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February 6, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Rain-swollen Duckabush River floods homes at Brinnon

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. On Friday morning, swift-water rescue teams were…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Brinnon, Duckabush River, flooding

January 6, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Roads, highways remain closed due to W. Washington flooding

A dozen roads in the Snoqualmie Valley remain closed because of Monday’s flooding from the Snoqualmie River, according to the King County Department of Transportation. The following roads are closed because of water over the roadway: Snoqualmie: Southeast 24th Street between 309th Avenue Southeast and 316th Avenue Southeast Carnation: Northeast 100th Street between West Snoqualmie Valley Road…

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December 9, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Heavy rains pushing Western Wash. rivers to flood levels

The Associated Press UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. | Strong winds in Kitsap, Whatcom and Skagit counties are triggering power outages, Puget Sound Energy reports. More than 4,000 customers are without power, according to the PSE outage map. Seattle City Light reports three outages affecting 384 customers, but two of those were for planned work. If you lose…

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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

August 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Rains help dampen wildfires in North Central Washington

The Associated Press WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Heavy rain fell Thursday morning over north central Washington and dampened wildfires that had grown out of control in hot dry weather. The operations coordinator for the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center in East Wenatchee, Jim Duck, says significant rain is helping firefighters get a handle on some of the large…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Chelan, flooding, rain

December 23, 2013 at 10:59 AM

King County monitors minor flooding on Tolt River

CARNATION (AP) — King County officials say they are monitoring the Tolt River at Carnation for potential flooding. Steady rainfall has brought the river up to flood alert level, but only minor flooding in low-lying areas is expected. County staff will monitor stream gauges and weather reports, and will offer updates on river conditions as necessary. Real-time…

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August 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Heavy rains flood SeaTac apartments

SEATAC (AP) — Fifty people were displaced from their homes Thursday after a SeaTac apartment complex flooded following heavy rains. Fire department officials say the apartments were undergoing a roof replacement when the storm began. Despite having plastic sheeting covering the building, rain managed to get through. Officials say 13 units were affected. The apartment management and…

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June 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Three Bellevue Square stores still closed Wednesday after flooding

Three Bellevue Square stores remained closed Wednesday and it was uncertain when two would reopen, after heavy rains Tuesday night caused flooding. Part of Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was also inundated, but all stores there were open for business Wednesday. Hugo Boss, Lego and Tiffany & Co., among about a dozen stores affected by flooding at Bellevue…

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June 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Flooding closes 3 stores at Bellevue Square

Two stores at Bellevue Square will open late today and a third is expected to remain closed as they clean up after rainwater flooded parts of the shopping mall Tuesday night. Tiffany & Co. is closed, and HUGO BOSS and LEGO planned delayed openings. In all, about a dozen stores on the first floor were affected…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Bellevue Square, flooding

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