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KIMAtv.com   12 April 2018   USA   Yakima County  
<p>UNION GAP, Wash. - A few months ago, Union Gap and Yakima County declared a state of emergency because of the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide. Today, the 20 acres of rock is still making its way down, but it's not thought of as the disaster waiting to happen ...
Filed under: Mining News
Seattle Curbed   27 March 2018   USA   Seattle  
<p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since Bertha the tunnel-boring machine completed its job drilling the tunnel that will eventually replace the State Route 99 Viaduct, and in the drill&rsquo;s wake, crews have been busy building a road. Now, that work is largely ...
Filed under: Construction News
NBC NEWS   15 March 2018   USA   Florida  
<p>A pedestrian walkway that was still under construction collapsed onto a busy highway in Miami on Thursday, killing at least four people.</p> <p>The Florida Highway Patrol said multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's ...
KING 5   26 February 2018   USA   Washington  
<p>Hundreds of bridges were slated for seismic retrofit in the 1990s, but so far, only a third have been fixed.</p><p>The state of Washington is now more than two decades into a program to retrofit the state’s vulnerable bridges.</p><p>In the 1990s, as the ...
Filed under: Construction News
Architect Newspaper   30 January 2018   USA   Texas  
<p>After a highly anticipated opening last summer, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas, Texas, has been plagued with cable rod failures, according to the Dallas Observer.</p> <p>The Margaret McDermott Bridge spans the Trinity ...
Filed under: Construction News
Newsweek   25 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).<br>A third earthquake struck near Lytle Creek, California, registering ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Express   23 January 2018   USA   Alaska  
<p>ALASKA has been hit by a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake today, with officials issuing an "extraordinary" tsunami warnings of a "threat to life and property" in towns of Kodiak and Anchorage and a watch for the entire US west coast.</p><p>The quake hit 157 ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
KTLA 5   17 January 2018   USA   Los Angeles  
<p>An actively moving landslide continued to threaten a three-story house nestled atop a hill in Malibu Wednesday evening, but Los Angeles County fire officials said the risk is "very small" that the home itself will fall into the canyon below.</p><p>Crews ...
CNN   11 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Southern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people.</p> <p>But a variety of unique factors have made ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CNN   10 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California on Tuesday -- leaving at least 13 people dead, destroying homes and spurring rescues as the flooding forced heavily traveled roads to close.</p> <p>Santa Barbara County ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards