Mudslides http://www.kplu.org en 3 More Mudslide Victims Identified http://www.kplu.org/post/3-more-mudslide-victims-identified <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday it has now identified all 39 victims it has received.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:21 +0000 The Associated Press 16102 at http://www.kplu.org 3 More Mudslide Victims Identified Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 39 http://www.kplu.org/post/death-toll-mudslide-rises-39 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office announced two more victims Wednesday and said it's trying to identify three of the bodies.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:05:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16065 at http://www.kplu.org Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 39 Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims http://www.kplu.org/post/flags-lowered-statewide-one-week-honor-landslide-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flags will fly at half-mast across Washington state until next Tuesday to honor the victims of last month's deadly landslide. Earlier Tuesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner raised the death toll by one to 37. Seven others remain missing.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:05 +0000 Tom Banse 16047 at http://www.kplu.org Flags Lowered Statewide For One Week To Honor Landslide Victims Slide Survivor: I Called County 3 Times Before Buying Home, But No One Warned Me http://www.kplu.org/post/slide-survivor-i-called-county-3-times-buying-home-no-one-warned-me <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;resident Robin Youngblood calls the mudslide she survived last month “devastating, horrific and totally unnecessary.”&nbsp;Thirty seven people are confirmed dead, and seven remain missing as crews search for remains.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Youngblood was pulled from the ruins after her mobile home was flattened.&nbsp;She’s now on a mission to get laws changed to prevent people from building or remaining in slide-prone areas once the danger is known.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16023 at http://www.kplu.org Slide Survivor: I Called County 3 Times Before Buying Home, But No One Warned Me 36th Victim Of Oso Mudslide ID'd; 7 Still Missing http://www.kplu.org/post/36th-victim-oso-mudslide-idd-7-still-missing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Snohomish County medical examiner's office has now identified all 36 victims it has received from the </span>Oso<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> mudslide.</span></p><div><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The office on Friday added the name of 14-year-old Denver Harris of Arlington, who was killed by blunt force injuries. The boy had been on the missing list.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:27:56 +0000 The Associated Press 15960 at http://www.kplu.org 36th Victim Of Oso Mudslide ID'd; 7 Still Missing Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs http://www.kplu.org/post/scientists-monitoring-oso-slide-s-effects-stillaguamish-fish-runs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143946519&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As the search for victims of the Oso mudslide continues, scientists are monitoring its effects on endangered fish runs.</p><p>The cloudiness of the Stillaguamish&nbsp;River due to sediment washing down after the slide is a big concern. But it looks like initial fears of devastation are giving way to optimism.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15851 at http://www.kplu.org Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs Inslee Happy With Federal Aid For Landslide, But Says It Won't 'Make People Whole' http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-happy-federal-aid-landslide-says-it-wont-make-people-whole <p>Gov. Jay Inslee says he's pleased with the federal disaster relief flowing to the state for last month's deadly landslide in Snohomish County.&nbsp;But during an interview with public radio Wednesday, Inslee said the arrival of the Federal Emergency Management Agency aid does not replace private charity.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:15:36 +0000 Tom Banse 15866 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Happy With Federal Aid For Landslide, But Says It Won't 'Make People Whole' Slide Survivor Haunted By Memories Of 'Horrible, Rumbling, Wet' Sound, Guilt http://www.kplu.org/post/slide-survivor-haunted-memories-horrible-rumbling-wet-sound-guilt <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143934112&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Amanda Skorjanc was sitting in her kitchen with her baby son, Duke, when she heard “what sounded like a truck off a rumble strip.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“And then it continued, and I thought, ‘Oh, maybe it’s an earthquake.’ And then the light started to shake. The light started to blink,” said the 25-year-old mother.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Skorjanc looked out the side door of her </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> home, and saw nothing. Then she looked out the front door.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It was like a movie. Houses were exploding,” she said, fighting back tears. “The next thing I see is the neighbor’s chimney coming in through our front door. And I turned and I held Duke, and I did not let him go.”</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:01:58 +0000 Martha Kang & Kyle Stokes 15846 at http://www.kplu.org Slide Survivor Haunted By Memories Of 'Horrible, Rumbling, Wet' Sound, Guilt Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 35 http://www.kplu.org/post/mudslide-death-toll-rises-35 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says one more person has been added to the list of people killed in the Washington state mudslide.