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.
Just a "wet" update from the Northwest.
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