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Death Toll Rises To 36 In Washington Mudslide

The number of people missing has been reduced to 10, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.

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The financial losses have now surpassed $10 million, and Governor Jay Inslee has asked the federal government for further assistance, seeking a "major disaster declaration" for Snohomish County.

"There's been an exhaustive effort by the detectives to narrow the list down to one that they feel comfortable releasing," said Snohomish County Executive Director Gary Haakenson on Monday.

"We're worried about dysentery, we're worried about tetanus, we're worried about contamination," said Lieutenant Richard Burke from nearby Bellevue Fire Department.

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