This week's PhotoHunt topic is Aftermath. These last few topics have really challenged me. Surprisingly I don't take many pictures after an event. I was surprised.
But after some searching, I remembered that I had a couple of pictures of a scenic loop highway in the Cascades that had been washed out in the last floods. We have had some dramatic weather recently - very warm November, freezing snowy December and now January floods. The weather warmed up after the Christmas snows and we also got a tropical storm from Hawaii bringing heavy warm rains. Those two combined has resulted in most of the major rivers in Western Washington flooding. It is not that unusual to have flooding in January especially in the area of the Snoqualmie River, but this combination has flooded every river and closed the major interstate highway I-5 at Chehalis. Fortunately there have been no deaths but many people are facing major work recovering their homes after being flooded.
Here are more samples of the force of water.
Mountain Loop Highway