana and the nation is openly appealing for help from the American military. This may seem like an old story, but it's not. I hope we help Guyana. There are good reasons, and it's in everyone's interest. The tsunami relief effort got word to the world that when you are in deep trouble, America is the one, the only one, you can reliably turn to. Swift efficient help to impossible areas, soldiers who are friendly and compassionate, soldiers who won't shake you down, soldiers who will treat you with dignity and help you...
  • Mudslide Hill Shifting Search Suspended

    01/13/2005 2:15:34 PM PST · by missyme · 11 replies · 465+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 13th, 2005
    Searchers looking for more victims of a deadly mudslide in La Conchita, California, stopped work today, after geologists warned the hillside above the coastal community may be moving. Geologists painted a stripe on the hill where the mudslide had ended. A few hours later, they discovered that the line had moved almost six feet, officials said.
  • WICKED WEATHER USA... (Photos)

    01/13/2005 10:00:54 AM PST · by crushelits · 93 replies · 4,220+ views
    cruselits | Jan. 13, 2004 | cruselits
    Wicked Weather CALIFORNIA DREAMING  
  • Face of a disaster: Jimmie Wallet's frantic search for family in California mudslide ends in grief

    01/13/2005 11:01:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP ^ | January 12, 2005 | GREG RISLING
    No one lost more than (Jimmie) Wallet, who had gone out for ice cream when the mudslide hit, killing at least 10 people. His wife, Mechelle, was the first to be found. Around 2 a.m. Wednesday a group of firefighters and several of Wallet's friends carried her to the makeshift morgue at the town's gas station.Two hours later, his youngest daughter, 2-year-old Paloma, was removed on a stretcher. Her older sister Raven, 6, was next, soon followed by 10-year-old Hannah. The three girls were found next to each other, apparently sitting on a couch when the slide broke apart their...
  • 12 Missing After Calif. Mudslide

    01/10/2005 6:42:33 PM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 2,127+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/05 | JEFF WILSON, AP
    LA CONCHITA, Calif. - A huge mudslide crashed down on homes in a coastal hamlet with terrifying force Monday, killing at least one person and leaving up to 12 missing as a Pacific storm hammered Southern California for a fourth straight day. Ventura County Fire Department Chief Bob Roper said at least six and as many as a dozen residents were missing in the mudslide that pummeled a four-block area of homes in tiny La Conchita, about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Nine people were injured, including a 60-year-old man who was buried for three hours. "It lasted a...
  • California Mudslide Kills One, Damages Homes

    01/10/2005 4:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 708+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/05 | LAURA WIDES
    Calif. Mudslide Kills One, Damages Homes 1 hour, 6 minutes ago By LAURA WIDES, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - A huge mudslide furiously crashed down on homes in a coastal hamlet Monday as a deadly Pacific storm hammered Southern California for a fourth straight day, boosting rainfall totals to astonishing levels. At least one person died and several were injured in the mudslide that pummeled a four-block area of homes in tiny La Conchita, damaging 15 to 20 homes, said Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Tom Kruschke. That brought the death toll in California from the storms to 10....
  • Bush's Fuzzy math? (Here, kitties!)

    02/19/2004 11:22:53 AM PST · by landslide · 90 replies · 442+ views
    Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry (news - web sites) received the endorsement of the 13 million-member AFL-CIO labor coalition on Thursday, a move that could help him rebut rival John Edwards (news - web sites)' challenge on jobs and trade. "Today we know the time has come to unite behind one man, one leader, one candidate," said John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of 64 unions. "Throughout his distinguished political career John Kerry has been a friend of working families." Outside AFL-CIO headquarters two blocks from the White House and beneath a huge sign reading "America Needs...
  • Mudslide survivor relates fight to live Woodinville man struggled to escape current

    12/30/2003 10:04:37 AM PST · by GrandMoM · 13 replies · 160+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 12/30/03 | Wyatt Buchanan
    As the waves of mud and debris swept him down a California hillside, Woodinville resident Stephen Phillips' life was reduced to single struggles: dodging the mobile homes that tumbled toward him, grabbing at logs and utility poles that offered fleeting respites and counting the time between breaths. In the few seconds when fear was not all consuming, he begged God to please let him again see his children, who were also in the mudslide's path. Phillips recounted his survival story by telephone from his hospital bed in San Bernardino, Calif., where the 43-year-old software developer and outdoor enthusiast lies recovering...
  • 5 More Flood Victims Found

