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Resource ID: #15451
Subject: Disasters
Source: Atlantic Monthly
Date: 1999-01-01


Landslides and other "ground failures" cost more lives and more money each year than all other natural disasters combined, and their incidence appears to be rising. Nevertheless, the government devotes few resources to their study -- and the foolhardy continue to build and live in places likely to be consumed one day by avalanches of mud. The reporter focuses on one recent, fatal mudslide on Bainbridge Island near Seattle.

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