The Guilfordian

Mudslide devastates rural Washington community for second time in 8 years

Mudslide devastates rural Washington community for second time in 8 years

Emerson Santiago, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

One square mile of land buried under a heap of mud and debris. Thirteen missing. Thirty-three confirmed dead. “It is completely overwhelming,” said Barbara Tolbert, mayor of Arlington, Wash., in an interview with NPR. “It’s literally one scoop of dirt at a time as they sift through a mud pile,...