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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well I wouldn't be driving INTO the mudslide...
    Take a look at the topography. Those folks didn't have a chance. The road was enveloped, as were the homes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    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.
    No doubt the families are comforted by that.
    Sigh...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    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.
    Guess I should move out of my home, it close to the beach. In Florida, oh the horror.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    So let me see if I understand this. There is an earthquake in SF that kills 18 people and 176 people are missing. And that wouldn't be all over the national news?
    For a few days, then its gone. And if something else happens, maybe not even that long.

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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.

    Plenty of coverage here.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    There is plenty of media coverage of this.

    What I find mind-boggling is that anyone would live at the foot of an obviously dangerous slide area.

    The local government has some responsibility for what happened, they shouldn't have let people build homes there.
    It wasnt obviously dangerous...people live on plenty of obviously stupid cliffs, and below them, here and elsewhere. CA comes to mind.

    However some of the homes destroyed were across the road and across the river....far from the ridge.

    It also took out cars driving by on the road.
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Some places are obviously not good locations for a home.

    For example: Homeowner who paid 150,000 for cliff top property loses garden in 5,000-tonne rock fall | Mail Online

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Some places are obviously not good locations for a home.

    For example: Homeowner who paid 150,000 for cliff top property loses garden in 5,000-tonne rock fall | Mail Online
    Millions of people live in flood zones and hurricane zones. And they are often the poorest.

    Have you ever seen the number of trailer parks along rivers? Sad. People with few options, usually renting, and they lose everything every few yrs. (not always the same people over and over of course, but sometimes).
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Guess I should move out of my home, it close to the beach. In Florida, oh the horror.



    If you live there long enough eventually a hurricane or climate change sea rise will get you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you live there long enough eventually a hurricane or climate change sea rise will get you.
    Yea, right. Been here 45 years, don't plan on leaving.

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