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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State WASHINGTON
County/Area WHITMAN
WFO OTX
Begin Date 01/03/2007 00:00:00 PST-8
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location OAKESDALE
Begin Lat/Lon 47.13/-117.25
End Date 01/03/2007 22:00:00 PST-8
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain and snow melt led to flooding in the Oakesdale area, with basement flooding in Colfax. Precipitation amounts of 1-2 was common. McCoy and Spring Creeks in and near Oakesdale rose rapidly out of its banks, with water reaching the foundations of 9 homes, flooding basements and crawl spaces. Flooding of Pine Creek also shut down both lanes of State Route 27 south of Tekoa. In Colfax, Clay Street was flooded as run-off filled storm drains with mud. Several other streets were flooded as well. The run-off also entered into the basements of some homes. The North Fork of the Palouse River reached 14 feet, resulting in flooding of Lion's Club Park. Property damage from this event was not known, but estimated to be at $25,000.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
OAKESDALE WHITMAN CO. WA 01/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COLFAX WHITMAN CO. WA 01/03/2007 00:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 25.00K 0.00K