Huge Landslide Threatens Seattle Neighborhood

An entire community was evacuated after the earth gave way.
3:00 | 03/28/13

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Now to that massive landslide just outside seattle. So many people on edge this morning after an entire neighborhood was evacuated. At least one home knocked off its foundation when the earth gave way and so many more homes in peril. Abc's neal karlinsky is on the scene at whidbey island, washington, right now. Good morning, neal. Reporter: Robin, good morning. This is one of the homes that's literally on the edge, in fact, we just had to move over here. We've been given permission to go behind one of the homes a few doors down but heard loud cracking and movement and came back around over here. Amazingly, only one home lost but the rest of these homes are not out of the woods this morning an entire community of more than 30 homes with a normally picture perfect view is on the edge of catastrophe and the ground is still moving. You can hear it. You can feel it. It feels like a small earthquake. It'll shake and the ground will fall away. Reporter: What are you doing when you hear that? Checking. Reporter: We surveyed it from the air and the water. Some residents even had to be evacuated by boat. Home owner after home owner described the terrifying sound that jolted them awake in the middle of the night. I thought it was the sound of sthundzer. Reporter: Loud. Something loud and rumbling. Reporter: We've been given very brief access below. You can get a sense of how massive it is like a bomb went off and way up top where you see the windows we stood in the backyard of that home. You can see where it dropped off. Before we had to he vac wait. While it's still not clear what triggered the slide annual winter rains often saturate the ground adding weight and pressure to the bluff causing the earth to move. The rare slide captured on camera like this one in colombia give you a sense of the raw power. Even the sound of it. Whidbey island north of seattle can be slide prone. Just last year this house suffered the same fate. This morning from the edge above to the ones down below nearly three dozen homes are in danger leaving residents wondering if they've dodged a bullet or just prolonged the inevitable. The evacuations out here are all voluntary and amazingly some of the people we've spoken to say they expected a slide might strike. They say it's just part of living out here on the bluff. Robin. We are thinking of them. Stay safe, neal. Now to the supreme court and

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