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Landslide science not connecting with county planning

by Ashley Ahearn, KUOW | Take Two®

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A sign and the American flag are seen in Oso, Washington on March 31, 2014. 'We're still in shock, really,' says Ben Sullivan. As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that's a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Two dozen people are now confirmed dead in that landslide that devastated the rural community of Oso in Washington state two weeks ago. More than 20 others remain missing.

The Oso slide serves as a reminder for many living on the slopes of the Northwest's Cascade Mountain range, the earth can move at any time, and it often does.

Reporter Ashley Ahearn of our sister station KUOW in Seattle spent some time with residents in Cascade communities.  

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