- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

SILVANA, Wash. (AP) - Snohomish County emergency crews kept an eye on rising rivers as rescuers helped families escape flooded areas.

KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1lowItQ ) that a strong rain storm on Friday night led to high water. The town of Silvana sits in the middle of the Stillaguamish River and the only way to get in or out was by hover craft.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says one man tried to drive through, but needed to be rescued.

First responders went house to house, by boat, but many people chose to ride out the storms.

A few miles up-river, the Stillaguamish flowed over State Route 530. That led to escorts across the flooded roadway.

The sheriff’s office warns drivers to never cross flooded roads.

A woman in Monroe called for a rescue on Friday when she got trapped with her dogs.


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



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