On Saturday morning a landslide in Washington’s Snohomish County caused devastation in Oso, a small community near the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Rescue efforts immediately got underway. At this point eight people have been confirmed dead and 108 are unaccounted for.
Department of Emergency Management officials emphasize that the 108 number is vague and “soft” but the situation is still described as “very grim.”
We’ll get the latest news from Washington and hear what other places in the region could be at risk for landslides.
- Neal Pattison: Executive editor of The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington
- Ian Madin: Chief scientist with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017