COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are assessing the damage and danger from a massive landslide on a scenic Washington state island as nervous residents wait for more detailed information about how safe the area is.
One home was heavily damaged and 33 others were ordered evacuated after the landslide early Wednesday on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.
No one was injured.
On Thursday, road closed signs were being posted to prevent access to some areas as geologists continued to examine the scene.
Terry Swanson, a geologist at the University of Washington, says more detailed studies are needed.
Pete Kenny was on vacation on the island, to help move his grandmother. He says crews are going house-to-house determining which ones must stay vacant.