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LATEST: One week since Washington mudslide


Today marks one week since a mudslide devastated the town of Oso, Washington.
Authorities say they've found at least 25 bodies and many remain missing.

At 10:37 Saturday morning, there was silence in Washington State.

It was one week to the exact moment that a massive mudslide wiped out homes and snuffed out lives in the town of Oso.
Residents across the state were urged to pause in silence to remember the dead and those grieving for loved ones.

But Saturday is also another day of searching for bodies in the devastated town.

The rain that fell on Friday continued into the weekend turning the mud on the ground into even more of a quagmire.
Search and rescue teams continue to look for sings of life amid the wreckage but the hopes of finding anyone alive are slim.

"We always want to hold out hope but I think we have to at some point expect the worst."

Local officials say first responders searching the debris are tireless in their efforts.

"They're searching for friends and they're searching for families and it's very tragic," said Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert.

Officials say they plan to continue their daily briefings, including one scheduled tonight.
It's expected they may provide new details on the number of persons killed by the mudslide.