Living in a slide zone

Living in a slide zone

Heavy rain in the hilly Puget Sound region often means landslides.

Sometimes they are merely inconvenient, such as the April 12 slide that blocked Highway 4 near Longview or March slides that blocked the railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett. Sometimes they are a tragedy, such as the Perkins Lane slide in the Magnolia neighborhood about 14 years ago that sent several houses tumbling toward the beach.

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