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Three Now Confirmed Dead from SR 530 Slide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Shari.Ireton@co.snohomish.wa.us, Media line: 425-359-9323
OSO, Wash. – One of the slide victims rescued earlier has died at an area hospital, bringing the total number of fatalities from the State Route 530 slide up to three. At total of eight people have been rescued at this point and are being treated at area hospitals, including a six month-old baby.
Reverse 911 calls have been going out to residents in the area warning them of the danger of flooding upstream from the slide, as well as the possibility of a downstream flooding should there be a catastrophic breach by the river.