SEATTLE -- Another round of severe weather rolled across Western Washington knocking causing flooding, power outages as well as landslides and downing trees.
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The National Weather Service had issued a slew of Flood Watches and Warnings for nearly all rivers in Western Washington.
A Wind Advisory was in place Wednesday morning for many local counties as well with forecasters expecting 20 to 35 mph winds with gusts of up to 50 mph.
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Land slides were reported in Burien and on Mercer Island.
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PSE reported more than 56,000 homes were without power as of 8:40 a.m.
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More than a dozen local school districts delayed or cancelled school Wednesday.
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Seven people had to be rescued from the Puyallup River after their homeless camp was overtaken by water. Authorities said everyone rescued was okay.
The heaviest rain today has already passed through Western Washington. Wednesday we’ll have scattered heavy showers and some sunbreaks which will allow some of the flooded rivers to crest this afternoon and recede somewhat. Nearly every river in Western Washington is above flood stage or at bankfull.
Here’s the bad news: we’ve got more wind and rain starting tomorrow morning. Thursday night into Friday will be dry. Saturday could also be soggy with some passing showers on Sunday. Even our wet days of Thursday and Saturday don’t look as wet as Tuesday’s 2.13 inches of record rainfall.
Due to all the rain, we’ve had landslides– and we’re at risk for more though Friday with the saturated soils. Snow levels drop from 6,500 feet today to 2,500 feet this weekend– that will not only help the ski resorts, but also lock incoming precipitation in the mountains and not send it rushing down river.
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