Intense Storm Hits the Northwest
Water Rises High & Effects a Large Area in the NorthWest.
duvyna reporting: "November 6
2006 brought one of the worst storms Puget Sound has ever seen, a foot
of rain and high winds has flooded most of the region. After one wave
of the storm had passed and most sane people were hiding indoors, I of
course grabbed my camera to go do to the beach to get shots of the
storm surge before the storm picked back up again, and here they are. I
only got sorta wet and the camera still works so it's all good."
The flooding was intense through the Northwest, and three deaths have been reported due to the rising water in Washington.
The river punched a 30-foot-wide hole in the French Slough levee just south of Snohomish and also breached the Marshland levee, prompting a number of evacuations and closing Highway 9 just south of Snohomish. Because Highway 9 is a major north-south route, the closure snarled the morning commute and sent additional traffic over to Interstate 5.