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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:27 pm 
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The rain induced landslide at Oso, WA. (they have received 12 inches of rain since March 1st) has produced some mind boggling statistics. The mud in the 1 square mile area of Oso is between 30 and 90 feet deep in slide material. Numbers of missing vary widely, but here are some jaw dropping numbers.
In 45 seconds, enough material came off the cliff face like a wave of wet cement to cover 500 standard U.S. Football fields. Boeing's Everett facility, the worlds largest building, covers about 1.7 million square feet or about 75 football fields. Enough material to build over three Hoover Dams is now in the 'Stilly'. The closest other natural disaster on this scale in the U.S. was Mt. St. Helens (and it's 34th anniversary is coming up on May 18, better go find my Jimmy Buffett 'Volcano' CD).
As far as I know no one I know is involved, but it boggles the mind to see the devastation to a nice little community in a green treed valley that belonged on an insurance agents hand out calendar.

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