Flood Advisory for Central Benton County

<p>Courtesy Don Karger</p>

Courtesy Don Karger

From the National Weather Service-

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR ICE JAM FLOODING IN... CENTRAL BENTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON... * UNTIL 445 PM PST WEDNESDAY * AT 438 PM PST MINOR FLOODING WAS REPORTED ALONG THE YAKIMA RIVER NEAR JONES ROAD AND VAN GIESEN STREET IN RICHLAND WASHINGTON. THE RIVER IS SPILLING ITS BANKS DUE TO ICE JAM FLOODING AND WATER HAS BEEN OBSERVED FLOWING ONTO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.