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AVALANCHE AND RAIN

HEAVY DAMAGE REPORTED. THREE PEOPLE BURIED. (Per Press Association—Copyright.) (Received February 20, 11.45 a.m.) NEW YORK, February. 19. An avalanche at- Valdez,-/Alaska, swept down the Keystone Canyon and caught a prospector named Borgland and his wife and little son, and buried them beneath 1000 tons of debris. While en route for the interior, a United States telegraph signal corps narrowly escaped a similar fate. One man was buried, but was rescued in the nick of time. Relief corps despatched were unable to find a trace of Borgland/

A tropical downpour - turned the streets of Southern Californian towns into racing mill streams. Railroad and street traffic is completely at a standstill. Eign- inches of rain felHn 30 hours, and there is 10 feet of water in the streets of Santa Barbara. Fire companies are employed pumping out the basements of flooded buildings. ' There is a slight loss of life and heavy damagesto orange groves. An automobile touring party was caught when a retaining Avail collapsed, releasing five feet of flood water. The car was swept away, but the occupants took refuge in trees on the roadside, and ropes slung out from a near-by house saved them.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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AVALANCHE AND RAIN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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