The list of those unaccounted for has grown to 176 in the Washington mudslide that has left at least 14 people dead. The fatal landslide is one of the worst natural disasters in the state’s history. The slide happened on Saturday, wiping out dozens of homes. Governor Jay Inslee declared the slide area a disaster area and national guard troops have joined FEMA workers to help with the search and rescue effort. President Obama signed an emergency declaration on Monday.
Authorities expect that some of the 176 on the list of missing are duplicate names but they also expect the list of dead to grow as workers recover bodies from the debris.
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017