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mudslide

[′məd‚slīd]
(geology)
A slow-moving mudflow in which movement is mainly by sliding upon a discrete boundary shear surface.
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A mudslide on Monday buried a farmer's shelter at an orchard in Nantou County, killing the orchard owner and a worker, according to United Daily News.
Two men died in the San Fernando Valley, including Rory Shaw, 47, a Los Angeles civil engineer who died after being swept into sinkhole in Sun Valley, and Robert Wickham, 61, who died when a mudslide ripped into the bedroom of his home in Woodland Hills.
Outside Rio, floods threaten the same hillside communities that were hit one year ago by mudslides and floods that killed more than 800 people and forced some 20,000 people from their homes.
However, the rains are continuous, and we're continuing to experience mudslides and flooding.
The mudslide, caused by recent heavy rain, fell on three houses which according to locals held 16 people.
In Glendale, 30 residents in eight homes were evacuated because of mudslides and floods.
The latest storm comes in the wake of last month's deadly deluge, which washed out freeways, triggered a massive mudslide in La Conchita that killed 10 people and caused millions of dollars in damage.
They said that they fear 100 have been buried alive by a mudslide, although villagers in the area say the number is a lot higher.
Authorities also closed several county parks because the heavy rain has made hillsides prone to mudslides.
Amtrak has halted its Pacific Surfliner route between San Diego and San Luis Obispo because of mudslides in Orange County and a sinkhole and rocks near Santa Barbara.
The following intersections were closed Monday by mudslides or flooding until further notice:
We drove up to look around, then saw a mudslide and I said, We better get out of here,'' Brynjegard said.