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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • Washington landslide victim describes the day the mud rushed in

    SEATTLE -- Two broken legs. A broken arm. A shattered eye socket. And a memory of terror, an “unexplainable” sound “that will never get out of my head.” That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide...
  • Landslide survivor: 'I turned and screamed out to God to save us'

    SEATTLE — A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head." That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25,...
  • Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide

    Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide
    The likely death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. As many as 176 people remained listed as missing...
  • Washington state mudslide: The grim process of removing the dead

    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Of all the help that has arrived here along the Stillaguamish River in the wake of Saturday's deadly mudslide, one group in particular stands out. The state mortuary assistance team is now in place and ready to work. "There is a...
  • Mudslide buried the love of his life, sitting beside him

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had...
  • Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90

    Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90
    Rescue teams on Thursday clawed through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 25 people, searching for those still missing, and the community prayed for "one little miracle." As the death toll rose...
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
  • Number of Washington state mudslide missing drops to 90

    As a fifth day of search and recovery after the Washington state mudslide came to an end Wednesday, the confirmed death toll remained at 16, officials said. No more bodies had been recovered, and no more survivors were found. Authorities said the number...
  • Washington state mudslide rescuers share their stories

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — The stories rang with fear and frustration, pain and the occasional flicker of joy. But the storytellers Wednesday were not the survivors of the deadly mudslide that slammed into the Stillaguamish Valley. For the first time...
  • Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response

    Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response
    Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive mudslide in Washington state braced the public on Thursday for an impending steep rise in the death toll even as they deflected grumbling about the adequacy of the early disaster...