The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office has released a revised list of roads that have opened now as floodwaters recede, and those which remain closed. Pictured is their video of an Oregon National Guard Blackhawk which was used all over the region to help retrieve stranded citizens...
The history of the Yakima River flooding spans many decades, but the 1948 flood that included the Columbia River was one of the biggest. This picture is from 6-7 years ago, from Benton County Emergency Services.
I spent the weekend in Suncadia located near Roslin Washington and was amazed how quickly the snow was melting over the weekend...the West Valley in Yakima already had flooding over the weekend and guess what the massive snow melt is headed this way!
An Uber driver in the Uk was traveling back from Lindisfarne Castle. They came upon a flooded bridge and decided to go for it!! According to The Mirror website they eventually got to higher ground on the bridge and rescuers in a boat needed to step in...
UPDATE (Wed. 11:33 am) - A change in the forecast has come up and the National Weather Service has now issued a Flood Warning for the Yakima River at Kiona, which affects the entire length of the river in Benton County. West Richland will see most of the flooding.
Forecast: The river is forecasted to crest at 13.72 feet around noon Thursday. Flood stage is 13 feet.
Effects: At this stage, only min