Search Underway for Survivors of Washington Mudslide

At least 8 have died and 18 are missing after a mudslide in a rural area of Washington State.
3:00 | 03/24/14

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Still so much we don't know. The deadly mudslide in Washington state. At least eight people are now dead as the desperate search remains under way trying to find those missing. The before and after photos. That entire area has been wiped away. Neal Karlinsky has the story. Reporter: These are some of the first pictures of the search for survivors. Helicopters Sunday hovering over ho mountains of mud and homes shredded to pieces. I think we're looking at major event. Reporter: They fear the death toll will only go up the. There may be people in their cars. Maybe people in their houses. We're trying to track at the down the very best we can. Reporter: This is the carnage. Half a mountain slid through this community. That's 484 football fields all mud. One of the survivors tells what seems like an almost impossible story. Is there there was literally a 20-foot wall of mud racing across the valley. Reporter: One minute, she was standing inside her home Saturday. The next, she found herself tumbling through a whirlpool of mud and water. We were tumbled inside. Had mud in our eyes and nose and mouth. I'm really grateful I'm alive. Reporter: We drove hours up a logging road to see this community wiped away like it was never there. The mud is down where the helicopter is. They believe some of the people driving through here at the time were buried in the slide. This man has the last house we could find nearby still standing. Feel sad. There's a lot of people that are hurt and -- gone. Reporter: It's still too dangerous to go in there on foot very far because the mud is just so deep. That number of missing, though, really is critical. At last count, 18. Robin? Yeah, and growing. Thank you, Neal. More bad weather is moving into that area, threatening to make things worse? It's been a very rainy month. North and east. We're looking for more rain this week, which I'll get to. Look how much they have already had. An average number would be about 4 1/2 inches of rain. Already this month, 7-plus. I think we may get in record territory with several systems coming at us, especially Tuesday into Wednesday. This area looking for another 2 to 3 inches. The heaviest stays in southwestern Oregon. And northern California. Everybody talking about this on the east coast. A coastal storm wrapping up with another one. Meaning the cold air. That means snow. Yes, snow, this late in March. Starting in New York tomorrow night and going through, that's right, coastal Massachusetts, up to 6 inches, winds up to 60 miles an hour. Blizzard watches are popping up. I'll detail the snow. I thought it was spring, ginger. It's almost April, come on. Now, Amy with another check of the news.

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