Grim Task

By Jennifer Bjorklund

Published 03/26 2014 10:54AM

Updated 03/26 2014 10:56AM

(NBC News) As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency that could bring in long-term federal money beyond the assistance President Barack Obama ordered to supplement local rescue efforts. 

Inslee said that aid will include incident support and management teams and program specialists.

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