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September 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Oso-mudslide families to benefit from $1.5 million federal grant

DARRINGTON (AP) — A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for using it. County spokeswoman Rebecca Hover says plans call for buying out properties hit by the mudslide or ensuing floodwaters.

Sen. Patty Murray says the money will help Oso, Darrington and Arlington on the road to recovery.

The mudslide took out four dozen homes and killed 43 people when it came down on March 22.

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