36 dead, 8 still missing in Oso mudslide

Rescue workers and volunteers outside the Darrington Fire Department pause during a state-wide moment of silence to honor the victims of the Oso mud slide one week earlier on Saturday, March 29, 2014(AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
Rescue workers and volunteers outside the Darrington Fire Department pause during a state-wide moment of silence to honor the victims of the Oso mud slide one week earlier on Saturday, March 29, 2014(AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — On Saturday it will be three weeks since the huge landslide traveled nearly a mile, crossing the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to bury a residential area.

Snohomish County officials confirm 36 people were killed and eight remain missing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 370 individuals or families have registered for assistance.

A computer simulation of the slide by the U. S. Geological Survey shows it moved with surprising speed and spread out in the valley.

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