The body of 44-year-old Kris Regelbrugge, whose husband also died, was pulled out of the debris from the March 22nd disaster.
Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month.
One more victim has been recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. The person’s name has not been released.
Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials will gather on the steps of the Legislative Building at noon Tuesday before lowering the flags.
The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office has now identified all 36 victims it has received from the Oso mudslide.
Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government to declare Snohomish County as a farm disaster area so farmers and ranchers affected by the deadly Oso mudslide could seek financial and other help.
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene says President Barack Obama plans to visit the scene of Washington state’s landslide later this month.
The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office, which said all but three have been identified.
A decade before a colossal landslide buried a Washington community, county officials considered buying up people’s homes there to protect them from such a disaster.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for damage caused by a deadly landslide in Washington state and officials say those affected should begin registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency immediately.