Flags to fly at half-staff for mudslide victims

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 in Darrington, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee had asked people across Washington to pause at 10:37 a.m. The huge slide that destroyed a neighborhood in Oso north of Seattle struck at that time on March 22. Authorities say they've found at least 25 bodies and scores remain missing. (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 in Darrington, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee had asked people across Washington to pause at 10:37 a.m. The huge slide that destroyed a neighborhood in Oso north of Seattle struck at that time on March 22. Authorities say they've found at least 25 bodies and scores remain missing. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Flags outside of the Washington state Capitol will be lowered in memory of the victims of the Oso mudslide.

Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials will gather on the steps of the Legislative Building at noon Tuesday before lowering the flags. Inslee on Monday ordered that flags at all state facilities in the state be lowered to half-staff from noon Tuesday until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22.

So far, 36 victims of the March 22 slide have been recovered and identified while seven people remain on a missing list.

President Barack Obama plans to survey damage from the Washington state mudslide on April 22, and will meet with victims, first responders and recovery workers.

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