The recent California Wildfires made areas of the state susceptible to landslides, mudslides and mudflows as a result of the landscape changes. When wildfires burn trees, and other materials form ash and debris are formed which can make the ground slick. Landslides are a result of rocks, debris, and other materials down a mountain or cliff. A mudslide, occurs when large amounts of mud gather and flow down a slope. When combined with large amounts of water a landslide forms a flowing liquid creating a mudflow, more fluid than a mudslide. Below are resources to help understand what causes landslides, mudslides, and mudflows , and how schools can prepare for these events.
American Red Cross - Landslide Safety
What to do before during and after a Landslide.
California Department of Public Safety - Landslides and Mudslides
Be informed on Landslides and Mudslides.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Be Prepared for a Landslide
How to stay safe when a landslide threatens.
National Geographic- Landslides
Information on what causes landslides.
Ready.gov - Landslides and Debris Flow
Information on landslides/debris flow.
Ready.gov Kids - Landslides and Debris Flow
Information on preparedness for kids during landslides/debris flow.