Washington facing the threat of more atmospheric rivers, floods and more flooding

Washington facing the threat of more atmospheric rivers, floods and more flooding ...

A week and a half after devastating floods in Washington state, forecasters warned that a multitude of atmospheric rivers threaten to drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day.

More moisture in atmospheric rivers a large amount of moisture flowing into the Pacific and into the Nordwest forecasted to bring up to 3,6 centimeters of rain in some areas hit by recent flooding.

Officials from the National Weather Service predict period of moderate to heavy rain before Wednesday morning, the first in a series of systems extending across the region.

State scientists are considering millions of dollars in damage due to the last atmospheric water.

The damage costs could reach $50 million in northwest Washingtons Whatcom County.

The Bellingham Herald reported Tuesday that recent flooding was estimated between $15 and 20 million for houses, two million tidbits of dollars for public infrastructure and tens of million tidbits of a million in operation centers.

The rain ruined the county for three days, and the Nooksack River surged over its banks on Nov. 14th, inundating the communities of Everson, Nooksack and Sumas.

Between the United States and Canada border in Sumas closed that time, three bridges in Bellingham were closed and landslides blocked Interstate 5 south of Bellingham.

Since 1990, a flood of this scale hit the area.

In addition, damage assessment continued in 13 other western Washington counties that Gov. Jay Inslee declared disaster areas with the hope of getting federal assistance.

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