108 Missing In Washington Mudslide

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(Snohomish County, WA) The sheriff of Snohomish County, Washington says at least 8 are dead and 108 are missing after a mud slide there.

It is more than likely many of those missing escaped but have not contacted authorities at this time.

The Saturday landslide, which encompassed about one square mile, was caused by groundwater saturation tied to heavy rainfall in the area over the past month.

Authorities in rural Washington worked feverishly Sunday to find survivors.

Authorities were also using helicopters to try to identify heat signatures, or people who may have been able to get free.