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Greer mudslide of 1997 for Week 435 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: It was a dark, stormy night.

Tuesday: Greer

Wednesday: New Year

Thursday: Thursday

Friday: Not a normal problem

Saturday: A tense situation

Monday: Homes in danger

Tuesday: Rain on snow

Wednesday: Mud

Thursday: Water diverted

Friday: People evacuated

Saturday: Saturated soil

Snow had fallen on the area previously. During the night between New Years Eve 1996 and New Years Day 1997, it was dark and stormy when problems started to surface in Greer. What was usually a small stream was growing in size and threatening homes on the west side of town. Emergency crews, including Sheriff Nick Albers who was the Incident Commander during flooding earlier in 1996, responded. They worked to divert the water away from the homes. However, the soil was saturated and a mud slide came crashing down the hill behind the homes. Emergency workers had just enough time to jump out of the way. Fortunately, everyone one was okay and the people in the threatened homes were given shelter elsewhere until the the situation was resolved.

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