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Restaurant Sort of Apologizes for Serving a ‘Roofie Colada’

That's a mudslide at best. A well-regarded gastropub in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island called the Phunky Elephant thought it'd be cute to take a cue from Family Guy and put a "Roofie Colada" on its drink menu . The name is obviously offensive, but so is the ingredient list: coffee ice cream, fried doughnuts, Kahlua, vanilla-flavored vodka, caramel, and chocolate syrup, all served in ...

Bank gives financial relief to families affected by Oso mudslide

HeraldNet: “Most people don't have the right insurance for a mudslide,” she said. “When we realized we didn't have mudslide coverage, we started to panic.” Kuntz's situation spurred her employer, Coastal Community Bank, to offer to help survivors by forgiving any ...

Palanivel has betrayed Cameron Highlands voters, says MIC man

An MIC branch chairman today accused party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel of betraying the trust of voters in Cameron Highlands by keeping quiet despite knowing about the illegal land clearing activities in the area. Taman Mujur MIC branch chairman V.T. Rajen said by keeping quiet, Palanivel had violated his oath of office and betrayed the...

Lessons learned from Oso mudslide response

North County Outlook: Communication between agencies and quicker mobilization are two of the biggest areas the state can improve in disaster response, according to those studying the March 22 Oso mudslide response. The Washington state senate Natural Resources and ...

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

KIRO Seattle: A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot ...

Flood, Mudslide Threat Returns to Sri Lanka, India

AccuWeather.com: Nearly a month after a deadly mudslide struck central Sri Lanka, the danger is returning this week. A slow-moving tropical disturbance will be responsible for expanding torrential rain across Sri Lanka and to southeastern India through Thursday. The ...

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Sri Lankan residents stand at the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka. -AFP Photo

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

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'Nova' episode examines causes of Oso mudslide

HeraldNet: OSO — Eight months after a landslide tore into this unsuspecting community, researchers have a fairly good idea what caused the hill to fail in such a spectacular and deadly manner. The slope has been susceptible to landslides for centuries, and an ...

Better response to disasters needed, panel on Oso told

OLYMPIA — Communities ripped asunder by the Oso mudslide are recovering, one tough day at a time. And state resources are still very much needed by families and businesses coping with the emotional and financial toll of the deadly March 22 landslide, civic leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday.

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Prather Road Reopens Following Mudslide

Centralia Chronicle: A section of Prather Road in South Thurston County that was heavily damaged after a February mudslide reopened at noon Friday. On Feb. 18, a section of the road near Grunenfelder Road Southwest was closed after heavy rains caused a steep hillside to ...

Mudslide mitigation costs concern No. Salt Lake officials

Standard-Examiner: NORTH SALT LAKE — City officials are expected to outline a mitigation plan dealing with an August mudslide that crushed one home and forced evacuation of a neighborhood, and there are some initial concerns the proposal could cost the city millions of ...

Mudslide Surrounds Glendora Home During Overnight Storm

Mudslides, thunder and lightning, and hail storms were reported overnight as the fall storm moved through the region. The storm dropped much-needed rain across parts of the region Thursday night and into early Friday morning, but left at least one home ...

Mudslide strikes home in California area that saw wildfire this year

Reuters: The mudslide in Glendora occurred before dawn, overtopping a retaining wall the owners of the house built in their backyard and leaving a 4-foot-tall pile of mud resting against the back of the house and its garage, Los Angeles County Fire Department ...

Mudslide strikes home in California area that saw wildfire this year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mudslide slammed into a house in a Southern California suburb on Friday where wildfires had left hilly terrain barren of trees and brush, prompting authorities to warn residents that more such landslides were likely in the near future. The mudslide in Glendora occurred before dawn, overtopping a retaining wall the owners of the house built in their backyard and leaving ...

Rights group blames landowners for causing Camerons mudslide

Illegal immigrants should not be blamed for unlawful land clearing in Cameron Highlands, a migrant workers' rights group said today, decrying the ease with which authorities have blamed a vulnerable group of people instead of going after landowners whom it called the "real culprits". Tenaganita advisor Aegil Fernandez told The Malaysian...

Cameron Highlands a tragedy long before Palanivel

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, are taking Cameron Highlands more seriously in the wake of the mudslide tragedy and five deaths.

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NOVA PBS on landslides and Oso

seattlepi.com: Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick McGuire, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is knee deep in mud while trying to remove debris from where a house once stood in the hopes of finding missing persons following the Oso mudslide. (Washington National Guard photo by Spc.

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