A major effort Friday night by local contractors, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and crews from the Olympic Corrections Center saved the ancestral village of the Hoh Indian tribe from flood, according to the tribe. At the mouth of of the Hoh River on the Olympic Peninsula, the old village is already designated a tsunami zone…More
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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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
About 10 Bellevue Square stores and the Bellevue Park condominiums flooded Tuesday evening after heavy rains, according to the city’s fire department. About an inch of rain was reported in one of the stores, said Lou Faehnrich, a Bellevue fire battalion chief. Faehnrich said he did not know if the water came from the roof or through surface…More
Crews responded late Monday morning to flooding around a home and roundabout near Carnation, apparently caused when a naturally occuring beaver dam broke loose in a three-to-four acre pond, said Lynne Miller, spokeswoman for King County Office of Emergency Management. The water, along with mud and debris, traveled on a natural watershed, forcing road closures in the…More