Many remained buried in their homes Tuesday after a massive rain-induced landslide tore through a town near Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. At least 300 people were killed and 600 missing from the flooding and mudslides, according to the Red Cross.
By Larisa Epatko
In our news wrap Wednesday, there was a miraculous rescue in Shenzhen, China, where a devastating mudslide buried part of an industrial park three days ago. Also, forecasters issued tornado warnings from Louisiana to Illinois just two days before Christmas.
By PBS NewsHour
The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39. The Snohomish County sheriff's office still lists seven people as missing from the March 22 landslide that buried some 30 homes in the…
By News Desk
A total of 24 bodies have been recovered from the Washington mudslide, Washington officials reported Monday.
By Margaret Myers, News Desk
By Tony Schick, Earthfix
The last time the U.S. Geological Survey made a national map of landslide hazards, it did so on paper. It didn’t use laser imaging for landslide detection and it didn’t render the maps with the high-powered geographic software near-universally…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
The technology exists, but the degree to which planners are using the latest mapping technology to make decisions about development in landslide-prone areas varies county to county.
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