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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

April 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

23,600 meals, snacks served in month since mudslide

More than 23,600 meals and snacks have been served through the Red Cross in conjunction with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief; 1,000 items for comfort and relief have been handed out and 6,800 health-related contacts have been made.

In addition, more than $300,000 in federal assistance — a number certain to rise — has been distributed and more than $400,000 in small-business loans have been authorized.

Those stats dealing with the response to the March 22 Highway 530 mudslide are mentioned in a one-month recap issued Wednesday by the federal-county-state Joint Information Center.

The review says 382 survivors of the slide have been interviewed by disaster-assistance teams and 102 have been registered for relief through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In the single largest piece of work mentioned in the recap, a 3,000-foot barrier was made from 20,000 tons of rock, gravel and earth by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help workers search for victims of the slide.

To date, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has received the remains of 41 victims from the State Route 530 Slide and has identified all of them.  Two more people are listed missing.

President Obama, who viewed the slide area Tuesday, announced $7.5 million in FEMA aid to help Snohomish County with the disaster’s costs.

 

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