Floodwall prevented 'devastating' storm impacts in Mount Vernon, leaders say

Sen. Patty Murray touted the success of the wall and emphasized her support for the Build Back Better Act during a visit to Mount Vernon on Friday.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Leaders in Mount Vernon are calling the city’s floodwall a success after it spared the downtown area from the worst of the historic flooding along the Skagit River. 

Senator Patty Murray met with local leaders and first responders in Mount Vernon Friday, touting the success of the wall constructed to prevent urban flooding. 

Michael Berthelote, owner of the Rachawadee Thai Café in downtown Mount Vernon, watched the years leading up to the construction

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