Rescues for flood victims; two deaths reported

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Northwest is dealing with the effects of a major storm.

Emergency officials in Washington have been using boats to rescue people stranded by floodwaters.

Washington's governor, who declared a state of emergency, says about 150 people were stranded across the region at one point, and only half have been rescued. Two deaths are being linked to the storm.

In northwestern Oregon, the Red Cross says about 40 residents had to evacuate a flooded mobile home park. Oregon is also under a state of emergency.

The National Weather Service says more than 10 inches of rain has fallen in Bremerton, Washington, in 24 hours. Flood warnings are up for seven coastal rivers in Oregon, and transportation officials say the Coast Range is impassable. Wind gusts have been clocked at over 100 miles per hour.

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