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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Firefighter who lost wife, granddaughter in mudslide praises community for its support

    OSO, Wash. Seth Jefferds doesn't know how he would be coping if not for the support of his fellow Oso firefighters and the community. Jefferds' wife and granddaughter were among the 30 people confirmed killed in the March 22 mudslide that also...
  • Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

    SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday...
  • Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30

    Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30
    The death toll in a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a rural community last month rose to 30 on Thursday as one more body was extricated from a pile of muck and debris, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said. A rain-soaked hillside...
  • New normal near landslide: everyday life amid tragedy

    DARRINGTON, Wash. There is a new normal here. Right across from the fire station, by the IGA, the locals are getting used to seeing the TV trucks with their satellite dishes, and their big floodlights. The women who run the town's Funeral Dinner...
  • Hope for mudslide survivors 'almost nonexistent' as search continues

    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...
  • Scientists Predicted Deadly Washington Landslide

    Scientists Predicted Deadly Washington Landslide
    The March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., is a case history of media disaster coverage. Something dramatic happens, loved ones die, emergency managers take over, people grieve, normality returns and disaster strikes again, cycle after cycle. This familiar...
  • Washington slide death toll rises to 28; missing tally drops to 20

    Washington slide death toll rises to 28; missing tally drops to 20
    SEATTLE — As the death toll in the northwestern Washington landslide rose to 28, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that he has asked President Obama for additional federal disaster assistance to repair damaged infrastructure in rural Snohomish...
  • Washington mudslide death toll now at 29

    Washington mudslide death toll now at 29
    The official death toll in the Washington state mudslide rose to 29 Thursday, up from 28 on Tuesday, while 20 people were still listed as missing, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office said on Wednesday. Efforts to recover bodies from the...
  • Mudslide survivors, rescuers tell their stories of tragic day

    Michael Lincoln woke to banging and screams. He and his wife had been sleeping in on a lazy Saturday morning at his house along state Highway 530. Now his son's girlfriend, Amy Miles, was pounding on the bedroom door. "There's a flash flood!" she...
  • Mudslide search could be hampered by flooding from snow runoff

    SEATTLE Searchers on Tuesday continued to recover the remains of victims from the muck of the deadly Snohomish County mudslide, but an official warned Tuesday the effort could be threatened by spring flooding. Slide debris blocking the North Fork of...
  • Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28

    Official death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 28
    The official death toll from a devastating mudslide in Washington state rose to 28 on Tuesday, up from 24 the day before, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday. A statement issued by the coroner's office also said the remains...
  • In just moments, a mudslide changed everything

    OSO, Wash. — Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland, who runs a dairy farm outside this tiny town on the edge of the Cascade Range, was delivering baby goats on the morning of March 22. It was a sunny Saturday in birthing season, filled with the...