Mudslide News

Oregon Water District, Couple Sued over Fatal 2015 Slide

Two sons of an Oregon woman who died when a mudslide tore through her home last winter seek nearly $10 million in a lawsuit filed against a Florence couple and a utility district. Stephen Miller and Keith Eldien allege the …

$60M in Settlements for Victims of Deadly Washington Landslide

Survivors and family members of people killed in the nation’s deadliest landslide have reached $60 million in settlements with the state of Washington and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. Just as opening …

State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. …

California Wildfire Contained, Now Comes Worries About Landslides

As firefighters mopped up the remains of a wildfire on the Southern California coast, authorities turned their focus to a new concern: a landslide if rain pounds the charred hills. In a heavy rain, the denuded soil could threaten nearby …

Landslide Hits Central Oregon Coast Home and Kills Woman

A 70-year-old woman died and her husband suffered injuries when a landslide struck their vacation home on the central Oregon coast. Officials say Dolores Miller died when the landslide struck the home near Florence at about 3:20 a.m. Friday. Siuslaw …

Washington Judge Sets Limits in Civil Case over Deadly Oso Mudslide

A King County Superior Court judge is considering which claims can be brought in a civil trial that will explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso, Wash. mudslide. The Daily Herald reported that Judge Roger Rogoff …

Report: Liquefaction Had a Hand in Deadly Washington Mudslide

A study of the Oso landslide in Washington state that killed 43 people in March says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like …

Rain in Drought-Dry California Brings Hopes, Fears

A Pacific storm moved into drought-dry California on Tuesday, bringing hopes for much-needed moisture but fears of mudflows on wildfire-scarred hillsides. Light rain began falling before sunrise, but the heaviest downpours were expected later in the day. Storm watches were …

Washington Mudslide Victims’ Families File Lawsuit

Ten families of 14 Oso, Wash. mudslide victims are suing the state, county and a forest owner. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit alleges the disaster was not natural, but the result of a series of actions and inactions. The …

Workers Recover Personal Items From Washington Mudslide

Workers sifting through debris at the Oso mudslide in Washington are finding about 50 personal items a day. The Daily Herald reported they include books, photos, guns, computers and cameras. Some of the items belonged to the 43 people who …