landslide News

State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. …

Washington Officials Say 26 Homes in Chelan County at Risk of Landslide

Emergency management officials in Washington say a neighborhood of 26 homes near Wenatchee is at imminent risk for a landslide. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday the slope between 4900 and 5200 Whispering Ridge Road has been determined to …

California Wildfire Contained, Now Comes Worries About Landslides

As firefighters mopped up the remains of a wildfire on the Southern California coast, authorities turned their focus to a new concern: a landslide if rain pounds the charred hills. In a heavy rain, the denuded soil could threaten nearby …

Landslide Hits Central Oregon Coast Home and Kills Woman

A 70-year-old woman died and her husband suffered injuries when a landslide struck their vacation home on the central Oregon coast. Officials say Dolores Miller died when the landslide struck the home near Florence at about 3:20 a.m. Friday. Siuslaw …

Fire-Damaged Oregon Forests Vulnerable to Landslides: Scientists

Scientists say the fire-damaged forests are more susceptible to landslides, and another week of rain and snow could heighten that risk for eastern Oregon. The East Oregonian reported that wildfires have stripped away water-soaking vegetation in areas like Canyon Creek, …

Owners of Home Destroyed by Wyoming Landslide File Suit Against Contractor

The owners of a home destroyed in a landslide in Jackson have filed a lawsuit saying construction work made the hillside below their house unstable. Jeremy and Sara Budge are seeking compensation from construction and engineering companies and previous owners …

Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay

A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide sent mud, …

Scientists in New Mexico Predict Post-Wildfire Erosion Risks

It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are out. But …

Utah City Argues it’s Not At Fault For Landslide

A Utah city says it’s not to blame for a landslide that crushed a home earlier this month and forced evacuations in a mountainside community. No one was injured when the hillside tumbled on Aug. 5 in a subdivision about …

Wyoming City to Seek State Help For Landslide Costs

The town of Jackson, Wyo. plans to ask the state for help in covering the cost of a creeping landslide that damaged and threatened several homes and businesses. The Town Council will meet tonight to consider asking the Wyoming Business Council …