A deadly mudslide occurred near Oso, Wash., March 22, 2014, when a portion of a hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris over a square mile. National Guardsmen have been assisting in search operations.
While search and rescue operations continue following the March 22 mudslide on State Route 530, new safety procedures were implemented to protect responders from exposure to contaminants.
Toxins from household cleaners, septic systems, vehicles and other factors made several responders ill, causing incident command to implement further safety measures. Story
Several members from the Washington Air National Guard search and extraction team look up at the civilian, a young man in his late 20s or early 30s whose father is missing. Story