Northwest Storm: ‘Devastating’ flood damage, 1 dead in BC

northwest storm devastating flood damage 1 dead in bc

Sumary of Northwest Storm: ‘Devastating’ flood damage, 1 dead in BC:

  • (AP) — As many parts of Western Washington began drying out Tuesday after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people were urged to evacuate and crews worked to restore power and reopen roads.
  • Officials in the small city of Sumas, Washington, near the Canada border called the flood damage there devastating.
  • Officials said on Facebook Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage.
  • The soaking reminded people of western Washington’s record, severe flooding in November 1990 when two people died and there were more than 2,000 evacuations, officials said.
  • Fast-rising water levels from a Sumas River in Washington state overwhelmed rescuers in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on Tuesday, where 1,100 homes were evacuated.
  • Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said Tuesday that impassable highways were creating havoc as authorities tried to get people to evacuation sites.

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