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1 February 2021
Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California
8 December 2020
Landslide potential this winter? A new video compilation of satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA
11 August 2020
A new study (Rengers et al 2020) published open access in the journal Landslides examines failures in areas affected by recent wildfires in California.
4 April 2020
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Wall et al. (2020) describe a large debris flow triggered by heavy rainfall after the Milli Fire in Oregon.
5 December 2018
Malibu – Planet Labs have captured remarkable before and after SkySat images of the first round of mudflows following the recent wildfires
16 January 2018
Last week significant debris flows struck the Montecito area of California, causing at least 20 fatalities. Planet Labs have now captured medium and high resolution images of the area affected.
21 February 2014
The USGS has a new web-based tool for disseminating information about debris flow potential for areas affected by wildfires
2 May 2011
A brief description of a wildfire in Torridon, Scotland, over the weekend.
18 January 2010
Amongst the (appropriate) focus upon Haiti at the moment, we must of course remember that landslides do not stop elsewhere. So, here are two important ongoing stories: 1. Potential landslides in California this week:The US National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings for very heavy rainfall in California this week, with the pontential for landslides, flash flood and debris flows. For example: …Flash flooding and debris flows possible …
9 February 2009
(Updated 10th Feb to include latest casualty numbers) The extraordinary wildfires in Australia are dominating the headlines in the UK, half a world away. Wildfires are quite common events, but the number of fatalities that this particular episode has caused is really quite unusual. Below in Figure 1 I have plotted the recorded worldwide recorded number of deaths from wildfires for the period since 1980, using data from the CRED …