landslides http://www.kplu.org en Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-county-weighs-options-tighten-land-use-slide-prone-areas <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155891854&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three months after a deadly landslide hit the town of Oso, Washington, Snohomish County is again looking at options to tighten land-use policy in slide-prone areas.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17374 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas Worried About Landslides? Seattle Has A Map For That http://www.kplu.org/post/worried-about-landslides-seattle-has-map <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147645723&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In the wake of the deadly disaster in Oso, many people may be worrying about the potential for mudslides in their neighborhoods.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16380 at http://www.kplu.org Worried About Landslides? Seattle Has A Map For That Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-covered-few-washington-homeowners-hold-insurance-landslides <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141447451&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Though much of the Puget Sound region is <a href="http://kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/residents-business/Hazards_Disasters/Landslides.aspx" target="_blank">"especially vulnerable"</a> to landslides like the one that <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/it-s-just-surreal-families-cling-hope-wake-deadly-mudslide">claimed 14 lives in Snohomish County</a> over the weekend, only a handful of Washington homeowners' insurance policies would cover damages from a similar disaster.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15276 at http://www.kplu.org Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides Crews Work to Prevent Landslides on Seattle-Everett Rail Corridor http://www.kplu.org/post/crews-work-prevent-landslides-seattle-everett-rail-corridor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rail is an increasingly popular option for commuters between Seattle and Everett. But there’s one big drawback: the tracks are plagued by falling mud, rocks, and plant material. Last winter, slides delayed 81 Amtrak trains, and 206 Sounder commuter trains.</span></p><p>Now heavy equipment is clearing debris from the slopes above the tracks and building walls to catch small stuff that slides. They’re also beefing up safety fences, which act like tripwires on the hillsides that automatically stop trains when there is a slide.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:57:32 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9697 at http://www.kplu.org Crews Work to Prevent Landslides on Seattle-Everett Rail Corridor Landslides Complicate Firefighting Near Wenatchee http://www.kplu.org/post/landslides-complicate-firefighting-near-wenatchee <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px;">Torrents of mud and debris have closed three roads near Wenatchee in central Washington. The landslides were caused by thunderstorms on Sunday, along with wildfire damage.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18px;">The mudflows have hampered firefighting efforts on the Mile Post 10 fire, which has grown to 6,000 acres since Friday. Some residents and fire trucks were stranded.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:18:11 +0000 Anna King 9608 at http://www.kplu.org Landslides Complicate Firefighting Near Wenatchee Cliff Mass investigates landslides, finds possible culprit http://www.kplu.org/post/cliff-mass-investigates-landslides-finds-possible-culprit <p></p><p>There's more rain in the forecast tonight and this weekend -- with some real downpours expected Saturday in the fabled "convergence zone" of south Everett.</p><p>The rain should arrive after 4pm today, for much of the Puget Sound region, says Cliff Mass, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington (and KPLU's weekly weather expert).</p><p>Could that mean more landslides, like the ones that have derailed trains south of Everett, or pulled away a home on Whidbey Island? Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:33:58 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8391 at http://www.kplu.org Whidbey Island homeowner: 'We're right on the edge' http://www.kplu.org/post/whidbey-island-homeowner-were-right-edge <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oqnPSIAiLGg?rel=0" width="440"></iframe></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:16:49 +0000 The Associated Press 8212 at http://www.kplu.org Whidbey Island landslide damages homes, prompts evacuation http://www.kplu.org/post/whidbey-island-landslide-damages-homes-prompts-evacuation <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.2em; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a landslide that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle, early Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:39:55 +0000 The Associated Press 8178 at http://www.kplu.org Whidbey Island landslide damages homes, prompts evacuation Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? http://www.kplu.org/post/second-la-nina-row-brings-rain-does-mean-floods <p>Climate experts have predicted a colder and wetter than normal winter on the way for Washington, thanks to a second year in a row of La Nina&rsquo;s effects.&nbsp;</p><p>While some people in the area will be happy about a surge in showers, a lot more are probably disappointed or worried.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:30:36 +0000 Charla Bear 3015 at http://www.kplu.org Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? Mudslides, some flooding around Puget Sound as rain continues http://www.kplu.org/post/mudslides-some-flooding-around-puget-sound-rain-continues <p>Rain continues to fall Friday, and forecasters say over the next few days some areas may get 9 inches or more. Combined with past days' heavy rain and warmer temperatures melting mountain snow, some areas King, Pierce and Snohomish counties report minor flooding and road-blocking mudslides.</p><p>The National Weather Service has <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sew&amp;wwa=flood%20watch">issued a flood watch for most of western Washington</a>. The statement lists areas of main flooding concern, including:</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:58:13 +0000 KPLU News Staff 533 at http://www.kplu.org Mudslides, some flooding around Puget Sound as rain continues Seattle Landslides: Slip Slidin' Away http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-landslides-slip-slidin-away <p>In Seattle, there's a lot of potentially dangerous places where the soil could give way any moment. This is especially true in neighborhoods with good views.&nbsp;</p><p>The City of Seattle <a href="http://www.kplu.org/media/News%20Pictures/landslide.pdf">publishes a landslide map </a>that makes this abundantly clear.&nbsp; On the map, landslide-prone areas are marked in red. And, boy, is there a lot of red! Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:06:14 +0000 John Maynard & Richard Hagar 457 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Landslides: Slip Slidin' Away Landslide risk high, state asks public's help http://www.kplu.org/post/landslide-risk-high-state-asks-publics-help <p>The heavy rains dumped by the Pineapple Express have caused so many landslides, the state is asking your help in keeping track of them.&nbsp;</p><p>The National Weather Service reports 29 major landslides since Friday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News/Pages/2010_12_13_landslides_nr.aspx">Washington's Department of Natural Resources reports</a> the slides have damaged roads, houses, and power lines across western Washington, and portions of the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:50:42 +0000 KPLU News Staff 355 at http://www.kplu.org Landslide risk high, state asks public's help It's landslide season http://www.kplu.org/post/its-landslide-season <p>Forecasters have been warning of a wet and snowy La Niña winter in the Northwest. &nbsp;More than five inches of precipitation fell at SeaTac airport last month. &nbsp;Wet weather means an increased risk of landslides in the Puget Sound region. &nbsp;Are you prepared?</p><p>The City of Seattle is holding a landslide awareness meeting.</p><p><strong>When: Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to noon.</strong></p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:53:15 +0000 Dave Meyer 271 at http://www.kplu.org It's landslide season