EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama is bracing to share sorrows once again as he visits Washington state to meet with victims of the mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
With the search for bodies still ongoing, Obama also plans to survey damage from the March 22 disaster by helicopter and meet with emergency responders and recovery workers.
The president came to Washington Tuesday on his way to Tokyo, the first stop on a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region.
The massive mudslide in the small town of Oso, about an hour northeast of Seattle, killed at least 41 people and buried dozens of homes.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office has identified 41 victims. Two names remain on a list of missing people.