President Obama to visit Oso landslide

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 8 at 12:20 PM

President Barack Obama will visit the scene of the Oso landslide on April 22, according to Gov. Jay Inslee and Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.

Gov. Inslee said the president will meet with families, first responders and recovery workers.

"From the earliest days following the slide, the president has closely monitored events in the area and shown his concerns for the victims and their families," Gov. Inslee said in a statement. "He and his team have been important partners in the response effort, and I believe this visit will strengthen those ties as we face the tough work ahead."

The president declared a major disaster last week for the damage done by the March 22 slide. The declaration makes programs available to help individuals and businesses affected.

MORE: FEMA officials visit Oso, encourage people to register for aid

The death toll rose to 34 on Tuesday morning. Four of those victims have not been identified.

Twelve people are officially listed as missing.


 

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