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“There's a false sense of security that the navigation channel and the levees that have been put up provide a measure of protection. Two thousand eleven showed that the river is still the river and the river is still boss.”

(Source: Paul Lepisto, River Conservationist with the Izaak Walton League, NPR HERE AND NOW, May 13, 2014)

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“Bob Drewel, who served as Snohomish County executive from 1991 to 2002 ...hoped this event [Oso landslide] would prompt local governments to make more of an effort to assess risks and share the information with residents, and suggested keeping a central database of information about landslide risks for homeowners and officials.

“'The only value in this information is if other people know about it'.”

(Source: Bob Drewel, Snohomish County Executive from 1991-2002, in re Oso landslide, NBC News, March 27th 2014.)

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