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Atmospheric river soaks Pacific Northwest with record-breaking rain and unusually warm temperatures

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued five people from floodwaters in Washington state as an atmospheric river brings heavy rain, flooding and unseasonably warm temperatures to the Pacific Northwest. The Coast Guard says it plucked a man from the roof of a truck and rescued four people trapped in a home Tuesday in Rosburg in southwestern Washington. The National Weather Service reported that rainfall records were broken in Seattle and some parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Amtrak says rail service between Seattle and Portland will be suspended until Thursday morning. The wet weather conditions have also brought warm temperatures to parts of the region.

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