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Schools that canceled or cut classes after storm must a add day

EVERETT — The Nov. 17 windstorm and subsequent power outages led to schools around Snohomish County cutting classes short or closing altogether.It was a safety decision, whether it was power...

Date: 12/01/2015 | Local News

Storm hit Index particularly hard, bringing down hundreds of trees

EVERETT — Well, the dry spell is over.That much was clear after last week's massive storm of water and wind.Snohomish County is collecting damage reports from property owners,...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News

Progress made on U.S. 2; crews working to restore power to all

EVERETT — Repair crews are working night and day to restore power to thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers still without electricity after Tuesday's devastating windstorm.The Public Utility District hopes to have power...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

New stormwater fees set to address flooding, drain problems

EVERETT — A new stormwater fee is set to appear on next year's tax statements for about 4,800 property owners in unincorporated Snohomish County.That and other changes to stormwater fees

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News

Heavy rains, rising rivers lead to rescues in Silvana, Monroe

SILVANA — Snohomish County emergency crews kept an eye on rising rivers as rescuers helped families escape flooded areas.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News

DOT to make running ads on its website permanent

OLYMPIA — Four years after the Department of Transportation started selling ads on its website on a trial basis, agency leaders are ready to make the practice permanent.They've drafted a bill they hope lawmakers will approve in the 2016 session to give permanence to an...

Date: 11/14/2015 | Local News

Flood warnings issued

Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Ready for a drenching? Storm closes in

EVERETT — Wet and windy is the forecast for the next couple of days.A storm expected to arrive Thursday evening could last into Saturday, said meteorologist Johnny Burg with the National Weather Service in Seattle."We're expecting a lot of rain and...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation

OSO — A timber company that argues its logging over the years had nothing to do with the deadly Oso mudslide will have to make its case before a jury, a judge has ruled.Grandy Lake Forest...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

County mulls expansion of fees for surface-water management

EVERETT — About 4,800 people in unincorporated Snohomish County might be paying new surface-water-management fees starting next year.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

Flood warning still up for Snohomish River

SNOHOMISH — Saturday’s flooding had mostly receded by Sunday afternoon as rivers continued to drop below flood stage.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Wet, blustery weather brings flooding, triggers warnings

GOLD BAR — Blustery weather rolled into the region overnight Friday and brought with it a lot of rain and flooding.Flood warnings were issued for the upper reaches of the Skykomish River, the Snohomish River near Monroe, and in the Stillaguamish River near Arlington.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News

Storms, tornadoes lash Texas; death toll rises to 5

HOUSTON — Another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in east Texas on Saturday, with the death toll rising to five after Houston police found two bodies.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Texas copes with floods, heavy rain

DALLAS — Southeast Texas was bracing for heavy rain late Saturday and into Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia combined with a powerful storm system that’s been rumbling across Texas, flooding roads and causing a freight train to derail.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage

CHAMELA, Mexico — Only a day after menacing Mexico as one of history's strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into an ordinary low-pressure system that posed little threat beyond heavy rain.The...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Damage light after Hurricane Patricia hits Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia appeared to leave remarkably little damage as it moved rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday and weakened to tropical depression status, though authorities warned it could still cause deadly...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Category 5 Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Hurricane Patricia roared onshore in southwestern Mexico on Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds with what forecasters called a potential to cause "catastrophic" damage.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Nation & World

Heavy rainfall leaves a muddy mess in California

LOS ANGELES — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.The worst of the thunderstorms had...

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

'Extensive' cleanup under way after California storms

LOS ANGELES — Homeowners in northern Los Angeles County communities were spending their Saturday digging mud out of their houses as crews continued extensive work to clear tons of dirt that clogged roadways and buried hundreds of cars.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Nation & World

Flash-flood warnings as East Coast braces for hurricane

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Nation & World

Flooding concerns rise in fire-ravaged area near John Day

PENDLETON, Ore. — With rain and even a little snow falling on a destructive wildfire near John Day, local officials were able to breathe a sigh of relief that flames are largely controlled, but another concern is emerging: the potential for catastrophic flooding.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

Water main break in Everett causes minor flooding

EVERETT — A six-inch water main broke in Everett’s South Forest Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Lord Hill levee repairs to start July 29

SNOHOMISH — Major repairs at the Lord Hill levee along the Snohomish River are set to begin Wednesday.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is picking up 80 percent of the $892,000 project near the city of Snohomish, the French Slough Flood Control District the remaining 20 percent.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Typhoon pounds China; 1.1 million evacuated

BEIJING — A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of 1.1 million people.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Nation & World

Some environmental victories

In the interests of positive reenforcement, let's take the opportunity here to make note of some legislative successes by lawmakers, even as they plod on with their third special session to come to some final agreements related to budgets and education.Specific to parks,...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Editorials

Zoo animals escape amid flooding in former Soviet republic; 12 people die

TBILISI, Georgia — Severe flooding in the Georgian capital left at least 12 people dead Sunday and triggered a big-game hunt across the city for lions, tigers, a hippopotamus and other dangerous animals that escaped from Tbilisi’s ravaged zoo.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World

Alaska's North Slope road reopens after flood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The only road available for hauling supplies to Alaska's North Slope oil fields has reopened following unprecedented flooding that intermittently closed portions of it for more than two months.Traffic began moving Friday on the Dalton Highway, state...

