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Mudslide Witnesses' Frantic Calls To 911
Terrified residents of a town swept away by a devastating mudslide called 911 to report falling trees, buried cars and neighbours screaming for help.
One caller reported a house being pushed on to the road by a wall of mud and rock, while another shouted: "Houses are gone!"
The calls were released as rescue efforts continued after the mudslide north of Seattle, which has killed at least 14 people.
Another 176 people remain unaccounted for, though officials hope that at least some might have been double-counted or been slow to alert family and officials about their whereabouts.
In one of the calls, a woman is heard reporting a "big emergency".
"There has been a huge landslide, and it has pushed the house all the way across the road," she said, adding she was speaking of a house next door.
The woman said power lines were being cut, and called for help to be sent.
"I can't believe this, oh my God," she said.
"Tell them to come on up, there's a lot of work."
The mudslide smashed through the small community of Oso, around 55 miles (90km) north of Seattle, on Saturday morning.
Around 30 homes were destroyed and dozens more damaged as much of the riverside village was swept away.
Workers continued the search but hopes of finding survivors were fading. Earlier, they pulled out a four-year-old boy, but his father and siblings are missing.
In the 911 calls, a man spoke on behalf of his wife.
"She said it sounded like an earthquake was happening," the man reported.
"There is a mudslide or something, hundreds of trees have fallen right by my house."
He added he had not been able to extract more information from his wife as she was "in a panic".
An agitated woman screamed into the phone as she called 911.
"Houses are gone!" she shouted, adding people were calling for help as they were being flooded.
"Oh my gosh," she said, breaking into tears.
Summer Raffo, 36, was driving along Route 530 in Oso when the giant landslide swept through. No-one has heard from her since.
Her brother, Dayn Brunner, doesn't hold out much hope of finding his sister alive - but he can't give up the search.
"If it were me in there, she would do the same thing," he told Sky News.
Mr Brunner has joined rescue crews picking their way through the debris in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
"It is important to me to get in there and get her out," he said. "Knowing this is no longer a rescue mission, it is hard."
Another man, who asked not to be named, had just spoken with his son, who was searching the wreckage of the family home.
"He's found my wife and my other son. They're dead," the man told Sky News.
The family had moved to their home on Steelhead Drive, the road that took the brunt of the slide, just two years ago.
"It was beautiful. My wife had never been happier," the man added.
The towns either side of Oso have rallied to support those caught in the disaster.
The scene greeting rescue teams in Oso has been described as "unimaginable".
"It is unfathomable what kind of devastation there is. You have mounds of dirt 70ft tall by 100ft wide and 200ft long sitting in what used to be somebody's yard," said Dayn Brunner.