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September 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Storm brings flooding, power outages to Seattle, Eastside

An early evening storm dumped  almost half an inch of rain on Seattle and contributed to flooding and power outages around the area Tuesday.

The National Weather Service office in Sand Point recorded about four-tenths of an inch between 5 and 7 p.m., with peak gusts at 30 mph, meteorologist Allen Kam said. The storm system was a “fairly narrow band,” Kam said, that caused downpours in downtown Seattle but barely brushed Renton and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Seattle Public Utilities crews responded to dozens of reports of flooding and sewage backups around the city, according to the city of Seattle. Fairview Christian School in Maple Leaf canceled its first day of classes on Wednesday because of flood damage in the school building.

Power outages from downed wires were reported in Northeast Seattle, Sammamish, Auburn and North Bend.

The overnight forecast calls for a chance of showers and with a low of 55 degrees. Temperatures are expected in the low 80s with drier conditions by the end of the week, Kam said.

Comments | Topics: National Weather Service, Seattle City Light

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