Darrington resident Mathalie Meracle spoke to KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher at the Darrington Library on Monday.
Credit Phyllis Fletcher / KUOW
Darrington resident Mathalie Meracle believes she was the last person to drive through state Highway 530 before it was buried in mud and debris. KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher spoke with Meracle at the Darrington Library on Monday.
As the search continues through the debris for the dozens who have been reported as missing, people on the ground — reporters, politicians, volunteers and others — have shared their impressions from the catastrophic scene.
People in the town of Darrington struggled Monday to comprehend the scope of the disaster just a few miles from them. The people who lived in the homes destroyed by Saturday's devastating mudflow are friends, relatives and neighbors.
KUOW's Carolyn Adolph reports from a Darrington Town Hall meeting on Monday night and gets reactions from local residents.
KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher reports on Governor Jay Inslee's plan to open up the Mountain Loop Highway in place of state Route 530.
KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher reports from the Darrington Library about the death of retired librarian Linda McPherson in Saturday's mudslide.
Officials said the scene from Saturday’s mudslide near Oso, Wash., is similar to when Mount St. Helens erupted.
“The devastation is just unrelenting and awesome,” said Governor Jay Inslee at a press conference. He toured the area by helicopter on Sunday. “There really is no stick standing in the path of the slide. And it is a reminder that we live in powerful forces of nature.”
David Hyde talks with geomorphologist Dan Miller about how Snohomish County officials should have been aware of the potential hazards for a mudflow occurring in Oso. Back in 1999, Miller and his wife Lynne filed a report for the Army Corps of Engineers warning about the possibility for a "large catastrophic failure" at the site of the recent mudflow.