A massive, fatal landslide into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River occurred on March 22, 2014, near Oso. SR 530, the highway between Arlington and Darrington, was buried.
Please read Our communities, our pain: Sno-Isle Libraries responds to tragedy. If you would like to honor retired librarian Linda McPherson, who was among 43 people who perished in the slide, you may send donations to the Darrington Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 25, Darrington, WA 98241.
For the latest Herald articles on the Oso mudslide, click here.
Herald: County Council to take more time on building moratorium
KUOW: Landslide Risk Could Be Noted On King County Property Titles
Herald: Panel to assess threat of catastrophes similar to mudslide
Herald: For Darrington, disaster is a blow it can little afford
Seattle Times: Days after slide, state firefighters worried about 'fractured' response
Herald: Progress made on opening access road
WDOT: Next round of community meetings scheduled
Herald: Biologists monitoring fish runs after Oso slide
Herald: Only a few dozen people working in recovery effort
KPLU: Missing Slide Victim's Brothers: Meeting Other Families Was Powerful, Meeting Obama Was 'Bonus'
Crosscut: Obama tells Oso: We are with you
Herald: County may prohibit building in landslide hazard zones
Herald: Landslide threatens survival of fire districts in Oso, Darrington
New York Times:Leveled by Landslide, Towns Mull How to Rebuild
Herald: First damage claims in Oso mudslide seek millions
Seattle Times: Proposed timber sale near Oso mudslide canceled
Herald: Highway 530 solution seen as crucial — and complicated
Herald: Lawyers step up to aid slide victims
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Oso's Mudslide: Five Journalists Speak
Herald:Confirmed mudslide death toll rises to 39
KUOW: Highway 530 will take months to clear
KPLU: Slide Survivor: I Called County 3 Times Before Buying Home, But No One Warned Me
Seattle Times: Remembering the victims of the Oso mudslide
KPLU: Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs
Herald:`I was not letting that baby go': Mother tells story of mudslide
Herald: Obama to meet with families in April 22 visit
Seattle Times: Expert baffled by ferocity, distance of 'freakish' slide
Herald: Work begins on berm at debris field
KPLU: In Wake of Deadly Slide, Chaplains Responding to Emotional Emergencies
New York Times: Finding Fellowship After Deadly Washington Mudslide
King 5: Linda McPherson remembered as 'absolutely amazing woman'
Herald: What is known and isn't known about the Oso mudslide
Herald: At memorial, three are remembered with love and tears
Wall Street Journal: Washington Mudslide Was Caused by Rains, Geologist Says
Seattle Times: Worried about possible deaths, county weighed buying homes
Herald: State law delayed mudslide response
Seattle Times: Slide runoff a threat to those downriver of Oso slide
Reuters: Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington state mudslide
Seattle Times: Mudslide survivors, rescuers tell their stories of tragic day
New York Times: Found in mud, special links to loved ones
NPR: Washington landslide response is a community effort
New York Times: In ocean of mud, a plea: Leave me and find my wifeReturn to Top ↑
Members of the National Guard assist with the search and rescue operation. Photo credit: National Guard
A library of Oso mudslide research and resources (Herald)
Snohomish County SR 530 slide news and resources
Washington Department of Transportation SR 530 updates includes public meeting information and email subscription for highway updates
SBA Stands Ready to Assist Washington Residents and Businesses Affected by the Flooding and Mudslides
Pay Your Pal Rural Transportation Program (offering special help to Oso, Darrington residents in need of transportation)
Employment Security Department information about unemployment benefits for workers affected by the landslide. Applications due May 5.
How to help victims of landslide (The Herald)
Washington State 211 hotline (phone 2-1-1).Trained specialists answer calls and maintain a comprehensive database of health, welfare and recreation resources
Care Crisis Chat Line offers 24-hour crisis intervention counseling, suicide intervention and access to mental health emergency services. 425.258.4357 or 800.584.3578. TTY: 800.846.8517
Recovering from Disaster, Dealing with Loss is a special list of books chosen by our librarians and available in our collection.
"Coping with Grief" is a featured collection of e-books provided by Overdrive Digital Media library to customers of Sno-Isle Libraries.
Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters (also available in Spanish, Chinese and Japanese)Return to Top ↑