Over 100 People Declared Missing Following Washington Landslide
A catastrophic landslide that took place over the weekend in Washington has resulted in over 100 missing residents with a current death toll of eight people.
A list of those reported missing following a landslide in rural Washington state includes 108 names, emergency officials said Monday.
But that doesn’t mean all of them were killed in Saturday’s disaster north of Seattle, Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington said.
The official death toll remains at eight with seven others hurt, he said. Until Monday, the number of people unaccounted for was reported to be 18.
The landslide covered about a square mile and was caused by groundwater saturation tied to heavy rain in the area over the past month. It affected the towns of Oso, a remote community of about 180, and Darrington, a town of about 1,350.
The affected area includes 35 traditionally built houses, 13 manufactured homes and RVs, and a cabin, Pennington said at a news conference.
Authorities have worked feverishly to find survivors.
Landslides, sinkholes…..what’s next???