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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WASHINGTON
County/Area SKAGIT
WFO SEW
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-08 14:00:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 10E ALLEN
Begin Lat/Lon 48.52/-122.16
End Date 2009-01-09 12:00:00.0 PST-8
End Location 10SE ALLEN
End Lat/Lon 48.42/-122.23
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Rainfall of 8-20 inches in the mountains and 1 to 9 inches in the lowlands occurred from Jan 6th through 8th. Flooding was widespread over much of Western Washington. Record flooding occurred on the Snoqualmie, Tolt, and North Fork Stillaguamish Rivers. Near record flooding occurred on the Snohomish, Newaukum, and Skookumchuck Rivers. Major flooding occurred on 18 rivers and 21 forecast points. Surveys found an estimated 497 residences that were destroyed or suffered major damage, and another 2,340 residences that needed repairs. Over 44,000 people were evacuated as a result of rising or high water as well as landslides.
Event Narrative One home in Allen was partially flooded from Thomas Creek. A business west of Sedro Woolley was flooded. About 30 roads in Skagit county were closed.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 72.100M 0.00K
SNOQUALMIE KING CO. WA 01/07/2009 04:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 14.000M 0.00K
FIFE PIERCE CO. WA 01/07/2009 05:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 8.800M 0.00K
PYSHT CLALLAM CO. WA 01/07/2009 05:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES ... WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES ... WA 01/07/2009 06:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
ABERDEEN GRAYS HARBOR CO. WA 01/07/2009 08:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
SHELTON MASON CO. WA 01/07/2009 08:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
LYNDEN WHATCOM CO. WA 01/07/2009 09:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 5.600M 0.00K
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES A... WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES A... WA 01/07/2009 11:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 8.500M 0.00K
TACOMA AREA (ZONE) TACOMA AREA (ZONE) WA 01/07/2009 12:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA (ZONE) SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA (ZONE) WA 01/07/2009 12:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS (ZON... EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS (ZON... WA 01/07/2009 12:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
GOLD BAR SNOHOMISH CO. WA 01/07/2009 15:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 6.500M 0.00K
BUCODA THURSTON CO. WA 01/07/2009 18:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 3.200M 0.00K
CHEHALIS RIVER AT CENTRALIA LEWIS CO. WA 01/07/2009 20:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 8.400M 0.00K
ALLEN SKAGIT CO. WA 01/08/2009 14:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 72.100M 0.00K