Rain-swollen river floods homes in Brinnon; west of Seattle


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Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters Friday in the small town of Brinnon, Washington after extremely heavy rain in rural Jefferson County forced the Duckabush River over its banks near Hood Canal, according to komonews.com. (Feb. 6)


In this photo provided by the Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management, floodwaters are shown around homes in Brinnon, Wash., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. As much as 7 inches of rain have fallen over 24 hours on the east side of the Olympics where the Duckabush River is flooding the town of Brinnon, the National Weather Service said Friday. (AP Photo/Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management)

BRINNON, Washington — The National Weather Service says as much as 6 inches of rain have fallen over 24 hours on the east side of the Olympic Mountains where the Duckabush River flooded the town of Brinnon, Washington.

Jefferson County Emergency Management spokeswoman Keppie Keplinger said swift water rescue teams went door to door Friday at homes on Kelly Road, which was partially blocked by a mudslide. Teams helped those who wanted to leave. Keplinger says three people were rescued from a flooded pickup truck, but no one was injured.

The area 25 miles west of Seattle also flooded in December.

Forecasters said a little more rain was expected by early Saturday, but not enough to cause more flooding.

The Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain have fallen in other parts of western Washington.

Flood warnings continued for three northwest Washington rivers, the Skokomish, Nooksack and Skagit.

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