Do you live in a landslide risk area or do you in an area where landslide has occurred? The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of a Landslide or Mass Movement emergency:
Landslide watches and warnings may be issued by the USGS for discrete areas, and include advice about contacting an area's local emergency centers. Watches and warnings for rainfall-induced debris flows are weather dependent and will closely track National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings for flash flooding.
Landslides are sudden, short-lived geomorphic events that involve the rapid-to-slow descent of soil or rock in sloping terrains. The term landslide includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, failure of slopes, and debris flows.