The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter for West Valley residents affected by the flooding at 72nd Avenue between Mead Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima. The shelter opened Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Christ, 100 N. 72nd Ave.
With flood risks running high across the state and Gov. Jay Inslee declaring a state of emergency just a few days ago, federal emergency officials are reminding people of some basic tips to keep themselves safe.
Here are some things to keep in mind during a flood, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
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