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Reverend's Oso song came straight from the heart

A cross is decorated with flowers in dedication to mudslide victims at the Oso Community Chapel on March 26. The Rev. Chuck Harmon (left) with the group he assembled to record the song “Jesus Was There”after the fatal mudslide near Oso.

In Uniform

Active Duty A Navy flyover before the playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 18 included local search & rescue staff based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Insurance won’t cover couple’s destructive wall collapse

DENVER — It’s a sight no homeowner wants to come home to: The north wall of their house gone, the interior exposed to the elements of winter. Cort Cagle and his wife Cody Galloway haven’t been able to live in their own home since November 21, 2014. That’s when an excavation crew digging a foundation […]

'Wall of Death': Suit Blames State, Logger for Oso Mudslide

A lawsuit filed Wednesday blames state and local officials and a logging firm for the mudslide, which killed 43 people in March 2014.

Oso Mudslide: Lawsuit Blames State, Logging Company for Deadly Disaster

NBCNews.com: Relatives of a half dozen people killed in the massive Oso, Washington mudslide filed suit against the state, Snohomish County and a logging company Wednesday, saying they helped turn a historically unstable hillside into a "wall of death." The March ...

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Remembered in Pictures

Just this past Tuesday I was speaking with someone who responded from Seattle's Office of Emergency Management to the Oso mudslide that happened in March 2014. One thing he relayed to me was that getting people out of the EOC they were staffing and ...

Two weeks after disaster, Beacon Hill residents bounce back

From 23rd Street in Hoquiam, Lon Howell looked through the windshield of his work vehicle to the top of Beacon Hill.

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THE SOIL LOST ITS COHERENCE..

Report: Liquefaction Had a Hand in Deadly Washington Mudslide

Insurance Journal: A study of the Oso landslide in Washington state that killed 43 people in March says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid in a process called ...

NEW: Liquefaction citied in study of deadly Oso mudslide

KGMI: OSO, Wash. – A study of the Oso landslide that killed 43 people in March 2014 says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid in a process called ...

Liquefaction citied in study of deadly Oso mudslide

The State: EVERETT, Wash. — A study of the Oso landslide in Washington state that killed 43 people in March says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid ...

Liquefaction Citied in Study of Deadly Oso Mudslide

ABC News: A study of the Oso landslide in Washington state that killed 43 people in March says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid in a process called ...

AMOUNT OF WATER..

Near-record rainfall gave Oso mudslide its destructive force, USGS finds

HeraldNet: Water and mud back up on the east side of Oso the day after the fatal March 22 mudslide. A U.S. Geological Survey study says the amount of water in the soil from one of the wettest winters on record gave the slide its unusual mobility, which led to far ...

Near-record rainfall gave Oso mudslide its destructive force, USGS finds

Water and mud back up on the east side of Oso the day after the fatal March 22 mudslide. A U.S. Geological Survey study says the amount of water in the soil from one of the wettest winters on record gave the slide its unusual mobility, which led to far greater destruction.

IN STUDY OF DEADLY OSO MUDSLIDE..

Liquefaction cited in study of deadly Oso mudslide

KOMO News: Workers pass by a pile of tree scraps on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the site of the mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out four-dozen Oso, Wash., homes on March 22 along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. (AP Photo/The Herald, Ian Terry).

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Mudslide prompts evacuation of 300 from Albay town

GMA News: A mudslide caused by continuous heavy rain prompted the evacuation of at least 300 people from a town in Albay over the weekend. Residents of Sitio Inang Maharang in Manito town were scared when they saw mud surrounding their neighborhood, GMA ...

After mudslide, West River Parkway closed until fall

Minnesota Daily: Because multiple landowners were affected by the mudslide, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and the city, the process of reopening the parkway has been time-consuming, said Justin Long, assistant superintendent of ...

One year since Colby Fire: Mudslide danger remains high, slopes seeing new

Staley says the computer had not been fed facts about the 1969 mudslide aided by a fire in 1968. Rather, the model simply incorporated data about urban-interface wildfires that concluded they happen again and again in the same spots. If Staley's map is ...

Mudslide blocks traffic on N. Idaho highway

KTVB: A rock and mudslide carried an estimated 250-300 cubic yards (nearly 450 tons) of debris down to the roadway around 9:45 a.m. according to Idaho Department of Transportation crews. A dispatcher said there is enough dirt on the road to cover a semi.

City of Hoquiam estimates Beacon Hill Drive will be open on Thursday

Hoquiam city officials said Wednesday that they expected Beacon Hill Drive to reopen by about 4 p.m., a day ahead of expected. The road was damaged and blocked by a mudslide two weeks ago.

Mudslide prompts evacuation of 300 from Albay town

A mudslide caused by continuous heavy rain prompted the evacuation of at least 300 people from a town in Albay over the weekend.

After mudslide, West River Parkway closed until fall

Allison Kronberg The West River Parkway will likely reopen to the public in September. A mudslide that occurred on the West Bank last June has kept a 1-mile portion of the road closed. Construction is set to begin in June, and the city is hoping funding from the federal and state level will cover the project. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has spent more than $1.1 million on ...

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Residents escape mudslide: 'It wasn't my time to go'

KOMO News: ABERDEEN, Wash. -- Stories of heroism are emerging from the floods and mudslides that hit Grays Harbor County early this week, and for the first time the people who survived those terrifying moments are telling their story. It's hard to believe anyone ...

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