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Fatigue and Emotion Hit Mudslide Responders

Fatigue and Emotion Hit Mudslide Responders
Posted March 28th, 2014 @ 6:04pm by KFBK/CBS News - Stephan Kaufman

It's been nearly a week since a mudslide destroyed 49 structures in the community of Oso, Washington and crews are getting tired. 

Fatigue is becoming a major concern for those responsible for the well being of the first responders at the site of the mudslide.

"We've brought in professionals to help out with making sure that our people's needs are being taking care of.  The responders that are out there, that have been there since day one.  Some of the things that they're seeing and have to do and the emotional toll that that's taking..." said Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots.

State agencies have assigned every available chaplain to the scene.

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