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Flood advisory for parts of Yakima, Kittitas Counties

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
WESTERN KITTITAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
WESTERN KLICKITAT COUNTY IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
WESTERN YAKIMA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...

* UNTIL NOON PST TUESDAY

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
WASHINGTON CASCADES DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS. THIS AREA HAS
ALREADY SEEN SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ON SUNDAY AND CAN SEE AN
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN TONIGHT.

* THE LARGER MAINSTEM RIVERS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FLOOD...BUT SMALLER
CREEKS...STREAMS...AND URBAN AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING WITH
THIS HEAVY RAINFALL. MUD SLIDES MAY OCCUR AND CAUSE SERVICE ROAD
WASHOUTS. RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR BURN SCARS LEFT BY SUMMER FIRES
WILL BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE.

Know before you go: 5-Day Forecast | Weather Cams | Ski Report

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

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