South Bend Depot, WA Flood, Mar 1910

Flood Isolates South Bend

Wires Down, Bridge Out Fifth Time, Business at Standstill.

South Bend Depot, Wash., March 2.-(Special.)-Fourteen inches of rain is South bend’s record for February. Torrential rains have fallen every day since February 22 up to this morning.

All streams are swollen, the earth is saturated and flooded basements are reported throughout the city. The only serious damage done as yet is the washing out of several thousand cubic yards of earth from a hill on the new courthouse site.

The city is isolated so far as telegraph and railroad service is concerned. The temporary railroad bridge at Holcomb is gone for the fifth time since last November, and this time is a total loss.

To make conditions worse a big washout occurred last night near Lebam and with the demoralization of rail and wire service, business in this city and Raymond is almost at a standstill.

Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR 3 Mar 1910