Landslides and mudslides

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 16, 2018 - 7:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week's deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California's largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain. An amended negligence lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court added...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, James Gleeson, a surveyor with the Washington State Department of Transportation, takes measurements from the shoulder of Interstate 82 to monitor a slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge beyond in Union Gap, Wash. Large containers line a road below the ridge, an effort to help block rocks and debris from reaching the highway. The threat has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable – the collapse of the ridge near the interstate highway that experts say should occur sometime from late January or early February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 16, 2018 - 6:45 pm
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the San Luis Beltran church on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
January 16, 2018 - 7:17 am
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey, who was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. Sisters Sawyer Corey, 12, and Morgan Christine Corey, were sleeping when the mud smashed into their home. Sawyer was found dead earlier in the week. Her sister, Morgan's body was found Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, in mud and debris. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — An immigrant from Mexico and a pair of sisters were among the 20 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California. Other victims included a 30-year-old man and his 6-year-old son and father-in-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people. Much of the water on...
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People attend a candlelight vigil in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, to pay tribute to the people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
January 15, 2018 - 1:02 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 10 a.m. Officials say they hope to have an estimate sometime Monday about when a key coastal highway will reopen in Southern California where mudslides have devastated the town of Montecito. U.S. 101 has been...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, a damaged car sits over fallen and debris behind downed power lines in Montecito, Calif. While an aggressive cleanup could mean Montecito will welcome visitors again in weeks, the rebuilding of infrastructure and hundreds of homes will be measured in months and years. It will also offer a chance to re-imagine aspects of a town that has favored slow growth over the runaway development closer to Los Angeles, 90 miles down the coast. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 12:54 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders and muck that splintered homes like a battering ram, the wealthy seaside hideaway of Montecito, California, will start rebuilding with the possibility of another catastrophic flood...
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People attend a candlelight vigil in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, to pay tribute to the people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
January 14, 2018 - 11:07 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California community. Tears were shed and hugs and prayers were shared during the emotional service outside the Santa Barbara...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt Adam Estabrook, left, and Engineer Rick Pinal search through a debris pile behind a Montecito, Calif., home. The home was destroyed by deadly mudflow and debris early Tuesday morning following heavy rainfall. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 10:26 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California town. The vigil was held Sunday night in Santa Barbara...
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Colette Layton, bottom, of the Atascadero Fire Dept, searches a home Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Montecito, Calif. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its serenity and luxury, were under orders to stay out of town as gas and power were expected to be shut off Saturday for repairs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 13, 2018 - 8:24 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said. The body of Morgan Christine Corey, 25, was found in mud and debris in Montecito, Santa...
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