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Washington State Workers to Install Equipment to Monitor Slow-Moving Landslide

Washington State Workers to Install Equipment to Monitor Slow-Moving Landslide

(TNS) – If you see construction crews drilling into the western slope of Rattlesnake Ridge, where 8 million tons of rock and dirt are inching down the hillside, the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management says not to be alarmed.

On Wednesday, the agency said a contractor will be installing new monitoring equipment into the hillside near the site of the slow-moving landslide. The purpose of informing the public early was so passersby didn’t become concerned when they saw workers on the ridge just east of Union Gap.

“The reason for this update is to provide advanced notification to the public in order to reduce the presumptions that may arise if left without explanation,” the agency said in a news release.

http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Workers-in-State-of-Washington-to-Install-New-Monitoring-Equipment-in-Front-of-Potential-Landslide.html

Source: Disaster Recovery Journal Washington State Workers to Install Equipment to Monitor Slow-Moving Landslide

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