Washington State has been under terrible conditions for the past several days. After a series of heavy rain hit the state, inhabitants are facing even more terrible situations.
According to The Hill, the flooding has led to power outages, hundreds of people displaced, and inundated counties. Judging by these outcomes, there’s no wonder why Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) imposed a state of emergency just two days ago, on November 15.
Fourteen counties under emergency order
There are a total of 14 counties from the state of Washington that are in the emergency order: Clallam, Jefferson, Lewis, King, Snohomish, Thurston, Kitsap, Pierce, Mason, Grays Harbor, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom.
The governor of the American state said, as quoted by The Hill:
The severe storm with floods, landslides, mudslides, and the potential for straight-line winds is causing road closures, the need to establish alternate transportation routes, evacuations, impacts to local utility services including significant power outages, localized reductions in available drinking water, and damage to homes and other public and private property and infrastructure,
These storms are causing hazardous conditions.
Unfortunately, flooding doesn’t represent anything new at all in the USA. Wheather Explained even has other worrying stats. Every year, floods are forcing 75,000 Americans out of their houses. Back in August, according to CNN, flooding in the American state of Tennessee left behind 21 dead people and about 20 other individuals missing.
American Rivers even brings some amazing facts about flooding. For instance, floods represent the most common natural hazards from the USA. Furthermore, the country’s wetlands save tens of millions of dollars in repair costs due to flood damage every year.
Among the list of natural hazards, we also find phenomenons such as avalanches, desert locusts, air pollution, droughts, tropical cyclones, and more.
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