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County digs out

35 homes on Tahuya Peninsula affected

Torrential rain on top of significant snowfall a week earlier led to flooding and collapsed structures in northern portions of Mason County last week.

Rain gauges at Sanderson Field in Shelton recorded 5.54 inches of rain in a 48-hour period that ended at 3:53 a.m. Friday.

On the Tahuya Peninsula, the swollen Tahuya River and other streams and tributaries inundated roads, land and homes. Northshore Road was closed briefly.

"North Mason experienced a significant rainfall event Thursday and Friday in which over 3 inches of rain was dumped on the region," North Mason Regional Fire Authority Chief...


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