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Darrington Fire District 24 volunteer firefighters, Jan McClelland, left, Jeff McClelland, center, and Eric Finzimer, first responders to the massive mudslide above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530, talk to the media about their experiences as rescue workers, in Darrington, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND MARCUS YAM

Darrington Fire District 24 volunteer firefighters, Jan McClelland, left, Jeff McClelland, center, and Eric Finzimer, first responders to the massive mudslide above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530, talk to the media about their experiences as rescue workers, in Darrington, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND MARCUS YAM

Darrington Fire District 24 volunteer firefighters, Jeff McClelland , left, Jan McClelland, center, and Eric Finzimer embrace each other Wednesday March 26, 2014, in Darrington, Wash., after saying a prayer for the victims and survivors of the massive mudslide. They were asmong the first responders to the mudslide. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND MARCUS YAM

National Guard troops prepare to enter the mudslide debris on the western edge of the mudslide where it covers Highway 530 Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 east of Oso, Wash. The debris field is laced with hazards that include fallen trees, propane and septic tanks, twisted vehicles and countless shards of shattered homes. (AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan) Photo taken 20140326

Searchers walk into the scene of a deadly mudslide that covers the road, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but authorities believe at least 24 people were killed. And scores of others are still unaccounted for, although many of those names were believed to be duplicates or people who escaped safely. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)

This combination of images provided by NASA shows the Oso, Wash. area on Jan. 18, 2014, top, and the same area on March 23, 2014, bottom, after a March 22 landslide sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The debris engulfed numerous homes, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people. (AP Photo/NASA)

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