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Nation IN BRIEF : NORTHWEST : Flooding, Mudslides Force Evacuations

December 21, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

More than three inches of rain soaked the Pacific Northwest, causing flooding and mudslides in western Washington that forced the evacuation of about 50 people and closed highways and schools. The Skokomish River reached 2 1/2 feet above flood stage near Potlatch, and the Satsop rose to three feet above flood stage at Satsop, west of Olympia, the National Weather Service said. Helicopters and a small Hovercraft were used to evacuate about 50 people from the Skokomish River Valley.

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