Dangers of basement living often overlooked
Don't ignore safety when converting space, experts say
By KATHY MULADY AND AUBREY COHEN
When a massive storm hit Seattle last month, a sudden flood trapped Kate Fleming in the basement of her 1907 Madison Valley home and, unable to escape, she drowned in the fast-rising water.
Her death was a shocking eye-opener for basement-happy Seattleites who fill the lowest level of their houses with entertainment centers, recording studios, home businesses and family rooms.....
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