Oso slide http://kplu.org en Scientists Say Smaller 2006 Landslide Set The Stage For Oso Disaster http://kplu.org/post/scientists-say-smaller-2006-landslide-set-stage-oso-disaster <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159859305&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A small landslide in 2006 set the stage for the catastrophe that claimed 43 lives in Oso, Washington this past March, say a panel of scientists in a<a href="http://www.geerassociation.org/GEER_Post%20EQ%20Reports/Oso_WA_2014/GEER_Oso_Landslide_Report_low-res.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;federally-funded study.</a></p><p>The hills above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River had slid before, at least 15 times over the centuries, according to the study.</p><p>But one slide in particular left Oso vulnerable. In 2006, that smaller slide left a loosely-packed mass of debris perched dangerously above the Steelhead Haven development and its neighbors.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:34:30 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17839 at http://kplu.org Scientists Say Smaller 2006 Landslide Set The Stage For Oso Disaster Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas http://kplu.org/post/snohomish-county-weighs-options-tighten-land-use-slide-prone-areas <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155891854&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three months after a deadly landslide hit the town of Oso, Washington, Snohomish County is again looking at options to tighten land-use policy in slide-prone areas.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17374 at http://kplu.org Snohomish County Weighs Options To Tighten Land Use In Slide-Prone Areas Rodeo Band-Aid: Roping, Riding Helps People Heal From Oso Landslide http://kplu.org/post/rodeo-band-aid-roping-riding-helps-people-heal-oso-landslide <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155685012&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Timberbowl Rodeo in the town of Darrington, Washington saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal from the tragic&nbsp;Oso landslide.</p><p>Alexis Blakey knows nearly everyone in the small town that lies 74 miles northeast of Seattle. A native of nearby Oso, Washington, 20-year-old&nbsp;Blakey said the landslide that made her town infamous is branded on her brain. She was at these same rodeo grounds that day when she saw ambulance after ambulance headed for Oso.</p><p>“I don’t know," Blakey said. "We were all just like, 'What is going on? Is this really happening right now?'”</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:47:38 +0000 Anna King 17317 at http://kplu.org Rodeo Band-Aid: Roping, Riding Helps People Heal From Oso Landslide 38 Oso Slide Legal Claims Filed Against State Of Wash., More Expected http://kplu.org/post/38-oso-slide-legal-claims-filed-against-state-wash-more-expected <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153892016&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The deadly Oso landslide in March has resulted in a blizzard of legal claims against the state of Washington.</p><p>As of Tuesday, the state’s risk management office reports it has received 38 tort claims, which are precursors to a lawsuit. Claims have also been filed against Snohomish County.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:26:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17066 at http://kplu.org 38 Oso Slide Legal Claims Filed Against State Of Wash., More Expected Another Body Found At Site Of Oso Slide http://kplu.org/post/another-body-found-site-oso-slide <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Officials say another body has been recovered from the site of a landslide that killed dozens of people Washington state.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it's not clear if the body is that of either of the two people remaining on the missing list after the March 22 mudslide.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:54:04 +0000 The Associated Press 16795 at http://kplu.org Another Body Found At Site Of Oso Slide Oso Slide Prompts Board To 'Take Stock' Of Logging Rules Around Unstable Slopes http://kplu.org/post/oso-slide-prompts-board-take-stock-logging-rules-around-unstable-slopes <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149343888&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;">Washington State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark repeated Monday that "it's still too early to tell" if there is a connection between logging and this spring's deadly landslide near Oso, Washington. Even so, a state panel that sets timber harvest rules decided it was worthwhile to take an all-day look at landslide hazards.<br /><br />Deborah Durnell, 50, was at work when the huge landslide crashed down on the rural enclave where she lived with her husband. He was at home and died. She hopes the tragedy motivates the state to better protect people.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:28:15 +0000 Tom Banse 16523 at http://kplu.org Oso Slide Prompts Board To 'Take Stock' Of Logging Rules Around Unstable Slopes USGS Geologist Doubts Cause Of Oso Landslide Will Ever Be Pinned Down http://kplu.org/post/usgs-geologist-doubts-cause-oso-landslide-will-ever-be-pinned-down <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;">A federal geologist doubts the cause of the deadly landslide near Oso, Washington will ever be fully pinned down.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;">During testimony in Olympia Monday, USGS scientist Jonathan Godt&nbsp;said heavy rains in February and March certainly contributed to the slide. Geologists have also ruled out an earthquake as a trigger. But Godt says a big missing piece is groundwater flows, for which there's no data.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:51:29 +0000 Tom Banse 16506 at http://kplu.org USGS Geologist Doubts Cause Of Oso Landslide Will Ever Be Pinned Down Missing Slide Victim's Brothers: Meeting Other Families Was Powerful, Meeting Obama Was 'Bonus' http://kplu.org/post/missing-slide-victims-brothers-meeting-other-families-was-powerful-meeting-obama-was-bonus <p></p><p>For two men still waiting word on their brother missing since the March 22 mudslide, Tuesday's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">group meeting with President Barack Obama provided a powerful opportunity to connect with other victims, family members and first responders.