Riding the Storm - USGS Documentary on Bay Area Landslides
posted Nov 8, 2015, 3:31 PM by MPFPD Community Crisis Management
updated Nov 9, 2015, 2:21 PM
Riding the Storm
Documentary from 2007 rings true today with onset of El Nino winter. Highly recommend for viewing by all Bay Area CERT members.
- 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
Producer/Director/Editor KAREN ADAMS Principal Videographer DOUGLAS DEVORE Graphics Animator/Artist BRYAN COLEMAN Lead Associate Editor WENDY VAN WAZER Chief Scientific Advisor RAYMOND WILSON Original Musical Score and Sound Design by DAN CANTRELL Cover Art by NANCY BROWN