The U.S. Geological Survey has issued the following advisory of possible landslides for the Seattle area:
Date: Friday, January 06, 2006, 11:00 a.m., PST
Affected Area: Western parts of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, Washington
The U.S. Geological Survey advises that wet soil conditions and continuing rainfall are likely to result in additional landslides during the next several days. Given the wet soil conditions, landslides are highly probable during intense rainfall or when rainfall amounts exceed one inch in 24 hours. Steep coastal bluffs and other steep hillsides are particularly susceptible to landslides under present conditions.
For more information about current conditions, see the following web pages:
For landslide safety information, see the following web sites and publications:
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