Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest:

  • The record-breaking storms opened sinkholes in several major roads, caused rivers to spill over their banks and closed roads and schools for a third day in the worst-hit areas across the region
  • Outside Tacoma, Washington, emergency officials rescued several people who were swept into the swollen Puyallup River overnight on Wednesday from a bankside homeless encampment, police said
  • A 60-year-old Portland woman died when a tree fell on her house, according to the city’s fire department
  • Puget Sound Energy, a utility that serves Seattle, reported that 37,000 customers were without electricity on Wednesday morning
  • Storms have also left 26,000 customers without power in the Portland area, utility Portland General Electric said 

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