’I have no feelings whatsoever. I’m totally numb,’ resident Delia Curt told KOMO News.
Residents of a small island in Washington state are coming to grips with an early morning landslide that shocked their community and destroyed at least one home while endangering more than 30 others.
’I heard something loud, looked out my window and noticed I didn’t have any trees in the front yard anymore,’ said Bret Holmes, whose home was on the edge of the cliff. The area is known for its beautiful views, and is home to some of Washington’s wealthiest residents including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
A geotechnical engineer who was brought in after a landslide on Whidbey Island destroyed one home and forced the evacuation of 34 others told officials Wednesday night that the slide “is still active, the ground is still moving,” but that he had narrowed the area at risk.