Washington Mudslide

Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last […]


In this undated photo provided by Amanda Skorjanc and Ty Suddarth, Duke Suddarth lays near a dog. The 5-month-old baby rescued from a Oso, Wash., landslide is listed in serious condition and improving at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Amanda Skorjanc and Ty Suddarth)

Woman pulled from mudslide rubble shares her story

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman pulled from the rubble of the Washington mudslide along with her infant son is starting to recover physically from her ordeal after six surgeries, but she and her doctor acknowledged […]


Members of the Washington State National Guard search through debris field for personal items and bodies, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, where workers continued to search through the mudslide area in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Genna Martin)

Mystery emerges in effort to ID mudslide remains

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the people killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, a mystery troubles them. One of the 30 […]


Workers dig at a much drier mudslide site on the west side at the west site of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37, near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson)

Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, […]


Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. The number of confirmed dead has reached 24. More than two dozen people remain missing, authorities have said. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo, Pool)

More mudslide victims found as state seeks new aid

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government […]


A U.S. flag hangs at half-staff with Whitehorse Mountain behind,  during the early morning of Monday, March 31, 2014, at the fire station in Darrington, Wash. Crews have cleared a path through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington's deadly mudslide, making the painstaking search for victims easier. The makeshift road completed over the weekend links one side of the 300-acre debris field to the other.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

More victims found on east side of mudslide

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Crews searching through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington’s deadly mudslide are finding more human remains on the east side of the slide, near the town of Darrington. Steve Harris, […]


Four search and rescue workers wade through water covering Washington Highway 530 Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. as heavy equipment moves trees and other debris in the background. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Search for mudslide missing comes down to digging

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — There is only one way searchers are narrowing the list of 90 people still missing seven days after a landslide obliterated the mountain community of Oso: by digging. There are no […]


This aerial photo taken Monday, March 24, 2014 shows the massive mudslide that killed at least eight people Saturday and left dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seismic readings show Washington had 2 landslides

SEATTLE (AP) — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said. A report […]


Teresa Welter cries as she holds a candle, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Wash., for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Grim reality: Some slide victims may not be found

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state’s deadly mudslide. Doug Massingale waits too, for word about […]


A helicopter and waiting ground crew transfer a worker injured working on the mudslide into a waiting ambulance from a Snohomish County helicopter, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, near Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan)

2 more bodies recovered from Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Rescuers slogging through muck and rain Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state […]




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