What I saw from the front lines of Oso’s mudslide and Lac-Mégantic’s inferno
Oso, WA — The Globe and Mail
I stood in front of the police blockade outside of Oso, Wash., just over a kilometre from the mudslide that only a day earlier had covered much of the village. Lights flashed and locals milled about, looking for something to do. Nine months earlier I had stood near a similar police line in the centre of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Many locals were looking for a similar distraction from the devastation.