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Weary searchers resumed their dangerous work Wednesday near Oso, Wash., where it’s thought at least 24 people — and possibly many more — died when a massive mudslide buried dozens of homes and businesses on Saturday.
Headlines and news outlets’ updates help told the story as the day began:
— “The number of people believed to be missing in the mudslide remains ‘fluid,’ according to officials. They have been working off a list with nearly 200 reports of people who are unaccounted for, but search operation crews said they are sure many of those names are duplicates.” (Seattle’s KUOW)
— “The debris area covers an entire square mile and recent rain is making the task even more difficult.” (KUOW’s Sara Lerner on the NPR Newscast)
— “County’s own 2010 report called slide area dangerous.” (The Seattle Times)
Update at 11:30 a.m. ET. Searchers Use Bulldozers And Bare Hands:
As The Associated Press says in its latest report, rescuers are using “small bulldozers and their band hands” to work their way through the sludge and debris.
Read original article – Published March 26, 2014 7:40 AM
Washington State Mudslide: Heartbreaking Search Resumes
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
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- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.