Union Gap, Wash. – Mudslide

Union Gap, Wash. – Mudslide

UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

Experts say the slide could happen as soon as late January or early February above Union Gap, a small agricultural town in the rolling brown foothills of the Cascade Range. A chunk of one ridge about the size of 24 football fields is expected to break off, spilling an estimated 4 million cubic yards of rocks and dirt

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Other experts disagree about potential damage from a major slide. [ reference article below ]

Experts may disagree, but there should be no disagreement about the mounting sin in the unrepentant.

 But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:20-21)

Bonus Wisdom:

Governor Jay Inslee isn’t exactly the prize in a box of Cracker Jack and Lisa Freund said “officials do not know what triggered the cracking” but trust them the odds are nothing bad is going to happen.

Governor Jay Inslee can be sure the mud slide created with his education bill, that put an iPad in every students backpack is going to create an avalanche of unrest – to that even the science has stated is a fact.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Article Reference

(yahoo.com)—“That is the very, very worst case scenario,” Lisa Freund, spokeswoman for the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management, said of the river being dammed by a slide. Freund said officials do not know what triggered the cracking.

Other experts disagree about potential damage from a major slide.

Bruce Bjornstad, a retired geologist and independent consultant, has contended a sudden landslide could wipe dozens of cars off the interstate and dam the river, causing flooding in portions of the urban area.

But an engineering firm hired by Columbia Asphalt & Gravel, which operates a quarry below the slide area, concluded any slide is likely to be slow-moving and mostly contained by the quarry.

Some residents have suggested using explosives to trigger the landslide, but Inslee said that is not an option.

“The state does not have enough confidence that that wouldn’t create a larger problem,” the governor said.

Patience is paramount, he added.

“We are treating this slide with extreme caution, with extreme sensitivity and the nth degree of evaluation,” Inslee said.