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Authorities said Tuesday afternoon that at least 35 people have died, but officials are still working to identify four of them.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:59:35 +0000 The Associated Press 15826 at http://www.kplu.org Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 35 Obama To Visit Site Of Deadly Mudslide, Meet Families And Emergency Responders http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-visit-site-deadly-mudslide-meet-families-and-emergency-responders <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Pres. Barack Obama will visit the site of the deadly mudslide in Snohomish County and meet with family members of victims and first responders, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The governor said the president will visit the community of Oso&nbsp;later this month, during the week of April 21.&nbsp; His visit will come approximately one month after the disaster.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">"This will give the president the opportunity to see firsthand the devastation wrought by the slide as well as the incredible community spirit flourishing in Oso, Arlington and Darrington," Inslee said in a statement.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:41:09 +0000 Ed Ronco & The Associated Press 15779 at http://www.kplu.org Obama To Visit Site Of Deadly Mudslide, Meet Families And Emergency Responders Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 33 http://www.kplu.org/post/death-toll-mudslide-rises-33 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 33.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says it has received three more victims than previously reported. Of those, 30 have been identified.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:32:15 +0000 The Associated Press 15744 at http://www.kplu.org Death Toll In Mudslide Rises To 33 In Wake Of Deadly Slide, Chaplains Responding To Emotional Emergencies http://www.kplu.org/post/wake-deadly-slide-chaplains-responding-emotional-emergencies <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143114411&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the weeks go by after the deadly mudslide in </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the number of volunteers helping to clean up the muddy mess is dwindling. But there’s another team working on an invisible mess — the emotional one. They’re volunteer, emergency response chaplains.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;L</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ong after the funerals are over and the debris has been disposed of, t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">heir work will continue</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Schertzinger, Owen Couch, and Suzanne and Ray Thompson&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">were some of the first volunteers to arrive after the mudslide in </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The chaplains will likely be some of the last to leave.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since they retired as a nurse and a firefighter, Suzanne and Ray Thompson have bounced from disaster to disaster.</span></p><p>"Tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, ice storms," Ray Thompson recalled. "I've kind of lost count."</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 15586 at http://www.kplu.org In Wake Of Deadly Slide, Chaplains Responding To Emotional Emergencies Survivors Wonder: Why Are We Alive? http://www.kplu.org/post/survivors-wonder-why-are-we-alive <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 17px; line-height: 24px;">It was a sound like a jet engine. Then a forest of trees collapsed. And all was quiet except for the calls for help.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 17px; line-height: 24px;">LoAnna Langton ran out of her house with her baby boy in her arms. Confused about what had just happened, she shouted for her children and their friends. She knew she needed to have her all her babies close at hand.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 17px; line-height: 24px;">"Larry, Larry, did you see those trees? There's a hundred trees that just went down," she screamed to her neighbor, Larry Taylor, who opened his door and poked his head out.</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:02:52 +0000 Donna Gordon Blankinship 15730 at http://www.kplu.org Survivors Wonder: Why Are We Alive? Lands Commissioner: Logging Factor In Oso Slide 'Entirely Speculative' http://www.kplu.org/post/lands-commissioner-logging-factor-oso-slide-entirely-speculative <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142946685&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Speaking for the first time since the Oso landslide hit Snohomish County, Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark&nbsp;suggested anti-logging interests want to use the disaster to advance their cause.</p><p>In an exclusive interview, the two-term Democrat said he is indignant in the wake of news reports that have focused on past logging on the plateau above the slide.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:09:12 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15667 at http://www.kplu.org Lands Commissioner: Logging Factor In Oso Slide 'Entirely Speculative' Audio Slideshow: After A Devastating Mudslide, Moving Forward http://www.kplu.org/post/audio-slideshow-after-devastating-mudslide-moving-forward <p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:20:18 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 15632 at http://www.kplu.org Audio Slideshow: After A Devastating Mudslide, Moving Forward