Heavy rains cause flooding in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) - Record rainfall in the Pacific Northwest has triggered mudslides and caused flooding along some Western Washington rivers.

Several hundred residents along portions of the Stillaguamish River northeast of Everett were told to consider evacuating as the river and its forks tied or exceeded record levels Sunday afternoon.

No injuries or serious property damage was reported, although some roads were damaged by slides and water.

Most rivers had started going down by Sunday afternoon, and the worst of the flood danger was expected to be over by early Monday. Still, the National Weather Service says flooding was reported on more than 20 Washington rivers at times on Sunday.

The weather service says Seattle-Tacoma International Airport set a rainfall record for the date of more than 2 inches by 3 p.m., with more rain possible.

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