Lives of Oso residents changed in a moment

Lives of Oso residents changed in a moment

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Flags fly at half staff in Darrington on March 24, 2014, two days after the slide occurred.

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 27 at 4:59 PM

The March 22nd landslide in Oso affected many lives. Here are a few of KING 5's must-watch stories about the people impacted and the lives that have been touched.

Hot dog vendor determined to help in Oso
Corey Nimmer drove from Lake Stevens to bring dinner to search and rescue teams. The hot dog vendor had no idea helping others would prove so difficult.

New homeowner may not have known risks on Steelhead DrIve
A nurse missing in the Oso mudslide had closed on the purchase of her home on East Steelhead Drive 11 days before the slide. She purchased a foreclosed property; that means that she likely did not receive the standard disclosure notices that sellers are required by law to give to buyers.

Crew chief emotionally recalls boy's rescue
One of the most gripping parts of a news conference Wednesday afternoon was when crew chief Randy Fay described the rescue of a young boy by a Snohomish County helicopter crew. His team happened to be training that Saturday morning, so they were the first air responders at the scene, within 45 minutes of the slide.

'Soup Ladies' make sure searchers are well fed
Searchers at the Oso landslide site are motivated by the chance they may find survivors. They're fueled by meals from the "Soup Ladies."

Oso waits for answers, while it rushes to help
What do you do when all the questions seem to lead to dead ends?  If you’re 12-year-old Kelsey Lee you set out a jar.

Toddler rescued, search for family continues
Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Ryce has flown 3,000 miles to Washington on a personal rescue mission. Ryce’s cousin Billy Spillers, a Navy chief petty officer, was watching TV  with his wife Jonielle and their four children when the mudslide hit Saturday, obliterating their street.

Loved ones mourn Oso firefighter's wife
Loved ones say grandmother, 45-year-old Christina Jefferds, has been confirmed dead. We learned more about her as the search for Jefferds four-month-old granddaughter continues.

Arlington group compiling online list of missing slide victims
Emergency management officials have been compiling the names of the missing in Saturday's landslide, but they are not alone. Other lists have been created online.

Tragedy testing strength and patience of Darrington residents
Residents of Darrington appreciate the help from others following the Oso landslide. But they also want to be allowed to help themselves.

Arlington community raises funds, food for landslide victims
The landslide in Oso left many helpless and has inspired others to help out. In Arlington, a food and cash donation booth at the Safeway generated more than a thousand dollars in donations in about three hours Tuesday.

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