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(Trailer) Riding the Storm—Landslide Danger in San Francisco Bay Area

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Video Highlights:

* A catastrophic 1982 rainstorm triggered 18,000 landslides in the Bay Area, claiming 25 lives and causing $66 million in property damage

* The combination of steep slopes, weak rocks, and intense winter storms make Bay Area uplands an ideal setting for landslides

*Landslides include both swift, potentially deadly debris flows and slower, but destructive deepseated slides

* Learn what USGS scientists have discovered about landslide dynamics and which slopes are most susceptible to sliding

* Hear the devastating stories of Bay Area residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs




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