Audio: Search Continues For Mudslide Victims

AM 820 News anchor Robert Pankau spoke to ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone about the latest in the Washington mudslide.

Officials said Wednesday they planned to ramp up response efforts, deploying National Guard troops and Black Hawk helicopters among other assets to assist in recovering bodies almost certainly buried there. Authorities said Wednesday that they had recovered a total of 16 bodies and had located eight others that they have not yet been able to dig out. Alex remains in Snohomish County in Washington State and will have the latest numbers for you, as well as an update on the status of the rescue and recovery efforts.