Volunteers and staff providing relief and support following mudslide

Publié: 27 mars 2014 21:00 CET

The American Red Cross is helping people in the state of Washington impacted by the tragic weekend mudslide, providing support and comfort as they deal with this tragedy and wait for information about their loved ones. 

Red Cross workers are providing food and shelter to Oso residents, their families and first responders. More than 30 people stayed in Red Cross shelters throughout the weekend and dozens more have visited the shelters for information and meals. 

Red Cross mental health workers are caring for the families who have lost loved ones or are awaiting word on those who are still missing. Because of the difficult nature of this event, additional mental health workers are being sent in to help.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency and more than 100 first responders are on the scene. Officials estimate as many as 60 homes are impacted. The debris is blocking the Stillaguamish River, where water is accumulating which could cause some flooding downriver of the blockage.

Read more at the American Red Cross website