pumping water

pumping water

Large two story house with man pumping water out of the basement and lower level

Sultan, Washington, Nov. 11, 2006 — Mitch McKron pumps water from the basement of his mitigated home that he had just raised in time to prevent it from flooding. Record rains swelled many western Washington Rivers that breached their levees and flooded roads, property and towns.

IMAGE: MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA