landslide News

Homes in California’s Hollywood Hills Hit by Mud, Debris Flow

The backyard of a Hollywood Hills, Calif. home has crumbled, sending mud and debris down a hill, across a street and into the front yards of two other houses. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erick Scott says the slide took …

California Mudslide Bursts Through Complex, Displaces 4 Families

Oceanside firefighters say a river of mud that flowed down a slope, burst through an apartment complex wall in the California town and poured into downstairs units displaced four families early Christmas morning. The Oceanside Fire Department says they found …

Rains Create Landslide Threat in Western Washington

The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning that recent heavy rainfall has led to an increased threat of landslides throughout the western part of the state. The alert notes that the recent rainfall has put extra pressure on the …

Lawyers for Washington Landslide Victims Accuse State of Fraud

Attorneys for victims and family members in the deadly 2014 landslide in Washington state have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud to hide the truth by deleting emails between defense expert witnesses. In a motion filed Tuesday, the attorneys …

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 …