2 bodies found in creeks as atmospheric river drops record-breaking rain in Pacific Northwest

Bernie Crouse wades through water outside his home after the nearby South Fork Stillaguamish River crested early in the morning flooding several houses in this neighborhood, Tuesday, in the Arlington area of Seattle, Washington. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore.— Authorities rescued people from raging rivers and roads submerged by high waters in the Pacific Northwest and continued to investigate the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in Oregon creeks this week as an atmospheric river brought heavy rain, flooding and unseasonably warm temperatures to the region.