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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    In this case it probably couldn't.

    But it could have stopped people from living in it's path.
    If they're able to predict mudslides.
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly. That's what home insurance is for. No place is totally safe.
    I can't even get insurance, no comp will touch me due to my location and the road to it that requires 4 wheel drive. It's my choice and if I lose everything I will cry but I won't whine.

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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.
    ABC, NBC & WGN are covering this extensively in my area, in the local and national OTA broadcasts.

    It's a shame some people ignored previous warnings of the potential landslide though.

    Decades of warnings ignored in area of deadly Washington mudslide

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I can't even get insurance, no comp will touch me due to my location and the road to it that requires 4 wheel drive. It's my choice and if I lose everything I will cry but I won't whine.
    Wow! And you have electricity and internet?
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    Re: 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    ABC, NBC & WGN are covering this extensively in my area, in the local and national OTA broadcasts.

    It's a shame some people ignored previous warnings of the potential landslide though.

    Decades of warnings ignored in area of deadly Washington mudslide
    I bought a 70 year old home in Seattle back in the early 90's. It sat upon a perch with a spectacular 180 degree view of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. To the north of me, just 10 feet from my foundation was a steep (45 degree) embankment some 100 feet high.

    The city issued a permit to build there. The guy dropped 300k to build a foundation which required 32 pilings, He lost his job 1/2 way through the build which meant he never put up downspouts and gutters on a framed home. After a year the bank slid threatening my home. It cost the guy 250k to solidify the embankment to protect my home.

    Ironically when the slide occurred the head geo-technical engineer for the city came to survey the damage. I was standing on a neighbor's deck (it had a perfect view of the damage) with the guy and he had the balls to say to me if this guy applied today he would never have gotten a permit. I just about threw the guy off the deck. He was the same guy who signed the permit in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I bought a 70 year old home in Seattle back in the early 90's. It sat upon a perch with a spectacular 180 degree view of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. To the north of me, just 10 feet from my foundation was a steep (45 degree) embankment some 100 feet high.

    The city issued a permit to build there. The guy dropped 300k to build a foundation which required 32 pilings, He lost his job 1/2 way through the build which meant he never put up downspouts and gutters on a framed home. After a year the bank slid threatening my home. It cost the guy 250k to solidify the embankment to protect my home.

    Ironically when the slide occurred the head geo-technical engineer for the city came to survey the damage. I was standing on a neighbor's deck (it had a perfect view of the damage) with the guy and he had the balls to say to me if this guy applied today he would never have gotten a permit. I just about threw the guy off the deck. He was the same guy who signed the permit in the first place.
    Oh my goodness, almost unbelievable! I would have tossed him anyway!

    Reminds me of living in New Mexico for 5 years. When the monsoon type rains hit the area, you don't want a home on a hill, and you don't want a home below a hill either. The only safe places to build a home is on high desert land with no mountains or arroyos nearby. And not travel at night when it's pouring rain.

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

    Over the course of time, we are supposed to pay attention to history. In my neighbor's case, the premium view property creates a huge annual tax revenue for the city. So money trumps sanity. The city damn well knew of the dangers just as the county and city knew of the dangers of slide in Darrington/Oso. It defies logic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Wow! And you have electricity and internet?

    He's piggybacking off the missile silo behind the shack!
    Don't work out, work in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they're able to predict mudslides.
    They could have mitigated the loss of life and property by not issuing permits to build. That is on them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Wow! And you have electricity and internet?
    I'm off grid with solar power and have an air card for internet, all the comforts of home.

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