Whoa – in 1925 a flash flood near Wenatchee wiped out a 3 story hotel, rail cars and killed 16 people

I never think of us here in Washington having killer flash floods, not like in some parts of the world.  But according to The Seattle Times, in 1925 cloudburst near Wenatchee sent a 20′ wall of water into a nearby town, taking a 3-story hotel off its foundation, wiping out trains in the local yard, and killing 16 people.  I can’t imagine – watching a squall from the relative comfort of your hotel room, then a short time later a wall of water sends your room crashing into a torrent.  Another case for the You-Never-Know file.  

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Whoa – in 1925 a flash flood near Wenatchee wiped out a 3 story hotel, rail cars and killed 16 people

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