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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Landslide survivor: 'I turned and screamed out to God to save us'

    SEATTLE — A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head." That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25,...
  • Brother-in-law says mudslide victim's remains found

    SEATTLE The brother-in-law of Mark Gustafson, an Oso man who had been listed as missing in the March 22 mudslide, said he was 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson's remains were found. "It's not official yet, but we knew...
  • Washington landslide victim describes the day the mud rushed in

    SEATTLE -- Two broken legs. A broken arm. A shattered eye socket. And a memory of terror, an “unexplainable” sound “that will never get out of my head.” That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide...
  • Obama to visit Washington state, see mudslide aftermath

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will fly to Washington state on April 22 to see the aftermath of the Snohomish County mudslide, exactly a month after one of the state's worst natural disasters. The president notified U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.,...
  • Washington mudslide: President Obama to visit site; death toll rises

    Washington mudslide: President Obama to visit site; death toll rises
    The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington community last month rose to 35 on Tuesday as two more bodies were extricated from the rubble and President Barack Obama pledged to visit the town at the center of the devastation. A rain-...
  • Near mudslide site, 2 young families shaken, uncertain

    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...
  • Crews begin work on berm at Washington mudslide site

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Crews from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun work on an 1,800-foot berm that will help allow the draining of an area the size of about 33 football fields, where some of the 12 remaining victims of the Oso, Wash., mudslide may...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Boy Scout Troop 175 Climbs In To The White Mountains

    Forty three boy scouts and parents from Simsbury Troop 175 climbed deep into the White in March as part of the troop's junior leader training program. Carrying full winter packs and using snow shoes, the group climbed the Lonesome Lake Trail in...
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 33

    Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 33
    The death toll from a massive mudslide that devastated a rural community in Washington state last month rose by three to 33 on Monday, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning on March 22...
  • Early-warning tools to scan for slides rarely used in Northwest

    SEATTLE In the weeks before the Oso mudslide, Shari Brewer and her husband noticed a change in the bluff that towered over the North Fork of the Stillaguamish. A crack at the top of the slope was widening, but it didn't seem like anything to be alarmed...
  • Linda McPherson, other landslide victims, memorialized in Washington

    A retired librarian became the first of the at least 30 people killed in last month’s landslide in Washington to be memorialized as several hundred people gathered to remember her life Saturday afternoon. Two weeks ago, Linda McPherson was reading...