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UPDATE: Red Cross to set up shelter in Skagit County for flood victims

Whatcom County also on flood watch; landslide threat increased

An excavator drops riprap armor along the levee of the Skagit River.
An excavator drops riprap armor along the levee of the Skagit River on Aug. 25 in Mount Vernon. The Skagit River is expected to flood Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, at Mount Vernon and Concrete. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Rising rapidly, the Skagit River crossed the threshold into flood stage Tuesday morning, Dec. 5 and

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