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Heavy rain causes flooding, leaves drivers stranded in water

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Pedestrians huddle under rain hoods and umbrellas as they pass a sign at the Pike Place Market during a steady rain Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Seattle. A strong storm system is moving into Western Washington, promising heavy rain, potential flooding and the first big wind storm of the season at the coast, Admiralty Inlet, and the north interior north of Everett. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
Pedestrians huddle under rain hoods and umbrellas as they pass a sign at the Pike Place Market during a steady rain Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Seattle. A strong storm system is moving into Western Washington, promising heavy rain, potential flooding and the first big wind storm of the season at the coast, Admiralty Inlet, and the north interior north of Everett. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

TACOMA – A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma.

Heavy downpours also drenched Portland, Oregon.

KOMO-TV reported 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.


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