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Mud slide in WA

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblond, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    hope no one we know was in that mudslide up there in Washington.

    My prayers are with those that were affected.
     
  2. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Bad deal for the folks in Oso. Now they are saying up to 108 missing.
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel! Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    Death toll is now 14 with 108 on the missing list. Not good at all!!!

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  4. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I believe my neighbor lost her uncle and aunt I'm not sure I didn't want to ask... And we have a friend of a friend lost all of her stuff but she is lucky.

    The photos are unreal. I hope everyone Who was effected by this a speedy recovery.
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What a tragic mess. Bless those who are involved!
     
  6. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    As of today.......1 square mile of hillside came down. 40 strucutures were demolished. 25 of those were homes. The missing list has increased to 167 and they found a couple more bodies today. The town of Darrington is completely shut off. In some spots the mud is 30 feet deep. They did find a dog alive today under a bunch of rubble. A chocolate lab named "Buddy".
     
  7. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    mrs tac and me are thinking about all the poor folks in Oso right now - the news here in UK about it is about as extensive as yours. The before and after shots of the area are just horrifying.

    Poor Washington.

    tac
     
  8. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Komo news just reported that over 15 million cubic yards of earth fell.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well that may not be the last either. The rest of the hill side is the same material.
    Maybe this place had a small stream running right there? Maybe it was just all the rain. If it was just all the rain,the rest of the neighborhood should be worried.
    Well after the river cuts back to where it was.
     
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    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    That just amazing. Very sad the slides path was through some homes. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected.
     
  11. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This is not far from where I live.. I was even considering doing hiking in this area later in the Spring.. Even, Iwas looking at living in Darrington to live before I ended up where I am now..

    My prayers go out to the people, family and friends of those who have endured suffering from this tragic event. It's hard to believe a disaster of this degree can happen so close to home.

    I also may reconsider some areas I want to go hiking if they may be in mudslide disaster zones. This mudslide made the news because it happened in a populated area, but I wonder what dangers these mudslides pose to hikers and campers in this area.