Tag Archives: Landslide

Brazilian Landslides Wreak Havoc


In January of last year, Brazil experienced some of the worst landslides in it’s 190 year history as a country. Displacing nearly 14,000 Brazilian residents and killing hundreds of people, the landslides have been a huge catastrophe to the South … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Landslides


As a young teen, my favorite TV show was Laguna Beach. It was a show on MTV, about a group of high school students, their social life and drama, living in Laguna Beach, California. I love the beach, so the … Continue reading

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Aiding Landslide Victims through Google Maps


The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has recently and historically experienced multiple landslides caused by extreme precipitation. With these disasters (such as one in April 2010), victims are often left homeless and possibly in the way of danger once … Continue reading

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Roads Blocked in Mexican Landslide


Residents in Mexico were furious when they could not evacuate from their small town of Oaxaca because the roads were so bad. A landslide took out the many homes. The damage was at a maximum because the homes were on … Continue reading

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Natural Disaster of Brazil Slashes Towns


In the middle of January, 2011, the country of Brazil experienced its largest natural disaster in the past four decades. Flash floods and massive landslides in the Serrana mountain area near Rio de Janeiro destroyed many roads and buildings. The many photos … Continue reading

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Move the date of Midterm 2 from Thursday March 17 to Tuesday March 22?


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Poor Urban Planning and Rain Leads to Landslides in Brazil


Over the past few weeks the beautiful country of Brazil has been devastated by terrible landslides.  The landslides are not uncommon in Brazil but these specific landslides have killed hundreds of people and displaced many more. According to the Guardian.co.uk, … Continue reading

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Infectious Disease to Follow Brazil Landslides?


After a series of disastrous landslides has hit Brazil, the death toll is continuing to rise and many are being forced to evacuate from their homes. As of Sunday there have been 806 casualties related to the landslide and flooding, making … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blog for ISP203B


Welcome to the blog for ISP203B, a class on Natural Hazards and Disasters taught at Michigan State University. Section 2 in Spring 2011 is taught by Remke van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. This blog will … Continue reading

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