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BG, are you still here?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You are the second person to ask that. It was a big mudslide for sure. Fortunately that was no where near where I live, different island and our house is not on a bluff. There are 50 islands in Puget sound. Whidbey is smack dab in the middle of the convergence zone and sees easily 2-3 times the rainfall we do. That makes for slippery slopes.
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  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    We were actually on that island once......has a cute little downtown, etc.....

    Took the ferry over from Travis Land.....
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    That would be the Mulkiteo-Clinton ferry. It's a big island, the largest in Puget Sound. There are several towns on it and an naval air station. The most charming town is Coupeville which is near where the mudslide happened.
  5. ScotO

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    Wow, prayers to those out there that lost their homes. Was anyone hurt? I saw those mudslides on the news.......it's hard to fathom the forces of nature in something like that.......
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    Wow. !!!
  8. nate379

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    That one house seemed to have held up?
  9. Highbeam

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    Yes, that one two story white house at the bottom seems very lucky to still be there.

    Along the top, 6th house from the left, he had a green/blue roof and now the roof is laying upside down at the cliff's edge? Probably not but the houses remained intact mostly. Really couldn't have planned it much better.

    You build your home at the edge of a cliff that was born from slides like this happening, well, you have a nice view. Most of the flat land near my home was created by a huge mud flow from the mountain. I shouldn't be too surpised to find another muflow.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Green blue roof guy is still there. Go to the KOMO linked site for lots more pictures.
  11. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    That's crazy ! Glade your ok BG.

    Pete
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  12. ArsenalDon

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    Been to Bainbridge, lovely island and have been to San Juan. So beautiful that if it had just 60 more days of sun I would be there in a heartbeat. Had an Aunt on Whitby for a while but never visited
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    Thanks Pete we're fine. I didn't even know about it for a day until my sister asked if we were ok.
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