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"The Buzz" Continued...

Issue: "Abortion: Delta force," Jan. 22, 2005

West Coast

In California, heavy snowfall and torrential rains triggered flooding, mudslides, and, in a tiny seaside hamlet, a deadly avalanche. Desperate families and rescuers worked shoulder-to-shoulder for days after a bluff above the community of La Conchita collapsed on Jan. 10, burying homes in a massive river of mud and boulders, and killing at least 10 people. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, authorities evacuated numerous homes as water-soaked hillsides threatened to give way. In other parts of the state, storm-related accidents killed at least 18.

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