Deadly Mud


One of the worst mudslides in the US

On March 22 the hillside by stillaguanish river gave way. And raced down to the near by town of Oso. The mud is 1.5 miles across and 20 feet deep in some places.

Washington mudslide

How mudslides happen and protection

Heavy rainfall soaks into the ground and makes it very damp and non stable ground. There is no "season for mudslides". They can happen at anytime with little or no warning. The cause is a lot of rain and moist soft ground. Precautions to take are during long periods of rain listen for rumbling sounds. And look into the history of your town to see if there's a history of mudslides. And if one happens try to make it to high ground.
Washington mudslide: 14 confirmed dead and over a hundred missing