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Making sense of what happened to Montecito

Montecito is now a quarry with houses in it: So far twenty dead have been removed. It will take much more time to remove twenty thousand dump truck loads of what geologists call “debris,” just to get down to where … Continue reading

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Anybody who refuses to leave a mudslide evacuation area needs to watch this video: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/W4KWxglDL3o” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] It’s a live recording of the slide that killed ten people in LaConchita, California, on January 10, 2005. We know … Continue reading

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