A mudslide hit Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014, devastating a small, remote community. NBC News covers the victims, first responders and others who have been personally affected by the tragedy, as well as the science behind the slide.
Tim Ward lost his wife, his home and his pets in a landslide. One person who saw his story reached out to help him.
The chances of finding new survivors in the Washington mudslide are "almost nonexistent," a federal incident commander said Wednesday, but searchers are still hopeful that the 15 people still missing will be located.
A grandmother and her 4-month-old granddaughter, a 5-year-old girl looking forward to Girl Scouts, a Navy commander and a family from three generations are among the people positively identified as victims in a massive mudslide that crushed part of the town of Oso, Wash., along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22.