Town in Grip of Flu Has Been Isolated by Flood Physicians Unable to Reach Yelm
Bellingham Herald January 24, 1919
Physicians Unable to Reach Yelm
SEATTLE. Jan. 24.—Flood waters have prevented physicians from reaching the town of Yelm, Wash., where, it is reported about 100 cases of influenza have appeared, it became known here today Army doctors from Camp Lewis yesterday made unsuccessful attempts to reach the town.
Yelm is between Tacoma and Tenino. High waters in the Nisqually river have cut the town from Olympia, Tacoma and Tenino.
Trains Are Running
Seattle railroad officials today believed the recent storm troubles were over, the heavy rains of the last few days having stopped.
The Northern Pacific today sent out trains to Portland and Tacoma. Yesterday the road to Portland was blocked by floods at Tacoma and slides north of Centralia. The Great Northern reported slides on its tracks north of Seattle have been removed. No reports were received early today from McKenna, a Pierce county mill town under several feet of water.