natural disaster http://www.kplu.org en First-Of-Its-Kind Draft Report Outlines Threats Of Natural Disasters To Wash. Schools http://www.kplu.org/post/first-its-kind-draft-report-outlines-threats-natural-disasters-wash-schools <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147341020&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Oso landslide, with 41 dead and two still missing, could be the third-worst natural disaster in Washington history after the Steven's Pass Avalanche of 1910&nbsp;and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.</p><p>But what if there had been a school in the path of the slide? The death toll could have been much higher.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16354 at http://www.kplu.org First-Of-Its-Kind Draft Report Outlines Threats Of Natural Disasters To Wash. Schools Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-covered-few-washington-homeowners-hold-insurance-landslides <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141447451&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Though much of the Puget Sound region is <a href="http://kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/residents-business/Hazards_Disasters/Landslides.aspx" target="_blank">"especially vulnerable"</a> to landslides like the one that <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/it-s-just-surreal-families-cling-hope-wake-deadly-mudslide">claimed 14 lives in Snohomish County</a> over the weekend, only a handful of Washington homeowners' insurance policies would cover damages from a similar disaster.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15276 at http://www.kplu.org Are You Covered? Few Washington Homeowners Hold Insurance For Landslides New warning system could alert you seconds before quake hits http://www.kplu.org/post/new-warning-system-could-alert-you-seconds-quake-hits <p>What would you do if you knew a major earthquake was about to strike in 10 seconds? Some scientists say even a few moments’ warning could save lives, and they’re <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/nextsteps.php ">setting up a system </a>that might soon give Washingtonians time to act before the shaking starts.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:58:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6505 at http://www.kplu.org New warning system could alert you seconds before quake hits