Man rescued after house slides off its foundation in Seattle following heavy rain

Seattle firefighters rescued a man trapped in the basement of his house after itslid 15-20 feet off its foundationduring a landslide, authorities said Friday.

The steep slope area behind the house had slid likely as a result of high levels of precipitation which resulted in the top floor of the structure partially collapsing on top of the daylight basement,” the Seattle Fire Department 声明で言った.
When firefighters arrived to the Magnolia neighborhood, they received reports a man wastrapped inside, along with a fire involving propane tanks on the back side of the house.A woman who was in the homewas able to escape on her own,” 声明は言った.
      SFD crewsutilized hydraulic struts to shore the structureand rescue the man whowas pinned underneath debrisin the basement, リリースは言った. Firefighters had “に simultaneously work to extinguish a fire whilethe resident wastrapped inside,” SFD said.
        The man and woman were transported to Harborview Medical Center, said the release. Details on the extent of their injuries were not provided.
          Crews also searched the structure for two missing dogs; unfortunately one was found deceased and the other was not located,” said SFD.

          Record rain and snow has inundated the state

          The region has received record amounts of precipitation.
          木曜日に, several cities in Washington broke rainfall records, the National Weather Service said.
          Residents living in the Skokomish Valley area of Mason County — 約 40 miles southwest of downtown Seattleare under an evacuation order due to rising water andimminent flooding,” the county said in a news release.
          The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections reminded residents Friday on Twitter thatthe heavy rains we’re getting increase the chances of a landslide.
            Crews responded to slides across King County today,” the county’s road services department 述べました.
            The rain and snow is expected to stick around for much of the Pacific Northwest through Saturday before conditions alleviate Sunday.




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