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Earth Watch Report  –  Landslide

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06.06.2013 Landslide Nepal Eastern Region, Taplejung Damage level Details

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Landslide in Nepal on Thursday, 06 June, 2013 at 04:32 (04:32 AM) UTC.

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Seven including six members of a family are reportedly killed, and four other are missing when a landslide buried a house at Thukimba-6, Taplejung on Wednesday mid-night. The deceased are identified as Astha Bahadur Siwa (69), his wife, son Salman Siwa (40), daughter-in-law Manamaya Siwa (36), grandsons Nasiram Siwa and Khagendra Siwa. Also, 10-year-old Naina Siwa, daughter of Tej Man Siwa got killed in the mud-slide. It is said that the incessant rainfall in the region caused the land to slide in the house causing the fatalities. In the meantime, a team of police from Area Police Office, Dovan , Nepal Army, and locals are carrying on the rescue process. Likewise, a team under command of Police Inspector Yam Bahadur Paudel have left to the disaster area which is about a day walk from the district headquarters. In another incident in the same region at Thukimba-6, Taplejung, three persons got injured when the landslide buried the house of Kuber Singh. Sukman Siwa is rescued in the critical condition. However, five other survived as they were able to run away when the disaster hit the house. According to the police, the continuous rainfall in the region has been hindering the rescue process.

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Taplejung landslide toll rises to 9

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   Last Updated At: 2013-06-06 7:25 PM

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In this file photo, Nepal Police and Nepali Army personnel and locals rescuing landslide victims in Khara VDC in Rukum on Tuesday‚ August 23‚ 2011. Landslide triggered by incessant rainfall claimed the lives of five people.

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Update: Death toll in Taplejung landslide has reached nine after two of the injured succumbed to injuries on Thursday evening.

Police said that of the nine deceased eight were from the same family headed by Astha Bahadur Siwa (65) of Thumka VDC-6 of the district, while three people were still missing.

Police are still working to find the missing persons.

All the victims were sleeping when the landslide triggered by the incessant rain fall buried the house.

TAPLEJUNG: Seven including six members of a family are reportedly killed, and four other are missing when a landslide buried a house at Thukimba-6, Taplejung on Wednesday mid-night.

The deceased are identified as Astha Bahadur Siwa (69), his wife, son Salman Siwa (40), daughter-in-law Manamaya Siwa (36), grandsons Nasiram Siwa and Khagendra Siwa.

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KATHMANDU: Seven members of the same family, including three children, were killed on Thursday when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried their house in a remote village in northeastern Nepal, police said.

Police rescuers were sent to the area to search for survivors after part of a hillside above Thumkina village broke away and smashed into two houses below, officials told AFP.

“In total seven people have died,” Anup Narayan Jha, a local police constable, said.

“Four more are missing while two have been seriously injured,” he said adding that the injured were being taken to the nearest health post.

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Earth Watch Report  –  Hailstorm

09.05.2013 Hailstorm India State of Mizoram, [Mizoram-wide] Damage level Details

Hailstorm in India on Thursday, 09 May, 2013 at 13:06 (01:06 PM) UTC.

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Over 200 houses, especially tin- roofed and those with asbestos walls, were damaged in rain and hailstorm in different areas of Kolasib district in Mizoram, official sources said today. Sixty-three houses were damaged in Kolasib town and 100 others in nearby Thingdawl village in the rain and hailstorm yesterday, the sources said. Around 40 houses were also damaged in Bukpui village along the Serkhan-Bagha road and three houses were damaged in Sethawn village, they said. Several landslides, which occurred due to rains, also blocked a number of roads in Kolasib town, they said.

Eight killed, many injured; large damage in weather fury in Tripura, Mizoram

Friday – May 10, 2013, 04:13pm (GMT+5.5) 

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Agartala/Aizawl – Seasonal cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and rain continued to create devastation in Tripura and Mizoram for the sixth day Friday, killing eight people so far injuring 40 others, an official said here.

Several thousand houses have been damaged in the cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and incessant rains that also uprooted thousands of trees, telephone and electric poles both in Tripura and Mizoram.

Restoration work was on in both the northeastern states.

