--A catastrophic 1982 rainstorm triggered 18,000 landslides in the Bay Area, claiming 25 lives and causing $66 million in property damage.
--The combination of steep slopes, weak rocks, and intense winter storms make Bay Area uplands an ideal setting for landslides.
--Landslides include both swift, potentially deadly debris flows and slower, but destructive deepseated slides.
--Learn what USGS scientists have discovered about landslide dynamics and which slopes are most susceptible to sliding.
--Hear the devastating stories of Bay Area residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs.