Washington Airport Rises Above Flood

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Anyone who’s been to the Northwest (especially at this time of year) knows that it can rain there like few other places and local residents, including the flying fraternity and sorority, have come up with some interesting coping mechanisms. A prime example is the work of the folks at the Chehalis-Centralia airport in Washington. They built a raised gravel area to park their planes on when the nearby Chehalis and Newaukum rivers get their fill of the weather, as they did on Dec. 3.

As the photo shows, some very precise parking enabled 49 aircraft to park on the elevated area. There’s no word on damage to buildings, runways or taxiways.