The slide took out a huge chunk of the Whidbey Island hillside. It extends about 500 yards across and down 700 yards into Puget Sound. One home was destroyed and at least two dozen others are threatened. Most of the homes are vacation properties.
An aerial photo shows a landslide near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The slide severely damaged one home and isolated or threatened more than 30 on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound. No one was reported injured in the slide, which happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Some people are completely cut off from their properties after the slide. Several homes have been evacuated.