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TODAY   |  September 30, 2013

Storms slam Pacific Northwest with record rainfall

Harsh winds and rain thrashed across the Pacific Northwest this weekend, shutting down roads, flooding streets, and downing power lines. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports from Seattle.

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>>> the pacific northwest is reeling from fierce winds and rainfall. miguel almaguer is in seattle where the stormy weather isn't over yet. good morning.

>> good morning. this area has been hit with a one-two punch. first it was rain but more recently it's been wind. we have wind gusts that have topped some 60 miles per hour toppling trees and power lines temporarily cutting off power to thousands but it was rain over the weekend that lead to some severe localized flooding. roads became rivers. it was a mess out here for the commute but this region is beginning to dry out a little bit. we do expect rain over the next several days but much of the region is beginning to pick up and wash out. we do expect the heavy wind storms to continue for the next several days.