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
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
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
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
SILVANA — Snohomish County emergency crews kept an eye on rising rivers as rescuers helped families escape flooded areas.
Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News
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
Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today
Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
SNOHOMISH — Saturday’s flooding had mostly receded by Sunday afternoon as rivers continued to drop below flood stage.
Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
EVERETT — A six-inch water main broke in Everett’s South Forest Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Moving people from flood zones is a long, expensive slog
Date: 01/25/2015 | Local News
Waters recede to reveal mountains of soggy damage (gallery)
Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
PORTLAND, Ore. — Forecasters are warning excessive rainfall across Oregon and southwest Washington could cause flooding, landslides and other problems.
Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest
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
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
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
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
Worried about floods, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe plans new home
Date: 12/02/2014 | Local News