HELP OSO

About Help Oso

May 24, 2018, 2:41 PM
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The proposed Oso memorial. (KIRO Radio/Hanna Scott)
(KIRO Radio/Hanna Scott)

A community was forever changed on March 22, 2014 at 10:37 am when the single-deadliest landslide in U.S. history took 43 people. A wall of mud and debris from the adjacent mountainside destroyed 49 homes on a sunny Saturday morning.

More than 900 local, state, tribal and federal responders worked with community members to help with the search and rescue, and then recovery efforts. The final victim was recovered July 22.

On March 22, 2019, the 5-year anniversary of this tragedy, community members and local tribes will gather for a “land blessing” and commence the construction of an official memorial.

The project is being directed by the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, and the plan for this memorial has been developed with the participation of the families of mudslide victims and survivors.

Join KIRO Radio in helping Snohomish County raise the over $6 million needed for this project.

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Hanna Scott

State honors Oso slide victims, survivors, community

The families of 43 killed in the Oso landslide have been working to get a permanent memorial for the site, and this week they took a big step toward that effort.
3 years ago
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Oso community looking to rename stretch of SR 530 ‘Oso Memorial Highway’

Those most impacted by the deadly 2014 Oso landslide are hoping to get that part of SR 530 a new name.
3 years ago
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Public face of Oso slide shares story to help raise money for memorial

A permanent memorial is meant to be a place where visitors from around the world and local students can come to learn about what happened there, similar to memorials placed at other disaster sites.
3 years ago
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Why the Oso memorial matters: An agonizing search for a brother

John Hadaway spent seven weeks searching a field of mud for his brother after the Oso mudslide. He lost a brother, but gained lifelong friends.
3 years ago
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The Oso firefighters who refused to leave anyone in the mud

Meet Tim and Willy Harper, two volunteer Oso firefighters who refused to leave their hometown fire station that devastating day in 2014 and who helped ensure all 43 victims were found.
3 years ago
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Finding Summer: A brother’s mission to find his sister after the Oso slide

A heroic brother was determined to find everyone lost in the tragic Oso landslide in 2014, including his sister. His mom gave him a mission: Go find your sister Summer.
3 years ago

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