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(Trailer) Riding the Storm—Landslide Danger in San Francisco Bay Area

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Title: (Trailer) Riding the Storm—Landslide Danger in San Francisco Bay Area

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* A catastrophic 1982 rainstorm triggered 18,000 landslides in the Bay Area, claiming 25 lives and causing $66 million in property damage
* The combination of steep slopes, weak rocks, and intense winter storms make Bay Area uplands an ideal setting for landslides
*Landslides include both swift, potentially deadly debris flows and slower, but destructive deepseated slides
* Learn what USGS scientists have discovered about landslide dynamics and which slopes are most susceptible to sliding
* Hear the devastating stories of Bay Area residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Date Taken: 11/9/2007

Length: 0:00


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Copies of the film in DVD format are available to the public from USGS. For DVD copies of the film please contact Lynn Highland or call toll-free 1-800-654-4966 (and leave a message).

Original information and resources at the Landslide Hazards Program Riding the Storm Web site.

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