“Since Sunday, eight people, including five women, were killed in different parts of Tripura in house collapse and lightning. Over 40 people injured some of them seriously in these weather furies,” an official of the Tripura relief department told IANS.

“Sixty-year-old Ramani Debbarma and her 17-year-old-son Utpal died when huge landslides buried their home at Simna in western Tripura Wednesday night. Their bodies have been recovered late Thursday night,” he added.

The first nonstop rains in the pre-monsoon period also caused flooding and huge waterlogging in the low-lying areas of capital Agartala, its outskirts and other parts of Tripura. Several thousand people were forced to move to several makeshift relief camps.

The Tripura government has sanctioned from Rs.1,000 to Rs.10,000 as immediate relief assistance to each affected family.

by KING 5 News

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Updated today at 12:54 PM

COUPEVILLE, Wash. — It will be months before some people have full access to their homes following Wednesday’s quarter-mile wide landslide on Whidbey Island, firefighters said Thursday.

Four homes are being yellow tagged, which means the owners will have limited access.

The properties are located on Driftwood Way and Fircrest Avenue. At least five homes are said to be  in immediate danger. Another 35 homes were either under evacuation orders or had been cut off from the rest of Whidbey Island.

“I used to say ‘in a million years we’ll have waterfront property’ and now I can say 100 years or tomorrow. It’s unbelievable,” said Nancy Skullerud.

The slide in the Ledgewood neighborhood obliterated the hillside at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.

A two-lane road in the neighborhood was wiped out and pushed 300 feet down the slope. A new road must be built to get some people access to their homes. That could take weeks or months. Geologists will drill for water samples next week to determine when it will be safe to start building a road.

“It’s taken a while to soak it in to realize that life changes in five minutes,” said Skullerud. “Mother Nature always wins.”

KING 5’s Eric Wilkinson and Angela King contributed to this report

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GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Homes Evacuated After Massive Landslide On Whidbey Island, Washington!

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Published on Mar 27, 2013

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March 27, 2013 – UNITED STATES – Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a landslide that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island early Wednesday.

A man who escaped from the damaged home was evacuated by rescuers in an all-terrain vehicle, Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin said. Many of the homes are summer cabins or weekend getaways and were unoccupied. Eleven people from 16 homes along a road close to the water were evacuated by boat because the road was blocked by the landslide, he said. And, another 20 to 25 people were evacuated from 17 homes along a road higher up the hill that is being undermined by the slide. Land is falling away just 10 feet from one home. No one was injured when the slide broke loose about 4 a.m. in the Ledgewood community. One person was taken to a hospital with a condition unrelated to the slide. The cause of the slide is unknown. Residents that heard the slide about eight miles south of Coupeville described it as sounding like thunder. “It was a mix of rumbling and snapping trees,” Hartin said. “We were hearing the same thing when we arrived.” On Wednesday afternoon the slide still showed signs of movement, Hartin said. “It’s possible more homes could be lost. We’re trying to ensure the safety and awareness of people,” Hartin said. “There’s not anything we can do to stop the movement of the ground.” The slide area extends about 400 to 500 yards across the hillside and down 600 or 700 yards to the water, Hartin said. There has been no significant rain in recent days so the immediate cause of the slide is unknown. But the area has been prone to slides in the past, Hartin said. A geotechnical expert was being brought in to assess the slide and the danger to homes. If the slide stabilizes, some people might be allowed to return. But others have homes that are now unreachable. “Being cut off from the road, water and power,” residents had to leave, said Island County Sheriff Mark Brown. “It’s a pretty massive mudslide.”

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Updated today at 5:46 PM

Whidbey Island landslide – before and after

Credit: WA Dept. of Natural Resources

Landslides threatening homes

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Despair doesn’t come close to the way Whidbey Island resident Bret Holmes is feeling as he looks back over the past 24 hours.

“It felt like an earthquake and shook the house,” he said.

Residents were evacuated early Wednesday after massive landslides damaged one home and threatened or isolated two dozen more in Coupeville.  The initial slide happened around 4:15 a.m. along Driftwood Way in the Ledgewood Beach Community, also affecting homes on Fircrest Avenue. More landslides were reported throughout the day.

