Disasters and Accidents

Disasters and Accidents

Dave Norman / Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

The hillside that unleashed a torrent of mud and destruction near Oso in Snohomish County, Wash., on Saturday has a long history of prior slides.

WSDOT / Flickr

More than 100 people are considered missing after last weekend's devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. That number continues to fluctuate.

Al Maguire / Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Light rain is falling on the valley north of Seattle Tuesday where hundreds of rescuers are still combing through debris from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide.

Office of the Governor / Flickr

The Washington National Guard has deployed two technical units to help at the scene of the massive landslide in Snohomish County.

Steve Jurvetson / Flickr

The state of Oregon is fining a wildlife sanctuary $5,600 after a cougar attack last fall left its head keeper dead.

Office of the Governor / Flickr

Ongoing movement of the huge landslide that crashed down on a rural Northwest Washington neighborhood on Saturday is hampering the search for more victims.

Eyewitness photo / Wash. Marine Debris Task Force

It's been exactly three years since a huge tsunami in March 2011 took thousands of lives in Japan and washed whole villages out to sea.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Officials in Grant County, Wash., are asking the public to stay away from the shoreline behind the damaged Wanapum Dam.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

In Central Washington, human bones have been found along the newly exposed shore above Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River.

Grant County PUD

As of Tuesday engineers say the Wanapum Dam’s major crack is stabilizing with the drawdown of the pool behind it.