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Flood in Western Washington, USA

Friday, 09 January 2009

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Western Washington, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of FEMA, Region X
Project Management:

Description of the event

The flooding - touched off by a combination of heavy rain and a warm spell that rapidly melted snow in the Cascade Mountains - is some of the worst on record in Washington state. More than 30,000 people were told to leave their homes.