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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

High Tech Tools And Tricks Aid Search For Landslide Victims

A view of mud-covered SR 530 after Saturday's landslide that struck near Oso, Washington.
Credit WSDOT / Flickr

Rescuers are employing high technology tools and tricks to help locate victims buried deep under the muck and debris of Saturday’s landslide in Washington. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:07 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Rain Makes Slippery Search At Deadly Landslide More Complicated

Rain on Tuesday is complicating the search for victims of the landslide in Snohomish County.
Credit Al Maguire / Washington Department of National Resources

Light rain is falling on the valley north of Seattle Tuesday where hundreds of rescuers are still combing through debris from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
6:05 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County

Aerial photo of the mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash.
Credit Office of the Governor / Flickr

Ongoing movement of the huge landslide that crashed down on a rural Northwest Washington neighborhood on Saturday is hampering the search for more victims. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Stillaguamish River Flow Returns To Normal Post-Landslide

Flow rates below the landslide on the Stillaguamish are now back to normal.
Credit Wsiegmund / Wikimedia Commons

Authorities are breathing a small sigh of relief amidst all the destruction from the fatal landslide on the Stillaguamish River.

They are relieved because the river flow is getting back to normal.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:07 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Officials Aim To Consolidate Mudslide Information

In Snohomish County a mudslide wiped out much of the town of Oso and blocked State Route 530.
Credit Office of the Governor / Flickr

Search and rescue operations are still underway in Snohomish County where a mudslide wiped out much of the town of Oso and blocked State Route 530.

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Mudslide Cleanup
4:25 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Mudslides Close North Cascades Highway Until Weekend At Least

WSDOT. This is one of eight mudslides across SR 20, the North Cascades Highway.

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 4:56 pm

Washington's Department of Transportation (WSDOT) doesn't know yet what day the North Cascades Highway will reopen. Intense thunderstorms over the weekend unleashed eight mudslides that have closed the northernmost route across the Cascade Range.

WSDOT spokesman Jeff Adamson says optimism is rising now that big bulldozers and other heavy equipment has arrived. He says his agency awarded an emergency contract last night (Mon.) to get more muscle on scene.

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Northwest Fires
4:16 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Landslides, Road Closures Further Complicate Fire Fighting Near Wenatchee

InciWeb. Lightning at the Mile Post 10 Fire

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 3:08 pm

Torrents of mud and debris have closed three roads near Wenatchee in central Washington. The landslides were caused by thunderstorms on Sunday, along with wildfire damage. The mudflows have hampered firefighting efforts on the Mile Post 10 fire, which has grown to 6,000 acres since Friday.

Some residents and fire trucks were stranded. Rick Isaacson is an information officer for Chelan Fire District 1. He says it’s been a pretty tough couple of weeks. “If I lived up there I’d be on vacation in Hawaii for about three weeks. And just leave it at that. If I could.”

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Landslide Risk
5:32 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Forecast For High Risk Of Landslides Coming True

File photo of a mudslide along an Amtrak line in Washington state in February 2011.
Credit WSDOT

Oregon's Department of Geology put all of western Oregon on notice for increased potential of landslides Monday. Across the Columbia River, state geologists in Washington reclassified Pacific and Clark counties to "high hazard" for landslides.

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Mudslide In Oregon Town
6:47 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Small Northeast Oregon Town Digs Out From Mud Flow

Tucker Wilson, 14, and his grandfather Philip Berg, take a short break from cleaning mud up off their 120-acre wheat and hay farm near Helix, Ore.
Anna King Northwest Public Radio

Residents of the tiny northeast Oregon town of Helix are cleaning up after a huge mudflow that inundated much of the community.

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