Video: Mudslide Survival
Snowmelt and Spring rains can saturate the ground and destabilize the substrate, leading to what is known as a debris flow, mudslide, or landslide. When communities establish themselves on or at the bases of slopes, they are at risk for being in the midst of a river of, essentially, wet concrete. To avoid injury and loss of life, it’s important to recognize an impending mudslide and what you can do to shore up your property to defend against it.
Here’s Joe Alton, MD’s video giving you advice on how to identify conditions leading to debris flows and a plan of action to survive one if it comes. To watch, click below:
Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,
Joe Alton, MD
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