Predicting Landslide Hazards in Near Real-Time

Rainfall is the most common trigger of landslides around the world. If soil and rock conditions beneath a hilly surface are already unstable, heavy rains often cause mud, rocks, or debris—or all of them—to tumble down mountains and hillsides. Now,…

When the road is not an option

Help! Flood, landslides or earthquakes destroyed our road. Emergency services need to get through with their appliances to extinguish a fire, to pump potable water, to pump out a dam or to de-water a flooded area or critical assets. That…

More than 150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides – rescue officials

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) – More than 150 people are feared dead after they were buried under two landslides triggered by more than three days of heavy rain in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on…

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