Monday, March 24, 2014
(Oso, WA) -- Officials in Washington state say today's search found no signs of survivors from Saturday's mudslide. State emergency officials confirmed the death toll has grown to 14 and the number of people missing or unaccounted for has grown to 176. Emergency crews including firefighters, search dogs and aircraft continue to look for victims and survivors. The debris field is very challenging with crews saying it can take five minutes to walk up to 50 feet through mud that is like quicksand. The slide happened on a rain-soaked hillside near Oso , which is about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.