A solemn crowd gathered in Oso, Washington, on Sunday to honor 43 people who lost their lives a year ago in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history.
The body of 44-year-old Kris Regelbrugge, whose husband also died, was pulled out of the debris from the March 22nd disaster.
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.
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.
Washington State University announced Wednesday it will waive tuition for the 2014-2015 school year for students affected by the deadly Oso landslide
The official death toll from Washington state’s mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 22 of those victims have been identified.
The University of Washington is helping lead a geotechnical team to investigate what caused the March 22 landslide at Oso and what might be done to prevent similar disasters.
Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.