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SR530 mudslide: Dogs, excavators in Oso, Washington

April 9, 2014
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OSO, WASH.:  Recovery crews continue to work in the mudslide area.  FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) dogs and their handlers demonstrate for the press how they work with their dogs in the field.
A FEMA team of Urban Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers from Virginia Task Force-1, including Sally Dickinson (left), with her dog named Fielder, Elizabeth Chaney with Hugo, and Teresa Macpherson and Bayou, hold a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. FEMA deployed 20 dog teams from around the country for 14 day shifts. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

A FEMA team of Urban Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers from Virginia Task Force-1, including Sally Dickinson (left), with her dog named Fielder, Elizabeth Chaney with Hugo, and Teresa Macpherson and Bayou, hold a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. FEMA deployed 20 dog teams from around the country for 14 day shifts. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.” credit=”

A FEMA team of Urban Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers from Virginia Task Force-1, including Elizabeth Chaney (left) and Sally Dickinson, with her dog named Fielder, hold a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. FEMA deployed 20 dog teams from around the country for 14 day shifts. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

A FEMA team of Urban Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers from Virginia Task Force-1, including Elizabeth Chaney (left) and Sally Dickinson, with her dog named Fielder, hold a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. FEMA deployed 20 dog teams from around the country for 14 day shifts. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

A chocolate lab named Cooper, sits next to his handler Rick Cox (left) outside the decontamination tent at the SR530 mudslide during a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Cooper and Cox are part of the 20 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams deployed to help with recovery efforts. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

A chocolate lab named Cooper, sits next to his handler Rick Cox (left) outside the decontamination tent at the SR530 mudslide during a demonstration for the media near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Cooper and Cox are part of the 20 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams deployed to help with recovery efforts. The dogs work 4-8 hours in the field and are assisted by vets and vet techs. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

An American flag hangs over the SR 530 mudslide area near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. ” credit=”

Personnel and equipment work in 40x40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel and equipment work in 40×40 foot sections of the SR 530 mudslide area reviewing all material down to native soil, near Oso, Washington on April 8, 2014. Today, 35 people are confirmed dead in the SR530 slide, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Thirty-one of those victims have been identified. Up to 11 people are still missing, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Photos are available through ZUMA Press ” credit=”

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