Heavy rain causes flooding at Washougal fire station

Severe weather system descends on Clark, Skamania counties

Heavy rainfall Tuesday caused extensive flooding at one of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department stations.
According to a press release, downtown Washougal’s station 43, located at 1400 “A” St., was inundated with surface water that ran into the building through the front door and saturated the office carpets.
The immediate services of a recovery company were used to try to remove as much water as possible. It is unknown at this point if there is permanent damage to the fire station.
A storm hit the Portland-Metro area on Tuesday, bringing with it heavy rain showers and strong winds reaching 40 to 50 mph.
Down tree limbs could be found throughout the Clark and Skamania county areas, particularly at the west end of the Columbia River Gorge.
Power outages were reported in west Skamania County. According to Skamania Public Utility District No. 1, as of 8 p.m. crews were busy repairing several power outages throughout the county, work that was expected to continue into the morning hours on Wednesday.
As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Clark Public Utilities reported no power outages in the Camas-Washougal area.