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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Experts Hope Tragedy Spurs National Efforts To Reduce Risk From Landslides

By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Ten years ago, a panel of leading scientists called for a comprehensive, national program to reduce the risk from landslides — but the plan was never funded. Now, experts are wondering whether the tragedy at Oso, Wash., will revitalize efforts to assess landslide hazards, communicate them to the […]

April 29, 2014

‘Active Search’ Ends For Mudslide’s Last Two Victims

By Jack Broom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The brother of one of the two people still missing in the Washington state mudslide said he understands and accepts Snohomish County officials’ decision to greatly scale back the search. “The amazing thing is that of 43 people who were lost, 41 were found,” said Frank Hadaway of […]

April 29, 2014

Obama To Visit Washington Mudslide To Pledge Support For Response

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, on his way to a weeklong trip to Asia, is headed to Washington state Tuesday to survey damage from the mudslide and meet with survivors, first responders and local officials one month after the tragedy. More than 40 people died in the disaster, which claimed […]

April 22, 2014

Death Toll Hits 37 In Washington Landslide; Seven Remain Missing

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month’s landslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on March 22 in Oso killed families at home and contractors who […]

April 15, 2014

Near Mudslide Site, Two Young Families Shaken, Uncertain

By Jack Broom, The Seattle Times OSO, Wash. — Two young families who live just outside the section of Highway 530 closed by the March 22 mudslide say the disaster has left them shaken, and uncertain what to do next. “If it was just me, I’d stay out here forever, but we’ve got three kids to […]

April 8, 2014

Work On Berm To Begin To Help In Mudslide Search Effort

By Sandi Doughton and Katherine Long, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work Monday on a berm to allow workers to pump river water out of a 260-acre area of the Washington state mudslide, making it safe to continue the search for the missing. The area on the northeast […]

April 7, 2014

Hope For Mudslide Survivors ‘Almost Nonexistent’ As Search Continues

By Lornet Turnbull and Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The man often called upon to deliver heartbreaking news to families of mudslide victims says some relatives hold out hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive from the rubble. But 12 days after a massive hillside gave way and engulfed a […]

April 3, 2014

Red Cross Counselors Offer Help To Grieving Families

By Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Times ARLINGTON, Wash. — Slowly, gradually, the families who have suffered the loss of loved ones and homes are starting to talk to mental health counselors about what comes next. “They haven’t talked about recovery yet, about where they’re going to live. But that’s starting to happen,” said Ron Matayoshi, an […]

April 2, 2014

Washington Landslide’s Official Death Toll Rises To 21; 30 Missing

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The confirmed death toll from last weekend’s landslide in northwestern Washington state has risen to 21, and the remains of an additional four victims may have been found in the debris Sunday, officials said. The number of missing in Snohomish County remained at 30, officials said at an evening news […]

March 31, 2014