2nd UPDATE — More mudslide victims found as state seeks financial aid
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A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the Port Angeles air station, piloted by 
Lt. Cmdr. Edward Geraghty and Lt. Jared Hylander, flies along the upper edge of the Oso mudslide on Monday. The helicopter flight was part of federal assistance in the continuing search-and-rescue operation.
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Rescue workers dig through a pile of debris marked with "PV" (Possible Victim) in the flooded areas on the east side of the massive mudslide along Highway 530 near Darrington on Saturday. , March 29, 2014. Marcus yam/The Seattle Times
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A flag flies at half-staff on a log Sunday with the slope of the massive Oso mudslide in the background.
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Firefighters carefully cross a pool of water, using a fallen tree as a path, at the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 30.
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A rescue worker with his mudied work boots taped to his pants
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A search dog and its handlers at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Taken before the mudslide, this photo provided by parents Amanda Skorjanc and Ty Suddarth shows little Duke Suddarth asleep near a dog. The 5-month-old baby rescued from the Oso landslide was listed Sunday in serious condition but improving at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Rescue workers use chainsaws and other tools to dig through a tangle of trees and mud marked as having a possible victim of the Oso mudslide.
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A searcher walks through the scene of the mudslide.
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A basketball floats amid muck and debris left by the Oso mudslide along State Route 530 near Darrington.
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Workers and volunteers observe a moment of silence outside of the Oso Fire Department at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, exactly one week after a fatal mudslide struck just east of the small community.
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Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Rescue workers continue to search the muck and debris left by the Oso mudslide along State Route 530 near Darrington.
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A customer rests her hands on a tee-shirt for sale at an Arlington sporting goods store, with proceeds to be directed to victims of the deadly landslide.
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Members of the Air Force National Guard including Major Tawny Dotson, left, and Master Sgt. Chris Martin are assisting with search and rescue efforts at the Oso mudslide.
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A mangled vehicle sticks up amid debris pulled from the west site of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Friday.
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Workers help clear and sort the remains of houses at the west site of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Friday.
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A worker carries bags of personal belongings collected from debris at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Workers use heavy equipment to clear trees and other debris Thursday as the search continued for victims of the massive mudslide near Oso.
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Four search and rescue workers wade through water covering State Highway 530 on Thursday.
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Snohomish County Fire District 1 battalion chief Steve Mason speaks with the news media on Friday near the site of the deadly mudslide.
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Firefighters help unload publicly donated equipment to aid the search and rescue operations in the aftermath of the massive mudslide.
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This graphic uses a 2012 aerial photo to outline Saturday's mudslide and the houses it ruined. State Highway 530 and the Stillaguamish River also are shown. This graphic also can be accessed at www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/23/us/washington-mudslide.html
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A military helicopter flies Thursday, March 27, 2014, over mud and debris from the massive mudslide.
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A cross at the Oso Community Chapel is decorated with flowers in dedication to mudslide victims.
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Searchers work on a massive pile of debris on Thursday.
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A searcher walks through the area hit by the deadly mudslide.
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Searchers on Thursday work at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Darrington volunteer firefighters (from left) Jeff McClelland, Jan McClelland and Eric Finzimer embrace Wednesday after saying a prayer. The town's volunteer firefighters have been on searches in the mudslide zone since Saturday.
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A searcher tries to keep balance while walking through debris at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Searchers watch as a piece of heavy equipment slowly moves debris at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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Workers carrying hand tools walk into a debris area at the scene of the deadly mudslide.
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A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home.
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"We haven't lost hope that there's a possibility that we can find somebody alive in some pocket area," said Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots.
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Rescue workers remove one of a number of bodies from the wreckage of homes destroyed by a mudslide near Oso.
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Thick, oozing mud is cleared from States Highway 530 by workers using heavy equipment.
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A search and rescue worker clears debris from a house on the western edge of the massive mudslide.
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A volunteer arrives at the Oso Fire Department.
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The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, taken Monday near Oso.
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An aerial photo of the mudslide near the Snohomish County town of Oso.
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Brian Anderson, left, and Coby Young on Sunday search through the wreckage of a home belonging to the Kuntz family. The entire Kuntz family was at a baseball game Saturday morning when the mudslide swept through the area. The family returned Sunday to search through what remained.
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A woman holds family photos pulled from the rubble at the site of the mudslide.
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An aerial photo of Saturday's mudslide damage in rural Snohomish County near Oso.
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The huge mudslide in rural Snohomish County near Oso on Saturday.
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The huge mudslide in rural Snohomish County near Oso on Saturday.
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The huge mudslide in rural Snohomish County near Oso on Saturday.
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Robin Youngblood survived the landslide that destroyed her house next to the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. She is holding the only item that survived the disaster, a painting of a Cherokee warrior that was knocked from the wall and muddied. "It saved us." she said.
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A sign is placed to direct those in need to a Red Cross shelter at Post Middle School in Arlington.
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Neighbors gather at the Oso Fire Department to look for updates about the mudslide.
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Neighbors gather at the Oso Fire Department to look for updates about the mudslide.
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A woman collapses as neighbors gather at the Oso Fire Department to look for updates about the mudslide.
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A demolished house sits in the mud on State Highway 530 on Sunday, the day after the giant landslide occurred.
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Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide.
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At Darrington High School, local residents reach out and pray with one another at a community prayer vigil for the victims and survivors of the massive mudslide.
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Workers comb through debri at the site of the deadly mudslide.
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Workers at the mudslide site before stopping for a moment of silence on Saturday
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A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the Port Angeles air station, piloted by 
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A member of the congregation at Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Darrington raises her hand as she sings during Sunday morning church services. Much of the music and speaking was devoted to reaction to the deadly mudslide that hit the nearby community of Oso.

