A Washington state representative who grew up in Champaign County said it's going to take a while for the communities near the mudslide to recover.
Elizabeth Scott, who grew up in Tolono, now lives in Monroe, Washington, representing an area that was impacted by the deadly mudslide in Oso on Mar. 22. The medical examiner there said the number of people killed in the disaster is currently at 29, but 20 people are still missing.
Scott described what happened during the mudslide.
Scott added that the mudslide has caused travel problems for nearby communities.
Scott says the best way you can help is to send gas cards to the town of Darrington, which she said has Shell gas stations.
Scott made the comments Wednesday on the WDWS Morning Show.