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Landslides: Should We Be Concerned?

Original post made by Henrietta J. Burroughs, Charleston Meadows, on Mar 20, 2007

Earthquakes aren't the only natural disasters for which area residents need to prepare. Given the number of landslides that have occurred locally within the past few weeks, residents might be surprised to find out that they might live in an area that is vulnerable to a landslide. Recently three geologists and Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss appeared on "Talking with Henrietta," a one hour television show which airs on Channel 27, to discuss the topic. See an excerpt from their discussion at Web Link

Many people knowingly live in landslide prone areas. Would you? Or do you think this type of behavior makes no sense at all?

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Posted by Potential/Kinetic
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 21, 2007 at 8:56 am

Land will slide when there is a lower level for it to go. We are in the process of finding the lowest level in the City of Palo Alto.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 23, 2007 at 8:30 am

Most cities have maps of slide potential areas. If you are in such an area, there are precautions you can take.