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Baby rescued from Oso mudslide recovering
SEATTLE — The 5-month-old baby rescued from the Oso landslide is listed in serious condition and improving at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The hospital said Sunday that Duke Suddarth remains in the intensive care unit.

His mother, 25-year-old Amanda Skorjanc, is in satisfactory condition at the hospital.

Three men rescued from the March 22 slide also are at the hospital.

A 37-year-old is in serious condition in intensive care. An 81-year-old in serious condition in intensive care. And a 58-year-old is in satisfactory condition.

The family of the mother and baby released a statement through the hospital:

"We are so grateful to all the responders who jeopardized their safety in order to pull Duke and Amanda out of the debris. Words alone cannot tell you how thankful we are.

"Our hearts and support continue to go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy."
EDITOR'S NOTE — A list with photos of known victims of the 300-acre mudslide near Oso — persons confirmed missing or dead by authorities or families — can be accessed at http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/local/victimsoftheosomudslide.html

Related story: "Snohomish County mudslide — how to donate to victims, how to report someone missing": http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140328/NEWS/303289959

DARRINGTON — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Oso mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.

In seeking additional federal help following one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history, Inslee said about 30 families need assistance with housing, along with personal and household goods.

The estimated losses include nearly $7 million in structures and more than $3 million in their contents, Inslee's letter said.

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday afternoon that it has received a total of 24 victims, and 18 of those have been positively identified. Previously, the official death toll was 21, with 15 victims identified.

The remains of three additional victims were found Monday, but they have not yet been included in the medical examiner's official numbers, Snohomish County Executive Director
Gary Haakenson told reporters at a Monday evening briefing.

The county sheriff's office released a list Monday evening of 22 people believed missing following the March 22 slide that destroyed a rural mountainside community northeast of Seattle.

That's down from the 30 people officials previously considered missing.

“There's been an exhaustive effort by the detectives to narrow the list down to one that they feel comfortable releasing,” Haakenson said.

“These are 22 people whose loved ones are grieving,” he said. “We want to do all we can to find them and put some closure in place for their families.”

He said there could be some overlap between the list of missing and the handful of victims who have not been positively identified by the medical examiner.

Steve Harris, a division supervisor for the search effort, said Monday that search teams have been learning more about the force of the slide, helping them better locate victims in a debris field that is 70 feet deep in places.

“There's a tremendous amount of force and energy behind this,” Harris said of the slide.

Harris said search dogs are the primary tool for finding victims, and searchers are finding human remains four to six times per day. Sometimes crews only find partial remains, which makes the identification process harder.

Inslee's request Monday also seeks federal help with funeral expenses, and mental health care programs for survivors, volunteers, community members and first responders.

He also is asking for access to disaster housing, disaster grants, disaster-related unemployment insurance, and crisis counseling programs for those in Snohomish County and for the Stillaguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Tulalip tribes.

Meanwhile, members of the Seattle Seahawks football team and Seattle Sounders soccer team visited with community members Monday evening.

The dead

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office says they have 24 mudslide victims in their custody, of which 18 have been identified:

18. Gerald E. Logan, 63, from Arlington, WA
17. Sonoah Heustis, 4 months, from Arlington, WA
16. Judee S. Vandenburg, 64, from Arlington, WA
15. Amanda B. Lennick, 31, from Arlington, WA
14. Shelley L. Bellomo, 55, from Arlington, WA
13. Hunter Ruthven, 6, from Arlington, WA
12. Julie A. Farnes, 59, from Arlington, WA
11. Alan M. Bejvl, 21, from Arlington, WA. This is the fiancee of Delaney Webb, the grand-niece of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen. (See below)
10. Leon J. Regelbrugge III, 49, from Arlington, WA
9. Joseph R. Miller, 47, from Arlington, WA
8. Summer R. Raffo, 36, from Arlington, WA
7. Lewis F. Vandenburg, 71, from Arlington, WA
6. Shane M. Ruthven, 41, from Arlington, WA
5. William E. Welsh, 66, from Arlington, WA
4. Kaylee B. Spillers, 5, from Arlington, WA
3. Linda L. McPherson, 69, from Arlington, WA
2. Stephen A. Neal, 55, from Darrington, WA
1. Christina A. Jefferds, 45, from Arlington, WA

22 still missing:

1. Dequiletts, Ronald M. 52 Arlington and Bothell. This is the son-in-law of Port Angeles Bethel Pentecostal Church Pastor Omar Vigoren.
2. Durnell, Thomas M. 55 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
3. Gullikson, Bonnie J. 91 SR 530 NE, Arlington
4. Gustafson, Mark J. 54 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
5. Hadaway, Steven N. 53 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
6. Halstead, Jerry L. 74 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
7. Halstead, Gloria J. 67 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
8. Harris, Denver P. 13 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
9. Harris, Steve 52 Arlington
10. Harris, Theresa 52 Arlington
11. Miller, Larry 58 Arlington
12. Miller, Sandra 64 Arlington
13. Regelbrugge, Molly K. 44 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
14. Ruthven, Katie 35 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
15. Ruthven, Wyatt 4 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
16. Satterlee, Thom 64 Steelhead Dr., Arlington. This is the brother of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen.
17. Satterlee, Mary 61 Steelhead Dr., Arlington This is the sister-in-law of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen; she said she was informed that the woman was dead.
18. Slauson, Lon E. 59 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
19. Spillers, Billy 30 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
20. Spillers, Brooke 2 Steelhead Dr., Arlington
21. Webb, Delaney M. 19 Steelhead Dr., Arlington (alternate address is Marysville). This is the grand-niece of Quilcene resident Tamara Lenzen.
22. Mangual, Jovan E. 13 Steelhead Dr., Arlington

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