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Washington Island Landslide Affects 34 Homes

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Authorities have evacuated 34 homes that were damaged, isolated, or threatened by a mudslide early Wednesday about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound.
Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin says a man escaped from a home that was knocked off its foundation, and he was evacuated by a rescue crew in an all-terrain vehicle. Eleven others from 16 homes along a road close to the water were evacuated by boat because the road was blocked by the landslide.
Hartin says over 20 more people were evacuated from along a road higher up the hill that is being undermined by the slide. On Wednesday afternoon he said the slide on Whidbey Island still shows signs of movement.