Wind, Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (November 20, 2012)--Residents of Washington State and Oregon were braced for more of the same Tuesday after a fierce storm that swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks and cut power to nearly 50,000 residents.

At least one death is attributed to the weather.

Flood warnings were issued for a handful of western Washington rivers, with moderate flooding expected Tuesday in the Centralia area where residents were told to find sandbags and were directed to move any endangered livestock to higher ground.

Puget Sound Energy reported 24,000 electricity outages while the storm knocked out electricity to as many as 24,000 Pacific Power customers in Oregon.

BNSF Railways imposed a 48-hour moratorium on passenger and commuter trains travel between Everett and Seattle.

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