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Number of people listed as missing in Washington state landslide rises to 176
reuters/yahoo ^ | 3/24/14 | reuters

Posted on 03/24/2014 8:48:21 PM PDT by barmag25

ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The number of people listed as missing from a devastating Washington state landslide that has killed at least 14 people rose on Monday to 176 from 108, Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington said.

"The 176 I believe very strongly is not going to be a number that we're going to see in fatalities, I think it's going to drop dramatically," Pennington said, adding that there appear to be duplicates in some of those people reported missing.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: washington

1 posted on 03/24/2014 8:48:22 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Not good.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 8:53:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: barmag25
"The 176 I believe very strongly is not going to be a number that we're going to see in fatalities, I think it's going to drop dramatically,"

That's EXACTLY what the very same guy said when the number was 108.

3 posted on 03/24/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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The slide has destroyed at least 30 homes.

After examining the property records for the area, it was determined that 59 empty lots were impacted. Also in the 1-square-mile area, 49 parcels of land had “some structures” on them, including one cabin, 13 manufactured homes, 35 homes - 25 of which were believed to have been occupied at the time of the mudslide, and 10 were part-time or vacation homes.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 9:00:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: barmag25

I’m predicting with sadness the majority are dead. How long could they survive under all that? Not long.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 9:00:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: barmag25
"The 176 I believe very strongly is not going to be a number that we're going to see in fatalities, I think it's going to drop dramatically," Pennington said, adding that there appear to be duplicates in some of those people reported missing.

isn't this what they said when it was at 108? what are they doing? using a fill in the blanks form?

6 posted on 03/24/2014 9:02:46 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Mariner

In the Colorado floods in the fall, hundreds were listed as missing; it was eventually reduced to only 9 losing their life. The numbers were so high initially because of evacuations and inability to contact family/friends, etc., as infrastructure was so heavily damaged.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 9:04:34 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Mariner

Counts don’t go up because of double dipping confusion for that many people. Never saw such in a tornado. There aren’t 176 unhappy people running from their lives.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 9:13:44 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Baynative

For your Washington state ping list.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 9:23:34 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Viennacon
How long could they survive under all that? Not long.

1 sq mile x 40 feet deep (estimate) of slurry too weak to walk upon. And 5 days of rain forecasted, coming up.

10 posted on 03/24/2014 9:27:28 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: barmag25

Was this the same general are visited by Lewis and Clark? I remember that they had a miserable time that winter with rain and storms.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 9:33:44 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

L&C were along the Columbia River. They would have had to cross a few hairy passes in the Cascades to come out in the Skagit or Stillaguamish or Snohomish valleys.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: barmag25

Waiting for Libs to blame global warming AND fracking. Oh, yeah, and the Tea Party. And Rush Limbaugh.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 9:58:12 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: RitchieAprile

Yeah right. Probably the same general weather. I doubt much has changed. Lotsa and lotsa rain.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 10:18:28 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6; barmag25

http://www.earthfix.info/land/article/earthfix-conversation-a-geologists-take-on-the-tra/

The link is to a very informative interview with a geologist with the University of Washington. While the UW students and history profs probably believe in manmade global warming, most geologists don’t. The reporter tries to blame the cutting down of timber and global warming. The geologist is polite and tactful, while explaining what is really going on.

Excellent point at the end about “how we need to do a better job and getting the information out there.”


15 posted on 03/24/2014 10:25:17 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Eagles6

11.76 inches of rain so far this month. Not sure what the average is - I would guess 5 to 6 inches for the entire month.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 10:26:23 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Viennacon

Hopefully many of them escaped and are living with relatives/friends. My wife was in tears after learning one of her favorite patients at the clinic where she works is missing.

By the way my house is only 10 minutes from this tragic event site. But our area is flat with no hills nearby. We get flooded every few years but that is the worse of it.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 10:31:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: JustTheTruth

Don’t forget Dubya!


18 posted on 03/24/2014 10:59:18 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Viennacon
How long could they survive under all that? Not long.

Winter mud is nasty, it's cold, wet, and very heavy, and you can't move in it - and once you're stuck, hypothermia sets in. Brutal.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 12:54:12 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Starting to rain in Arlington...


20 posted on 03/25/2014 6:24:30 AM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: barmag25

I was looking at the pictures of the mountain that collapsed and I notice the soil is gray, like ash from an old volcanic eruption.

Is there any possibility of this. It would certainly explain how once the soil was waterlogged it would collapse easily.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 6:25:48 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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