High waters make residents wait to return

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Pacific Northwest residents are waiting for water to recede so they can see what's left of their homes following a fierce storm that's killed at least seven.

Hundreds of people were evacuated during two days of high winds and heavy rains. A Washington state mother of three says she "just grabbed everything" she could and ran.

A dive team is searching for an 81-year-old man who may have been swept away by raging floodwaters.

The main interstate from Portland to Seattle is covered with 10 feet of water in some parts. The road is expected to be shut down at least through Thursday. A Washington state official says workers are cleaning up debris including garbage, tires, and dead rats.

The storm has moved further east, dumping as much of 9 inches of snow in parts of North Dakota.

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