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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.

Movie Synopsis

- 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 

Video Copyright © U.S. Geological Survey

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