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank and John </span>Hadaway's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;brother, 53-year-old Steven </span>Hadaway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of </span>Darrington<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is one of two people still missing in the wake of the mudslide that has claimed 41 lives.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:33:21 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16219 at http://kplu.org Missing Slide Victim's Brothers: Meeting Other Families Was Powerful, Meeting Obama Was 'Bonus' Obama To Slide Victims, Responders: 'We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes' http://kplu.org/post/obama-slide-victims-responders-well-be-here-long-it-takes <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146034135&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">President Barack Obama</span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">&nbsp;surveyed the damage from the March 22 disaster by helicopter as he traveled Tuesday to </span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">meet with those affected by the mudslide.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Obama met privately with victims and family members before addressing a&nbsp;group of emergency responders at the Oso firehouse.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.40143871307373px; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">The firehouse was decorated with posters thanking emergency responders and proclaiming “Oso&nbsp;strong.” Obama vowed the country will stand “strong right alongside you.”</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">"<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.5;">There are still families who are searching for loved ones.&nbsp; There are families who have lost everything, and it’s going to be a difficult road ahead for them.&nbsp; And that’s why I wanted to come here — just to let you know that the country is thinking about all of you and have been throughout this tragedy," said the president. "</span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">We're very, very proud of you. Michelle and I grieve with you."</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:24:45 +0000 Kyle Stokes & Austin Jenkins 16210 at http://kplu.org Obama To Slide Victims, Responders: 'We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes' Trying To Help Slide Victims? Beware Of Disaster Relief Fraud http://kplu.org/post/trying-help-slide-victims-beware-disaster-relief-fraud <p></p><p>Think twice before clicking on a link soliciting money for victims of the March 22 mudslide that has claimed 41 lives. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says fraud is always a problem as people begin to recover from a disaster.&nbsp;</p><p>Durkan and Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe are urging anyone who is aware of disaster relief fraud to call the toll-free National Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721, send an email to <a href="mailto:disaster@leo.gov">disaster@leo.gov</a>.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:56:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 16186 at http://kplu.org Trying To Help Slide Victims? Beware Of Disaster Relief Fraud 3 More Mudslide Victims Identified http://kplu.org/post/3-more-mudslide-victims-identified <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday it has now identified all 39 victims it has received.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:21 +0000 The Associated Press 16102 at http://kplu.org 3 More Mudslide Victims Identified Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 39 http://kplu.org/post/death-toll-mudslide-rises-39 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office announced two more victims Wednesday and said it's trying to identify three of the bodies.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:05:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16065 at http://kplu.org Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 39 Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims http://kplu.org/post/flags-lowered-statewide-one-week-honor-landslide-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flags will fly at half-mast across Washington state until next Tuesday to honor the victims of last month's deadly landslide. Earlier Tuesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner raised the death toll by one to 37. Seven others remain missing.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:05 +0000 Tom Banse 16047 at http://kplu.org Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims Slide Survivor: I Called County 3 Times Before Buying Home, But No One Warned Me http://kplu.org/post/slide-survivor-i-called-county-3-times-buying-home-no-one-warned-me <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;resident Robin Youngblood calls the mudslide she survived last month “devastating, horrific and totally unnecessary.”&nbsp;Thirty seven people are confirmed dead, and seven remain missing as crews search for remains.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Youngblood was pulled from the ruins after her mobile home was flattened.&nbsp;She’s now on a mission to get laws changed to prevent people from building or remaining in slide-prone areas once the danger is known.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16023 at http://kplu.org Slide Survivor: I Called County 3 Times Before Buying Home, But No One Warned Me 36th Victim Of Oso Mudslide ID'd; 7 Still Missing http://kplu.org/post/36th-victim-oso-mudslide-idd-7-still-missing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Snohomish County medical examiner's office has now identified all 36 victims it has received from the </span>Oso<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> mudslide.</span></p><div><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The office on Friday added the name of 14-year-old Denver Harris of Arlington, who was killed by blunt force injuries. The boy had been on the missing list.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:27:56 +0000 The Associated Press 15960 at http://kplu.org 36th Victim Of Oso Mudslide ID'd; 7 Still Missing