Feds visiting Washington mudslide debris site

SEATTLE (AP) -- Leaders of two federal agencies responding to the Washington mudslide visited the debris field on Sunday

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joined Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Rep. Suzan DelBene in touring clean-up and recovery efforts at the mudslide site.

A hillside collapsed more than two weeks ago, causing a massive mudslide that wiped out the community of Oso, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Thirty people were killed and 13 are missing.

Johnson urged anyone affected by the slide to apply for FEMA aid.

Last Wednesday, President Obama declared a major disaster to help state, tribal, and local recovery efforts.

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