To reduce the hazards to people and property from mass wasting, it is necessary to first recognize which areas may be most susceptible to mass wasting and then to recognize the early warning signs that a catastrophic mass-wasting event may be imminent. some actions can be taken to protect people and valuable property that may be in the way of imminent downslope flows. As with many geological hazards, a past record of downslope flows is a good indicator that the area is prone to additional landslide hazards. Geological surveys and hazard assessments should be completed in mountainous and hilly terrain before construction of homes, roads, railways, power lines, and other features.
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