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Originally published Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:02 AM

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Heavy rains flood parts of 2 Puget Sound malls

Drenching rain from a summer storm packing thunder and lightning flooded parts of two Seattle-area malls Tuesday evening.

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Drenching rain from a summer storm packing thunder and lightning flooded parts of two Seattle-area malls Tuesday evening.

Fire officials reported flooding at both the Westfield Southcenter Mall south of Seattle and the Bellevue Square Mall east of Seattle, KOMO-TV reported.

Heavy rain overwhelmed the Southcenter Mall's rooftop drainage system, sending water into the atrium and several stores, said Marty Grisham of the Tukwila Fire Department. By late Tuesday night, the puddled roof water had fully drained, he said.

Rain also caused flooding in at least two separate sections of the Bellevue Square Mall, Bellevue Fire Lt. Troy Donlin said. He estimated as many as 10 stores were affected.

Spokesmen for Southcenter and Bellevue Square were not immediately reachable by phone late Tuesday night.

About a half inch of rain fell in Bellevue between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., said Art Gaebel, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Seattle. The Renton area near Southcenter got a little more than a quarter inch, he said.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport received a quarter inch of rain Tuesday night, Gaebel said.

In West Seattle, officials say nearly 5,000 homes and businesses temporarily lost power after the storm passed through. Seattle City Light said electricity was restored to nearly all customers by 8:15 p.m.

The Weather Service said dozens of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were reported.

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