Learning To Live With Landslides

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The landslide in Oso, Washington, served as a devastating reminder of one fact of life in the Northwest: landslides happen.

In some places, it’s a risk people have learned to live with. Landslides have wiped out the only access road to one rural community along the Skykomish River three times since December.

A dozen homes in the Mount Index River sites community were destroyed by the slides. Fortunately no one was hurt.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Ashley Ahearn of KUOW headed into the Cascade Mountains to learn more about living with landslides.


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