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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

April 4, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Oso mudslide: Spend money in the area when it’s safe

A large American Flag flies at half staff in the debris field caused by the massive mudslide above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530, west of Darrington, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The large flag, raised on the third day of the mudslide aftermath, replaces an older flag found in the debris field and raised at half staff by the Oso fire department on the second day. (MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

As we follow the tragic events resulting from the mudslide in the Darrington-Oso area, we have been shown many ways to offer support for those affected [“In Oso mudslide, signs that warnings may have been missed," Opinion, March 30].

The response has been overwhelming. We are saddened by the loss of life and property, while our spirits are lifted by the way those towns and surrounding communities have come together to get through this as best they can.

At some point the road will be cleared and the recovery efforts will be


Comments | More in Snohomish mudslide | Topics: Chris Salditt, mudslide, Oso

March 31, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Oso mudslide: Echos around the world to come from climate change

When the mountain crashed down on Oso, horror and disbelief gave way to an all-out rescue effort [“In Oso mudslide, signs that warnings may have been missed,” Opinion, March 31]. There is a global message from this local tragedy: Despite warnings and documentation of the danger, homes were built and lives lived in…


Comments | More in Snohomish mudslide | Topics: climate change, global warming, mudslide