The raft belonged to a commercial operation and there were 2 male and 2 female passengers along with a guide.
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A guide was able to get 2 people out of the water while 2 others were swept downstream.
Several atmospheric river-like systems are likely to begin arriving late Thursday.
Reported technical difficulties may be to blame but some are not buying that explanation.
Road impacts can be expected in the Ferndale area after the river reaches these levels.
Video shows the overflow regions around the Nooksack River from Bellingham Bay to north of Ferndale.
Flooding similar to the Super Bowl flood of 2020 that left Sumas, Everson and Nooksack inundated by water and debris is possible.
While the current atmospheric river event is impacting areas to the south, another right behind it is expected to drive the Nooksack River to flood stage.
Road closures around Ferndale are likely given the current river level forecast.