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Inside the slide zone today rain is the last thing anybody needs. It was starting to dry out, but it's a soupy mess again.

There's still a threat, too.

Through the mist you can see what remains of Hazel Hill and where the slide broke free almost a week ago. A warning to teams below.

Up there on the hillside, you can see on some shaggy spots on top of a couple of trees, said Steve Mason from the incident management team.

Geologists are keeping an eye on things during the day.

The engineers and staff have been up there every day, checking and looking, Mason said. And they have instruments on the side of a tree so we can see from to be able to give us indicators that something's going to happen.

Now they have a new tool available.

Boeing is ready to step in and help make the Oso landslide zone safer for those searching. Their drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, are now on standby.

At Paine Field in Everett, an Insitu truck and launcher is standing by to bring drones into the slide zone.

Insitu is part of Boeing and the company confirms the drones could monitor the Oso slide night and day without risking the lives of human pilots.

The Federal Aviation Administration and FEMA have given have given the go ahead, but drones have not been deployed.

There's lots of individuals out here looking out for workers safety, Mason said.

Mason talks about what happened the other day.

We had to pull back at one point one day where they had a concern. But it turned out it was OK, he said.

The drones have infrared cameras on board that can see in the dark, to see if anything starts to move.

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