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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WASHINGTON
County/Area MASON
WFO SEW
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-12-03 03:00:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 2N POTLATCH
Begin Lat/Lon 47.4/-123.15
End Date 2007-12-05 19:00:00.0 PST-8
End Location 1E POTLATCH
End Lat/Lon 47.37/-123.13
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 12.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Record flooding occurred on the Chehalis, Skokomish, and Elwha Rivers. In addition to the record flooding, major flooding occurred on the Bogachiel River. Flooding also occurred on the Nooksack, Skagit, Stillaguamish, SF Stillaguamish, Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Puyallup, Deschutes, Nisqually, Skookumchuck, Dungeness Rivers and Issaquah Creek. Significant and damaging urban and small stream flooding occurred in Snohomish, King, Lewis, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap counties, as 3 to 8 inches of rain fell over the area with the exception of 10 to 20 inches in the Willapa Hills and southern Olympic mountain areas. At least 130 people had to be rescued by helicopter. Two men died as a result of river flooding - one near Winlock in Lewis county and another along the Tahuya river in Mason county. A landslide hit a house and buried a man in his sleep near Hoodsport in Mason county.
These events were part of a significant deep Pacific storm system offshore the also initially generated lowland snow in western Washington and later created strong winds in primarily the coastal region and avalanches in the Cascades.
Event Narrative The Skokomish at Potlatch reach a record flood stage of 18.12 feet. Two bridges were washed away, one over the Tahuya River and one over Finch creek. All schools in the county were closed monday. Several roads were closed and a few people were evacuated from their homes. A man was swept away in the Tahuya river.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death Not Available Male Outside/Open Areas


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 3 0 120.482M 0.00K
BRINNON JEFFERSON CO. WA 12/02/2007 21:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
PORT ORCHARD KITSAP CO. WA 12/02/2007 21:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 30.000M 0.00K
DOTY LEWIS CO. WA 12/02/2007 23:00 PST-8 Flood 1 0 50.000M 0.00K
BOTHELL KING CO. WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 12.000M 0.00K
CLINTON ISLAND CO. WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LYNNWOOD SNOHOMISH CO. WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
TUMWATER THURSTON CO. WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 14.000M 0.00K
HOOD CANAL AREA (ZONE) HOOD CANAL AREA (ZONE) WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Landslide 1 0 500.00K 0.00K
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA (ZONE) SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA (ZONE) WA 12/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
POTLATCH MASON CO. WA 12/03/2007 03:00 PST-8 Flood 1 0 12.00K 0.00K
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR (ZONE) SOUTHWEST INTERIOR (ZONE) WA 12/03/2007 07:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
Totals: 3 0 120.482M 0.00K