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Washington, USA. Flood. Record rainfall, evicted residents and power outages

Washington, USA.  Flood.  Record rainfall, evicted residents and power outages

It has been raining heavily in the northwestern United States for several days. Rivers flooded in Washington state. Residents in some areas had to leave.

Part of the state of Washington is submerged. The reason for everything is the huge flood. Sunday started with heavy rain. In some places in the districts of Watkam and Skokit it has been reduced to 115 liters of water per square meter. The rivers overflowed. Many houses, other buildings, roads and fields were flooded. Among other things, most of Everson Street in Vatcom was flooded.

In addition to the heavy rain, strong winds also blew. He broke power lines and cut off power to some civilians.

Evacuation was recommended in the most dangerous areas at night from Saturday to Sunday.

Rainy season

The U.S. National Weather Service has reported a record high rainfall in northwestern Washington in November. A total of 295.66 L / sq m was recorded in Bellingham.

Nearby Canadian province British Columbia A few weeks ago it too was affected by floods. Within two days, numerous roads and houses were destroyed and major railways cut off.

Reuters, seattletimes.com

Main photo source: Reuters

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