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Obama To Visit Site Of Deadly Washington State Landslide

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — One month after the Washington state landslide that killed at least 34, President Barack Obama is planning to survey the destruction firsthand. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that Obama will travel on April 22 to the site of the mammoth slide that closed State Route […]

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

U.S. Landslide Toll Rises To 29

Los Angeles (AFP) – The confirmed death toll from a huge U.S. landslide rose to 29 Wednesday including three children, officials said a week and a half after the disaster in Washington state. Twenty people are still believed missing after a wall of mud and debris crashed down on the town of Oso on March […]

April 2, 2014

Washington State Used Outdated Data To Allow Logging On Slope

By Ken Armstrong, Justin Mayo and Mike Baker, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — State regulators have been using outdated boundaries to restrict logging above the Snohomish County slope that collapsed March 22, failing to incorporate newer research that would have protected a swath of land that wound up being clear-cut, according to a Seattle Times […]

March 31, 2014

Residents In Mudslide-Prone Area Felt Safe From Smaller Slides, Official Says

By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times ARLINGTON, Wash. — Residents along the Stillaguamish River had felt protected from small landslides during the past eight years because Snohomish County spent millions of dollars shoring up the area after a mudslide in 2006, the county’s Emergency Management Director John Pennington said Wednesday. But the […]

March 26, 2014

River Probably Undercut, Destabilized Soggy Slope

By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times Geologists say Saturday’s massive mudslide in Washington state was probably triggered when the Stillaguamish River undercut a slope already weakened by the relentless rainfall of recent weeks. “When you have a really steep bank made out of loose material, with the river eroding out the toe, that’s a recipe […]

March 24, 2014

After Huge Washington Mudslide, There’s ‘No Sign Of Life’

By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times ARLINGTON, Wash. — The voices heard late Saturday night from the rubble of a massive mudslide have gone silent. Thwarted for hours by ooze treacherous as quicksand, rescuers were able to resume their search for victims Sunday. But instead of survivors, they found more […]

March 24, 2014