State holds meeting on Oso landslide issues

State holds meeting on Oso landslide issues

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State holds meeting on Oso landslide issues

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Updated Monday, May 12 at 10:43 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- The Department of Natural Resources is holding an all-day meeting of the state forest practices board to discuss the March mudslide in Oso.

The agenda for the hearing includes an overview of the March 22 slide that raced across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried dozens of homes in the riverfront community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. The slide killed 41 people and left two missing.

Officials are expected to discuss the history of landslides in the state, as well as current forest practices that are in place, and the history of previous landslide responses.

The hillside that collapsed above Oso was roughly 600 feet high and sent debris at least 3,700 feet from base of the hill at the edge of river.
 

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