SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For emergency planning purposes, scientists unveiled a hypothetical California scenario that describes a storm that could produce up to 10 feet of rain, cause extensive flooding (in many cases overwhelming the state’s […]
The Pacific Northwest has been hit by some heavy rainfall and associated flooding and landslides. Here are a few links that may be of interest. Softening rain, hard reminders – Source: OregonLive.com Report landslides to […]
Over the past week there has been devastating flooding and landslides in the Gansu Province of China, particularly in Zhouqu county. According to BBC, the latest death toll numbers are at 1,239. Here are some […]
China has been getting pounded recently by heavy rains and flooding. Here are a few stories I’ve come across in this department. Three Gorges Dam flooding turns deadly; dozens missing in China – Source: CSMonitor.com […]
In Sichuan Province, China, they were still in the recovery process from the devastating 2008 earthquake when a series of landslides, rockfall, mudslides and flooding has hit the region. Dave’s Landslide Blog has excellent coverage as usual on the slide pictured here, which blocked a major road, hindering rescue efforts. (Photo Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
A remarkable video of the aftermath of a bridge destroyed by one of these rockfall / landslide events is shown below. The destruction is pretty profound. (Via Geology.com)
Also on Dave’s blog, a landslide in Guangxi caused a train to derail, killing 4 people and injuring 50. My heart truly goes out to the people of those portions of China, particularly in Sichuan as they have been through so much.
The American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of the Levees.Org website notifying them to remove a video spoof of its post-Katrina levee inspection. Of course, through the wonders of the internet, Levees.org removed it from YouTube, but someone else posted it again. And because of all the fuss, it’s more popular than it would have been otherwise with over 16,000 views at the time of this post. Click through to watch it.