Pineapple Express Brings Worst Flooding In 31 Years To Whatcom County, Washington
Emergency officials in Whatcom County called it the worst flooding since 1990, and more is still to come.
The small town of Sumas near the Canadian Border was inundated with floodwaters Monday. The Nooksack River spilled over its banks Monday morning and washed out several roads.
Residents were advised to remain in their homes. City and county rescue crews were inundated with calls for help, so neighbors used fishing boats to bring people to safety.
As of Monday evening, there were no reports of serious injuries in Whatcom County.
An atmospheric river brought heavy rain and wind to western Washington on Sunday night, prompting Flood Warnings on a dozen rivers. Bellingham received about 3.5 inches of rain over a 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).