Landslide Safety All Over The Map

Number 27064
Subject landslides
Source KUOW
State Washington
Year 2014
Publication Date Sept. 30, 2014- December 2014
Summary A catastrophic landslide in Oso, Washington -- a state dotted with landslide-prone slopes -- in March 2014 traveled more than 3,000 feet from its base, in the process burying a community and killing 43 people. A joint KUOW-Earthfix investigation found that most of Washington's counties routinely allow homes to be built 50 feet or less from known landslide zones, although landslides commonly travel hundreds of feet.
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Keywords environmental impact, natural disasters, landslides
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