A series of November storms brought heavy rain and flooding to the park’s lowlands and a new blanket of snow to the Olympic high country. The park’s road crew has been busy clearing storm-damaged and debris-strewn roadways, but will shift its attention this week to plowing snow on the Hurricane Ridge Road. “Thanksgiving weekend is […]Continue Reading ...
Heavy rain and high winds are forecast to begin late tomorrow over much of the Olympic Peninsula, with a flood watch posted from 10:00 p.m. Thursday through 10:00 a.m. Sunday. As a precaution, the following areas of Olympic National Park will close no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, and may close earlier […]Continue Reading ...
More rain and wind is expected through the Halloween weekend, the National Weather Service in Seattle reports a warm front lifting northward through western Washington overnight brought widespread moderate rain with locally heavy amounts in the mountains. More rain and wind is expected today. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Saturday […]Continue Reading ...
PACKWOOD, Wash. – Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and several Search and Rescue teams are searching for a missing 68 year-old Auburn man. The man left Saturday from his residence in Auburn to pick mushrooms. The Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the family on Sunday saying he had not returned. The family was unsure where the man was headed and said he could be anywhere between I-90 and Packwood. An attempt to locate was put out for the man, with no success.
Late yesterday afternoon, the vehicle the missing man left in was found on Forest Service Road 4715, approximately five miles northwest of Packwood.
Search and Rescue teams searched for the man for six hours last night. They resumed their search at 0600 hours this morning. Teams from King, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Pacific County assisted Lewis County teams. The teams included ground, 4×4, and K-9 teams. Over 25 members are involved.Continue Reading ...
MONTESANO, Wash. – The Grays Harbor county Emergency Management Agency is warning citizens to be prepared for very severe weather, expected to impact Grays Harbor this afternoon through Monday morning1) HEAVY RAINFALL is expected this afternoon and evening. Heavy downpours expected.2) AWIND ADVISORY has been issued for areas East of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County from 6pm Sunday through Monday morning. Strong South winds are forecast to be20-35mph sustained with gusts to 55mph.3) AHIGH WIND WARNING is in effect from 3pm today through 5am Monday for all coastal areas in Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen and Hoquiam.Strongsustained South winds are expected to be 20-40 mph with gusts to 60 mph, possibly reaching 65mph along the beaches.The forecast time of greatest impact will be between 5-10pm with another burst around midnightALERT 1 – High Surf WarningContinue Reading ...
A HIGH SURF WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:00AM PDT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Event Start: Sunday, September 29, 2013 5:00 PM PDT
Event End: Monday, September 30, 2013 11:00 AM PDT
ALERT 2 – Areal Flood Watch
AN AREAL FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12:00PM PDT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Event End: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Location: Areal Flooding
Flood Begin: In Progress
Cause: Excessive Rainfall
ALERT 3 – High Wind Warning
A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5:00AM PDT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Event Start: Sunday, September 29, 2013 3:00 PM PDT
Event End: Monday, September 30, 2013 5:00 AM PDT
A woman who went missing for about 11 hours during the storm over the weekend was found stuck in a piece of logging equipment at a Hoquiam business Saturday morning. Hoquiam police were called to investigate a suspicious circumstance in the 300 block of Adams Street around 6 Saturday morning. The 37-year-old Hoquiam woman’s van […]Continue Reading ...
OLYMPIA – Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start work to permanently repair a damaged section of roadway US 101 along Hood Canal in northern Mason County. In Dec. 2014, heavy rain saturated the slope below the highway causing sections of the hillside to slide, which damaged approximately 70 feet […]Continue Reading ...
ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD yesterday released a statement thanking ratepayers that were in the dark over the weekend for their hospitality. While crews worked in the heavy rain and winds to restore power to remote areas of North Grays Harbor County, neighbors offered hot coffee, shelter, and even a drift boat in one case. The PUD said they wanted to offer a special thank you to the McCoy family for loaning crews their drift boat to get power lines up across the Humptulips River.“Our customers are a huge part of what makes your PUD a great place to work!”Continue Reading ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire declared an emergency Wednesday for storms that hit Washington in December.
The declaration means state agencies can spend money beyond budget appropriations to offer aid. Emergency Management Division spokesman Rob Harper says the statement also may bring in federal money.
The declaration covers storm damage Dec. 8-18 in Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom counties.
Snow, high winds and heavy rain caused flooding, landslides and power outages.Continue Reading ...
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