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Snohomish County Mudslide
6:07 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Disaster Response Includes Concerns For Mental Health

More than a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Oregon are on site in Snohomish County.
Credit Snohomish County / Flickr

The waiting continues for family and friends of the dozens of people missing after last weekend's deadly landslide near Oso, Wash. Disaster assistance groups say it's important to look after the mental health of victims, too.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
4:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Could Be Deadliest Disaster In State History

Rescue workers are combing the site of a massive landslide near Oso, Wash.
Credit Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has acknowledged the Oso landslide could be the deadliest natural disaster in state history. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
4:02 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Expected To Rise

Rescue workers on the west side of the Oso Mudslide on Highway 530.
Credit Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

The death toll stands at 25 Thursday following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. Sixteen of those victims have seen by the medical examiner. But officials say they've located at least nine additional bodies. These won’t be included in the official death toll until they’ve been examined. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
11:48 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Volunteers Recover Bodies Of Friends And Neighbors In Washington Landslide

Bob DeYoung has recovered bodies of his friends and neighbors in the Oso landslide. His wife has been cooking for hundreds of people a day at the Darrington community hall.
Credit Phyllis Fletcher / KUOW

Wednesday night an emergency commander in Darrington told a packed town meeting the number of confirmed dead in the Oso landslide is now 25, and dozens are still missing. The numbers change as bodies are recovered. It’s grim and exhausting work.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
6:14 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

National Guard Searcher Describes 'Sifting' Through Crushed House

Washington National Guard searchers are assisting in the effort to locate victims of the Oso landslide in Snohomish County.
Credit Washington National Guard

The Washington National Guard has now deployed two Blackhawk helicopters to the Oso landslide. On the ground, specially-trained search teams Wednesday looked for victims in the mud and debris. Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke to one of the National Guard searchers.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:52 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Frontline View Shows Why Search For Landslide Victims Is Slow

Rescuers are using construction equipment to help with the search for victims of Saturday's landslide near Oso, Wash.
Credit Snohomish County

Emergency managers in Snohomish County, Washington are allowing a select number of relatives of the missing to join the search for victims from Saturday’s massive landslide. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:36 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Concern Over Landslide-Logging Connection Is Decades Old

Saturday's deadly slide was the latest in a long string of landslides to hit the area known as the Hazel slide along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. State and tribal officials have been trying to fend off slides at that spot for half a century. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

County Officials Say Stricken Neighborhood Made Aware Of Landslide Risk

A view of the landslide near Oso, Washington.
Credit Dave Norman / Washington Department of National Resources

The death toll is expected to rise from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide near Oso in Snohomish County, Washington. County officials and emergency planners are starting to field hard questions about permitting home construction in a known landslide zone.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:32 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why It's So Hard To Pin Down The Number Of Missing People After A Disaster

An aerial view of the landslide over SR 530 near Oso, Washington.
Credit WSDOT / Flickr

More than 100 people are considered missing after last weekend's devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. That number continues to fluctuate. Experts say it's often difficult for authorities to figure out how many people are unaccounted for in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:26 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Washington National Guard Deploys Search Unit, Fatality Recovery Team

An aerial view of the massive landslide in Snohomish County.
Credit Office of the Governor / Flickr

The Washington National Guard has deployed two technical units to help at the scene of the massive landslide in Snohomish County. One group is trained in search and extraction. The other is a fatality recovery team.

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