• 'Most intense rain in city's recorded history' means cleanup throughout Everett

    By: Deedee Sun


    Intense rain on Monday delivered in two microbursts flooded homes, streets, and damaged roads in Everett.

    The city says the first microburst delivered 1.82 inches of rain between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    The second microburst dropped 1.69 inches of rain between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    The rain flooded West Marine View Drive, stranding cars.

    Tuesday, inspectors checked the roads for damage and found three spots. The worst damage was near 13th and W. Marine View Drive, causing a sink hole about 10 feet wide and a few feet deep, caused by a busted drainage pipe.

    One driver who tried to drive through and got stuck was waiting for a tow the next afternoon.

    "Oh man, look at the water coming out of the tailpipe!" the tow driver said. "That's not good," the driver said.



    A couple of miles away in Everett's Delta neighborhood, flooding totally covered the streets.

    "It was something else," said April Lee Scott, who lives near 16th and Rainier.

    The water went up to the doors of their car and also flooded their basement.

    "Probably 3 feet of water in the basement," her husband Manuel Scott said.

    They say most homes in the neighborhood are dealing with the same problem.

    The intense storms also flooded Everett High School, shutting down the school for the day and catching some students by surprise in the morning.

    "I got dressed for nothing?" one student asked.

    The city says the rain on Monday makes it the most intense rainfall the city's ever experienced in its recorded history.





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