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Heavy rain causes flooding, leaves drivers stranded in water

November 28, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma, Washington.

Heavy downpours also drenched Portland, Oregon.

KOMO-TV reports that a man got stranded in flood waters with his jeep in Tacoma.

A good Samaritan pulled the stranded man’s car out with rope.

First responders said they got half a dozen calls for localized flooding and minor home damage in Tacoma’s West End.

Crews finally drained the flood water under the bridge to avoid other close calls.

A rain gauge at the nearby Tacoma Narrows Airport showed 0.63 inches of rain fell in an hour.

In Des Moines, a lightning strike knocked out power at the Pacific Highway and Kent Des Moines Road traffic light for several hours.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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