Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington state authorities are working to help victims of the deadly mudslide find assistance with housing, public documents and other critical issues as efforts continue to secure federal aid.
Inslee flew Wednesday from Olympia to Everett, making a stop first at the Snohomish County emergency operations center, before continuing to Arlington. He planned to attend an evening vigil in Darrington.
He also said that in the coming weeks, state authorities will examine whether risk-assessment for landslides is adequate. Questions have been raised after it was learned there were reports showing the potential for catastrophic landslides in the rural area 55 miles northeast of Seattle where the massive slide occurred Saturday.