Photos courtesy City of BurienA mudslide in Burien destroyed one home during Tuesday night’s powerful overnight storm, and damaged another. There were no injuries, but five homes had to be evacuated. The slide occurred near Standring Lane, located just southwest of Salmon Creek Ravine and north of Seahurst Park (map below). The City of Burien Public Works crew worked through the night to assess the damage after storms led to the mudslide. Confronted by dark conditions, crews initially had difficulty safely accessing much of the site to determine the extent of the damage. Geotechnical experts plan to provide a status update by mid- to late-afternoon on Wednesday (Dec. 9). The evacuation order remains in effect, and power has been restored to all homes in the area except to the two homes which sustained damage. Power lines were damaged on those properties during the slide. The slide took place on privately-owned land part way up the Puget-Sound-facing slope. Standring Lane is a private road and both properties with structure-damage are privately-owned. Property owners at the ridge above the slide area were notified overnight. â€œThis is a very serious landslide,â€ said City Manager Kamuron Gurol upon arriving at the scene Wednesday morning. â€œIt covered the area with a large amount of debris.â€ Hereâ€™s the information the city released:
- The slide occurred sometime before 10Â p.m.Â TuesdayÂ night.
- Occupants of the affected homes were not injured in the slide.
- Geological assessments have been ongoing since about 1 a.m.
- Crews cut power and gas lines in the area in order to secure it.
A #mudslide in Burien destroyed one house & left another damaged. 5 other houses evacuated. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/ozG83b1V6Yâ€” Meredith Foster (@MMMFoster14) December 9, 2015
First look from @kiro7chopper of slide destroyed a home in Burien. Watch live stream here: https://t.co/ks75nQQa1r pic.twitter.com/QuPnb7u0Y1 â€” Brett Birkinbine (@BirkinbineKIRO7) December 9, 2015
@KingCoSheriff says everyone is okay, after landslide damages a home and cars in Burien. @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/JyqQC9E805â€” Brad Booker (@bbookerK5) December 9, 2015
The landslide that damaged 2 homes north of Seahurst Park in Burien. #SkyKING pic.twitter.com/87Cm8UlXQ2 â€” Rebecca Perry (@Rebecca_Perry) December 9, 2015
#AIR4 over Burien Mudslide that damaged home. Follow @mattmarkovich for updates today. #liveonkomo pic.twitter.com/zMNMVXnmW1â€” Gerardo (@grlopez4) December 9, 2015
5 houses evacuated after 2 homes were damaged by a #mudslide on StandringLane SW #Burien #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/N9OErRrEha â€” Fernando M. O. (@FernandoQ13Fox) December 9, 2015]]>