Tip of the Day: Preparations for Landslides

LANDSLIDESStay alert and awake, many debris-flow death tolls occur when people are sleeping, Be aware that intense, short bursts of rain may be dangerous, especially after longer periods of heavy rainfall and damp weather.

If you are in areas prone to landslides and debris flows, consider leaving if it is safe to do so, if you remain at home, move to a second story if possible.

Staying out of the path of a landslide or debris flow saves lives; Listen for any unusual sounds that might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together.

If you are near a stream or channel, be alert for any sudden increase or decrease in water flow and for a change from clear to muddy water.

Be especially alert when driving, Embankments along roadsides are also prone to landslides.

Observe the road for collapsed pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other indications of possible debris flows.

 

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