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WA on flood alert

The Skokomish River in Washington state is above flood stage near Potlatch, according to the National Weather Service.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | November 5, 2006

The Skokomish River in Washington state is above flood stage near Potlatch, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is expected Sunday night into Monday. Flood stage is 16 feet, and the river was at 16.5 feet by Saturday night.

Flood watches and warnings were issued for several rivers in western Washington, including the Snoqualmie River east of Seattle, and the Skagit River near Concrete.

The Snoqualmie River could threaten lowland homes in Monroe and Carnation, north and east of Seattle. The Snohomish River could cause damage in the town of Snohomish, about 30 miles north of Seattle.


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