Holmes spent the day scrambling to pack his things and get out of the house that his parents once owned and that’s on the brink of being lost forever. Making matters worse, word from his insurance company is that if the house goes, he isn’t covered.

“It makes me sick to my stomach having to get up and go through this,” said Holmes.

Neighbors said it sounded like a sonic boom – a blast that obliterated about 600 feet of hillside in the middle of the night, taking with it a home where an 81-year-old cancer patient felt the ground starting to give way. He moved to his truck shortly before the earth disappeared below him.

Authorities have completed evacuations of 34 homes that were damaged, isolated or threatened by the mudslide. Emergency workers were trying to access parts of the damaged areas via property owned by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin says 11 other people from 16 homes along a road close to the water were evacuated by boat because the road was blocked by the landslide. Hartin says another 20 to 25 people were evacuated from along a road higher up the hill that is being undermined by the slide.

It will likely be days, if not weeks, before the evacuated residents are allowed to return. Some may never be able to return.

KING 5’s Eric Wilkinson contributed to this report.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Landslides

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Photo: Brazilian fire brigade rescuers looking for mudslide victims in Petropolis; AP

1 20.03.2013 Landslide Brazil State of Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis Damage level
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Landslide in Brazil on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 at 04:01 (04:01 AM) UTC.

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Heavy rains have triggered mudslides that have killed at least ten people in a mountain town north of Rio de Janeiro, state officials said yesterday. Officials said that 14 inches of rain – more than a month’s worth – fell in 24 hours in the town of Petropolis. More than 900 people died in floods and mudslides in the same area two years ago.

Landslide in Brazil on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 at 04:01 (04:01 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 at 04:06 UTC
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Heavy rains in Brazil triggered devastating mudslides yesterday killing at least 16 people. The mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state was hit by 24 hours of continuous rainfall, leaving homes damaged. More than 500 people were forced to flee and authorities declared a state of emergency here in Petropolis. Rescue teams have been struggling to reach critical areas which are cut off by blocked roads. Among the dead are two members of the civil defence force. More than a month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours, experts say.

Rains cause deadly landslides in Petropolis, Brazil

The aftermath of the landslides in the city of Petropolis

At least 27 people have been killed in landslides in a mountainous area north of Rio de Janeiro, after heavy rains.

The landslides hit the city of Petropolis, about 40 miles (65km) north of Rio, after a river burst its banks and flooded the city centre.

A baby and two emergency workers are among the victims, authorities say.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said more “drastic measures” may be needed to remove people living in areas of risk who ignore warnings.

“Our prevention system warns the people,” she told Brazilian media in Rome after a meeting the head of Food and Agriculture Organization, fellow Brazilian Jose Graziano.

“What I think is that a little more drastic measures will have to be taken so people don’t stay where they are not supposed to be.”

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An emergency task group of the Brazilian National Force has been sent to the region to assist local authorities.

Authorities say some areas had as much as 300mm of rain in 24 hours, whilst the normal monthly average for this time of year is around 270mm.

At least 50 people are believed to have lost their homes.

The area around Petropolis has seen deadly landslides before – 900 people were killed in an incident in 2011.

The BBC’s Julia Carneiro in Rio says promises from the authorities to invest in measures to prevent similar landslides were not fully implemented.

The city remains on high alert and further heavy rain is forecast. Schools are closed and residents have been told to stay in their homes.

Brazilian television has broadcast pictures showing houses destroyed and roads blocked by the landslides.

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Earth Watch Report  –  Landslide

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Five killed, nine trapped in landslide in eastern Philippines

Today Landslide Philippines Province of Leyte, Kananga Damage level Details

Landslide in Philippines on Sunday, 03 March, 2013 at 04:59 (04:59 AM) UTC.

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Five workers were killed and nine others trapped in a landslide at a construction site in the eastern Philippines, police said yesterday. The victims were building anti-erosion railings on the side of a highland road in Kananga town in Leyte province, 540 kilometres south-east of Manila, when a mountain of soil collapsed on them, said police Senior Inspector Antonio Angcay. Steam pipes also exploded when hit by the landslide, which occurred after days of heavy rains, he said. The five bodies were recovered immediately after the accident on Friday, but efforts to rescue the nine trapped workers were hampered by heavy rain, Angcay said.

