The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Doom and Bloom
CAN YOU SURVIVE A MUDSLIDE?
Southern California can’t catch a break. Enjoy a sunny climate, get wildfires. Wish for rain, get mudslides.
After record-setting wildfires that lasted all the way to late December, the first rain in Southern California in months caused a major mudslide that killed more than 15 people, injured others, and destroyed several dozen homes. Rescue teams are still searching for survivors in the wreckage.
I probably should write more about landslide events. We live part-time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with a mountain home overlooking town and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As such, we live on a slope. How much of a slope? Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to take a dive off our deck.
A mudslide, sometimes called a “debris flow”, is a landslide with a high water content. Mudslides act like a river that, if the mud is thick, haspost was originally published on this site