Search for mudslide missing comes down to digging

first_imgLocal relief effortStaff and volunteers at this weekend’s Vancouver Farmers Market will be raising money for disaster relief efforts in Oso.The market will give all proceeds from parking lot donations to the Mt. Rainier chapter of the American Red Cross, which is organizing shelter, food and basic health services for the communities near Oso.More information on the relief efforts is available at: (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is asking for an expansion of a federal emergency declaration the state received earlier this week in response to a devastating mudslide that has killed at least two dozen people and left many missing.Inslee issued the request Thursday for additional help that would come from an expanded declaration, including helping local and state government agencies recover a portion of the estimated $4.5 million expected to be spent on emergency response, protective measures and debris removal related to Saturday’s mudslide in Oso. The current declaration that was received Monday provided federal disaster teams, other personnel and equipment.State and Snohomish County officials are also assembling data needed in advance of the governor requesting a major disaster declaration from the president that would make programs and money available to people and businesses directly impacted by the slide. Inslee’s office says that request is expected in the next few days.SEATTLE (AP) — Seismometers showed no earthquake triggered Saturday’s landslide at Oso, but seismic signals show there were two major slides during the event, about four minutes apart.last_img read more