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Puget Sound area hit by ‘significant flooding,’ power outages continue

Dec 27, 2022, 7:22 PM | Updated: Dec 28, 2022, 9:17 am
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In Everett, tides went over the top of a levy, prompting concerns of a breach. (Photo from Everett PD)
(Photo from Everett PD)

The National Weather Service in Seattle reports “significant flooding” in Puget Sound will continue today.

King Tides combined with heavy rain have led to homes being flooded in the lowlands. Some people say they have lost “everything.”

Meanwhile, energy companies across the region are working to get power back on to thousands of people left in the dark. Companies in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties say they expect to make significant progress today.

Seattle Police and other law enforcement agencies are responding to many flood-related emergencies. Many involve people who attempted to drive through water hazards.

All this is the culmination of a night of wild weather around the Sound. Sea-Tac Airport saw winds peak at 55 MPH.

The KIRO 7 weatherblog reports the weather is still unstable across the region.

Watches, Warnings, Advisories:

Mostly cloudy skies and some scattered drizzle over the northwest Interior Wednesday morning. Across the Puget Sound cloud breaks and slightly cooler temperatures than yesterday although temperatures today (and this week) are trending on the more “normal” side of things.

Overall, today is shaping up to be a fairly mild day as a weaker surface high is building and ridge of high pressure moves in later this evening. As lingering showers dwindle, a few will remain in place favoring mountain locations.

Snoqualmie and Stevens Passes are both open but got hit with a significant amount of snow overnight. Chains are required and it’s a good idea to check their status before heading out.

KIRO 7 Pinpoint Weather team contributed to this report

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Puget Sound area hit by ‘significant flooding,’ power outages continue