Obama to visit Oso mudslide site


President Barack Obama will visit the devastated landslide area at Oso on April 22 to see first-hand the extent of the damage. Obama made the announcement to U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-First District).

“This morning I spoke with the president to discuss the tragic landslide along State Route 530, the ongoing recovery efforts and the federal government’s continued commitment to do everything it can to help the victims, their families and all those affected by this tragic disaster.

“During the call, the president and I talked about his visiting the slide area. He told me that he will be visiting on April 22 to view the devastation caused by the slide and meet with the families affected by the disaster, as well as the brave first responders and recovery workers.

DelBene said the president also said he will move quickly to sign into law legislation that was recently passed by Congress to save the historic Green Mountain Lookout near Darrington.”

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