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Alaska Landslide Damages 3 Homes, Destroys Pickup

A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Geological assessment teams determined that favorable weather has returned the threat level …

Washington Family Sues City Following Landslide and Home Collapse

A Bellevue, Washington, family who lost their home when it was pushed off its foundation during a January landslide filed a lawsuit this week against the city for unspecified damages. The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court, claims the …

Alaska Scientists Find Slope with Tsunami Potential

Alaska scientists have found a second slope that has the potential to create a landslide or a destructive tsunami to its surrounding area. The slope in the Prince William Sound area is next to a previously discovered slope that Alaska …

Land Unstable After Landslide Blocks River, Causes Emergency in Maine City

A state of emergency remained in effect Thursday in the city of Westbrook, Maine, where workers have been assessing landslides that blocked the Presumpscot River. Westbrook Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte said Thursday that the immediate threat of flooding subsided, but …

Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Flooding, Some Rescues in Pennsylvania

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and prompted some evacuations and rescues in western Pennsylvania, but no major injuries were reported. Forecasters said a stalled system resulted in conditions more similar to winter than summer and dumped as much as five …

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 …