There is NO levee failure affecting homes in Walla Walla County. We are experiencing the effects of rain accumulation over the last several hours over the Blue Mountains. More rain is anticipated; another 1.5 inches between now and 10 AM tomorrow. After 10 AM the rain it should decrease fairly rapidly. Water is currently being diverted by the Mill Creek Flood Control Project into the Bennington Lake to reduce the impact of Mill Creek.
County & City Public Works crews will be deploying to close roads made impassable by water. DO NOT drive around barricades. In fact, even if there are no barricades in place, if you see water over a roadway do not drive through it.