Earth Watch Report  –  Landslide

The Arizona Department of Transportation says a 150-foot section of US 89 buckled this morning about 25 miles south of Page, Arizona.
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21.02.2013 Landslide USA State of Arizona, [About 25 miles south of Paige] Damage level
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Landslide in USA on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 at 06:50 (06:50 AM) UTC.

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Page is cut off from points directly south by a deep, 150-foot-long crack in Highway 89 that occurred this morning about 25 miles south of Page, and it’s unknown when the road might be repaired. The road appears to have split in a few places, and is divided by a fissure greater than 5 feet deep in one area. Three accidents resulted from drivers hitting the large divide, with the most serious involving a person whose airbag deployed. She was transported to Page with minor injuries, according to state law enforcement officials. Page Unified School District is using a bypass to get students home about 45 minutes to 1 hour later than normal today and Thursday. It plans to change its pickup and dropoff times until the road is repaired.

Highway 160 and State Route 98 are recommended as alternatives, adding about 49 extra miles to the trip between Page and Flagstaff. The agency is sending geotechnical experts up to look at the problem and does not know when it might be repaired. “We do know that it’s not going to be a short-term closure. This is significant damage and it’s going to require significant repair work,” said Tim Tait, ADOT spokesman. ADOT isn’t sure yet what happened, he said. “It’s really too early to speculate. We have geotechnical engineers that are en route to the seen. They’ll be able to place some monitors and get a sense of what’s happening,” Tait said. No seismic activity was reported in the area, the Arizona Earthquake Information Center out of Northern Arizona University reported. ADOT says weather wasn’t at fault.

 

 

Earth Watch Report  –  Flooding

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Today Flood Indonesia South Sumatra, [Sangadesa district, Musi Banyuasin regency] Damage level
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Flood in Indonesia on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 at 04:17 (04:17 AM) UTC.

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Floodwaters up to 2 meters deep, have forced around 600 villagers of Air Baluy hamlet in Sangadesa district, Musi Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra, to flee from their homes as rivers overflowed in the last two weeks. The floods have also reportedly affected five other regencies – Banyuasin, Muara Enim, Musi Rawas, Ogan Ilir, and Ogan Komering Ulu Timur – and inundated a total of 20,973 houses in the six regencies. The villagers have temporarily taken up shelter in houses and school buildings in nearby villages that escaped the flooding. “Musi Banyuasin is the worst hit area. We have declared an emergency flooding situation in the area,” said South Sumatra Social Agency head Apriyadi in Palembang on Wednesday. Apriyadi said that the administration had yet to calculate the total financial loss caused by the disaster.

The social agency, he continued, had distributed 55 tons of rice, 800 boxes of instant noodles, canned fish and clothes. Apriyadi said that this flooding was the worst since the 2007 disaster. The flooding, he said, was caused by non-stop heavy rains and widespread deforestation in the area. As of Wednesday, road access to Musi Rawas was still cut off by flooding, said South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Yulizar Dinoto. Despite the magnitude of flooding, no casualties were reported according to South Sumatra Health Agency head Mat Dani. He said that he had also sent medical teams to take care of flood victims. In Legok subdistrict, Telenaipura district, Jambi, the 240 families affected by a flash flood in December requested additional shelter as the four tents that had been provided were simply insufficient. Jambi Legislative Council speaker Effendi Hatta, who visited the flood victims on Tuesday, said that he would ask the administration to provide more tents.

600 flood victims evacuated in S. Sumatra, 2 killed in Bali

Ansyor Idrus and Jon Afrizal, The Jakarta Post, Palembang/Jambi | Archipelago | Thu, February 21 2013, 8:24 AM

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Floodwaters up to 2 meters deep, have forced around 600 villagers of Air Baluy hamlet in Sangadesa district, Musi Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra, to flee from their homes as rivers overflowed in the last two weeks.

