Neighbors in Camas nervous about mudslide affecting more homes - KPTV - FOX 12

Neighbors in Camas nervous about mudslide affecting more homes

Posted: Updated:
CAMAS, WA (KPTV) -

Experts are keeping a close eye on a hillside in Camas after a mudslide damaged two homes there Saturday night.

From right above Iris Court anyone can see the slide area - waves of mud and trees that came down a slope and slammed into one house, forcing the owners to evacuate.

Looking at the damage the daylight Monday, the area seems more stable, especially with just seeing light rain for the day.

But experts said with hillside gave way Saturday night after several days of heavy rain.

The owners were at home when mud and trees crashed into their house, causing a wall to partially collapse.

Officials have deemed the house unsafe to be in, and after more movement on the slope Sunday night, they have now told the neighbors right above the slide to evacuate too.

Sam Murray and his wife didn’t want to go on-camera, but they say they’re trying to get workers out here to stabilize the hill before their home suffers similar damage.

Currently, officials are only worried about these two homes, but neighbors like David Dunn can’t help but worry about their property.

“I’m actually more nervous for them since they’re retired,” he said. “You hear that insurance doesn’t pay for stuff like that and so you feel bad for them and you hope it’s not you.”

Inspectors said the mudslide broke a gas line and damaged an electrical panel on the house, too, but no one was hurt.

Copyright 2015 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.