WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Homeowners raise concerns after Wash. landslide

COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Owners of about two dozen homes that have been cut off or threatened by a massive landslide in Washington state are worried about their property.

More than 60 people attended a Thursday night community meeting with officials to discuss some of the effects of the landslide Wednesday on Whidbey Island that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads.

A spokesman for Island County, Christopher Schwarzen, says residents want to know when they can get back into their homes. They're also worried about looters.

The sheriff's office plans extra patrols.

Twenty properties on a scenic island hillside were damaged by the slide, with some suffering structural damage and others losing portions of their yards.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200597021 - wkyt.com/a?a=200597021