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April 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Oso mudslide: Some mudslide insurance help available

As victims of the catastrophic landslide in Oso start rebuilding their lives, many face the additional calamity of having no insurance for the loss of their homes [“Slide erased their homes, but maybe not their loans,” Local News, April 1]. Losses from landslides are not covered by typical homeowner’s insurance. But there may be…


Comments | More in Snohomish mudslide | Topics: Arthur Zeizel, FEMA, flood

March 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Oso mudslide: Who’s in charge?

The Snohomish County mudslide is a tragedy. Unfortunately, one has to wonder where was the leadership to respond to it? [“Precious time wasted in critical first hours after slide, some say,” Local News, March 26]. It took too long for the National Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be called in. With…


Comments | More in Snohomish mudslide | Topics: FEMA, John Christensen, National Guard