Power outages darkened Valley during storm last week


November 24, 2021

Last week’s local flooding and storm conditions were bad. Still, as anyone who was here in 1990 can attest, it could have been worse.

Far worse.

Then, Rexville Grange was converted to an emergency staging area for National Guard members called in to provide relief on Fir Island, which witnessed mass evacuations after a 40-year-old Skagit River dike broke, inundating the area.

Fast forward to last week and impacts from relentless rain and high winds in and around La Conner and Skagit County were again severe and stressful, but less so than was the case 31 years prior.

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