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Washington state sees more flooding, next storm approaches

Nov. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

Northwest residents urged to stay alert as storms roll in

Nov. 28, 2021 20:25 PM EST

Weather officials urged Northwest residents to remain alert Sunday as more rain was predicted to fall in an area with lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. “There's some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the...

Flood watches issued in Northwest as some urged to evacuate

Nov. 27, 2021 22:03 PM EST

Residents in Washington state were preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest, which saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest...

Flooding fears hit Northwest due to 'atmospheric river'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Flood watches were issued for much of western Washington as storms associated with multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten parts of the Northwest that saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month. The National Weather Service...

Washington faces threat of more 'atmospheric rivers,' floods

Nov. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters warned that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day. More moisture from atmospheric rivers — huge plumes...

1 WA county's flood losses could hit $50M; more rain coming

Nov. 24, 2021 12:47 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmospheric rivers” may drench the Pacific Northwest in the coming days. The...

State flood damage inspectors headed to northwest Washington

Nov. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State flood inspectors are in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County this week to formally assess the level of damage and dollar impact from severe flooding after days of rain fueled by an atmospheric river last week in the region. The Whatcom...

InvestigateWest: Airport debate example of united activists

Nov. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EST

When Seattle’s first commercial airport opened in 1928, Georgetown had been a vibrant community for more than half a century. “We were here before the airport was. They forget that,” says Rosario-Maria Medina, a community activist in the South Seattle neighborhood...

State lawmaker ill with COVID in El Salvador now in Florida

Nov. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State Sen. Doug Ericksen of Ferndale who was sickened with COVID-19 in El Salvador is now in stable condition at a Florida hospital after a medevac flight, according to a former state lawmaker. Luanne Van Werven, who served with Ericksen in the...

Man who escaped corrections center captured near Bellingham

Nov. 19, 2021 08:20 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) — A man who escaped from Cedar Creek Corrections Center near Rochester over the weekend was arrested Thursday morning in the Bellingham area. Garrett Stephen Young, 32, was arrested at 10 a.m. by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force....