The floods have also reportedly affected five other regencies — Banyuasin, Muara Enim, Musi Rawas, Ogan Ilir, and Ogan Komering Ulu Timur — and inundated a total of 20,973 houses in the six regencies.

The villagers have temporarily taken up shelter in houses and school buildings in nearby villages that escaped the flooding.

“Musi Banyuasin is the worst hit area. We have declared an emergency flooding situation in the area,” said South Sumatra Social Agency head Apriyadi in Palembang on Wednesday.

Apriyadi said that the administration had yet to calculate the total financial loss caused by the disaster.

The social agency, he continued, had distributed 55 tons of rice, 800 boxes of instant noodles, canned fish and clothes.

“We have also established a number of posts at the border of Musi Banyuasin and Musi Rawas,” Apriyadi added.

Apriyadi said that this flooding was the worst since the 2007 disaster. The flooding, he said, was caused by non-stop heavy rains and widespread deforestation in the area.

As of Wednesday, road access to Musi Rawas was still cut off by flooding, said South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Yulizar Dinoto.

Despite the magnitude of flooding, no casualties were reported according to South Sumatra Health Agency head Mat Dani. He said that he had also sent medical teams to take care of flood victims.

In Legok subdistrict, Telenaipura district, Jambi, the 240 families affected by a flash flood in December requested additional shelter as the four tents that had been provided were simply insufficient.

 

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Earth  Watch Report  –  Landslide

Today Landslide Indonesia North Sulawesi, Manado Damage level
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Landslide in Indonesia on Sunday, 17 February, 2013 at 11:32 (11:32 AM) UTC.

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Landslide and floods in Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi, in central parts of Indonesia, on Sunday killed 10 people, official said here. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho spokesman of national disaster management and mitigation agency said that the natural disaster had forced about 1,200 people taking shelters. Heavy rains starting after midnight had triggered floods and landslides on Sunday morning, he said. “Nine people were killed by the landslide this morning and another was swept by the waters,” he said. Indonesia has been frequently hit by floods and landslide during heavy rains.

Updated: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:48:00 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Indonesia floods, landslides kill 13

At least 13 people were killed over the weekend in Indonesia after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, officials said Sunday.


Indonesia floods, landslides kill 13

Indonesia floods, landslides kill 13

Flooding and landslides hit North Sulawesi province’s capital city Manado early Sunday, killing 10 people and prompting another 1,200 to be evacuated, national disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

On Saturday three people including two 14-year-old boys were killed after they were swept away by floodwaters in Jambi province on Sumatra island, local disaster official Dalmanto told AFP.

“Several days of heavy rains caused a river to break its banks and flood smaller waterways. The boys were taken away by strong currents as they were bathing in a waterway,” he said.

“And today, we found the body of a man who went fishing in a canal.”

Indonesia has been repeatedly afflicted by deadly floods and landslides in recent years during its wet season which lasts around half the year.

Environmentalists blame logging and a failure to reforest denuded land in the world’s fourth-most populous country for the frequent flooding.

Heavy rains caused flooding in the capital Jakarta in January that left 32 people dead and at its peak forced nearly 46,000 to flee their homes.

 

Earth Watch Report  –  Landslides

08.02.2013 Landslide Indonesia Central java, [Brebes Regency] Damage level
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Landslide in Indonesia on Friday, 08 February, 2013 at 06:42 (06:42 AM) UTC.

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Eight residents of Luwung hamlet, in Brebes regency, Central Java, were buried in a landslide that took place at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Of the victims, two people were rescued while another was found dead. As of Thursday noon, five victims are still missing. The landslide swamped the village in the steep foothills of Slamet Mountain. The area is widely known as Sumbing Mountain. The incident happened as several villagers were trying to protect their corn as a small landslide had occurred prior to the fatal incident. The deceased was identified as Rapinah, a 40-year-old villager. The two rescued were Sukim, 40, and his 4-year-old son, Hamdan. They were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries. The main problem, he said, was that the excavator needed to move large amounts of dirt could reach the site, as it is located on the slope of the hill. “The weather is very bad. Rain fell yesterday, and it was drizzling this morning. We worry that more landslides will happen. The land is very unstable. It is very dangerous,” Tri Joko went on.