This side-by-side comparison shows Washington state's Whidbey Island area before and after a landslide that occurred earlier this week destroyed a wide swath of land and threatened many homes.

Get more info from FoxNews.com:

Owners of about two dozen homes that have been cut off or threatened by a massive landslide in Washington state are worried about their property.

More than 60 people attended a Thursday night community meeting with officials to discuss some of the effects of the landslide Wednesday on Whidbey Island that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads.

A spokesman for Island County, Christopher Schwarzen, says residents want to know when they can get back into their homes. They're also worried about looters.

The sheriff's office plans extra patrols.

Read more info on FoxNews.com.