KUOW's Ongoing Coverage Of The Deadly Oso Mudslide http://kuow.org en Scientists Draw Lessons From Oso Landslide http://kuow.org/post/scientists-draw-lessons-oso-landslide <p>Ross Reynolds talks with&nbsp;David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, who was part of a team of scientists studying the aftermath of the Oso mudslide in order to help other communities prepare for future disasters. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:32 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38737 at http://kuow.org Scientists Draw Lessons From Oso Landslide Snohomish County Temporarily Halts Building Near Oso Landslide http://kuow.org/post/snohomish-county-temporarily-halts-building-near-oso-landslide <p>Lisa Brooks speaks with Snohomish County Council Chair Dave Somers about a temporary ban on development in two landslide-prone areas near the site of the Oso, Wash., landslide that killed 43 people in March. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:22:49 +0000 Lisa Brooks 37125 at http://kuow.org Snohomish County Temporarily Halts Building Near Oso Landslide Letting Go Of The Oso Landslide On The Back Of A Fast Horse http://kuow.org/post/letting-go-oso-landslide-back-fast-horse <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062314AK_OsoCowgirl_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Timberbowl Rodeo, in the town of Darrington, Washington, saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal up a bit from this year's nearby terrible Oso landslide.<p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:30:56 +0000 Anna King 36888 at http://kuow.org Letting Go Of The Oso Landslide On The Back Of A Fast Horse As Highway 530 Opens, Darrington Welcomes Visitors http://kuow.org/post/highway-530-opens-darrington-welcomes-visitors <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Martha Rasmussen, organizer of Darrington Day, about the fortuitous connection between the re-opening of state Route 530 and the annual celebration of Darrington Day. Both events take place Saturday May 31. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:13:59 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 35539 at http://kuow.org As Highway 530 Opens, Darrington Welcomes Visitors Oso Highlights A Policy Challenge: Development Pressure Vs. Landslide Risk http://kuow.org/post/oso-highlights-policy-challenge-development-pressure-vs-landslide-risk <p>Barbara Ingram furrows her brow as she peers into a patch of woods up the road from her house. Developers have had their eyes on this place, too. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:32:09 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 35466 at http://kuow.org Oso Highlights A Policy Challenge: Development Pressure Vs. Landslide Risk Amid Grief, Darrington Students Dress Up And Head To Prom http://kuow.org/post/amid-grief-darrington-students-dress-and-head-prom <p></p><p>Taylor Lindeman and her boyfriend Anthony Smith drink Red Bull, waiting to get their hair done. Taylor will get a waterfall braid. Anthony wants a haircut, but he’s resisting Taylor’s efforts to have his red bushy beard trimmed. He keeps telling people he wants to grow it out and go “mountain man.” Tue, 20 May 2014 18:46:15 +0000 Kendra Hanna & RadioActive Youth Media 34673 at http://kuow.org Amid Grief, Darrington Students Dress Up And Head To Prom After Oso: The Emotional Phases Of A Disaster http://kuow.org/post/after-oso-emotional-phases-disaster <p>Aid agencies are reducing their presence in Oso and Darrington, a month and a half after a landslide hit the small community there, killing at least 41. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:12:05 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 34153 at http://kuow.org After Oso: The Emotional Phases Of A Disaster How Drones Quietly Mapped Oso Landslide Area http://kuow.org/post/how-drones-quietly-mapped-oso-landslide-area <p>As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill in April that would have regulated drone use statewide, a consortium of disaster recovery specialists quietly negotiated the use of drones to make a 3-D model of the Oso mudslide.</p><p>Inslee vetoed the Legislature's bill on April 4 citing privacy and transparency concerns that he said were not adequately addressed, but he said he would still let drones fly in emergencies.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:33:17 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 33917 at http://kuow.org How Drones Quietly Mapped Oso Landslide Area The Five Hardest Minutes Working The Mudslide http://kuow.org/post/five-hardest-minutes-working-mudslide <p>The Oso mudslide drew hundreds of volunteers to the towns of Arlington and Darrington, Wash.</p><p>Mixed in among those responders were 50 young people in the Washington Conservation Corps between the ages of 18 and 25. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:57:01 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 33551 at http://kuow.org The Five Hardest Minutes Working The Mudslide Oso's Lesson For Emergency Managers: 'We're Not Ready' http://kuow.org/post/osos-lesson-emergency-managers-were-not-ready <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ericholdeman.com/index.html">Eric Holdeman</a>, a former Emergency Management Director for King County, about the lessons from the&nbsp;Oso slide response, and how they can help Washington State prepare for the next disaster. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:36:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 33724 at http://kuow.org Oso's Lesson For Emergency Managers: 'We're Not Ready' Detour Around Oso Mudslide Opens To Reconnect Darrington, I-5 Corridor http://kuow.org/post/detour-around-oso-mudslide-opens-reconnect-darrington-i-5-corridor <p>The end of the large-scale recovery operation at the site of the Oso mudslide means that a road around the slide zone, once reserved for emergency vehicles, will be open for traffic.</p><p>State transportation officials opened the new detour, a primitive gravel road on Seattle City Light property, Monday night for local traffic. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:02:15 +0000 Deborah Wang 33508 at http://kuow.org Detour Around Oso Mudslide Opens To Reconnect Darrington, I-5 Corridor Active Search Efforts End In Oso Mudslide http://kuow.org/post/active-search-efforts-end-oso-mudslide <p>This morning, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary announced the end of active search operations at the site of the March 22 mudslide near Oso, Wash.</p><p>Trenary said it was a difficult decision to make and relied on “a little bit of soul searching and a lot of information from the scene.” Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:31:10 +0000 Sara Lerner & Deborah Wang 33455 at http://kuow.org Active Search Efforts End In Oso Mudslide Snohomish County Considers Development Ban In Landslide Risk Areas http://kuow.org/post/snohomish-county-considers-development-ban-landslide-risk-areas <p>Marcie Sillman hears from Snohomish County Council President David Somers about his proposed six-month moratorium on building and development in landslide prone areas. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:26:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 33113 at http://kuow.org Snohomish County Considers Development Ban In Landslide Risk Areas President Tours Disaster Zone, Offers Support One Month After Deadly Landslide http://kuow.org/post/president-tours-disaster-zone-offers-support-one-month-after-deadly-landslide <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042314AJ_PresidentialVisit-web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama says the “whole country” is thinking about the victims of the </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> landslide in Snohomish County.</span><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:36:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33086 at http://kuow.org President Tours Disaster Zone, Offers Support One Month After Deadly Landslide Prosecutors Warn Scammers To Leave Oso Alone http://kuow.org/post/prosecutors-warn-scammers-leave-oso-alone <p></p><p>Federal and county prosecutors issued a warning to people who might use the Oso disaster for their own personal gain. They said they are watching for people who rip off donors or take advantage of victims.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:53 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32983 at http://kuow.org Prosecutors Warn Scammers To Leave Oso Alone