TODAY | March 27, 2014
>> authorities in washington state say 90 people remain missing or unaccounted for following that devastating mudslide over the weekend. miguel is in arlington with the latest. good morning to you.
>> reporter: as search teams prepare to enter day six, the number of dead is officially at 16, though authorities fear more bodies have been recovered, this as a number of missing slowly drops. with no sign of life in what is left of oso, stories of survival here seem even more incredible.
>> we're under the mud and water and i'm sliding and i'm tumbling and it stopped.
>> reporter: robin youngblood rode a wave of blood a quarter mienl. she can't believe this is what she survived.
>> it must have been going 150 miles an hour. i just had time to say "oh, my god" and it hit.
>> it looked like a bulldozer.
>> this woman was home with seven children, a slumber party coming to an end when she called 911. everyone made it out safely but what happened here is still fresh.
>> i was thinking, well, this is the end, i'm going to die.
>> there hasn't been a rescue in oso sense saturday when 4-year-old jacob spillers was hoisted to safety by randy fay, but fay couldn't find jacob's father and three brothers and sisters .
>> and you hurt for that kid and the mom. but the silver lining is mom and kid are back together. so that's what you hang on to.
>> reporter: this morning 90 are missing, down from 176. natasha lost her mother saturday but is still waiting for word on her 4-month-old baby. all she has left are pictures and memories.
>> i have lost my baby and my mom. she's the most beautiful woman.
>> reporter: the debris field that took so many lives is 30 to 40 feet deep in spots, as tall as a four-story building. there were two reports, one in 1999 , another in 2010 , that warned the county the mountain was dangerous in the exact area where the earth gave way.
>> the community did feel safe. they understood that risk. i think we did what we could do. sometimes large slides happen.
>> reporter: what happened here was unthinkable to most and now so is the grief. for now search teams are in