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Western Washington is taking a beating!

Things have been pretty crazy over and up here for the last 3 weeks with the hard hitting snow, now it has all melted within two days plus 14" of rain within the last 60 hours. The flooding is amazing and devastating. The fire departments across Western Washington have had their hands full with water craft and helicopter rescues consistant for the last 3 days. Amazingly enough, there has yet to be a loss of life that I know of. Knock on wood(if you see some floating by)! All of the mountain passes are closed to the outside due to catastrophic avalanches. The railroads are shut down along the Sound and Coast due to landslides taking out the tracks and derailing trains. Interstate 5 (Canada to Mexico) is under 10' of water in Chehalis and has been closed, cutting off 10,000 semi-trucks a day worth of commerce adding $4 million dollars/day in economical loss to the area. Western Washington is completely cut off from the rest of the country other than going North through Canada or flying out.
Crazy Man!
Just a "wet" update from the Northwest.




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Comment by Ben Fleagle on January 11, 2009 at 2:03pm
Dude. I'm thinkin' a barrel ride over the Sno Falls, huh? Brother, stay dry. All my folks are up on hills around there. But the Falls, geez.....You better come up here, we may be frozen solid, but at least we don't need fins on our fire engine.
Comment by Billy lewis on January 9, 2009 at 5:12pm
Im in...let's go...I'll take the shallow parts..
Be safe brothers
I hear San Diego is a good place to dry out!!
Comment by Todd McKee on January 9, 2009 at 12:30pm
Hey Bro! I am here for you let me know how I can help? Todd McKee
Comment by Eric Hankins on January 9, 2009 at 12:02pm
Stop by YC on the trip north Chief, I'll tag along
Comment by Chris Costamagna on January 9, 2009 at 11:59am
Hey Chad Give us a call will bring our boats and waders. Be safe Brother. And for now "stay on the hi ground".

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