Centralia, WA Flood, Mar 1910

Bad Flood In Centralia

Washington City Three Feet Under Water, Slides Bar Trains.

Tacoma, March 2.-All the business section of Centralia, Wash., is inundated by about three feet of water, caused by the overflow of China Creek. The floods are the worst experienced there for 20 years.

A landslide on each side of Centralia has blocked trains from both directions. All the country between here and Chehalis is covered by a sheet of water. The Northern section of Centralia is suffering the worst damage. There is about four feet of water in the basement of the Union Loan & Trust Company’s building.

The Skookum River is receding but this has not affected the overflow on the streets, which comes from China Creek.

Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR 3 Mar 1910