Washington Mudslide Death Toll Expected to Rise

Moment of silence observed for victims of Washington mudslide.
3:00 | 03/29/14

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Back here at home and to the devastating mud slide in Washington state. That mountain of mud coming down one week ago. In those early hours you'll remember families and neighbors gathering at the fire station with hope their loved ones will be pulled out. Tonight so many of those families returning to the same spot after a difficult week. ABC now on the family now digging in the mud and looking themselves. Reporter: For the first time in a week, searchers paused -- a moment of silence to remember the victims. Reporter: Tonight 17 confirmed dead. 90 missing. Digging for their loved ones alongside us. Also was buried in a split second. This community is bracing for a a slow meticulous search for their own and emotions remain raw. I have cried every day. On Thursday this woman and her 4 Monday old granddaughter lost their lives. Natasha still cannot process losing her mom and her little girl. How many can you take before you just want to collapse? Reporter: Complicating the search, a steady rain is falling again today. Closure does indeed seem like a long way off.

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