Landslides and mudslides

U.S. Highway 101 south bound entrance in Montecito, Calif., has been closed for almost two weeks after heavy rain brought flash flooding and mudslides that covered the highway in Montecito, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
January 22, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they hope to start allowing residents to return by month's end to Southern California neighborhoods devastated by mudslides — if they can get most utilities restored by then. Officials said Sunday that it will be a gradual process getting residents back...
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Pope Francis meets with bishops at the archbishop's residence in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Francis wrapped up his trip Sunday to Peru by meeting with bishops and nuns, but the controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to haunt him. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 photo Caltrans workers clear mud from a section of center divider guardrail along the northbound US 101 in Montecito in Montecito, Calif., that was closed following flooding on Jan. 9. California officials say key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, after nearly 2-week closure. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
January 21, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly after noon, according...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows Pinit Sutthithepa. Sutthithepa was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 2:06 am
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class immigrant population, which suffered outsized losses from the...
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January 19, 2018 - 8:17 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening after a massive mudslide. Tim Gubbins of the California Department of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 16, 2018 - 7:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week's deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California's largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain. An amended negligence lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court added...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, James Gleeson, a surveyor with the Washington State Department of Transportation, takes measurements from the shoulder of Interstate 82 to monitor a slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge beyond in Union Gap, Wash. Large containers line a road below the ridge, an effort to help block rocks and debris from reaching the highway. The threat has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable – the collapse of the ridge near the interstate highway that experts say should occur sometime from late January or early February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 16, 2018 - 6:45 pm
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the San Luis Beltran church on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
January 16, 2018 - 7:17 am
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey, who was among those reported missing from this week's deadly Montecito, Calif., mudslides. Sisters Sawyer Corey, 12, and Morgan Christine Corey, were sleeping when the mud smashed into their home. Sawyer was found dead earlier in the week. Her sister, Morgan's body was found Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, in mud and debris. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — An immigrant from Mexico and a pair of sisters were among the 20 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California. Other victims included a 30-year-old man and his 6-year-old son and father-in-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people. Much of the water on...
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