Heavy rains pummel Northwest

Associated Press
Traffic plows through high water as it merges onto Interstate 5 in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. A powerful storm is pounding the Oregon coast, shutting down marine traffic in and out of several coastal rivers and closing part of highway U.S. 101. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Nov. 19, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.

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