Allegheny County releases interactive map locating landslides

Allegheny County will roll out a comprehensive website charting the locations of landslides and slide-prone areas across the county and offering information that municipalities and residents can use to detect, prevent and remediate slides.

The county Landslide Portal includes an interactive map showing the locations of reported slides, areas susceptible to slides and roads owned by the county and the state. It also provides information on the causes, types and effects of slides, best practices for dealing with them and contact information for emergency management coordinators for each municipality…

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald last year established a landslides task force headed by Shanley and Emergency Services Chief Matt Brown. It included state and federal conservation officials along with representatives from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.