Natural Disasters

Politics & Government
5:41 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Financial Aid To Help Four Oregon Counties After February Ice Storm

Credit Angela Kellner

Financial assistance is now available to repair utilities and roads in four Oregon counties after February's ice storm. 

It's been two months since the ice storm hit the Willamette Valley. But residents and businesses are still paying the price. Recently, federal aid became available for Benton, Lane, Linn, and Lincoln counties after President Obama declared the storm a disaster on April 4th.

Oregon's Office of Emergency Management, or O.E.M., announced the Public Assistant Grant Program to help repair property and rebuild infrastructure.

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Disasters & Accidents
7:34 am
Mon March 31, 2014

One Week Later, Prayers For Landslide Victims And Stories Of Survival

Steve Sconce says he would have been repairing a roof in the slide zone had he not decided to attend his son's wrestling match.
Kara McDermott

The death roll has risen to 21 following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. But the number of missing has been lowered dramatically--to 30. Over the weekend, the search for victims continued. At the same time, residents in the nearby town of Darrington paused to pray and reflect.

Here at First Baptist Church, they prayed for the families of the victims. Members of the congregation also told stories of survival. Steve Sconce was supposed to have been fixing a roof on a house directly in the path of the landslide.

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