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February 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Rain easing up until the end of the week

Eastside Fire and Rescue test out their rescue boat along the closed Northeast Tolt Hill Road in Carnation as flood waters rise along the Snoqualmie River on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The heavy rains that have plagued the region for the past 24 hours will be tapering off this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Three to 7 inches of rain in the Cascades and melting snow overflowed some Western Washington rivers, but the weather service told The Associated Press they’ll be cresting today and returning to their banks.

In Arlington, a 911 caller reported this morning that a mudslide had apparently wiped out part of Arlington Municipal Cemetery, authorities said. But Tawnya Post. cemetery coordinator, said that when she heard the same information she got in her car and drove around the small cemetery and found nothing wrong.

Post said that some flooding had impacted nearby Cemetery Road, which is in unincorporated Snohomish County. Kevin Prentiss, who is chief of the Snohomish County Support Services Bureau, said that it wouldn’t surprise him to see some flooding in that area. He added that there is also some minor flooding in Stanwood and in the city of Snohomish.

In King County, a rising river was to blame for carrying a camper into waist-deep water. The camper went to sleep Tuesday night along the Snoqualmie River and awoke this morning to find himself afloat in his tent. Responders from Eastside Fire and Rescue waded through waist-deep waters to rescue him.

Jeff Michalski , a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the rain won’t be gone for long. Cold temperatures and drizzle will return by Friday, he said.

All that remains is the garage after the Pilchuck River took away Clayton and Cathy Bess' house Wednesday morning. They moved out last April after the house west of Granite Falls was red-tagged by Snohomish County. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)


 

 

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