There are several reasons for landslides after a heavy rainfall.
1. When the dirt has absorbed enough rain, it becomes mud. Mud is much more mobile than dirt. All mud needs to move is an incline.
2. Water is an amazingly heavy substance. When you add all that additional weight to a mobile subtstance on an incline - you get a landslide.
3. The last factor is that there haven't been any precautions taken (trees, dams, braces, etc) to prevent the mud from becoming mobile or to stop it if it starts.
by Alem Belton4 years ago
I'm pretty sure this is a story in the bible, Noah's Arc or something? Anyway I want to know if this is even scientifically possible.
by poetlorraine8 years ago
hope the weather will be better tomorrow, we have seen a few floods around and still the rain is falling,,,,,,,
by JamesPoppell5 years ago
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