Date: 06/06/2015 | Business Wire

Colorado braces for more severe weather

DENVER — Colorado is in for a few more days of violent storms and unstable weather, forecasters said Saturday. But the good news is that the storms are moving too quickly to cause widespread flooding.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Nation & World

Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

DALLAS — Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top $45 million.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World

Flooded rivers don’t faze some near Houston

ROSENBERG, Texas — The seemingly ceaseless rain has ended in North Texas and Oklahoma, but residents in the greater Houston area warily eyed the swollen Brazos River and the skies, which threatened to drop up to 5 additional inches of rain late Saturday afternoon and evening.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Nation & World

Deadly record rains ease Texas drought

HOUSTON — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.Just weeks ago, much of the state was parched with varying levels of...

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World

Storm packing heavy rain, hail, lightning hits central Wash.

YAKIMA — A storm packing heavy rain, hail and lightning has hit the Yakima Valley.The Yakima Herald-Republic said some flooding was reported Thursday night in the streets of downtown Selah, near Yakima. Scattered power failures were also reported.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest

Tornadoes rake Plains; more to come

OKLAHOMA CITY — As the nation's midsection braces for another bout of severe weather, many residents in Oklahoma are still reeling from a rare combination of tornadoes and flash flooding spawned from the latest round of thunderstorms that rumbled across the state.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Nation & World

Lynnwood road is sinking an inch per year

If the roadway seems like it's sinking, it's not your imagination. The intersection of Ash Way and Maple Road in Lynnwood has settled more than 19 inches since that portion of Maple Road was built in 1983. It now is sinking an average of about an inch a year, records show.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News

Death toll a mystery after South Pacific cyclone

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Officials struggled Sunday to determine the scale of the devastation wrought by a monstrous cyclone that tore through the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, with death counts varying in the single digits but expected to rise once communications...

Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World

Rain-swollen river floods homes on Olympic Peninsula

BRINNON — As much as 7 inches of rain have fallen over 24 hours on the east side of the Olympics where the Duckabush River is flooding the town of Brinnon, the National Weather Service said Friday.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest

After blizzard, Boston’s running again

BOSTON — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and...

Date: 01/28/2015 | Nation & World

Road to Spada Lake could remain closed until summer

SULTAN — The route most often used to access Spada Lake could remain closed until summer.Sultan Basin Road was damaged in two places by flooding on Olney Creek earlier this month. In one spot, roughly 200 feet of asphalt are gone. In another spot, the rising water took...

Date: 01/26/2015 | Local News

Rivers are bad neighbors

Moving people from flood zones is a long, expensive slog

Date: 01/25/2015 | Local News

Flooding river claims a house

Waters recede to reveal mountains of soggy damage (gallery)

Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News

Video: House swallowed by river near Gold Bar

A house along 150th Street SE near Gold Bar fell into the Wallace River shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported. The homeowner was out of town at the...

Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News

Heavy rain triggers flooding, evacuations in state

HOQUIAM — Torrential rain caused landslides and flooding Monday in parts of western Washington, forcing emergency crews to rescue an elderly woman and her small dog through a hole cut in her roof and washing away the foundations of other homes.

Date: 01/05/2015 | Northwest

Over the banks

Rivers flood, leaving a mess across Snohomish County

Date: 01/05/2015 | Local News

50th anniversary of Oregon’s Christmas flood of 1964

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Monday is the anniversary of a major flood that struck Oregon and the Pacific Northwest half a century ago.The Christmas flood of 1964 eventually resulted in the deaths of 17 people in Oregon and caused hundreds of millions in property damage.

Date: 12/22/2014 | Northwest

Flood watch in effect for Oregon, southwest Washington

PORTLAND, Ore. — Forecasters are warning excessive rainfall across Oregon and southwest Washington could cause flooding, landslides and other problems.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest

Strong winds hit W. Wash.; stronger storm forecast

SEATTLE — As Western Washington weather stays warm and wet, forecasters are warning about a third "w" — strong winds expected from two incoming storms.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest

Heavy rains expected, minor flooding possible on Stillaguamish River

EVERETT — Heavy rains predicted this week could bring flooding to Snohomish County, particularly along the Stillaguamish River in the Arlington area.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Local News

Powerful typhoon slams into Philippines

LEGAZPI, Philippines — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last...

Date: 12/05/2014 | Nation & World

$320M fix prescribed for Everett’s aging sewers

EVERETT — The city has unveiled a 10-year plan for its aging flood-prone sewer system.The Comprehensive Sewer Plan, revealed Wednesday at a meeting of the City Council, will cost more than $320 million over the next decade, with sewer and stormwater rates nearly doubling in that time.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Local News

Reservation land at risk

Worried about floods, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe plans new home

Date: 12/02/2014 | Local News

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