Landslides reported on Washington's Whidbey Island

Landslides reported on Washington's Whidbey Island

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Landslides reported on Washington's Whidbey Island

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 28 at 5:55 AM

Residents were being evacuated Wednesday after landslides damaged one home and threatened or isolated two dozen more  in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. along Driftwood Way, but also affected homes on Fircrest Avenue.

Neighbors reportedly heard a noise that sounded like thunder or a sonic boom.

Seven homes were threatened and 17 more are isolated. Witnesses said Driftwood Way was not passable by vehicle. Nobody was hurt.

Residents of threatened homes could be seen walking to the edge of the slide while others were packing up belongings.

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