Oso 2016

On March 22nd, 2014, a landslide killed 43 people in Snohomish County, Washington. Nearly as many homes were destroyed as a section of hillside fell away. You might remember the following posts from that time, Help Oso Mudslide Victims, Oso Aid, and Oso’s Geological Hazards. It’s been more than two years since this horrific disaster during which […]

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Right now Obama is speaking at the Oso Fire Department a few miles from the horrific mudslide that happened one month ago. Throughout his speech, he has kept referring to… Ahso. Darrington, Arlington, and Ahso. Oso is the Spanish word for bear and I’ve never heard it pronounced any other way than Oh-soh. So I’d […]

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Oso’s Geological Hazards

Monday, March 24th, I was perusing blog posts about the Oso, Washington mudslide, some of which were written by people knowledgeable about local geology. I was disturbed by what I found. By Tuesday, the major news stations and newspapers around Seattle had started to publish stories asking the same question—were there red flags indicating that the […]

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Oso Aid

 The Oso Chapel is hosting a community prayer and share meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, at 7 P.M. Details here.  The death toll has risen to 14 in the Oso mudslide as rescuers have been giving their all to reach any survivors before a storm hits on Tuesday. It was actually area residents who found several of […]

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Oso Community Meeting

From the Oso Chapel’s Facebook page: Oso Chapel will coordinate a Community Prayer and Share meeting this Wednesday evening, March 26th, 2014 at 7 P.M. This will be an opportunity to share, find comfort, and relay specific needs. We want to be a help and a blessing.

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Help Oso Mudslide Victims

UPDATE, 3/24/14: PLEASE SEE THE NEWER POST ON THIS BLOG TITLED OSO AID FOR MORE WAYS TO GIVE AND HELP BOTH PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. THANKS! “It’s much worse than everyone’s been saying,” said the firefighter, who did not want to be named. “The slide is about a mile wide. Entire neighborhoods are just gone. When […]

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