Continuous Storms Prompt Flooding in Washington

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Release date: 
February 25, 1999
Release Number: 
HQ-99-049

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Continued precipitation from a series of winter storms has caused river flooding in western Washington. Flood watches and warnings have been posted for the Chehalis, Satsop, Skokomish, Deschutes and Tolt rivers, most of which are expected to crest tonight. Affected counties include Grays Harbor, Lewis, Thurston, Jefferson and Mason.

Lewis and Thurston counties could experience the greatest impact from the flooding, with some residential and business districts and roads flooded. Flooding from other rivers will affect mostly low-lying agricultural land.

Parts of western Oregon also are experiencing some river flooding, though officials there report they are operating at normal conditions.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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