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Obama to see mudslide’s devastation firsthand

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WASHINGTON — President Obama will fly to Washington state on April 22 to see the aftermath of the Snohomish County mudslide, exactly a month after one of the state’s worst natural disasters.

The president notified U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, of his plans during a five-minute phone call Tuesday. DelBene’s 1st District includes the neighborhood near Oso that vanished beneath the mud and debris, and the town of Darrington to the east.

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