The National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for the Willapa River
South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Flood Warning for
the Naselle River . The warning is in effect for this evening to Wednesday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Tuesday the river level was 11.6 feet and flowing at 4310 cubic feet per second. Flood stage is 15.5 feet and flood flow is 8000 cubic feet per second. Minor flooding is forecast.
The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday December 8, and is expected to crest at 15.6 ft around 11:00 p.m. Expected Impacts include pasture land flooding and water surrounding homes near the river flooding, a few roads roads will be flooded at this level including low lying areas of SR 4.
When roads are flooded road surfaces can be undermined or missing, cars can be swept away by as little as a foot of water. When facing flooded roadways, remember, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”