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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 18, 2001, Centralia, Washington First place Lynx hoax government biologists admit planting fake fur a3 shopping chromite of. West stays undefeated and alone in first in Pac-9 league by 50 cent tuesday dec. 18,2001 serving the greater Lewis county area since 1889 some local retailers notice change in shopping patterns / a j submerged Rivers Crest As residents fret expecting worse to come by Brian Mittge the chm Nice once again local streets Are turning into Rivers and lakes Are appearing in Back Yards. Its flood season no doubt about it. Sunshine replaced the weekends record rainfall monday but Rivers continued to Rise As water worked its Way Down from the Hills above be Ell and Onalaska taking eight to 12 hours to move Down into the twin cities. The Chehalis River crested monday night in Centralia at 69 feet which is four feet above flood stage. The devastating 19% flood had a 74.3 foot Reading at the same location. Nearly two dozen Homes on Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis had water lapping at their porches and residents of the Chehalis Avenue apart Road closures floodwaters closed a number of Low lying roads in Lewis Thurston and Grays Harbor counties including both lanes of . Highway 12 near Rochester and one Lane of Kresky Avenue in Chehalis. . Highway 12 at Anderson Road Between Oakville and Rochester was closed to traffic at about 5 . And will probably stay closed for several Days based on previous flood events said Tom Gibbs with the department of transportation. The Only Detour route is through Elma and Olympia on Highway 8, Gibbs said. Kresky Avenue was Down to one northbound Lane monday near Skippers with water from Salzer Creek covering part of the Roadway. Other Lewis county roads closed include tune Shorey Roswell Teague at Milepost 8.8, Lincoln Creek at Milepost 5, big Hanaford Between tra Salta and the Tono Road Ray Airport foppish Telegraph Teitzel Brown and Mill roads and Highway 506 near exit 59. In the City of Chehalis Florida Pennsylvania Folsom Shoreline Louisiana Newaukum Chehalis John the Low end of Prindle and the Riverside bypass were All closed. Lewis county maintains a Public information line with current River Levels projected River Crest times and Road closures. The number is 740-2692. Ments near Cascade school were arranging a Short Wall of sandbags to protect the buildings monday afternoon. Two dozen volunteers and paid labourers shovelled Sand into plastic bags and spun the wheels of dirty pickup trucks through Frank Mako wades through the flood Waters on Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis monday afternoon to get to his Home. Mud and rising flood Waters in an Effort to defend the apartments. The Low income housing units were heavily damaged in previous floods even relatively minor ones such As in 1998, said manager Joann Whiteman. She wishes the area could be declared an official disaster. As it is she feels Lucky to have obtained sandbags and dump truck loads of Sand. Jennifer Lange knew the apartments were a flood risk when she moved in a year ago but afford anything better. The subsidized housing costs just one third of eligible residents income. A a there a one like this in Centralia that does no to flood a their waiting list is a mile Long a she said laughing grimly at the water reaching for her feet. A i wonder overflow from the Confluence of Millenbaugh Creek and the Newaukum and Chehalis Rivers creates a vast swampy Lake that after heavy Rains covers the old remains of the american Crossari and conduit factory just across the Street from the Chehalis Avenue apartments. That formerly toxic site is now a scotch Broom covered Mound. It was cleaned up under Devin Rowland 8, and his Sisters Crystal 5, and Erika 5, lean out the window of their Home and Check the flood Waters at the Comer of Riverside Road and Elzina Street in Chehalis monday afternoon. The kids think the flood is exciting but Hope the water does not get into the House. Donnie Donahue Chehalis jumps Over rising flood Waters As he removes a shelf from his mothers apartment at the Chehalis Avenue apartments monday afternoon. Donahue and a Friend were moving All of his mothers belongings to keep them Safe from the flood. Superfund rules in the 1990s and capped with Clay. A we Call this our Beach Quot Lange said. A this is our Sand a she added kicking at one of the thousand sandbags ringing the apartment Complex piled two High. Inside she had stacked All of her possessions As High As they could go. A baby carnage teetered improbably atop a stack of Couch sections. On Prindle Street a Short walk away three generations of the Frank Mako family used their big pickup truck to shuttle neighbors to higher ground. Weaning hip waders they walked Over bubbles from a Street grate whether sewage or storm water underneath they re not sure. They suspect untreated sewage is seeping up into the water. Frank Mako or. Has a plaque on his shelf