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Arizona Task Force members deployed to Washington mudslide

A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

PHOENIX -- Three members of the Arizona Task Force 1 (AZ-TF1) have been deployed to aid in the search and rescue efforts after a deadly mudslide in Snohomish County, Washington.

The AZ-TF1 is just one of 28 National Search and Rescue teams that are deployed when there is a local or national disaster. The three task force members join more than 100 others who are also aiding in the search. Their deployment is expected to last for 14 days.

On Saturday, a 1-square-mile mudslide occurred on a hillside in Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle. At least 16 people have died, and dozens more remain missing.

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