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How a State With Little Rain Suffered a Huge Mudslide

Mt. Shasta lacked the snow that would have protected glacier from sun

(Newser) - The US Forest Service thinks it knows what caused the boulder-filled mudslide that surged down Northern California's Mt. Shasta on Saturday: the Golden State’s extreme drought conditions . According to the LA Times , scientists think water gushed down from the Konwakiton Glacier, causing a mudslide that picked up increasing... More »

Storms Kill 1, Strand Thousands in California

Flash floods cut off mountain communities

(Newser) - About 2,500 people were stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in southern California yesterday, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities say. A body was found in a car that was swept into the rain-swollen water in Mount Baldy and overturned, a San Bernardino County... More »

'Mountain Came Down': Village Vanished in Mudslide

30 dead, 100 missing as Indian rescuers comb through mud

(Newser) - More than 24 hours after yesterday's landslide in western India, authorities said the chances of survival were slim for anyone still trapped under the mud. The mudslide in Malin—a village of some 700 people about 95 miles southeast of Mumbai—has killed at least 30 people and left... More »

After 4 Months, Final Wash. Mudslide Victim Found

Officials confident they've located Molly "Kris" Regelbrugge

(Newser) - Four months after a devastating mudslide killed 43 people in Snohomish County, Wash., the official death toll remains at 42—but that will soon change, because yesterday morning rescue workers found what they believe to be the body of the final victim. Molly "Kris" Regelbrugge was found in an... More »

'Unbelievably Big' Mudslide Leaves 3 Missing

Rain believed to have contributed to Colorado slide

(Newser) - Three people are missing in the wake of a massive mudslide that struck near Collbran, Colorado, last night. The slide was reported at around 6:15pm, after a day of rain that is believed to have helped cause the slide, the Denver Post reports. The caller "described hearing a... More »

Mudslide Survivor: Homes 'Exploded'

Amanda Skorjanc clung to baby as home was swept away

(Newser) - One of the few survivors to be pulled alive from the devastating mudslide in Washington state last month has described her harrowing ordeal for the first time. Amanda Skorjanc says she was at home with her 5-month-old son when she heard a terrifying sound and looked outside to see the... More »

Disasters: There Needs to Be an App for That

The world needs top-notch science apps: Daniel Miller

(Newser) - Enough with the online shopping and Angry Birds: We need apps just as handy to serve a more noble purpose. Daniel Miller warned of the Washington state mudslide ahead of time, but the information he provided wasn't readily accessible to those who would be affected, he writes in the... More »

Mudslide Death Toll Reaches New High

Stands at 27; 19 victims have been identified

(Newser) - The official death toll from Washington's mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner's office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That's up from 24 dead with 18 identified yesterday. The latest name to the list is 58-year-old Brandy L. Ward of Arlington.... More »

Wash. Gov: 'We're Hoping for a Miracle'

Jay Inslee says rescuers are 'doing everything humanly possible'

(Newser) - With dozens of people still missing in Washington state's devastating mudslide, Gov. Jay Inslee tells CBS today that "we're hoping for a miracle, and we're working for a miracle. We're doing everything humanly possible if that opportunity exists." Rescuers are "performing Herculean tasks... More »

Recovered From Mudslide: Infant Girl's Body

Four-month-old brings official death toll to 25

(Newser) - The death toll in the Washington mudslide hit 25 in heartbreaking fashion yesterday, when rescue workers found the body of a 4-month-old girl amidst the debris. Sanoah Violet Huestis was found near the location where her grandmother's body was recovered Sunday, USA Today reports. "It's an absolute... More »

Watch Crews Rescue a 4-Year-Old From the Mudslide

And other tales of survival

(Newser) - Positive news is hard to come by when it comes to the mudslide that wiped out a Washington state community, but footage is making the rounds today of a helicopter crew rescuing a 4-year-old boy from the muddy wreckage. Jacob Spillers was home with his two sisters, age 5 and... More »

Up to 24 Mudslide Victims Found

Disaster spared man, killed wife sitting beside him

(Newser) - Some 16 bodies have now been recovered from a huge mudslide in Washington state and rescuers believe they have spotted at least eight more bodies in the debris. The number listed as missing stood at 176 yesterday but officials believe names have been duplicated and the number has been falling... More »

Experts Warned of 'Catastrophic' Landslide in Wash.

'We’ve known it would happen at some point. We just didn’t know when.'

(Newser) - "This came out of nowhere," a county official said yesterday of the landslide that killed at least 14 and left 176 more missing in Washington. "This was a completely unforseen slide." But geologists have actually been making dire predictions about the hill that collapsed since the... More »

14 Confirmed Dead, 176 Missing in Wash. Mudslide

'Entire neighborhoods are just gone'

(Newser) - The number of people missing or unaccounted for after a mudslide that wiped out a riverside neighborhood in Washington state has soared to 176 from 108, with 14 now confirmed dead. The chief of Snohomish County's Department of Emergency Management says the list is still vague and he is... More »

Number of Missing in Wash. Mudslide: Now 108

Officials are working through a pretty hefty list

(Newser) - Authorities say there are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state. Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington says that doesn't mean there are 108 injuries or fatalities. But he says it's the... More »

Toll Hits 8 in Huge Wash. Mudslide

Hope fading for dozen people still missing

(Newser) - Hopes are fading for people still believed to be trapped under mud and debris after a massive landslide in Washington state . At least eight people have now been confirmed dead from the mudslide that destroyed dozens of houses in a neighborhood along the Stillaguamish River, the Seattle Times reports. At... More »

3 Dead, 18 Missing in Massive Wash. Mudslide

Search for people trapped continued overnight

(Newser) - Three people were killed in a massive mudslide in Washington state yesterday, and rescuers were chasing voices of people thought to be trapped well into the dark, reports the Seattle Times . At least 18 people are now confirmed missing, adds CNN . The mudslide took out a highway near Oso, Wash.... More »

Man Dies Under Mudslide in Colorado Floods

3 still missing

(Newser) - A man's body has been found buried under mud and several feet of debris following a flash flood in Manitou Springs, Colo., last night. An inch and a half of rain fell in the area between 5:30pm and 6pm, causing boulders and mud to flow through the same... More »

Body of 2nd 4th-Grader on Deadly Field Trip Found

Boy had been missing since yesterday's mudslide

(Newser) - The body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at a Minnesota park yesterday was recovered today. St. Paul's assistant fire chief says crews found the body late in the morning after they came up with a plan for resuming the... More »

4th-Grade Field Trip Turns Deadly in Minnesota

At least one child killed in mudslide at Lilydale Regional Park

(Newser) - A fourth-grade field trip to a Minnesota park ended in tragedy yesterday, after the rain-soaked slope the nearly 50 students were hiking on gave way, killing at least one child. A search for a second buried child was halted overnight after a search dog was unable to detect the student'... More »

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