from the City of Chehalis for using his Rowboat to Rescue people stranded during the 19% deluge. He blames massive piles of fill nearby for the localized flooding that gives him and his 20 neighbors waterfront property so often. He also blames partial rerouting of Millenbaugh Creek during the building of nearby interstate 5. During heavy Rains the Stream runs up against the Wall of the interstate and flows directly across their Street he said caged in by inadequate flow areas and piles of nearby fill. Please see streets Back Page Vader a Telegraph Road closed after part of it drops by the chronicle Telegraph Road was closed after a Section about a mile North of state route 506 slumped Down sometime sunday night. It is expected to remain closed until next summer. A the Road is closed a said Lewis county Engineer Pete Rin Gen. Quot both lanes Are affected. We will not be Able to repair it anytime he said what happened might Best be understood by imagining the Road to be hinged. Quot part of the Road dropped Down. Hie Road is still there but it would be risky for people even to walk on it a Ringen said adding he does not expect to be Able to repair the Road before next summer. Residents on the South end of Telegraph Road can use state route 506 to go North he said but those who want to go South must take Drews Prairie Road Back to Toledo then use alternate roads from there. Mold a growing problem during the Rainy season by Paul Ali Eva the chronicle now that Inland Southwest Washington a Rainy season is once again upon Lewis county residents Many shut themselves up in their Homes to stay dry and warm. But this practice actually encourages Mold to grow indoors according to the Washington department of health and if Mold remains untouched it will endanger Peoples health. Recognizing Mold is easy said Tim Hardin manager of the Washington department of health a indoor air Quality program. A it first appears As Small rosettes circular patches a he said. A if you done to clean them up grow holds grow because of water leaks and indoor moisture according to Hardin. Quot if you be got a water leak try to address it in 24 to 48 hours a he said but he added that How soon a Homeowner needs to fix the leak depends on what Type of water is leaking and onto what surface its leaking. Leaks of tap water or Rainwater should be fixed in 24 to 48 hours unless the water is leak ing onto a dirty carpet Hardin said in which Case it ought to be fixed sooner. And so called Black water a water containing sewage a can make people ill no matter what it leaks onto he said. During cold weather indoor moisture can build up inside a Home if All the doors and windows Are closed Hardin said. Quot we Cook we Bathe we have open toilets and we breathe out a quart of water per person per Day a he said. Quot a cubic foot of air at 70 degrees please see Mold Back Page How to prevent Mold Mold needs moisture to grow so the Best Way to Stop or control the growth of Mold in your Home is by eliminating moisture Stop All water leaks. Repair leaking roofs and plumbing fixtures. Move water away from Concrete slabs and basement Walls. Open doors and windows to let outside air inside which at this time of year is cooler than the air inside your Home. Cool or Odd air holds less moisture than warm air even when ifs raining. Install and use exhaust fans in bathrooms kitchens laundry rooms. Ventilate and insulate attics and crawl spaces. Cover Earth floors in crawl spaces with heavy plastic. Clean and dry water damaged carpets clothing bedding upholstered furniture within 24 to 48 hours. Consider removing and replacing damaged furnishings. Consider replacing carpets with Vinyl floor covering vacuum and clean your Home pad meeting scheduled for wednesday crossword Horoscope. C4 dear abby.b5 movies.b5 news in brief.a4 obituaries.a4, a5 opinion Page.a8 sidebars.a2 what s happening b5 by the chronicle the Southwest Washington Public development authority will hold its monthly meeting at 4 . Wednesday. The meeting was rescheduled due to a Lack of a quorum at the regularly scheduled meeting last week. Hie meeting tomorrow is noteworthy As last month the pad announced it had terminated negotiations with civis project management the firm headquartered in Spain that had wanted to build a $500 million theme Park near Winlock along interstate 5. However civis did not respond to the a Day a oct. 31 deadline for specifying its intentions toward the proposed Skyland theme Park. As the a Day a options on the Winlock property Are set to expire at the end of this year the pad spent the month of november seeking a new Developer marking nov. 30 As the deadline for All inquiries. Because that deadline has passed there is the Assumption the pad May have information about the results of its search at tomorrows meeting. Tomorrow so attired showers Jimmu to Mew Law 33-37 or 4445 weather picture by Karissa Teeter first Grade Jefferson Lincoln see details Page Al Gary j. Cd Chowski / the chronicle

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