PORTLAND – Hundreds of residents fled their homes this week after a fierce storm battered the Pacific Northwest, killing at least five people and leading to widespread flooding that shut down a stretch of Interstate 5.

National Guard troops were summoned before daybreak Wednesday to help evacuate a 20-unit trailer park near Elma in the Schoeweiler Tracts area, threatened by the flooding Chehalis River, said Aberdeen police Detective George J. Kelly, a spokesman at the Grays Harbor County emergency command center.

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