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Dike Breaks Near Chehalis Killing Two

SEATTLE, Wash. -  The Coast Guard in Seattle reports two fatalities from flooding in Washington. A spokeswoman, Petty Officer Tara Molle, says the deaths followed a dike breaking near Chehalis.

The Coast Guard says it dispatched helicopters from Port Angeles and Astoria to responded to more than 90 people in distress because of today's flooding. About 80 of those were 20 miles west of Chehalis. Another 10 were trapped in their homes after a dike broke on the Tahuyu River near Hood Canal in Mason County.

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