Catastrophic Jackson Wyoming Landslide Unlikely
This probably won't make some of these folks feel a whole better, but a landslide expert's on their side. In Jackson, Wyoming an expert says the odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside. The specialist says there is less than a five percent chance that the hillside would completely fail. Even one percent would have to make a lot of people squirm, but authorities have downgraded their evacuation order for some businesses below the hill. But some businesses remained closed as of Friday morning and residents of at least 60 homes were still not being allowed to return. The shifts in the hill have revealed visible cracks. There have also been stretched power lines and damage to pavement and homes. Pretty scary stuff. Join me in wishing the best for these folks. I can't imagine getting much sleep right now if I lived in that area.