- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

BRINNON, Wash. (AP) - 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.

Swift water rescue teams went door to door at homes on Kelly Road, which was partially blocked by a mudslide, Jefferson County Emergency Management spokeswoman Keppie Keplinger said. Three people were rescued Friday morning from a flooded pickup truck, but none was injured, she said.

The area, which is 26 miles west of Seattle on the west side of the Hood Canal, also flooded in December but not as severely.

The Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain have fallen in other parts of western Washington as part of blast of warm, moist area hitting the Northwest and Northern California. Forecasters say the rain will ease later Friday but another pulse is expected Saturday in the series of storms.

The Weather Service is warning or watching for flooding on several rivers in western Washington, including the Elwha, Dungeness, Bogachiel, Nooksack, Skagit and Stillaguamish.


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