DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN/AP) – A second Dayton Red Cross volunteer is heading to Washington State to assist in the search for mudslide victims.
Ed O’Shaughnessy leaves Wednesday to work as a supply manager.
The announcement came on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he will survey the damage on April 22.
In the meantime, one more person was added to the victims list Tuesday afternoon by the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office, which is still trying to identify four of the dead.
Eleven people remain on the sheriff’s list of missing from the March 22 slide that buried homes along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
Searchers with dogs continue to probe the debris field as the Army Corps of Engineers builds a berm to reduce flooding.
Work started Monday on the Darrington or east side of the slide with about 300 feet of gravel. When it’s completed next week, the 2,000-foot-long berm will act like a levee along the river, said Cameron Satterfield, a spokesman at the joint information center in Arlington.
It will allow the corps to pump out a flooded area of about 34 acres so it can be searched for bodies.
Teams of rescue or cadaver dogs from all over the country have been helping search the huge pile of tumbled mud, broken trees and house debris.
The Red Cross has mobilized about 400 trained workers to assist, about half are from Washington State. They have served more than 21,000 meals since the tragedy.