Things went crazy the past two hours in the newsroom with widespread reports of flooding/mudslides/landslides blocking freeways and going into towns.
- Tons of flooding in Kalama and Rainier this evening. Almost 4″ of rain in the past 24 hours in those locations as the heavy band of rain sat up there most of today
- Nehalem River in Vernonia is at its highest level since the big 2007 flood
- Wilson River at Tillamook and Nehalem at Nehalem the highest since 2007 flood
- Numerous highways blocked by debris/mud/water to the north and west of the metro area.
Hopefully we can avoid a big deadly mudslide, but I sure wouldn’t be surprised to see lots more slides in the next 24 hours.
Note the big rain totals around the notoriously wet south Washington Cascades. Over a foot of rain the past 3 days near Ape Cave!