One night in early December, 2007, 8 inches of snow fell on the Hood Canal area, with bigger accumulations up in the high country. Then, overnight, the temperature jumped up 20 degrees and it rained 11 inches. The next morning Highway 101 was a complete disaster. There were 15 mudslides, like the ones pictured below, between Hama Hama and Hoodsport, and the road was closed for two weeks.
Many of our neighbors had their homes destroyed by mud and water, and tragically one young man died when a mudslide came through his bedroom wall.