slide Section

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

The City of Burien is reporting that a small landslide has occurred along the southern shoreline of Seahurst Park, just above the trail and beach. As a precaution, the trail and beach south of the Seastar... [Read more]

Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

This photo, taken from the water by South King Fire & Rescue, shows the devastation a powerful mudslide caused on Dec. 8. The white Jeep underwater belongs to Greg’s 74-year old Mom. by Scott... [Read more]

Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Photo courtesy South King Fire & Rescue. Click image to see larger version. On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17), the City of Burien received a¬†geotechnical report on the state of the Dec. 8 mudslide... [Read more]

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

The City of Burien released an update Friday morning (Dec. 11) on Tuesday night’s mudslide, stating that reports from the area indicate that the toe of the slide is still moving, though at a very... [Read more]

UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE THURSDAY, DEC. 10 12:30 p.m.: On Thursday morning (Dec. 10), City of Burien officials allowed residents who were evacuated from four of the five homes along Standring Lane to return to the area... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

Photos courtesy City of Burien UPDATE WEDNESDAY, DEC.¬†9, 4:40 p.m.: The City of Burien has worked throughout the day with geotechnical specialists to assess conditions at the site of the mudslide that... [Read more]

Weather Geek: The Storms that led to a mudslide, plus a video of stormwater

Weather Geek: The Storms that led to a mudslide, plus a video of stormwater

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek A barrage of strong Pacific storms brought nearly relentless bouts of heavy... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:Photos courtesy City of Burien A mudslide in Burien destroyed one home during Tuesday night’s powerful overnight storm, and damaged another. There... [Read more]

Barge used to remove lower section of stairs at Eagle Landing Park Monday

Barge used to remove lower section of stairs at Eagle Landing Park Monday

On Monday (Nov. 23), the failed section of the bottom stairs at Burien’s Eagle Landing Park was removed by a crew using a barge crane. Under city staff oversight, a contractor completed work to... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

Eagle Landing Park Closed Temporarily to Remove Two ‘Hazardous’ Trees

Eagle Landing Park Closed Temporarily to Remove Two ‘Hazardous’ Trees

The City of Burien is reporting on its website that Eagle Landing Park will be closed to the public Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 – 21, for “removal of two hazardous trees.” The city... [Read more]

Suffered Property Damage From The Recent Rain? Here’s How To Get Help

Suffered Property Damage From The Recent Rain? Here’s How To Get Help

If you’ve suffered property damage from the recent rainstorms, flooding and/or landslides, the King County Department of Assessments wants you to know how you can get help. “In light of the... [Read more]

Rain-Soaked Hill Causes Mudslide To Slam House Near Three Tree Point

Rain-Soaked Hill Causes Mudslide To Slam House Near Three Tree Point

Photo Courtesy J. Nelson. On Sunday (Dec. 12th), a mudslide sent numerous pieces of a retaining wall into a home in the 2300 block of SW 172nd, near Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. According... [Read more]

See “Geology In Action” As Trees Creep Down Hill At Eagle Landing Park

See “Geology In Action” As Trees Creep Down Hill At Eagle Landing Park

BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke tips us that if you like Burien’s parks, enjoy nature and dig geology (pun intended), you might enjoy visiting Eagle Landing Park over the next few days to see some... [Read more]