Category: Oso Slide

Heavy rain and snow in the North Cascades caused a tragic landslide near Oso, Washington, in 2014. 46 people died. People from far and wide came to help, to recover, to rebuild lives as well as homes. This is the story of the Oso slide.

The Oso Slide – 2 – Tragedy and Memorial

Saturday, March, 22, 2014. 10:36 a.m. A moment in time. Before that moment 43 children, women, and men were living ordinary lives. After that moment in time, the world changed for dozens of people. This post is a story of tragedy in northwestern Washington state. It is also a story of the aftermath, rescue, and remembrance, a story about a living memorial at Steelhead Drive and State Route 530.

The Oso Slide

March 22, 2014, was a dreadful day in Washington state history. A tragic landslide occurred 4 miles east of Oso, Washington, a small, rural community 60 miles northeast of Seattle, nestled in a beautiful valley of the North Cascades. A hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris rushing south […]