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7:11 am
Fri March 28, 2014

At The Landslide Front Line, Comparisons To Mount St. Helens Devastation

Members of the Washington Air National Guard wade through mud and debris looking for signs of missing persons.
Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

A local fire chief is warning communities around the deadly landslide in northwest Washington to brace for a jump in the death toll Friday.

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6:59 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Death Toll Could Eclipse 1910 Avalanche

File photo of the wreck of one of the trains that was hit by an avalanche at Wellington, Wash., on March 1, 1910.
U.S. Library of Congress

The Oso landslide may go down in history as the deadliest natural disaster in Washington.

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6:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Debris Field Has To Be Approached As Hazmat Scene

Homes destroyed by the Oso landslide are barely recognizable as such.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

In a clearing on a hillside above one side of the mudflow, searchers in all sorts of uniforms and bright safety vests are picking through the crushed and barely recognizable remains of homes.

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5:53 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Disaster Response Includes Concerns For Mental Health

Snohomish County Flickr

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:30 pm

The waiting continues for family and friends of the dozens of people missing after last weekend's deadly landslide near Oso, Wash.

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4:17 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

People Find Ways To Help After Landslide

Scouts in Arlington, Wash., collect donations for neighbors affected by the nearby landslide.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:34 pm

People near the landslide in Snohomish County, Wash., are looking for ways to help.

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4:03 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Volunteers Recover Bodies Of Friends And Neighbors In Washington Landslide

Bob DeYoung has recovered bodies of his friends and neighbors in the Oso landslide. His wife has been cooking for hundreds of people a day at the Darrington community hall.
Phyllis Fletcher KUOW

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Wednesday night an emergency commander in Darrington, Wash., told a packed town meeting the number of confirmed dead in the Oso landslide is now 25.

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12:12 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Could Be Deadliest Disaster In Washington State History

Rescue workers are combing the site of a massive landslide near Oso, Wash.
Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 12:22 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has acknowledged the Oso landslide could be the deadliest natural disaster in state history.

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11:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Expected To Rise

Rescue workers on the west side of the Oso Mudslide on Highway 530
Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

The death toll stands at 25 Thursday following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. Sixteen of those victims have been seen by the Medical Examiner.

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2:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Cracked Dam Causes Water Emergency In Washington State

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:18 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

In eastern Washington State, a massive hydroelectric dam on the Columbia River is cracked. Engineers have lowered the water upstream to relieve pressure on the structure. But the low water behind Wanapum Dam has alarmed nearby farmers. Some irrigation pipes are no longer reaching the river and the weather is about to heat up. The Northwest News Network's Anna King reports.

ANNA KING, BYLINE: Frosty Hansen is 74 but he drives his Kawasaki like he's 15 and has nothing to lose.

(SOUNDBITE OF ENGINE REVVING)

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5:31 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

National Guard Searcher Describes 'Sifting' Through Crushed House

Washington National Guard searchers are assisting in the effort to locate victims of the Oso landslide in Snohomish County.
Washington National Guard

The Washington National Guard has now deployed two Black Hawk helicopters to the Oso landslide. On the ground, specially-trained search teams looked for victims in the mud and debris.

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