Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Not a Threat to Public Safety
Officials at Yakima Valley Emergency Management want you to know the facts about the ongoing Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide. The agency published a Facebook Post on Tuesday saying that recent photos and opinions have surfaced that have caused some concern that the officials say isn't warranted. They say safety is always the priority and any changes in the slide that would create a safety problem would be communicated to the public. The Facebook post says "the landslide continues to move but all data shows a gradual slowing of movement on the slide. Movement of the slide has slowed from around 1.7 feet per week to .36 feet per week of average movement. Yakima Valley Emergency Management is the sole source of information and the recent posts and concerns about the slide did not come from the agency." They're hoping people who post information in the future will use the correct information that there's no current threat to public safety.