HEAVY RAINS DRENCHED the Pacific Northwest from Dec. 7 to 9, causing widespread flooding, uprooted trees and landslides. In Portland, Ore., a 60-year-old woman was killed when a Douglas fir tree crashed through her roof, after the city was inundated with 5.6 inches of rain--an amount the area normally sees for the entire month. According to the National Weather Service, parts of Washington received 12 inches of rain. Roads have been left impassable by flooding that ejected manhole covers and caused sinkholes, and mudslides broke sewer pipes and sent sewage into the streets and Williamette River. Nearly 100,000 customers in the area lost power.
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|Title Annotation:||FIRST LOOK|
|Publication:||Property Casualty 360-National Underwriter|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2016|
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