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Washington state mudslide death toll climbs to 14 with up to 176 missing
03-25-2014, 04:10 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state climbed to 14 people on Monday as six more bodies were found, while the number reported missing continued to swell two days after the tragedy, authorities said. As many as 176 people were reported missing in the massive landslide, and local emergency management officials expressed doubt anyone else would be plucked alive from the muck that engulfed dozens of homes when a rain-soaked hillside near Oso, Washington, collapsed on Saturday morning.

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http://www.legitgov.org/Washington-state...76-missing

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03-25-2014, 04:20 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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If heavy rainfall is the new norm in this area, they really should start looking at planting flora that will hold the ground in place. With the changing weather and climates worldwide it's time to rethink building and foundation standards.

Quote:The hill has a history of instability,[8] and experienced up to 200 percent normal rainfall over the previous 45 days,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Oso_mudslide
03-25-2014, 04:31 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Good morning US

The top of the cliff, that looks recently logged, within the last 10 years I'm guessing, and probably 2nd growth logging. That definitely destabilizes a slope. "Dozens of homes" damned.gif can't help but think on a Saturday families are home. sad2.gif
03-25-2014, 04:32 PM #4
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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I frequent that area often

and ,,

Nothing like a CLEAR CUT TO F_CK UP YOUR DAY

Thank you Weyerhauser Corporation .

the trees have been mowed down like hay


and now ,,,

THIS !

F_CKING PIGS
03-25-2014, 04:34 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-25-2014, 04:31 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Good morning US

The top of the cliff, that looks recently logged, within the last 10 years I'm guessing, and probably 2nd growth logging. That definitely destabilizes a slope. "Dozens of homes" damned.gif can't help but think on a Saturday families are home. sad2.gif

Hey Shadow, yeah, it's terrible, but stabilizing ground (deep), esp. after clear cutting, is a no-brainer, imo.
03-25-2014, 04:44 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(03-25-2014, 04:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Hey Shadow, yeah, it's terrible, but stabilizing ground (deep), esp. after clear cutting, is a no-brainer, imo.

In BC reforestation is mandatory after logging (on crown land but only 5% of the province is private owned) but the U.S. is mostly privately owned and stand tending is not required. You'll get natural re-gen in many areas but not there. Unreal. Also in BC, areas like that are select logged not clear cut, but that's a clear cut. gaah.gif
03-25-2014, 04:45 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(03-25-2014, 04:32 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  I frequent that area often

and ,,

Nothing like a CLEAR CUT TO F_CK UP YOUR DAY

Thank you Weyerhauser Corporation .

the trees have been mowed down like hay


and now ,,,

THIS !

F_CKING PIGS

Awful isn't it? sad2.gif Massive co.s like Weyerhauser buying great swathes of land, taking every stick then just walking away. sad2.gif
03-25-2014, 05:10 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So it seems this area has a history of mudslides, in fact, a part of this area was named "Slide Hill" and to be fair, there have been many hill/ground retention projects in this area to prevent these types of catastrophies. With the history of slides, continuing slides, the river changing course throughout time, and record rain levels, homes just should not be built there.

Quote:Sixteen months ago, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) completed a $13.3 million project, called the Skaglund Hill Permanent Slide Repair, to secure an area just west of Saturday’s slide, on the opposite side of the Stillaguamish River.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2...ryxml.html
03-25-2014, 05:18 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Practically a whole town there

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03-25-2014, 05:46 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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sad2.gif That's a huge slide. I doubt they'll find anyone alive under it anymore.
03-25-2014, 07:20 PM #11
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,723 Threads:203 Joined:Feb 2011
(03-25-2014, 04:45 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(03-25-2014, 04:32 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  I frequent that area often

and ,,

Nothing like a CLEAR CUT TO F_CK UP YOUR DAY

Thank you Weyerhauser Corporation .

the trees have been mowed down like hay


and now ,,,

THIS !

F_CKING PIGS

Awful isn't it? sad2.gif Massive co.s like Weyerhauser buying great swathes of land, taking every stick then just walking away. sad2.gif

Overe the Ridge is Darrington Wash .

I have family in that town ( Sister and Brother in law)

I have camped all over that area for years .

Take a helicopter ride over the mountains ( my B-i-L is a heli pilot )

from the air

it looks like devastation blew through on a nuclear blast


Too bad Americans are so " NO GIVE A FAT F_CK "

Weyerhouser does indeed own millions of acres of land .

Thank You James Watt of the Regan years .
03-25-2014, 07:24 PM #12
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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I was actually going up the SR 510 to Darrington this next Summer

I have a V.W. Vanagon at my Sisters house I wanted to take back to Calif. with
me .

The 510 is a beautiful hiway ,,,

is not now
not in that area
03-25-2014, 07:36 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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So sad to pillage mother nature on such an extreme level, there should be laws eh? Let the average guy back-fill a wetland on his property and watch the daily fines and legal hilarity ensue.
But corporations have a license to destroy everything in their path with impunity, courtesy our beloved legislators who are great with whatever as long as it pads their bank account.

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03-25-2014, 07:37 PM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I've driven through WA and OR a few times and couldn't believe what I saw. Just insane. I'm a silviculturist CA, I know what I'm looking at. And what I saw was exploitation and devastation of what could have been a sustainable resource without 180 people disappearing under mud.

edit, you nailed it JR.
03-26-2014, 04:27 AM #15
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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exactly



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