Kent Fire Capt. Kyle Ohashi says no one was injured at the woodworking business warehouse where a 40-foot by 40-foot roof section failed. He says the collapse happened in a corner of the warehouse where drains were unable to keep up with the sudden downpour. Ohashi says a building inspector allowed employees to keep working in unaffected portions of the structure after he inspected the entire building and roof.
National Weather Service meteorologist Dana Felton says thunder and lightning accompanied a series of storm cells that hit an area from Olympia north to Snohomish County. He says the north Seattle suburb of Mill Creek reported nearly 1.3 inches of rain in about an hour. A spotter in Olympia reported more than a half inch in 15 minutes.