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4:08 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Appreciative Crowd Awaits President Obama In Oso

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Snohomish County first responders are gathering in the Oso fire house for an appearance by President Barack Obama.

The President's visit coincides with the one month anniversary of the massive landslide that killed 41 people. Two remain missing.

Obama is meeting privately with family members of victims. Earlier the President flew over the slide zone in Marine One to see the devastation.

Among those gathered at the fire house is the Chief of the State Patrol, the first state trooper on the scene of the slide, AmeriCorps volunteers and FEMA representatives. The president is scheduled to speak to the crowd just before 4 p.m. local time.

One of several first responders at the fire station says it has been a terribly emotional month in this community, but he is grateful the president has come to see the slide destruction and to meet with members of this "Oso Strong" community.

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