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(SeattlePI)   Snohomish Rescue workers searching for 18 missing bodies in tragic mudslide that sent trees, rocks and homes into the Stillaquamish on Saturday. Sasquatch seen donning proper attire and joining efforts   (seattlepi.com) divider line 45
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2014-03-23 05:16:22 PM
I would be careful because the Northern Cupacabra, known for their mud-burrowing skills, will likely be there to take advantage of the situation, looking to suck dry the blood of the victims. Yes, Chupacabra will drink the blood of the deceased, and only Sasquatch, with his heart of gold, can stop them.
 
2014-03-23 05:22:05 PM

Hector Remarkable: I would be careful because the Northern Cupacabra, known for their mud-burrowing skills, will likely be there to take advantage of the situation, looking to suck dry the blood of the victims. Yes, Chupacabra will drink the blood of the deceased, and only Sasquatch, with his heart of gold, can stop them.



What are you taking, and where can I get some
 
2014-03-23 05:23:56 PM
Wanted for questioning....

media.philly.com
 
2014-03-23 05:26:40 PM
That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.
 
2014-03-23 05:28:46 PM
Boys, we are officially dealing with a farking Samsquanch!
 
2014-03-23 05:29:43 PM
Matthew Keene:

What are you taking, and where can I get some

I am under the influence of the new, returned Twinkies. They are available at your local grocery store.
 
2014-03-23 05:34:03 PM
Dumb headline subby
 
2014-03-23 05:40:15 PM
You spelled Stillaguamish wrong subby!!
 
2014-03-23 05:43:02 PM

Astorix: Dumb headline subby


Oh yeah? If you're so f*ckin' clever post something better.

Btw - my companion decided to hike in the Cascades today. This may not be the best idea.

/subby

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.


This is a mess for sure.
 
2014-03-23 05:44:08 PM

shintochick: You spelled Stillaguamish wrong subby!!


Hangs head in shame.

/SASQUATCH!
 
2014-03-23 05:46:01 PM
Damn those evil Republicans for allowing the money grabbing big oil companies to use fracking in the pristine forest of Washington state.
 
2014-03-23 05:48:13 PM
Thanks obama
 
2014-03-23 05:58:53 PM

JoieD'Zen: Astorix: Dumb headline subby

Oh yeah? If you're so f*ckin' clever post something better.

Btw - my companion decided to hike in the Cascades today. This may not be the best idea.

/subby

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.

This is a mess for sure.


I wouldn't go anywhere in the mountains after February this year. Too much rain. Too many avalanches.
 
2014-03-23 06:06:36 PM

FunkOut: JoieD'Zen: Astorix: Dumb headline subby

Oh yeah? If you're so f*ckin' clever post something better.

Btw - my companion decided to hike in the Cascades today. This may not be the best idea.

/subby

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.

This is a mess for sure.

I wouldn't go anywhere in the mountains after February this year. Too much rain. Too many avalanches.


Thanks. I feel much better now.
 
2014-03-23 06:08:35 PM

JoieD'Zen: FunkOut: JoieD'Zen: Astorix: Dumb headline subby

Oh yeah? If you're so f*ckin' clever post something better.

Btw - my companion decided to hike in the Cascades today. This may not be the best idea.

/subby

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.

This is a mess for sure.

I wouldn't go anywhere in the mountains after February this year. Too much rain. Too many avalanches.

Thanks. I feel much better now.


My husband is going hiking this week. He swears the area is safe. Yup, just going to see a volcano...
 
2014-03-23 06:13:38 PM

FunkOut: JoieD'Zen: FunkOut: JoieD'Zen: Astorix: Dumb headline subby

Oh yeah? If you're so f*ckin' clever post something better.

Btw - my companion decided to hike in the Cascades today. This may not be the best idea.

/subby

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.

This is a mess for sure.

I wouldn't go anywhere in the mountains after February this year. Too much rain. Too many avalanches.

Thanks. I feel much better now.

My husband is going hiking this week. He swears the area is safe. Yup, just going to see a volcano...


Here ya go. You must be in this area. http://www.pnsn.org/
 
2014-03-23 06:36:03 PM
I live about 10 miles from where this happened; and I travel that route at least 3-4 times a year. Even though I'm on the southwest Oregon Coast this weekend, my phone has been exploding from friends asking if I'm ok. Pretty tragic.

/We've had a lot of rain so far this year
/A lot.
 
2014-03-23 06:44:38 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-23 06:48:48 PM
Washington mudpie.
 
2014-03-23 07:14:59 PM
That was a big big slide. Someone post the picture please.  Apparently the river is backing up behind the slide.

It was a fairly dry winter until February.  In March, we got more than the average for the entire month in just the first 10 days or so.

There was also another avalanche death this weekend.  In a well known avalanche path.  No way to avoid a mudlside like this, but for gawds sake people stay off the avalanche tracks.
 
