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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 6, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Rain-swollen Duckabush River floods homes at Brinnon

Floodwater from the Duckabush River has inundated a number of homes on Kelly Road in Brinnon, Wash. (KING photo)

Duckabush River flooding has inundated a number of homes on Kelly Road in Brinnon, Jefferson County. (KING photo)

Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press

BRINNON, Jefferson County — A flooding river has washed over at least a half-dozen homes at Brinnon on the Olympic Peninsula.

Tanda McMillin, with Jefferson County Emergency Management, said the houses suffered minor flooding.

“It looks devastating, but it’s only a few inches,” she said.

Floodwater from the Duckabush River has inundated a number of homes on Kelly Road in Brinnon, Wash. (KING photo)

A truck surrounded by water in Brinnon. (KING photo)

On Friday morning, swift-water rescue teams were going door-to-door through the neighborhood to make sure everyone was OK. McMillan said a mudslide has partially closed Shorewood and Kelly roads.

No injuries have been reported, but three people were rescued from a pickup near the Duckabush River, McMillin said.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Western Washington, including the Nooksack, Grays, Skagit, Skokomish and Elwha rivers.

Jefferson County is one of the areas being hardest hit by Friday’s rainstorm, said meteorologist Art Gaebel.

“We are expecting things to improve as the afternoon wears on,” Gaebel said. “There’s another system that’s going to give us a rainy day tomorrow and a lull then again until another system on Sunday night.”

Brinnon is about 26 miles west of Seattle on the west side of Hood Canal.

The Duckabush River overflowed its banks and flooded six homes and a fire station in the same neighborhood on Dec. 10, according to the news website ptleader.com.

 

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