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1 Missing in Pacific Northwest Flooding, Slides

Reggie Brown, of Centralia, carries his daughter, Ocean, 4, on his shoulders as he walks through the floodwaters on Highway 507 with his wife, Jonell Brown, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Centralia, Wash. The highway had flooded after heavy rains caused the Skookumchuck River to rise about its northern banks.(Peter Caster/The News Tribune via AP)
Reggie Brown, of Centralia, carries his daughter, Ocean, 4, on his shoulders as he walks through the floodwaters on Highway 507 with his wife, Jonell Brown, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Centralia, Wash. The highway had flooded after heavy rains caused the Skookumchuck River to rise about its northern banks.(Peter Caster/The News Tribune via AP)
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Bellingham, Wash. (AP) -- At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains.

A 72-year-old man never returned after leaving his residence to move his car to higher ground on Friday morning west of Olympia, Washington, in Cosmopolis, according to Grays Harbor Undersheriff Brad Johansson.