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    Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Bad, Bad situation here in Western, WA. Not snow but rain, rain, rain all the major rivers are flooding all major mountain passes have been closed due to avalanches and slides. Here is a few pictures I grabbed no time for tripod or setting up just grab the shot and get out. This was in a town called Sultan on Hwy 2.
    The real bad thing it is going to get a lot worse in the next 24 hours big big mess

    Ray Still

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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Great shots, Ray!

    Yeah, we're starting to see some flooding down in SW WA too. I'm hoping I can get out tomorrow and take a few pics myself.

    Ray

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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Unluckily it's going to get any better until Friday at least that is what the local new has said
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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Its our typical way to remove snow in the Pacific Northwest. Take the snow level from sea level to 7000 feet and call in a Pineapplle Express.
    I was quite amazed when I looked out the window this am and saw a raging river across the street where there used to be a quiet creek. I got a few pics ...will post later.
    Oh..we got an evacuate notice but not mandatory....only danger for us is if the bridge goes out ..there's no other way out of town.
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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Thoughts and prayers to those in danger.

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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    I haven't taken any shots of any of it, not much in our little suburbia.I did hear Frogs town mentioned on the radio today which was a first.
    I hope every one is making it through ok.
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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    I've got the Olequa Creek running just about 75 yards away from my house, but fortunately there is a 50 ft. cliff on both sides keeping the waters at bay. I think I'll take a walk over there tomorrow am for some pictures and then post them here after processing. I'm pretty sure the water level is much higher than last time I took a gander at it.

    Right now a 20 mile section of I-5 is closed just north of me. One of our church members just put up 50 sandbags around his house in Centralia, and he's pretty sure its gonna get flooded again just like last year. But this year he thinks he may get even more water in his house than last year.

    Be careful out there, fellow Washingtonians!

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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    Yeah, JB, the main road through town was flooded over which meant a long detour for those living in Carbonado up the hill. It was at the far end of town, just before one would start climbing up the hill so all of Wilkeson was accessable. We did get a notice advising evacuation but I'd rather be stuck here than elsewhere. Wife and I just beat a road closure on 410.
    Here's some from around town.....first two across the street. and then some from uptown.
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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    And it is raining cats and dogs here right now. It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. At least the snow level is suppose to drop back down to 3000ft or under tomorrow afternoon.
    Hope everybody stays safe.

    Ray Still

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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    We can get some pretty nasty flooding in our neck of the woods too, but right now it's icy roads and cold temps that are on our minds. Some great shots of the conditions out there guys. I'm keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers the next few days, hope all turns out OK for everyone out there experiencing these bad flood conditions.
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    Re: Not good in Western, WA: Flood Waters

    thoughts are with ya'll that are going through that! be safe while taking those photos, and stay as dry as possible!!

    I'm going to ask my grandparents to take some pictures if they can of where they are - they're in northern idaho in the panhandle and apparently have already gotten more snow in the past 4 weeks than they did all last year!
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