WENATCHEE — When the skies opened up Thursday night, city and county crews and storm-weary residents thought they were ready for what would come next.
They had heavy equipment staged along roadways, sandbags and other barricades around yards and in front of garage doors, and shovels at the ready.
But it wasn’t enough. Runoff and mudflows gushed down No. 1 Canyon and Fifth Street, coating streets, yards, driveways and garages.
“We were out here most of the night shoveling channels…