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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide | Local News | The Seattle Times

    Great image and map of the area impacted here...

    Mind boggling the lack of media coverage on this.
    They're all out in the Indian Ocean.
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    How fast does this mud move when it's sliding?
    10.5 mph
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Sad as it is, its a local story
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    Yes, it's a local story and the same thing can and will happen again anywhere that local governments let people build homes where it's not safe for anyone to live.

    This didn't have to happen.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    10.5 mph
    How do you die from this then? Does a mile-wide mudslide just sneak up on you? If I wasn't at my car, I'm close enough that I can get to it and drive off at 5x that speed before dying.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    How fast does this mud move when it's sliding?



    How fast can an apple fall from a tree?

    Pretty close to that fast, I guess.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How fast can an apple fall from a tree?

    Pretty close to that fast, I guess.
    If walls of mud rolled toward people at 32 feet per second, many more would be dead.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    How do you die from this then? Does a mile-wide mudslide just sneak up on you?
    If I wasn't at my car, I'm close enough that I can get to it and drive off at 5x that speed before dying.



    Not if the road is blocked by a 1 square-mile area mudslide that's many feet deep.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Not if the road is blocked by a 1 square-mile area mudslide that's many feet deep.
    Well I wouldn't be driving INTO the mudslide...

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper;1063073017[B
    ]If walls of mud rolled toward people at 32 feet per second, many more would be dead.
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    They're still digging up dead people, no one knows what the final count will be.

    I'll bet that none of those dead people build another house in that area, they've learned their lesson now.

    One good thing about this catastrophe; anyone who is never found is well buried.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 03-25-14 at 03:30 PM.

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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    How do you die from this then? Does a mile-wide mudslide just sneak up on you? If I wasn't at my car, I'm close enough that I can get to it and drive off at 5x that speed before dying.
    I made up that number.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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