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Washington Landslide: Could it happen in Canada?

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By Arda Ocal
Reporter, The Weather Network
@arda_ocal
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:21

With 16 people dead, and at least 176 still missing, Washington State's weekend landslide is one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the United States so far, but could it happen in Canada?

Earth Sciences experts in British Columbia say some of B.C.'s mountain valleys could experience slides like that one - although Canada's deadliest landslide actually happened in neighbouring Alberta.

Watch the video above to see how the Washington landslide happened, and which parts of western Canada could see something similar.


TUNE IN: We're in Storm Watch for the powerful nor'easter that's lashing Atlantic Canada. Follow along on TV, and check out our regular online updates.


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