RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE STILL UNDERWAY IN OSO.
ONE MONTH AFTER THE MUDSLIDE HIT.
ON MONDAY AUTHORITIES RAISED THE DEATH TOLL TO 41.
AND EXPECT IT WILL RISE, WHEN THEY FIND THE TWO PEOPLE
YESTERDAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA PAID A VISIT TO THE SITE.
FLYING OVER IN MARINE ONE, THEN MEETING WITH SURVIVORS
AND FIRST RESPONDERS ON THE GROUND.
RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS THERE HAVE BEEN INTENSE.
AND, WILL GO ON FOR MONTHS.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
WITH HOW GUARDSMEN FROM FAIRCHILD PLAYED A BIG PART
IN THE MUDSLIDE SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS.
NADINE- MORE THAN 70 SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM FAIRCHILD
AIR FORCE BASE RESPONDED TO THE MUDSLIDE.
JUST DAYS AFTER DEVASTATION STRUCK.
THE TIME THEY SPENT THERE MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON SEARCH
AND JUST THIS PAST MONDAY.
SPOKANE CITY COUNCIL HONORED THEIR EFFORTS.
Caleb Guthimiller :344
I didn't expect anything like what we saw.
I don't think anything could prepare you for the amount
of mud and debris that was moved down there.
SERGEANT CALEB GUTHIMILLER IS PART OF THE AIR NATIONAL
THAT WAS DEPLOYED FROM FAIRCHILD TO OSO.
JUST FOUR DAYS AFTER THE MUDSLIDE.
The best way to describe it is almost like quick sand.
Every step was quite a struggle, everytime you had
to take a step to search.
A lot of it was done literally on hands and knees
in some areas because you would sink so deep you couldn't
hardly get out of it.
ALONG SIDE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GUARD.
WERE ABLE TO MAKE HUGE STRIDES IN THE 10 DAYS THEY
By the time we left everything had been searched,
we were able to drain out a lot of the standing water,
and areas we previously weren't able to get to we
were able to open up.
THE WAY HE SEES IT.
HE WAS JUST DOING HIS DUTY.
You train to do your job and you feel like you are
just doing your job, doing what you are supposed to
ON MONDAY NIGHT THE SPOKANE CITY COUNCIL HONORED THE
141ST AIR REFUELING WING...
IN A STATEMENT CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT BEN STUCKART
These Air National Guard members are our neighbors,
our friends, and colleagues.
The work they did in Snohomish County was honorable,
SERGEANT GUTHIMILLER SAYS THIS IS EXACTLY WHY HE SIGNED
UP FOR THE GUARD.
I'm proud to be part of something like that, you want
to be there to help the community, help the people
that had been touched by it.
MUDSLIDE VICTIMS ARE STILL VERY MUCH IN THE EARLY
STAGES OF RECOVERY.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO HELP.
GO TO KXLY.COM AND CLICK ON THE NEWSLINKS.
REPORTING IN STUDIO TONIGHT.
CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.