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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Grim search continues in Washington mudslide

    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: Mountain Loop Highway a wild ride out of Darrington

    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....
  • Washington landslide survivors gather to share prayers, strength

    Washington landslide survivors gather to share prayers, strength
    OSO, Wash. -- Inside Oso Community Chapel on Sunday, locals gathered for a service eight days after a devastating landslide killed at least 18 people, including a 4-month-old girl and her grandmother. There were tears and despair but also songs and...
  • Washington landslide's official death toll rises to 21; 30 missing

    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...
  • Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer

    Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer
    OSO, Wash. -- To mark a statewide moment of silence exactly a week after a massive mudslide slammed this rural town, about 100 firefighters and volunteers in the search for victims filed out of the fire station Saturday and stood before a U.S. flag at...
  • At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief

    At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief
    OSO, Wash. -- Washington residents paused Saturday to observe a statewide moment of silence at 10:37 a.m., exactly a week after a devastating mudslide tore through this rural mountain town. The death toll stands at 17, with 90 more still missing....
  • Mudslide death toll rises to 18; number of missing drops to 30

    Mudslide death toll rises to 18; number of missing drops to 30
    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- As they began a second week searching for victims of a deadly mudslide, officials on Saturday night dramatically lowered their count of the missing from 90 to 30. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead by the Snohomish County...
  • 5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged

    5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged
    A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. 11:50 p.m. USGS scientist Lucy Jones' advice...