2014-03-23 08:12:59 PM
 
2014-03-23 08:15:55 PM
You can see the landscape scar on the hillside above OSO, across from Steelhead lane nieghboehood, which was wiped out. The scar was the indicator that it was coming down, and it was right next to an oblivious prior slide.

The river is still backing up behind the slide, which filled the river valley. Reports are that the pool has stabilized in size, and the water is finding its way back to the river. But It could blow out at any time and wash up Stanwood.
 
2014-03-23 08:24:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-tMLp7LXE

Before and after shot of the area. Amazing.

Some crank on the Seattle TImes website is already blaming the "environmentalists" for this.
 
2014-03-23 08:33:51 PM

MFAWG: That's a bad deal, man. I heard that they could hear people calling for help, but there was no way to get to them.


Yeah, the likely outcome from that is there were people trapped in debris when the water started to back up and they were drowned.
 
2014-03-23 08:39:47 PM

zerkalo: Meanwhile, an avalanche has killed a man near Snoqualmie Pass


zerkalo: Meanwhile, an avalanche has killed a man near Snoqualmie Pass


rbuzby: That was a big big slide. Someone post the picture please.  Apparently the river is backing up behind the slide.

It was a fairly dry winter until February.  In March, we got more than the average for the entire month in just the first 10 days or so.

There was also another avalanche death this weekend.  In a well known avalanche path.  No way to avoid a mudlside like this, but for gawds sake people stay off the avalanche tracks.


Here's the slide from the PI. Tragic!
 
2014-03-23 08:41:23 PM

JoieD'Zen: zerkalo: Meanwhile, an avalanche has killed a man near Snoqualmie Pass

zerkalo: Meanwhile, an avalanche has killed a man near Snoqualmie Pass

rbuzby: That was a big big slide. Someone post the picture please.  Apparently the river is backing up behind the slide.

It was a fairly dry winter until February.  In March, we got more than the average for the entire month in just the first 10 days or so.

There was also another avalanche death this weekend.  In a well known avalanche path.  No way to avoid a mudlside like this, but for gawds sake people stay off the avalanche tracks.

Here's the slide from the PI. Tragic!


oops. ww1.hdnux.com
 
2014-03-23 08:54:01 PM

rbuzby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-tMLp7LXE

Before and after shot of the area. Amazing.

Some crank on the Seattle TImes website is already blaming the "environmentalists" for this.


The environment only feels free to engage in these acts of aggression because of the apologetic, weak approach the environmentalist employ with it. Real men speak to the environment in the only language it understands - pure, brute force.
 
2014-03-23 08:57:02 PM

jso2897: rbuzby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-tMLp7LXE

Before and after shot of the area. Amazing.

Some crank on the Seattle TImes website is already blaming the "environmentalists" for this.

The environment only feels free to engage in these acts of aggression because of the apologetic, weak approach the environmentalist employ with it. Real men speak to the environment in the only language it understands - pure, brute force.


So true.  His argument seemed to be that the river should have been redirected, or something. It was the rain that did it, not the river.
 
2014-03-23 09:37:51 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer place...this is the town that was threatening to kill the high school kid that got hurt when the school's cannon blew up because they weren't going to shoot it during their football games anymore.

/Never forget
//Snohomos
 
2014-03-23 10:42:44 PM
It's a mess out there....
 
2014-03-23 11:03:16 PM

rbuzby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-tMLp7LXE

Before and after shot of the area. Amazing.

Some crank on the Seattle TImes website is already blaming the "environmentalists" for this.


I went to look at said crank's post, and just about put my fist through my monitor.  I used to work with him at Boeing, a useless shiathead who was odds-on favorite to bring in a loaded weapon and blow the place away.  When he wasn't producing execrable, illegible airplane documentation, he was running his own company from his desk, even answering his phone with the company name ("Terra-tech", if memory serves).  He finally slunk out of Boeing before the department deputized itself to drag his sorry ass out to the parking lot and stomp him to death.
 
2014-03-23 11:23:45 PM
I see through Bigfoot's monster coatings to the gentle loner inside.  I bet he has a wounded raccoon friend that he's tenderly nursing back to health.  And in the end they shoot him, but he'll teach us about stuff.
 
2014-03-24 01:16:30 AM
i.imgur.comWow...
 
2014-03-24 01:34:55 AM

morgen_benner: Couldn't happen to a nicer place...this is the town that was threatening to kill the high school kid that got hurt when the school's cannon blew up because they weren't going to shoot it during their football games anymore.

/Never forget
//Snohomos


morgen_benner you ignorant slut - Oso is nowhere near Snohomish. The incident happened in Snohomish COUNTY.

Tonight they're reporting 8 dead, 18 missing (although they admit that both number are going to climb). There is about 20 houses in that area, about 15 of them were occupied year 'round.

