Journey into the Slide Zone

A first up close look at the search in the mudslide's devastation.
3:00 | 04/01/14

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And now we held to Washington state and that epic mudslide. New satellite images tonight. The devastation seen from space. Forests, homes, wiped off the map, lives shattered. And tonight, ABC's Neal Karlinsky takes us inside the pictures to show us what the rescue teams are finding now. Reporter: Driving into the slide zone is like entering a wasteland. Chaos as far as the eye can see. We're taken to the last shred of highway 530 still standing along where one of the worst landslides in U.S. History blew through. As we walk along here, we've been trying to identify anything recognizable. You can see pieces of clothing, some cups. It's all just bunched up together like it was put in a blender. We're warned not to step so much as an inch into the debris and not to touch anything or we'll have to be decontaminated. The mud in some places, 80 feet deet and dangerous. They've made their own sidewalks with wood to get through here, to be able to walk through without sinking into the mud. Before we leave, from up on a ridge line, a crew reminder that all of this used to be a neighborhood. I just looked down and noticed this. Even here in the distance, a muddied family photo. 27 people are known to have died so far. The painstaking work to find the rest goes on. Neal Karlinsky, ABC news, oso, Washington.

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