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Landslide News

Posted by feww on April 1, 2010

Serial No  1,522. If any post is blocked in your country, please drop us a line.

Frequency of landslide events increasing at an alarmingly accelerated rate

Middletown, Connecticut

About 100 feet of a parking lot of an  apartment complex fell into the river prompting the evacuation of 50 residents. A mudslide exposed the foundation of the block.

Maine, USA.

A substantial landslide caused a large chunk of land to slide from a steep embankment in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, USA. Mature trees that used to stand there now sticking up in the middle of the river.

New Hampshire

A landslide occurred in Greenville, New Hampshire, on Wednesday evening, the Fire Chief said, as a result of which a large chink of land fell into Souhegan River.

Landslide closes section of bikepath in Amherst, N.Y.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park,  North Carolina

A landslide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park disrupted traffic on U.S. 441, the main highway over the mountains, about one mile south of the Tennessee-North Carolina line, AP reported.

East Tennessee has also experienced several recent rock and landslides, the report said.

“There have been four other landslides in the region: a major one in Maggie Valley that forced an evacuation of several homes, one that took out a road and a lot in the Water Dance development in Jackson County, one that took out a road and a lot in the Wildflower development in Macon County, and one in Macon County that could be partly to blame for destabilizing a home foundation.” Said a report.

Orange County, California

The two transition roads that were shut down on February 18, after a massive landslide dropped tons of earth and rocks on the roads were reopened, Caltrans officials said.

The westbound 10 connector to the northbound 57 freeway and the northbound 71 connector to the northbound 57 were blocked and Caltrans had to remove about 100,000 cubic meters of earth at a cost of $3.5 million to reopen them.

“The slope has been sprayed with a seed mix to make the slope look a little better and will provide for erosion control,” a Caltrans official  said.

Two killed in Cacuaco landslide

Two Angolan workers were killed in a landslide in Cacuaco district, Luanda, Angop reported.

The accident reportedly occurred when seven workers were repairing the main road in Cacuaco.

“The two workers got buried when part of the hill crumbled down and the SNB team found them already dead,” an official said.

The Lembah Anai tourist resort in West Sumatra has been struck by flooding and landslide.

Disaster Mitigation Agency coordinator in west Sumatra, Ade Edward, said landslides had struck at least 15 areas. “They damaged four houses and dozens of cars, but fortunately there were no casualties,” he said.

Parts of the highway were washed away after the Batang Anai River burst its banks. “The Batang Anai waterfall in the tourist resort, meanwhile, discharged three times its normal volume of water, carrying with it mud and rocks.”

Flooding also  severely damaged a nearby bridge, the report said.

3 Miners killed in Goldmine Collapse

Three miners died after a landslide blocked a tunnel in Itogon town in Benguet in northern Philippines, police said.

Passenger rail service restored after mudslide

“A mudslide Thursday about a mile north of Mukilteo covered one of the two main rail tracks through the area. Crews cleared the slide – which was 2 feet deep and about 50 feet long – later that day but the railway required a 48-hour waiting period before resuming passenger service to ensure safe operating conditions.”

Mudslide closes train tracks near Iowa prison in Fort Madison

A mudslide a few blocks from the Iowa State Penitentiary was discovered  by a train engineer. “The mud from a steep bluff covered at least 300 feet of track and was six to 10 feet deep.”

2 women buried alive in mudslide in Mahottari

“Two women were killed and 21 others injured when they were buried in a mudslide from a cliff at Hattilet-1 in Mahottari district on Friday.”  Mahottari is a part of Janakpur Zone, one of Nepal ‘s seventy-five districts.

Mudslide closes part of Hwy 30 (Oregon)

“A hillside broke loose after heavy rains, sending mud sliding onto Highway 30 and partially closing the road near St. Johns Bridge in North Portland on Wednesday, according to ODOT.”

Links to Other Stories

Homes On The Edge; Endangered By Mud Slide

A mudslide has closed a several lanes of Martin Way in Olympia, Washington

A mudslide covered all the Hudson Line tracks

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