Land movement occurs when a slope’s natural stability is disturbed by heavy rains, earth movements such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption, or changes in topography that allow gravity to undermine its support. There are usually warning signs to indicate land movement is possible. Here’s how you can prepare:
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Hillsides are more susceptible to debris flow after wildfire because they become hydrophobic.
When vegetation burns, plant material can create a thin waxy layer on top of the soil that creates a barrier and prevents water from being absorbed. When soil repels water, runoff increases, contributing to erosion and debris flow.
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