Monday, 22 January 2018
| Deadly California mudslide 'like Niagara falls' as hills turn to rivers of debris

Added: 10.01.2018 21:30 | 16 views | 0 comments


At least 15 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise, after heavy rains caused a violent mudslide exacerbated by recent wildfire damage
The mud cascaded down scorched, blackened slopes still blanketed with ash. With no trees or vegetation to slow the surge it swept rocks and boulders from the Verdugo mountains into a thunderous river.
Jeannette Abney, 88, watched in horror not believing slopes could so quickly turn to sludge and so quickly surround her home in La Tuna canyon.

I’ve always been more scared of fires but now I think you have to worry more about mud – it’s silent and faster

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