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Washington governor declares state of emergency following storms

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Heavy rains flooded parts of Kalama, Washington, Tuesday night. Heavy rains flooded parts of Kalama, Washington, Tuesday night.
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency after days of hazardous weather with landslides, power outages and flooding of roadways, homes and property. The proclamation covers the series of storms that began Nov. 30 and are continuing.

Inslee says some of the most severe flooding in Washington has occurred in three counties to the north and south of Seattle. The declaration also directs the Washington Military Department to coordinate state response activities and can be used to activate the Washington National Guard if necessary. 

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