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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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Preliminary indications are that the Thomas Fire burned vegetation which would otherwise have absorbed rainfall and held soils in place, which in turn resulted in the mudflows, mudslides, debris flows or landslides.
According to the insurance code and case law, if the facts show the Thomas Fire, a covered peril, was the efficient proximate cause of the subsequent mudflow, mudslides, debris flow, landslide, or other similar event, then damage caused by those events should be covered under the property owner's insurance policy.
Similarly in 2015, 58 people were killed in a mudslide when heavy rains lashed the town of Salgar in Colombia.
The mudslides destroyed 8 houses and partially damaged 32 others in Santa Ana, as well as a house in Lasam town, he said.
Summary: Freetown [Sierra Leone], August 25(ANI): The head of Sierra Leone's disaster response of the Office of National Security, Ishmael Tarawalie, has confirmed that at least 500 people have lost their lives from the devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone.
Hundreds of people are likely to be left homeless following the mudslide, the BBC reported.
The court's central question was whether the fire directly caused the mudslide.
At least 131 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes Thursday on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, as the death toll continues to climb.
People were asleep when the mudslide hit and were buried in their beds.
By early afternoon, rescue workers had pulled out 10 bodies that had been buried by the mudslide, Kumara said.
With regard to the homes destroyed in Washington, ISO and most other homeowners policies contain earth movement exclusions that shut the door on mudslide claims.
In a letter sent to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, President Rouhani expressed sympathy to all those who lost their loved ones during the massive mudslide in the Argo district of the Badakhshan province.