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Floods of '97

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The winter storms brought a lot of snow and rain. In Seattle, a roof fell down because of the heavy snow on top of it. People under the roof were very scared.

It was very hard for the police and fire fighters to go to the places that needed them. The roads were hard to travel on because of the snow. Many people could not get to their homes.

One woman had a hard time driving. All of the snow and rain made people stay indoors. It was quiet on the downtown streets.

This storm brought up to ten inches of snow. It destroyed a lot of homes and buildings. No one knows how much money it will take to fix it all. Many people think it will cost a lot.

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