Just How Slide-Prone IS Our Region?

Apr 12, 2016

It was just another rainy spring day in 2014 when a landslide killed 43 people and destroyed dozens of homes near Oso, Washington. 

Credit Eurico Zimbres/wikimedia

The event unleashed unimagined tragedy on a rural community, though the conditions that lead to such catastrophic landslides are commonplace throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Scott Burns is our guest, a landslide expert from Portland State University. 

He visits in advance of Southwestern Oregon Community College's geology lecture series on April 16.