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In photos: Lethal mudslide buries homes in Washington town

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Brian Anderson, left, and Coby Young search through the wreckage of a home belonging to the Kuntz family Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Oso, Wash. The entire Kuntz family was at a baseball game Saturday morning when a fatal mudslide swept through the area. The family returned Sunday to search through what remained.

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Mud splattered pictures in a home effected by Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., March 23, 2014.

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A woman holds family photos pulled from the rubble at the site of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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Structural debris blocks Highway 530 near Oso, Washington, March 23, 2014.

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A fatal mudslide brought debris down the Stillaguamish River near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014, stopping the flow of the river and destroying several homes.

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A view of the hillside that gave way and collapsed near State Route 530 is seen in this Washington State Department of Transportation picture taken near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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A general view of the area affected by a landslide near State Route 530 is seen in this Washington State Department of Transportation handout picture taken near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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Lieutenant Rodney Rochon, spokesperson for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department, talks to the media as rescue operations are underway after landslides occurred across Washington’s State Route 530 on March 22, 2014.

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Robin Youngblood survived the landslide that destroyed her house next to the North Fork of the Stillaguamish river on March 22, 2014. She is holding the only item that survived the disaster, a painting of a Cherokee warrior that was knocked from the wall and muddied. “It saved us.” she said.

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Crushed woody debris and a slurry of silt laden water is nearly at a stand still in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River downstream of the landslide that blocked the river on March 22, 2014.

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Claire Logan, right, carries supplies to help set up an evacuation center at Post Middle School in Arlington to assist those impacted by the landslide on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish river March 22, 2014, in Arlington, Wash.

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Members of a swift-water rescue team look on as an ambulance drives past after a large mudslide blocked Highway 530 near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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Neighbors gather at the Oso Fire Department to look for updates about the fatal mudslide that washed over homes and over Highway 530 east of Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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Officials and cars line the highway at the site of a large mudslide in this handout photo provided by the Washington State Police near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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Officials survey a large mudslide in this handout photo provided by the Washington State Police near Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014.

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