Landslide threat heightened following recent soggy storms

DNR Landslide Map-Jan 17, 2011
Reported landslides. Map is updated periodically. CLICK on image to enlarge the map image. Map: Isabelle Sarikhan/DNR

DNR’s landslide map for the current rain event on Washington state’s westside has been updated.

<Here are recent headlines about the storm event including a sad one about the death of a Washington DOT worker in the line of duty.

KOMO-TV: Flood warnings extended as rivers continue to rise

Seattle Times: Wash. DOT worker killed by falling tree

Peninsula Daily News: Highways passable after tons of mud, debris come down

Even though rains on the state’s Westside are predicted to ease today, river flooding remains a concern. So is the prospect of landslides as soils have become saturated. In addition to reporting landslides to highway and safety officials as needed, DNR asks people to report smaller landslides to us. Our landslide database helps planners, builders, homeowners, public safety officials and local governments understand future risks.

Here’s how to report a landslide to DNR

More information and links about landslides in Washington State.

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