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California Mudslide

Aiden Marion

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Very recently, California suffered a mudslide to add along to the wildfires that they also have been having. Mudslides are when large amounts of water erode the soil on a steep slope. Over the weekend of January 6, 2018 floods, a mudslide, and snow closed many roads in California due to the strong rain and wind. The distance of the mudslide was about the size of two football fields. Much of the land was left vulnerable due to the wildfires they have been facing lately. Many vehicles on the roadway were swept away and almost pushed into the ocean. Some were even stuck up to four feet in mud. No one has been injured or reported yet. It was expected that by Monday afternoon strong winds and rain would stop. Many of the roads would be closed like the Pacific Coast Highway until Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

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