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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.