Mudslide

California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

California mudslide license plate (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Massive Storm Hits California; Closes Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The massive winter storm hitting California this weekend and early this week, powered by an “atmospheric river” of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, forced the closure of many Lake Tahoe ski resorts Sunday due to extreme weather conditions.

Lake Tahoe Snow (Vincent Lock / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

El Niño Wreaks Havoc on California

Powerful rain storms brought on by El Niño battered California on Tuesday, causing headache-inducing road closures; mud and debris flows; flooding; and the opening of a half-dozen temporary shelters for the state’s homeless.

Rainy Golden Gate (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Video: Flash Flood Terror on SR 58

Video of last week’s flash flood and mudslides north of Los Angeles shows the first hand account of several occupants inside a vehicle caught up in a sweeping flow of sludge on October 15.

Mudslide (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)