A huge landslide roared down a rain-saturated mountain slope in Snohomish County, Washington State, north of Seattle.
The death toll stands at eight after the discovery of four more bodies following a mudslide that tore through homes in a community north of Seattle late Saturday morning.
The slide happened near Oso in Washington State over the weekend.
Officials aren’t yet sure how many people are missing; reports suggest up to 30 people could be unaccounted for after the slide destroyed dozens of homes.
Some of the homes in the community are reported to have been nearly a century old.
John Pennington with the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management says a streamlined process to report those missing will be introduced today.
“We’ll talk about some of the information we’ve received and how those lists have been consolidated,” says Pennington.