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A whole lot of wet: Flooding takes toll as warm-up continues

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SPOKANE — Leone Browning, 94, was upstairs in her Spangle home Wednesday evening when her son yelled up to her that she had to get out within five minutes. Melting snow, heavy rain and frozen ground combined to send sheets of water down the hill behind her home, where it met a raging Spangle Creek.

It was the second time in three weeks that floodwater forced her out of the house, one of five adjacent homes inundated by floodwaters in Spangle on Wednesday and Thursday.

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