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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Four members of San Diego's urban search and rescue team are in Oso, Washington helping with the recovery efforts.

Sunday, CBS News 8 spoke to John Wood about just how massive this disaster is.

"Actually in person, ya know pictures, TV, video... It doesn't do it justice. Actually sitting there, having been on the landslide and walking, it's enormous, just the devastation and what happened is almost unbelievable," he said. 

The team is working around the clock taking charge of coordinating search and rescue efforts, logistics, and planning.

Wood says they'll likely be there at least another week or two.

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