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Watch Out Los Angeles: Feds Calculate Riskiest, Safest Places In U.S.

Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County. “It’s just that constant reminder, `Oh yeah, …

Six Missing, Homes Destroyed in Southeast Alaska Landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. It was one of several reported mudslides …

California Soaked by ‘Atmospheric River’ Weather Phenomenon

They’re called “atmospheric rivers” and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii. Here’s a look at the weather phenomenon that has swelled the state’s rivers, …

Upgrade in Store for Mount Rainier Mudflow Warning System

Officials plan to improve a volcanic mudflow warning system for Mount Rainier in Washington. Scientists say the upgrades could detect trouble sooner and give southeastern Puget Sound residents more time to evacuate. Projections show up to 500 million cubic meters …

Minnesota Couple Plans to Rebuild Elsewhere After Mudslide

A Minnesota couple forced from their home by a mudslide caused by heavy June flooding is moving forward with plans to rebuild elsewhere. Mud from a nearby hill cascaded into Randy and Terry Carlson’s home in Le Sueur during record …

Homes Damaged by Washington Flash Floods, Mudslides

An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires. More thunderstorms had been forecast for Friday but serious …

Monsoon Floods Kill 11 in India, Maroon Thousands

Indian authorities rushed food and drinking water Saturday to thousands of people marooned by monsoon rains and mudslides that left at least 11 dead in the remote northeast. Residents waded through waist- and knee-deep water in several parts of the …

Calif. City Must Pay $4M for Mudslide Death

The California Supreme Court says Mill Valley must pay $4 million to the family of a man killed in a mudslide at their home. Walter Guthrie was trying to clear an outdoor drainpipe during a 2006 rainstorm when he was …