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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

    SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday...
  • Linda McPherson, other landslide victims, memorialized in Washington

    A retired librarian became the first of the at least 30 people killed in last month’s landslide in Washington to be memorialized as several hundred people gathered to remember her life Saturday afternoon. Two weeks ago, Linda McPherson was reading...
  • Fire chief holds out hope for mudslide rescues

    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Families have been assisting in the search for mudslide victims here, in at least one case recovering their loved one's body and returning to help others find relatives, according to Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots. “...
  • 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...
  • 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 hits 37 in Washington mudslide; 7 remain missing

    A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month's mudslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on...
  • Travel films and programs

    HOLLAND & BELGIUM Presentation Adrian and Susan Kalvinskas of Distant Lands will explore the Low Countries and their cities and countryside, including Amsterdam, the World War I-era landscape of the Ypres area and Brussels. When, where: 7:30 p.m....
  • Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last

    Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last
    Ah, the open road: The lone highway into Valdez, Alaska, is finally clear, but residents say being cut off by land wasn't that big of a deal. Six miles of the Richardson Highway in and out of the town of 4,000 people were shut down for about 11 days...