The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 34, with the addition of one more person to the number of victims.
Sheriff’s office says 2 men have been added to to the list of those missing.
A decade before a colossal landslide buried a Washington community, county officials considered buying up people’s homes there to protect them from such a disaster.
The Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are donating $225,000 to assist with the recovery from the massive mudslide in Snohomish County on March 22, 2014 that has claimed the lives of more than two dozen people with many others still missing.
A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.
Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.
The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage.
Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.
Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.
Weary rescuers in hip waders pressed through rain and their own exhaustion Thursday, searching for more bodies and perhaps a miracle atop the pile of filth and debris that laid waste to a Washington town and killed at least 26 people.