I'm sure everybody has heard about the disaster near Oso, Washington; a catastrophic slope failure caused a giant mudslide, destroyed 30 houses, and dammed the Stillaguamish River. So far 8 people are confirmed dead and 108 are missing.
Much of the disaster area has been inaccessible. First responders have searched dry areas that were deemed safe, but the mud is like quicksand, and there's worry of the dam bursting, releasing a flash flood. Search and Rescue's Helicopter Rescue Team plucked 11 survivors out of harm's way from the air.