Heavy rain causes flooding, leaves drivers stranded in water
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma, Washington.
Heavy downpours also drenched Portland, Oregon.
KOMO-TV reports that a man got stranded in flood waters with his jeep in Tacoma.
A good Samaritan pulled the stranded man’s car out with rope.
First responders said they got half a dozen calls for localized flooding and minor home damage in Tacoma’s West End.
Crews finally drained the flood water under the bridge to avoid other close calls.
A rain gauge at the nearby Tacoma Narrows Airport showed 0.63 inches of rain fell in an hour.
In Des Moines, a lightning strike knocked out power at the Pacific Highway and Kent Des Moines Road traffic light for several hours.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/