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'Freak of nature' may have fueled Lewis County floods

CHEHALIS, Wash. - The heavy rains fell everywhere.
Federal experts say a freak of nature may be to blame. They emphasize they're still investigating, but they say they're zeroing in on a small but high-intensity rain event that fueled the Chehalis River.They also can't rule out some sort of "x" factor -- an unexplained event that accelerated the flood waters.
"This is an extraordinarily rare event," Schick said. "A huge event. Double the previous record."

'Freak of nature' may have fueled Lewis County floods
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