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Posted on: March 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] SR 530 Morning Briefing

SR 530 Morning Briefing
CONTACT:, Media line:  425-359-9323
ARLINGTON, Wash. – Priorities for emergency responders today remains to focus on search and
rescue efforts at the landslide.  The number of confirmed fatalities is still at 14 and the 176 
unaccounted for has not changed since last night.
Additional resources are coming in to the rescue site from local and federal agencies, including
county and regional technical rescue teams, FEMA, Urban Search and Rescue Team from Pierce
County, several local fire departments, search dog teams, air craft and heavy equipment.
Additional civilian volunteers cannot be utilized right now because of accountability and safety
issues.  As soon we are able to accommodate volunteers, we will let you know.
It was also confirmed that the Command Post is moving from Arlington City Hall to the Arlington
Municipal Airport (18204 59th Dr NE, Arlington) later today, and the media staging area will be
relocated to Haller Park (1100 West Ave, Arlington).
Media inquiries need to be sent to, 425-359-9323.  Daily media briefings going 
forward will be at 9 AM, 1 PM and 6:30 PM.

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