Landslide - Washington State

On Saturday March 22, 2014, a large landslide occurred near the town of Oslo, WA. 30 homes have been destroyed , 4  fatalities,  about a dozen injuries and 18 still missing.

 

FEMA Operational Briefing reported on Sunday (Link)

Mudslide – Washington State

March 22, 2014

• Large mudslide occurred near town of Oslo (pop. 180) in Snohomish County,

between the towns of Arlington (pop. 18k) and Darrington (pop. 1k)

• North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and State Road 530 are blocked by debris

• Blocked river may lead to localized flooding; significant flash flooding not

expected (NWS)

Impacts

• Estimated 30 homes destroyed; damage assessments still ongoing (State of WA)

• Three confirmed fatalities and at least eight injuries

• Voluntary evacs in effect for residents downstream of mudslide for potential flooding

• Two shelters open with unknown occupants (ARC Midnight Shelter Report, Mar 23)

Response

• Lieutenant Governor declared a State of Emergency March 22, 2014

• WA State EOC fully activated; Snohomish County activated

• WA State Patrol, WA DOT, County Sheriff’s Office, multiple fire and EMS units, &

helicopters for airlift are supporting response

• Two USACE Geotechnical Engineers deployed to provide technical assistance

• FEMA Region X remains at Watch/Steady State

• No requests for FEMA assistance

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