(Updated 6:30 p.m.Tuesday) Wide Hollow Creek Flooding Parts Of West Valley
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Eastern Yakima County until 10:00 a.m. Thursday when officials say the forecast calls for a dryer weather pattern to settle into the area. Yakima city crews closed South 72nd avenue between Nob Hill Blvd. and Mead Avenue earlier Today because of water over the roadway from nearby Wide Hollow Creek. And Yakima County crews report water over Ahtanum road at 96th Avenue. Scott Miller Director of the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management tells KIT News they continue to focus efforts to contain water from area creeks and rivers. He says "Wide Hollow creek is currently the most problematic." Water from Wide Hollow Creek has flooded parts of West Valley Park and nearby streets and properties including homes in the Meadowbrook Mobile Estates park. A number of homes were surrounded by water near the creek Tuesday afternoon. For residents impacted by the high water the American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Chuch of Christ at 100 N. 72nd Avenue.