The U.S. Northeast got very heavy rains earlier this week from the massive weather front that moved through. But here’s something no one anticipated: landslides in two separate eastern states. The video above captured the largest of the two landslides as it happened in Baltimore’s busy Charles Village neighborhood on Wednesday, April 30. Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end to see a retaining wall buckle on Baltimore’s 26th Street, sending cars and mud tumbling 75 feet onto CSX railroad tracks below.
The other landslide was Yonkers, New York.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.