UPDATE: Death toll rises to 33 in Washington mudslide
Updated April 7 at 1:40 p.m. EDT| A total of 33 bodies have been recovered from the Washington mudslide. Thirty of those victims have been identified, and ten people are still missing in the debris.
Updated April 1 at 11:15 a.m. EDT| The Associated Press has reported that the official death toll from Washington’s mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That’s up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday.
Updated March 31 at 6 p.m. EDT| A total of 24 bodies have been recovered from the Washington mudslide, Washington officials reported Monday. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 17 of the victims.
Scores more are missing and two dozen homes were destroyed in the landslide that swept through a small riverside community 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency that could bring in supplemental federal money beyond the assistance President Barack Obama ordered last week to aid local rescue efforts.
The Red Cross is taking donations to benefit those affected by the mudslide. People can call 800-733-2767 to donate or text “RedCross” to 90999 and $10 will be charged to their phone bill.