The picture above doesn't give you the magnitude, the slide at the highway is over a mile wide. It is 15 - 20 feet deep in places. It is blocking a rather large river, though now the danger of catastrophic flooding is going down. The river is creating a new channel on the north side of the slide.

I live downstream from this about 15 miles, but on high ground. This is gut-wrenching to watch. God only knows how many cars are under the slide, god only knows how many people were home. I have friends who can't get to their homes but to pack a few things and evacuate. Last night the Red Cross actually had to ask people to stop bringing supplies to the emergency shelter as they flat ran out of room for it all.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140323/NEWS01/140329554/Death-tol l- climbs-to-8

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Blocked-Wash-river-trickling-thro ug h-big-mud-wall-251805781.html

http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/WSDOT-aerial-video-of-sli de -area-251832501.html

and again - morgen_benner is a jackass, even by Fark's standards
 
2014-03-24 02:13:22 AM
Some thoughts:

1) Clearcutting (look at the treeline) may have had something to do with where this took place and the magnitude... I'm not anti-logging, but I'm not a fan anywhere near steep terrain and waterways or populated communities. That being said, this was clearly an older clearcut just from the age of replanted trees.

2) This area may have already been prone to slides (see the jagged nature of the river in some overhead shots.

3) The soil looks similar to huge amounts of leftovers from volcanic flows. Similar to what you see on the way to St Helens, only much larger in size. Look at a whole new set of insurance costs in Washington in the near future.
 
2014-03-24 02:21:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-24 08:38:26 AM
Are the survivors Stillsqueamish?
 
2014-03-24 08:39:22 AM

puffy999: Some thoughts:

2) This area may have already been prone to slides (see the jagged nature of the river in some overhead shots.


This area slid in 1988 and again in 2006, partially blocking the river. It hasn't been recently logged or clearcut - probably logged before WW2.

This morning - 8 bodies recovered but more have been found overnight and they're waiting for daybreak to pull them out.

I can't stop weeping for these people.
 
2014-03-24 12:37:53 PM
I'm seeing it reported now that there are 108 people unaccounted for.  I'm sure some of them will turn up but holy hell that's quite the disaster.
 
2014-03-24 01:17:46 PM
Squamish, BC to send a contingent to help with the rescue efforts.
 
2014-03-24 01:41:35 PM
CNN has full coverage I'm sure.
 
2014-03-24 03:23:23 PM

nekom: I'm seeing it reported now that there are 108 people unaccounted for.  I'm sure some of them will turn up but holy hell that's quite the disaster.


The worst part is the rescue workers could her people screaming for help and couldn't get to them. Mud is 20 feet deep in some spots and moving. It's horrific.
I feel for the rescuers s well; that's got to be haunting.
 
2014-03-24 03:35:56 PM
JoieD'Zen:
The worst part is the rescue workers could her people screaming for help and couldn't get to them. Mud is 20 feet deep in some spots and moving. It's horrific.
I feel for the rescuers s well; that's got to be haunting.


That's the main reason I'm not in that line of work.  Firefighters, EMT's, etc. see it all up close and personal.  God bless those who are able to do it, because it's critically important work, but I don't think I could manage.  I'd probably crawl inside a whisky bottle, never to be seen again.
 
2014-03-24 06:30:51 PM

Momzilla59: morgen_benner: Couldn't happen to a nicer place...this is the town that was threatening to kill the high school kid that got hurt when the school's cannon blew up because they weren't going to shoot it during their football games anymore.

/Never forget
//Snohomos

morgen_benner you ignorant slut - Oso is nowhere near Snohomish. The incident happened in Snohomish COUNTY.

Tonight they're reporting 8 dead, 18 missing (although they admit that both number are going to climb). There is about 20 houses in that area, about 15 of them were occupied year 'round.

The picture above doesn't give you the magnitude, the slide at the highway is over a mile wide. It is 15 - 20 feet deep in places. It is blocking a rather large river, though now the danger of catastrophic flooding is going down. The river is creating a new channel on the north side of the slide.

I live downstream from this about 15 miles, but on high ground. This is gut-wrenching to watch. God only knows how many cars are under the slide, god only knows how many people were home. I have friends who can't get to their homes but to pack a few things and evacuate. Last night the Red Cross actually had to ask people to stop bringing supplies to the emergency shelter as they flat ran out of room for it all.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140323/NEWS01/140329554/Death-tol l- climbs-to-8

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Blocked-Wash-river-trickling-thro ug h-big-mud-wall-251805781.html

http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/WSDOT-aerial-video-of-sli de -area-251832501.html

and again - morgen_benner is a jackass, even by Fark's standards


To put it in perspective, Snohomish County is almost twice the land area of Rhode Island and a population larger than Alaska.  Not huge, mind you, but for a suburban/rural county it's pretty large.  Oso is about 20-25 miles north of the City of Snohomish.
 
2014-03-24 11:38:33 PM
Death toll now at 14.  With 176 still missing.
 
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