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January 7-8, '09-Western Washington ALERT- Major Flooding, Mudslides, Avalanches,Road Closures!

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www.noaa.gov - status of heavy rain and snow levels - update on the widespread flooding, including urban and small stream flooding - risk of landslides - extreme avalanche hazard in the mountains - rising high tides later this week combined with river runoff NEAR RECORD FLOODING expected....major highways expected to go under water & landslides, expected to continue through the weekend!!!!!!! This weather webinar happened at 2pm PST & was brought to you by the National Weather Service Seattle. They conducted an online press weather briefing for the press today...Ted Buehner & Mark Moore (NW Avalanche Center) gave today's report. US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Seattle Weather Forecast Office 7600 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, Washington 98115-6349 Tel: (206) 526-6087 ALERT!!!!January 7-8 Significant Rain and Flood Event for Western Washington!!!! TAKE ACTION! Earlier tonight, my Mom Connie Allen & myself made a run for Mt Vernon & Burlington at about 6:30pm PST & got back in at 9PM PST & the farmlands are very floody & we got over the Skagit River, but the river is rising! We heard on a local radio station updates...evacuations are happening(Concrete & Hamilton are in trouble!)...my friend Shelley can't get back home to where she lives along the River...her main road has gone under the rising Skagit River ...early this morning, my other friend Jim could not get from Peaceful Valley to Acme, where he works-due to major water on the road & a landslide has cut off the road to Acme.... reports that I-5 looks like it'll be closed down near Chehalis, with the Stilly & Snohomish Rivers, slated to flood, other places as well...they say that 22 Rivers are going to flood....this is a HISTORIC rain storm. Sand baggers may be needed my youngest son says & he said he may help if called to help.... Time to move to higher ground if you are living in the flood plains and near these rive

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