Friday, March 28, 2014

OSO-Strong!

Here in the Pacific Northwest,
the city of Oso to be exact,
 we had a devastating, HUGE mud slide.
(click here for details)
Killing people and wiping out homes.

Thank you to those who have sent me messages and concern.



The slide area is that dark area near the yellow arrow,
known as Hazel Hill.
The road that was washed away, is in between the red arrows.


Tom and I went up to see for ourselves.
This is the road that just opened up to help
with travel.
 Usually, this road doesn't open until end of June, 
because of snow.


It's still really wet and rainy!
We didn't go all the way up to the area.

We did stop off at a small grocery store and
 talked with the people inside.

Tom had to also check out the 
"Fresh B ked Cook es"



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Below are some pictures of the slide area, so you can get an idea
of just how devastating this mud slide is.
It's a square mile big!
~Google images~

All that dirt crushed everything in it's path.











~Google images~




Please keep this community in your prayers.





16 comments:

  1. Wow...those photos are amazing. So very sad. Glad you're ok!! x

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  2. Dear Christine ... I did not know that you lived in this area. I am so thankful that you are safe and sound! Blessings ♥ Teri

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    1. We don't live close by the area.
      It's up the freeway about 36 miles, then east 16 more miles.
      But it has effected our whole region!

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    2. That is still very close! My heart breaks for those who are a part of this. They have been and continue to be in our prayers! Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

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  3. Heartbreaking...prayers for everyone in your community

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  4. I thought of you right away as soon as I heard that devastating mudslide news. Somehow I felt you were okay. But I feel sad for all those who lost their lives and homes. Heart sore.....

    Hugs to you!
    Brenda

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  5. They are in my prayesr, for sure.
    I knew you were in the city, but I
    did wonder how close you were to
    the disaster...

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  6. Wow! Thanks for the visual update.. and again, I'm so glad you'll are okay. This community (and families) are in my thoughts and prayers..

    Loved the "Fresh B ked Cook es"...it took me awhile but then I noticed the sign out front of the store. And, I remembered (what you say about) Tom's humor..

    Blessings!

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  7. We have been so sad thinking of these people. I just cannot imagine. Devastating. blessings ~ tanna

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  8. Dear Christine, We have been praying! So many hard natural disasters in these last decade! Thinking of you!
    May this community be filled with HIS strength in this very sad time. Love, Roxy

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  9. Oh wow! Thanks for sharing. When people blog on events it puts the human part to the what is happening. Prayers this morning.

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  10. We have been praying for these folks,and our hearts go out to them for this devastation. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  11. I have been so out of pocket for the past weeks that I didn't even know about the mudslide until long after it happened. It's not like me to be that way, either. I just didn't get near any form of technology for more than a pair of minutes. It has been hard catching up and seeing all the horror from this. My heart breaks for the people, and since finding out about it, I join my prayers with theirs.

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  12. I thought I had commented on this, but looking back I didn't. This is such a devastating event. I know that many people still have not been found. Praying for that whole community. How sad.

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  13. My world has been scattered and busy and I missed the news of the mudslide until days later. It grieved my heart and I cannot imagine the suffering.

    Prayers for all involved and for the strengthening of the community.

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  14. I have been catching up on my blog visits, and I had no idea this was devastation was near your part of the country. I am so sorry! I can't imagine how it felt for you to drive near it. I will remember you in my prayers.

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