Pacific Northwest, USA
Image: Homes in downtown Centralia,Wash. rest in a lake of mud Dec.4, 2007
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CHEHALIS, Wash. -- The drenching rains and howling winds were gone but flooding concerns persisted Wednesday, as anxious residents waited for waters to recede so they could see what was left after this week's fierce storm.
The storm, which killed at least seven people, battered the Pacific Northwest before moving on Tuesday, leaving behind flooded homes, fallen trees and washed-out roads, including the region's largest highway.