Little Hope for Survivors from Mudslide In Oso
The death toll is expected to rise from Saturdays massive mudslide in Snohomish County. As of now the death toll is 14, but the list of missing is up to 176. Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots, speaking at a morning press conference, “yesterday I reported that we did not find any signs of life, and I’m saddened to tell you that that is the case again today.”
Authorities are working off a list of 176 potential missing people, though many of those names likely are duplicates and they think that number will decrease. Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington says they expect to have an updated list of potentially missing people later Tuesday.
Meanwhile the Darrington Fire Department says about 60 civilian volunteers showed up Tuesday to help with the mudslide search and rescue operation.
Volunteer spokeswoman Cindy White says they won’t be able to accept any more volunteers Tuesday.