    12/29/2003 7:17:56 AM PST · by kellynla · 2 replies · 128+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/29/03 | Gillian Flaccus
    SAN BERNARDINO – Authorities on Sunday found the bodies of five more people caught in the flash floods that engulfed a church camp on Christmas. Two children washed away from the St. Sophia Camp were found tangled in debris more than four miles below, in a cement catch basin in downtown San Bernardino, said Chip Patterson, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Two women and a man, all in their 40s, were found closer to the camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. It took a bulldozer and other heavy equipment to find those bodies in the deep mud....
  • Greek church asks prayers for mud victims

    12/27/2003 10:46:45 AM PST · by Destro · 3 replies · 138+ views ^ | December 27, 2003 | UPI
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Greek Orthodox Church Friday asked for prayers for the victims of a deadly mudslide that struck a church youth camp in southern California.</p> <p>Metropolitan Anthony, the head of the church in the western United States, said in a news release that the victims of the slide and their families would be remembered during Sunday services.</p>
  • Up To 20 Missing In Southern Calirornia Mudslide

    12/26/2003 7:53:17 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 181+ views
    Up to 20 Missing in Southern California Mudslide By Ben Berkowitz SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - At least ten and as many as 20 people were still missing here on Friday morning after waves of mud up to 12 feet high overran a camp in a local canyon, fire officials said as rain and cold weather hampered search efforts. Officials of the San Bernardino county fire department were forced to call off their search in Old Waterman canyon shortly after 1 a.m. PST (4 a.m. EST) because of inclement weather and conditions made worse by wild fires here two months...
  • 15 Trapped in Mudslide in Southern California

    12/25/2003 7:13:11 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2003
    LOS ANGELES Dec. 25 — A mudslide swept over a Greek Orthodox youth camp Thursday, trapping at least 15 people as heavy rains triggered flooding in areas ravaged by wildfires last month, authorities said. At least seven people were rescued from the Saint Sophia Camp in Waterman Canyon, just north of San Bernardino, and needed medical attention, authorities said. Details about the victims, the extent of their injuries and the status of the other eight people were not immediately available. Flood waters in the area were getting worse, forcing officials to pull back some emergency personnel, county fire officials said....
  • CA: Flash-Flood Warning Issued - Singles Out Julian and Cuyamaca

    11/12/2003 1:25:08 PM PST · by lainie · 52 replies · 335+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | November 12, 2003 |
    POSTED: 10:36 a.m. PST November 12, 2003 UPDATED: 12:11 p.m. PST November 12, 2003 SAN DIEGO -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for central San Diego County, specifically singling out the areas of Julian and Cuyamaca. Julian and Cuyamaca, of course, were heavily damaged by the recent firestorm, making those communities especially susceptible to mudslides. The NWS also issued the warning to Southwestern San Bernardino County. The warning, which will be in effect until noon on 'Wednesday, said that Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain over the mountains of San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties....
  • Update on Southern Utah County Flooding

    09/12/2002 10:39:23 PM PDT · by KuernoDeChivo · 5 replies · 354+ views
    KUTV web page ^ | Sep 12, 2002 8:45 pm US/Mountain | The Associated Press (kutv)
    Mudslides Roar Down Fire Damaged Mountain Force Evacuation in Santaquin Sep 12, 2002 8:45 pm US/Mountain Two days of heavy rains on a fire-denuded hillside loosened mudslides onto a Santaquin neighborhood Thursday night, flooding basements, moving cars and depositing 500-pound boulders. Three-foot-deep slides filled, overflowed and breached a drainage canal before hitting the homes. No injuries were reported, but dispatchers said about seven to 10 homes initially were thought to have been affected, and an evacuation was ordered for the subdivision. Officers searched to make sure no one was trapped, but it appeared everyone was accounted for. Residents had feared...