Washington Landslide And Mudslide Killed 14

The hillside which collapsed and produced a March 22, 2014 mudslide near Oso, Washington, is seen in this March 23, 2014 handout photo from Governor Jay Inslee's office.  REUTERS/Gov. Jay Inslee's Office/Handout
The hillside which collapsed and produced a March 22, 2014 mudslide near Oso, Washington, is seen in this March 23, 2014 handout photo from Governor Jay Inslee’s office.
REUTERS/Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office/Handout

By Tuesday, at least 14 people were killed, eight people were injured while 176 others are still missing  since a rain-soaked hillside collapsed on Saturday along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington.

The landslide heaved houses off their foundations, toppled trees and left a gaping cavity on what had been a tree-covered hillside.

More than 100 properties were hit by the mudslide. 

Seattle Times newspaper reported that many warnings had been issued about the area where the disaster.

In 1999, a report was filed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlighting “the potential for a large catastrophic failure”.

Search crew workers were forced again to briefly retreat on Monday from the western edge of the slide area after movement was detected along a 1,500-foot (460-meter) stretch of earth.

There is fear of flooding as water levels rose behind a crude dam of mud and rubble that had been dumped into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River by the slide in an area along State Route 530, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, in the Pacific Northwest state.

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In Photos: Typhoon Wipha Hits Japan, 17 killed

Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan’s pacific coast on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people while 50 others are still missing.

The typhoon caused flooding and mudslide that destroyed homes and other buildings.

Izu Oshima island, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Tokyo was hardest hit by the disaster.

Police and firefighters were having difficulty getting to some stricken areas.

Here are the photos of the disaster…

Trees And Mudslides

Mudslide happens when too much water turn the earth into mud and push the mud down a hillside.

Mudslide is a disaster.

Mudslide can destroy lots and lots of houses as in Bolivia.

A general view shows the destruction after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado

On 6 December 2008, lots of people died because of landslides and mudslides in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Landslide and mudslide in Bukit Antarabangsa damaged houses, roads, cars and others.

Mudslide always happens when people cut down trees and plants on hills because:

  1. The root of the trees can hold the soil on the hills; so when people cut down the trees, there will be nothing to hold the soil during heavy rain.

  2. The roots of the trees drink the water from the ground to help the trees grow, so there will not be too much water under the ground.
  3. Animals living around the trees can help drinking the water too, and the earthworms’ tunnel can help the water to travel deep into the ground.

If we do not cut down the trees to build houses on the hillside, the mudslide will not be too powerful.

Please stop cutting down trees!

We must stop destroying our earth.

Go Green!

Deadly Flood And Mudslide In Brazil-Photos

Heavy rains caused deadly floods and mudslides in Brazil.

At least 270 people were killed and lots of people are missing.

257 people were killed in several mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

The rains caused flood and mudslide that swept the villages.

Some families were buried as they slept.

And in Sao Paulo state, 13 people were killed.

Hillsides and riverbanks were swept by the heavy rains, destroying cars, roads, houses and other building.

Thousands of people are still stranded and waiting for the rescue teams to arrive.

It is a disaster to Brazil and I am very sorry for the victims.

An aerial view shows a landslide-affected area in Teresopolis January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

 

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Rescue workers search. REUTERS/Luiza Garcia
In this frame grab from video is seen an aerial view of a mudslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. Torrential rain tore through Rio de Janeiro's mountains, killing at least 64 people in 24 hours, the state's emergency rescue office said Wednesday. The death toll is expected to rise as firefighters reach remote valleys and steep mountainsides where neighborhoods were destroyed by mudslides and flooding, said Jorge Mario Sedlacek, the mayor of Teresopolis, a mountain town just north of Rio where at least 54 people died. About 1,000 there were left homeless. (AP Photo/TV Globo, Agencia O Globo)
Rescue workers search for victims. REUTERS/Luiza Garcia
Aerial view shows landslide-affected area. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

 

Rescue workers attempt to locate survivors. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos.

Typhoon Megi Hit Taiwan-Photos

On Friday at least 3 people were dead and 27 people were missing after Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan.

The powerful typhoon caused massive mud and rockslides.

A Buddhist temple was buried and vehicles were trapped on a highway.

A bus carrying 19 Chinese tourists was missing.

Typhoon Megi killed 26 people in the Philippines before hitting Taiwan.

It is expected to make a landfall in southern China by late Friday or Saturday.

A typhoon is a natural disaster.

Floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan County, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.
A motorcyclist walks through floods waters with her vehicle after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.
People row a boat in flood waters at their backyard in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi October 22, 2010.
Drivers navigate through floods waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.

A motorcyclist pushes his bike in a flooded street after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010.

A handout photograph shows floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan County, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010. Typhoon Megi dumped more than a metre of rain in northeastern Taiwan, causing mudslides that blocked a highway and trapped as many as 400 travellers. REUTERS/Military News Agency/Handout (TAIWAN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS« Read less

Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos

Overall view of the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, after a landslide occurred. A mudslide was due to heavy rains in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.

Very heavy rains caused the landslides.

On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.

On Wednesday  at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.

Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.

Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.

Go green to save the Earth!

People stand next to a damaged house after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
People remove mud after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. (AP Photo/Agencia Quadratin)
Men inspect a vehicle buried under mud after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A man stands in front of damage left after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A rescue worker uses a zip-line to cross an overflowed river in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Police and Mexican army personnel sift through the debris after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

): Disasters :(

The disasters are :

UFO, Tornado,  AcidRain,  Space JunkFlood Landslide,  Fire,  Earthquake,  Whirlpool,  Locust,  War,  Drought, Blizzard , Tsunami,  Hurricane,  Sandstorm,  Monsoon Storm,  Avalanche, Mudslide, Volcano Eruption.

Some people are also like disasters because they disturb and hurt other people 😦

Flood
Flood in India. It is a disaster.

People get hurt and some people die when disaster happens.

My big sister Aeshah’s friend died when a landslide hit her house in Taman Harmonis, Gombak 4 years ago.

Disasters also destroy houses, cars, farms, roads, schools, shops, hospitals and others.

Cutting down trees, throwing rubbish everywhere, cutting down hills, pollution, playing with matches and fire crackers can cause disasters.

I think we should not play with fire crackers and do not throw rubbish all over the place.

We should plant lots of trees, recycle and do not cut down hills.

We should love and take care of our planet Earth.