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  • Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
  • Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 14; scores missing

    Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 14; scores missing
    Six more bodies were found on Monday, pushing the death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state to 14, while the number reported missing continued to swell two days after the tragedy, authorities said. As many as 176 people were...
  • Forecasters: Rain might impact search but not flood risk

    SEATTLE Rain forecast for Snohomish County on Tuesday and Wednesday could make mudslide search-and-rescue operations more difficult but shouldn't affect the Stillaguamish River levels, the National Weather Service said Monday. As a precaution, a flash-...
  • Washington mudslide: California firefighters respond to disaster

    More than a dozen California firefighters with specialized rescue skills were being dispatched to the devastating mudslide in northwest Washington, state officials said Monday night. The 18 firefighters are trained in urban search-and-rescue skills...
  • 1999 report warned of 'catastrophic failure' at mudslide site

    SEATTLE Since the 1950s, geological reports on the hill that buckled during the weekend in Washington state's Snohomish County have included pessimistic analyses and the occasional dire prediction. But no language seems more prescient than what appears in...
  • Death toll rises to 14, reports of missing reach 176 in Washington mudslide

    SEATTLE Rescuers in Washington on Monday found six more bodies in a milewide swath of mud and debris that plunged from a Snohomish County hillside, as reports of those still missing jumped to 176. So far, 14 people have been confirmed dead after the...
  • 14 dead, 108 reports of people missing in Washington mudslide

    SEATTLE Fourteen people were confirmed dead from the massive mudslide in Washington state's Snohomish County, after searchers found six more bodies Monday afternoon. There are still 108 reports of missing and unaccounted-for individuals as a result of...
  • 108 unaccounted for in deadly mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Officials at the massive mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash., said Monday that they have reports of 108 missing and unaccounted-for individuals as a result of the disaster. John Pennington, who heads the county's Department of...
  • Hopes dim for anxiously waiting relatives

    DARRINGTON, Wash. Summer Raffo's family knows she's buried somewhere amid a mile-wide swamp of shattered homes and broken lives. On Saturday, the 36-year-old Raffo was driving on Highway 530 to a horseshoeing appointment when a hillside broke free,...
  • 8 confirmed dead in mudslide; many still missing

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Hopes dimmed Sunday for finding survivors in the nearly one square mile of muck and debris left by a mudslide that killed at least eight people and demolished dozens of houses. Officials confirmed eight dead during a community meeting...
  • 'No sign of life' in path of Washington mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The voices heard late Saturday night from the rubble of a massive mudslide have gone silent. Thwarted for hours by ooze treacherous as quicksand, rescuers were able to resume their search for victims Sunday. But instead of...