In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.
NOVA: Killer Landslides, Wednesday (11/19) at 9pm.
Six months after the deadliest landslide in U.S. history, the community of Oso, Washington is still recovering. While the physical work of clearing the debris is largely finished, the emotional healing has only just begun. KCTS 9 and KUOW 94.9 collaborated to produce this series of profiles of some of the people most affected by the landslide—victims rescued from the mud, families that lost their homes, first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress, and leaders, both municipal and spiritual, still working tirelessly for their community.