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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON STATE

Governor Calls Flood Damage 'Devastating'

March 24, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Gov. Gary Locke encountered dead cattle, decks torn from houses, shattered furniture and impassable roads on a flood damage tour east of the coastal town of Aberdeen. "The damage was just devastating," Locke said. "The houses that we went to had been completely flooded out." In eastern Washington, a swollen creek rose and sent water past piles of sandbags in Sprague, a town of 400.

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