Satellite images show the extent of Pacific Northwest floods

The photos show how widespread the floods were throughout northern Washington and British Columbia this week.

BELLINGHAM, Washington – Communities in northwest Washington are looking for recovery Friday after a violent storm brought inches of rain in a few days and caused several rivers to flood, resulting in extensive damage.

Images released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show how devastating the floods were across the region.

One of the images released by NASA on November 16 shows extensive flooding all the way from Lynden to the west along the Nooksack River through Ferndale. The images also show a significant amount of topsoil being introduced into Puget Sound.

A product of yet another atmospheric river moving through the region, they broke about 4 inches of rain in some parts in just 24 hours several records, according to NASA.

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On November 14, the airport in Hope, BC, measured nearly 7 inches of rain, and Vancouver saw 2 inches. There are daily records for each city.

As for Washington, just south of the Canadian border, Bellingham reported nearly 3 inches the day, the fifth wettest ever.

With another 2 inches falling on November 15, the city broke its two-day rainfall record.

The impacts continue as residents of Sumas, Everson and Nooksack are warned of potential exposure to asbestos from the floods.

During the week, hundreds of people were forced to evacuate across Skagit and Whatcom counties.

The National Weather Service said Friday that no further flooding is expected in the region for at least seven days.

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