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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Washington landslide's official death toll rises to 21; 30 missing

    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...
  • Landslide: Mountain Loop Highway a wild ride out of Darrington

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — The landslide that killed at least 24 people near this mountain community also severed SR 530, the main highway out of town. Before the March 22 catastrophe, it took about 30 minutes to drive west from Darrington to Arlington....
  • Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide

    Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide
    OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants. Sewage,...
  • Grim search continues in Washington mudslide

    OSO, Wash. — Dr. Ron Brown walked out of the Oso Fire station, hair still damp, face ruddy, safety goggles slung around the neck of his orange jacket, helmet in hand. The flight medic stood up the road from the massive mudslide Friday and...
  • Landslide forces Washington drivers on harrowing mountain detour

    Landslide forces Washington drivers on harrowing mountain detour
    DARRINGTON, Wash. — Before the catastrophic landslide killed at least 24 people and severed the main highway out of town, it took about 30 minutes to drive from this mountain community west to Arlington. Now that State Route 530 is blocked by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...