Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Mother Nature's presence felt in Mason County


January 5, 2023

Courtesy of Shannon Ernst

A car drives along state Route 106 on Dec. 27.

The past two weeks in Mason County has seen several extreme weather events.

On Dec. 23, the county had to deal with freezing rain and cold, making roads slick and taking out power for several Mason PUD customers. On Dec. 27, the county had a low pressure system that included high winds coinciding with a king tide, causing flooding and damage throughout Mason County.

Mason County commissioners hosted an emergency meeting on Dec. 27 and approved a resolution for a countywide state of emergency and the use of county resources to assist the community, activate emergency resources and approval...

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